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Free WebShop Clinic

Before you purchase a recorded WebShop please view the free WebShop Demonstration Clinic to ensure that you can access the system without difficulty. See below for more information on this free clinic. To begin viewing, click on the "WebShop Demonstration Clinic" title below, then follow these instructions:

  1. Under "Attend a Session" in the left margin click on "Recorded Sessions."
  2. Scroll all the way over to the right and click on Page "2"
  3. Scroll down and click on "WebShop Demonstration Clinic" then click "View"
  4. Fill in the required fields and click "register."
  5. Follow prompts to install Active X or Java, then follow remaining prompts (NOTE: If you choose to install using Java you will need to reboot your system, then repeat steps 1-4. It is recommended that you install using Active X whenever possible).
  6. Control the recording using the tools on the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen.

WebShop Demonstration Clinic - FREE!

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, Founder, LI

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.

This free program is not being offered for RID CEUs; it is designed to familiarize you with the Leadership Intitute Online Education Center's WebShop system and does not include interpreting related content.

Are you receiving emails from the Leadership Institute but still not quite sure what we do? Join us for this free WebShop and learn more! This free demonstration clinic will highlight:

  • how to register for and participate in live WebShops,
  • how to register for and view recorded WebShops,
  • new features associated with our system upgrade including receiving audio through your computer,
  • participation in WebShops from Macs,
  • how to coordinate a group WebShop viewing (for live and recorded sessions),
  • how to take advantage of WebShop discounts and special offers

and more! The information shared in this session is the most current set of tips and instructions to help you make the most of your WebShop experience. Click on the "WebShop Demonstration Clinic" title above to beredirected to the Online Education Center's registration page. For complete viewing instructions click here.

Leadership Institute WebShops are an easy way to earn CEUs from the comfort of your own home, in advance of your CEU cycle deadline. This clinic will show you how to gain access to the over 40 topics, totaling more than 7 CEUS (3.5 GS / 3.5 PS) in the Recorded Webshop Library.


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Wholeness Series:

Authentic Communication Series:

K-12 Dialogue Series

ASL Linguistics Topics:

  • Oops! Self-Repair: English to ASL
  • Pauses...to fill, or not to fill...
  • A Class on the Classification of Classifiers - Part I: Mass, Quantifiers & Plurals
  • A Class on the Classification of Classifiers - Part II: Pronominal, Locational & Motion
  • The Character of Syntax in ASL (Parts I & II)

Community Dialogue Series

The Leadership Mindset Series:

  • Part I - The Holistic Nature of Interpreting
  • Part II - Learning to Produce the Results You Want to See
  • Part III - Examining & Adjusting Your Internal Images
  • Part IV - Getting Everyone on the Same Page
  • Part V - Teams Producing Extraordinary Results

Logistics of Leadership Series

Other Leadership, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Topics:

K-12 Related Topics:

  • The Dual Nature of Hierarchy in Educational Settings
  • Daily Dilemmas: Ethical Decision Making in the K-12 Setting
  • You Want Me to Do What? Defining Your Role as Tutor

Wholeness Series


"Interpreters as Clear Channels: Maintaining Your Life Force"

Co- Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT & Rebecca Kidd

Life ForceThis program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL Interpretation.


WebShop Description:

Interpreters can be thought of as channels through which communication flows. We, as practitioners, often discuss the principle that we cannot accurately interpret a message we do not understand.  One additional principle that has eluded us, until now, is that the message conveyed can only be as clear as the channel through which it flows.  This concept has enormous implications for those working in Mental Health, Video Relay, Medical and other emotionally challenging environments.

Our special guest co-presenter for this WebShop, Rebecca Kidd, comes to us from the field of Holistic Health and Healing Touch. Rebecca draws on her own personal experience as a practitioner and human service provider as she and Amy examine how professionals in service industries (such as interpreting) pick up on other people's energy, the extent to which we may relive someone else's experiences during the course of our work, and the difference between compassion, sympathy and empathy. This session then offers ideas to help participants assess how they are impacted by daily communication events (interpreted or not), and puts forth practical strategies for maintaining a healthy energy field in the face of difficult interpersonal dynamics.  All of this contributes to the creation of clearer channels through which communication can flow and energetic protection for those in situations that feel emotionally charged.

