Are you jumping into private practice for the first time? Thinking about restructuring your business or updating some of your business practices? Join Ashley and Summer as they share their research and experience on Administration, Bookkeeping and Contracts. They'll discuss business structures, taxes, invoicing, contracts and more!
MEET THE PRESENTERS:
Ashley has been QAST certified since 2014, earning her QAST 5/5 in 2017. She obtained her RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) in 2022. Her degrees include a Masters in ASL/English Interpretation from University of North Florida in 2019 and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf Education in 2020. She is an approved educational interpreter with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and holds the following teacher certifications: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (K-12), Early Childhood Education-Special Education, and Elementary-Special Education. She has served on the board of Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in the following capacities: Member at Large (2017-2019), Secretary (2021-2023), and Parliamentarian for the upcoming 2023-2025 term. Her interpreting experience includes: educational, post secondary, video relay, job training, religious, and limited medical. She has recently made the transition to full time private practice offering both interpreting services and Deaf Ed consultation.
Summer has been a certified interpreter since 2014, currently holding a QAST 5/5. She aspires to achieve national certification from RID in the near future. She began her career as an educational interpreter for 5 years before transitioning to private practice. She has been in private practice for the past 4 years. She has a wide scope of experience in a variety of settings, including: educational, post secondary, religious, video relay, medical, mental health, platform, performance, and job training. Prior to interpreting, Summer worked in the legal field as a legal assistant in insurance defense and corporate law for 7 years, obtaining a legal studies degree from Rose State in 2009. She actively participates in Deaf events and volunteers her time to the local interpreting organization.
REFUND POLICY: You may request a refund up to 7 days prior to the event. Any requests made after July 8 will be eligible for transfer to another participant but no refunds will be issued.
ACCOMMODATIONS: For reasonable accommodations, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias.
Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.
Morning Session: 9am - 12pm
"Socratic Circles of Growth" .3 CEUs being requested
Lunch/Business Meeting: 12pm - 2pm
Your registration includes lunch. Please stay for the meeting, socialize, and network with each other!
Afternoon Session: 2pm - 5pm
"Teaming and Support: Feedback on Assignment" .3 CEUs being requested
Morning or Afternoon only Rate, includes lunch
Non Member: $55
Student (no CEUs): $25
Morning & Afternoon, includes lunch
Non Member $85
Student (No CEUs): $25
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
William F. Ross III, M.S., a child of Deaf parents, has been interpreting for more than 38 years and holds dual certification (CI/CT) from the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf. Currently, Bill works as the Director of Operations for Hands Up Communications a multilingual access company. He is also one of the primary authors for the recently released You Want To Be An Interpreter? (5th Ed.) he is working writing his second text addressing ethical concerns and decision making in the interpreting profession. Formerly, he was the Curriculum Development Specialist at Deaf Bible Society (DBS); an international organization that provided training and resources for individuals who work on Scripture translation into sign language. Prior to working at DBS, he was the Program Director of the Carlstrom Interpreter Training Program at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Ross was the Director of the Communication Access Support Services Department at North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD); where he established the NCSD Mentorship Project and Distance Learning Mentoring Program to provide ongoing support to educational and freelance interpreters. He is passionate about building mentoring relationships, studying ASL and accompanying interpreters on the journey of perfecting their craft.
Socratic Circles of Growth:
“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”-Lewis Carol, author of Alice in Wonderland. How many times have you been interpreting, and you feel as though you are chasing meaning or maybe simply signing what you hear? It is our desire is to offer an interpretation that is beyond the surface structure of language. This workshop hopes to conquer those concerns by employing Socratic Circles to take message analysis to a deeper level. Collectively, we will work to convey vague, abstract, or over generalized terms in meaningful ways that lend to greater message equivalency, not solely message accuracy. Thus, encouraging us to become more sensitive to meta-messages, inference/implication, and other imprecise language forms. Participants will practice managing figurative and arbitrary language, which are often used to subtly shift meaning. Each of these language features complicates the work we do as interpreters. This workshop will focus on the skills needed to enhance deep language processing and determine the genuine meaning of the speaker's message as we seek liberty through knowledge.
Teaming and Support: Feedback on Assignment:
It is critical for colleagues to have the ability to work together as members of a team while interpreting. Observation and feedback are important elements of collaborative teamwork. Mastering the skill of depersonalizing feedback is critical for trust building, support, and open communication. Since we are often placed settings that are both physically and cognitively demanding we must be able to rely upon our colleague for support. The words we choose when providing support and feedback to our colleagues can encourage or discourage them; therefore, utilizing specific terms and phrases lends to the feedback being expressed and received in a more work focused manner. This training will address team interpreting, positive regard, trust as a professional courtesy and utilizing the open model of interpreting. Participants will be provided an opportunity to expressively interpret then provide observational commentary using the concepts and language of the workshop.
These workshops are for interpreters of all skill levels and are pending CEU approval. These workshops will be presented in ASL.
REFUND POLICY: You may request a refund up to 7 days prior to the event. Any requests made after November 4, 2023 will be eligible for transfer to another participant but no refunds will be issued.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OKRID) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias.