Welcome to the Professional Development Center at Deaf Community Advocacy Network (DEAF C.A.N.!). As a nonprofit agency, we are committed to enhancing the skills and knowledge of professionals, with a special focus on American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Our center offers a wide range of workshops at low cost or free of charge, designed to empower and educate individuals from diverse backgrounds. Whether you're a seasoned ASL interpreter or just starting your journey, our workshops provide valuable insights and practical techniques to refine your craft. Additionally, we are proud to host an on-site exam center for the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) exams, providing a convenient and supportive environment for interpreters seeking to enhance their credentials. At DEAF C.A.N.!.'s Professional Development Center, we are dedicated to elevating the quality of ASL interpreters by fostering continuous growth and improvement in their professional journeys. Join us today and take your skills to new heights.
Unpacking Sexuality: Bringing Unconscious Bias to the Forefront - Bethany Gehman
When: Saturday, Sept. 26 - 10am - 3pm (with 1 hour lunch break). Where: Webinar on Zoom. This workshop is intended to provide interpreters and interpreting students with opportunities to examine and analyze sexuality issues, explore values/attitudes/beliefs about sexuality, identify situations where skills with sexuality interpreting would be useful, and apply what was learned to interpreting practice. Participants will also learn appropriate and efficient tools aimed at making them more comfortable with interpreting sexuality content. Consent is not applicable only in sexual relationships—it is also applicable in professional relationships between an interpreter and client. (This workshop also include some LGBTQIA+ awareness training.) This workshop will be presented in American Sign Language. MRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for .4 CEUs at Little/None Content Knowledge level.