We hope you will join us for the second WebShop in our "Wholeness Series," designed to provide support to those who support others.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $35

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"Labels & Identity"

labels

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL Interpretation.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the 3rd in the Leadership Institute's "Wholeness Series."  The topics in this series are designed to help you think about yourself, and your work, in a way that focuses less on the actual skill of interpreting and more on living and working in a truly conscious manner.  This 3rd installment is an introspective look at how we see ourselves, and how our image of self and the way that we define who we are impacts what we experience in the world and in the workplace.

WebShop participants will take a close look at the true function of labels and professional credentials, how we have come to use those labels and credentials as means of defining who we are, and how defining ourselves based on a set of labels and credentials boxes us in and prevents us from realizing our full potential.  Participants will also be offered practical suggestions for beginning to view themselves in light of who they truly are, ways to re-introduce themselves to others without the use of labels, and tips for encouraging others to discover the truth of their own identity.

We hope you will join us for the third WebShop in our "Wholeness Series," designed to help you become re-acquainted with yourself and others!

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $30

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IntuitiveAre You Intuitive? Developing Your Natural Intuition

Co- Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT & Rebecca Kidd

This program is offered for .3 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only.


WebShop Description:

There is a growing consciousness around the power of intuition and its role in leading and living a healthy, loving and fulfilling life.  We are often provided with powerful information about situations and decisions to be made through our intuitive nature, but are unable to recognize and act upon this information because we fail to rely on that “inner voice” or “knowing.” 

This WebShop encourages us to return to that which we already know, to rediscover the power of our own intuition and to unleash its power in both our personal and professional lives.  Participants will learn to recognize the ways that their intuition calls to them, and practice with a variety of strategies to begin working with and strengthening their natural intuitive design.  This session concludes with direct application and examination of ways that intuition can be applied before, during and after interpreting assignments.

We hope you will join us for the third installment in our "Wholeness Series," designed to provide support to those who support others.

WebShop Length: 180 min

Cost: $50

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"Balancing Self Care and Service to Others"

balance

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich,LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT

This program is offered for .15 RID CEU in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only. An ASL version will be made available upon request.


WebShop Description

One of the greatest challenges many of us face is learning to maintain a healthy balance between tending to family, friends, work, the organization we belong to…and caring for self.  With so many responsibilities to juggle it is easy to fall out of balance and subsequently take “self” off of the list in an attempt to keep it all manageable.  But where did we get the idea that neglecting self and running ourselves ragged was the answer to bringing it all back into balance?  What if we stopped long enough to just "be?"

When we allow ourselves to just “be”, we are left alone with our own thoughts.  As interpreters we are constantly facilitating the thoughts of others, and it can be uncomfortable to become accustomed to listening to our own!  But when we do so we may find that our own thoughts contain guidance.  Ironically, it is the fear of hearing this guidance that may be driving our need to remain beholden to insane schedules.  What if our guidance involves initiating change or stepping forward in life in a way that is unfamiliar?  Hmmmm, what if???

This installment in the "Wholeness Series" encourages you to reflect on what currently consumes your time and energy and why you may be settling for less than you need to live a fulfilling and truly service oriented life.  If you are one who allows other's needs to consistently supersede your own this WebShop is a must!  Join us and learn to put into practice ways in which you can balance your desire to serve others with ways to care for yourself.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $35

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Conscious Interpreting: The Power of Staying Present

Presence

Co- Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT & Jody Morrison, NIC Master, Reiki Master Teacher / Practitioner & Certified Reflexologist

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only.


NOTE: There are two versions of this topic currently available.

  • Without video - NEW! Recorded April 16, 2012. This version contains information not presented in the original version and contains our most current perspectives, experiences with and stories about the topic. An unforeseeable technical glitch prevented us from capturing video on this session but the audio content and PowerPoint presentation remains intact. CEUs are offered in the same manner as they are for all other Leadership Institute WebShops.
  • With video - recorded May 16, 2011. This is the original version of the topic. The co-presenters for this topic were located in different countries. You will notice a slight delay and occasional blip in the video as a result of physical distance.

WebShop Description

Experienced practitioners often joke about how it is possible to interpret and write your grocery shopping list at the same time.  Many of us allow our minds to drift to other areas of our present life, our past, or our future, while we are in the process of interpreting.   Although mentally multitasking is often viewed as a skill developed over time, what happens when we allow ourselves to multitask is that we allow another part of our mind to control our work.  While our conscious mind is preoccupied with other matters, our subconscious mind is in control.

When we allow our subconscious mind to "drive" the interpretation like it can our car (automatically and without a great deal of effort), we unwittingly fall prey to a myriad of subconscious thought patterns which ultimately impact the interpretation.  Subconscious thought patterns are programs that we downloaded early on in our lives, or early on in our careers.  The thought that "I am not worthy of saying what I need in this moment" or "If I cannot understand this consumer's fingerspelling I am a lousy person" are examples of subconscious thought patterns that may be at play while we are at work.

This installment in the "Wholeness Series" is based on the work of Bruce Lipton; a groundbreaking researcherin the field of Quantum Physics.  In this session we explore some fascinating facts about how our minds work, examine ways to be a more "present" practitioner, and discuss techniques for changing subconscious thoughts that control the majority of our personal and professional experiences.  If you have struggled to become the type of practitioner you envision this topic may help you better understand the tapes playing in your subconscious mind, how these tapes impact your experiences and development, and how you can re-record these tapes to experience the results you truly desire. 

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost: $35 for New version "Without Video" / $40 for Original version "With Video"

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Authentic Communication Series


Part I

Self Awareness: What Makes You Tick?

Self Awareness

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .125 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in two versions; spoken English and ASL.


WebShop Description

Have you ever listened to your own thoughts?  What do you think about while you are engaged in conversation?  Are you aware when your mind drifts elsewhere?  And if you are, are you able to call your attention back to the present moment?

This WebShop is the first in a four-part series that introduces a powerful dialogue technique created at the Leadership Institute called "Authentic Inquiry" or "ai."  This session highlights the cornerstone required for successful ai dialogues - self-awareness.  The premise is that the more solid you are in your relationship with yourself, the more solid you are able to be in relationship with others.

The concept underlying ai dialogue is that we all know ourselves better than anyone.  When we feel stuck, unsure, upset or frustrated the one person able to help us most is ourselves!  Sometimes all we need is someone to lend an ear or ask a few questions to help us get to the bottom of what’s bothering us.  This topic is the first in the “Authentic Communication” series because one of the hallmarks of clear, respectful and powerful communication is the level at which one can recognize and moderate their own thoughts.  And to do so you must be aware of them.

We hope you will join us as we help you explore the inner workings of your thoughts and help you to become a more authentic communicator!

WebShop Length: 70 min

Cost: $22

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Part II

Listening: A Gift

Listening

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .125 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in two versions; spoken English and ASL.


WebShop Description

True listening is rare.  When we "listen" we are usually preparing our next response, trying to figure out how what is being said applies to us, or recalling a better story than the one we are listening to.  One of the greatest gifts we can give to another is to truly listen.

This WebShop is the second in a four-part series that introduces a powerful dialogue technique created at the Leadership Institute called "Authentic Inquiry" or "ai."  This session explores the eight guidelines of the ai process, examines the reasons why the ai dialogue technique was created, and then delves into listening ai-style.  In this session you will have an opportunity to honestly assess how you listen and improve the quality of your relationships by improving the quality of your listening.

This session builds on the concepts presented in Part I: Self Awareness.  We hope you will join us as we support you in becoming a more effective communicator and participant in the ai dialogue process!

WebShop Length: 70 min

Cost: $22

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Part III

Intuitive Inquiry

Intuitive Inquiry

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .1 RID CEU in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in two versions; spoken English and ASL.


