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Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2019 Workshop



Registration Fees: $80 early bird (now through 4/9); $95 on 4/10 and after; $49 for students with proof of enrollment; FREE for Alverno College SPI students who are currently enrolled.

**PENDING CCHI Approval**   CE Credit: 6.5 hours  (including Performance-Based) 


HUMANITARIAN INTERPRETING - Challenges and Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth

Healthcare interpreters, by nature, are humanitarians.  They work with people.  Their role is to facilitate communication between two or more people who speak different languages.  They clarify meaning.  They check for understanding.  They bridge cultural gaps.   They advocate for individuals whose well-being is at stake.  Most interpreters find this work highly rewarding because of the satisfaction found in helping people. 

Interpreters are an integral part of the medical team in many healthcare organizations in the U.S., and increasingly, the need for trained interpreters is found in areas outside of hospitals and clinics.  For instance, domestic and international humanitarian aid efforts, sponsored by non-profit organizations, have faced the need to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers, and some of these very organizations have discovered the benefits of working with trained interpreters.  Join in the discussion to learn more about interpreting for humanitarian projects, the challenges involved, and how these experiences encourage personal and professional development.


8:00-9:00      Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15      Opening Remarks – Jennifer Flamboe, Alverno College

9:15-10:15    Interpreting for International Medical Missions (Ortho and Obstetrics) – Daniel Dickover, Alverno College

10:15-10:30  Morning Break

10:30-11:30  Humanitarian Interpreting for FEMA (Speaker TBA)

11:30-12:00  Terminology Activity

12:00-1:00    Lunch and Group Activity

1:00-2:00      Interpreter Panel (Participants TBA)

2:00-2:15      Afternoon Break

2:15-4:15      Concurrent sessions                                                                               A.  Role plays

                     B.  Online Terminology Quizzes and Reverse Sight Translation

                     C.  Cultural Encounters

4:15-4:30     Wrap-up and Certificate Distribution


Cancellation Policy

Refunds less a $20 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to on or prior to April 12, 2019. Following this date, no refunds will be given.

Please contact the Assessment and Outreach Center with any questions about registration, requests for special accommodations or dietary needs: 414-382-6020.

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