WebShop Description

Intuition is something we all possess and often use whether we are consciously aware of it or not.  However, when we can consciously activate our intuition in our relationships to others it becomes a transformative tool, and a cornerstone, for authentic communication.   

This WebShop is the third in a four-part series that introduces a powerful dialogue technique created at the Leadership Institute called "Authentic Inquiry" or "ai."  This session delves into the "inquiry" portion of ai and proposes a new approach to inquiry whereby you allow your inner wisdom to guide you as you examine whatever topic is in the spotlight.  In this WebShop participants learn how to apply intuition to five of the eight ai guidelines including reflecting, reframing, and the art of asking questions.  Participants will also receive an introductory look at the concept of intuition and how it can be directly applied in dialogue with peers.

This session builds on the concepts presented in Part I: Self Awareness and Part II: Listening.  We hope you will join us as we support you in becoming a more intuitive inquirer and authentic communicator!  

WebShop Length: 60 min

Cost: $20

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Part IV

Putting it All Together

Pieces

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEU in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in two versions; spoken English and ASL.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the final session in a four-part series that introduces a powerful dialogue technique created at the Leadership Institute called "Authentic Inquiry" or "ai."  In this last installment participants have an opportunity to dissect an ai dialogue to see how the eight components of the dialogue process interact.

This session opens with a quick review of the key concepts presented in Parts I - III, then briefly recaps the eight components of ai dialogue.  The bulk of this session is spent analzying how these eight components are applied in a real-life dialogue.  Amy walks viewers through a 20 minute dialogue and examines everything from what was said, to how the guide responded, to what the guide was thinking during the course of the dialogue.  Doing so allows participants to see how quickly this process can shift the dialogue partner's level of understanding and insight into their own struggle and become a powerful tool for taking positive action!

This session builds on the concepts presented in Part I: Self Awareness, Part II: Listening, and Part II: Intuitive Inquiry and is intended to be viewed only at the completion of the first three sessions.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $30

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K-12 Dialogue Series


A Parent's Perspective

Parents Perspective

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, Founder, LI

Special Guest: Janet DesGeorges

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in Spoken English only.


WebShop Description

This WebShop kicks off the Leadership Institute's new "Dialogue Series."  We are honored to welcome Janet DesGeorges, Executive Director of the Colorado chapter of Families for Hands & Voices.  As the parent of a deaf child Janet has a unique perspective on the work of interpreters in the K-12 setting; this parent perspective is a treasure trove of information that can assist interpreters in K-12 settings feel more grounded, confident and effective.

This eye-opening dialogue will cover topics including etiquette for IEP meetings, respectful vocabulary when communicating about and with deaf/hh students, respecting parent choice, successful communication with administration, advocacy and relationship building, negotiating with students and modifying interpreting services to accommodate changes in student needs as they grow and mature. 

Janet has presented to groups nationwide and internationally about the experiences of families as they journey through life with a child with deafness or hearing loss.  She serves as a valuable link between parents, interpreters, and members of the educational team together as they work to ensure deaf/hh student success in K-12 settings.  Please join us as we explore the work of K-12 interpreting, from a parent's perspective.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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David WilcoxK-12 Dialogue Series: Through the Eyes of a Deaf Teacher of the Deaf

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, Founder, LII

Special Guest: David Wilcox, M.Ed

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL with English interpretation if desired.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the second in the Leadership Institute's "K-12 Dialogue Series."  This month we welcome David Wilcox, a Teacher of the Deaf at Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge Colorado.   David is Deaf, was born to Deaf parents and has personally experienced the gamut of educational options for Deaf children.  From an oral to a mainstream to a Galluadet classroom David's experience as a recipient (and in some cases a non-recipient) of interpreting services has contributed to his unique and optimistic approach to the K-12 setting. 

Dedicated to improving education for Deaf and hard of hearing children David has contributed to the creation of a healthy working relationship between members of the Wheat Ridge High School interpreting and educational team.  His experiences as a part of this team have honed his perspective on the interpreter's role in IEP meetings, the importance of interpreters willingly maintaining a commitment to continued skill development and ways in which the instructional team can work together to promote successful learning outcomes for Deaf and hard of hearing children.

In addition to sharing his perspective on these topics David will discuss the concept that the myriad of techniques and technology to support and work with deaf children is as varied as the children themselves.  David will offer ways in which interpreters can work with both students and teachers to promote the development of independent, self-reliant learners - including through participation in the development of the child's communication plan and by providing message equivalency.

Please join us as we continue our exploration of the work of K-12 interpreting, through the eyes of a Deaf Teacher of the Deaf.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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JourneyK-12 Dialogue Series: A K-12 Interpreter's Journey

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT

Special Guest: Kathy Randolph, ED:K-12, RID OTC, CO A:EI

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the third in the Leadership Institute's "K-12 Dialogue Series."  We proudly welcome Kathy Randolph, an interpreter whose journey has taken her from the halls and classrooms of the K-12 environment, to a Post-Secondary administrative role, then full circle back to where she began.  The story of Kathy's journey is humorous, insightful and one that inspires others to live up to their full potential.

Kathy was introduced to interpreting nearly 20 years ago via a sign language class, a bit of divine intervention, and a book.  Kathy currently works as an Educational Interpreter for Cherry Creek Schools in the Denver area, is the 2007 Colorado Educational Interpreter of the Year, and a graduate of Front Range Community College's Educational Interpreting Program.  She is well known both locally and throughout educational circles nationally for her bouyant, exuberant and enthusiastic manner and dedication to the K-12 arena.  Kathy's story demonstrates the spirit of a true pioneer in the field of K-12 interpreting; her journey provides her with a unique historical perspective we are thrilled she is willing to share. 

Kathy will first help us to travel back to the early days of interpreting in K-12 settings, examine how the field has changed and provide perspective on how far we have come.  She will then share her thoughts on topics discussed by previous participants in the K-12 Dialogue Series including her perspective on interpreters being a part of the IEP team, managing relationships between interpreters, parents, students, Teachers of the Deaf and School Administrators, and ways in which interpreters can support a variety of student needs.  Kathy will also offer insight into some of the unique challenges faced by interpreters working in K-12 settings and creative approaches to overcoming these challenges.

This WebShop is a must for anyone wanting to better understand what it is like to be in the shoes of an interpreter working in the K-12 arena, or in need of some encouragement to forge ahead.  We hope you will join us!

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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AdviceK-12 Dialogue Series: Advice From An Administrator

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT

Special Guest: Sarah Oswick, Assistant Principal Monarch K-8

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the  4th in the K-12 Dialogue Series and highlights the perspective of a school administrator.  Our special guest, Sarah Oswick, is the Assistant Principal at Monarch K-8 in Louisville, Colorado.  In addition to providing insight into how the administrative process impacts the educational team (including interpreters) Sarah shares her unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of supervising a team of interpreters.

Topics discussed in this session include interpreters and IEP meetings, challenges in hiring, evaluating and retaining interpreters, administrative expectations of the interpreter team, legal requirements that impact the team, and words of wisdom regarding how to ensure that the team is supplied with everything necessary to contribute to successful student outcomes.

Wehope you will join us for this installment in the "K-12 Dialogue Series," designed to help you better understand how to work with those in administrative positions. 

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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K-12 Dialogue Series: A Student's Story

Student

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT

Special Guest: Christy Smith, Co-Founder Discovering Deaf Worlds

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented partially in ASL only, and partially in ASL and spoken English.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the  5th in the K-12 Dialogue Series and highlights the perspective of a student in a mainstream environment.  Our special guest for this session is Christy Smith, Co-Founder of Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) - a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering deaf and hard of hearing people in developing countries.  Christy is also well known for being the first Deaf participant on the popular TV Reality Show "Survivor."  

While Christy made her way through the educational system without the provision of interpreting services, her educational journey and the work she has done with DDW provides her with a one-of-a-kind perspective on the experience of Deaf and hard of hearing children in K-12 environments.  Interpreters, Teachers and Administrators will all find nuggets of wisdom in Christy's contribution to this series. 

Topics discussed in this session include perspectives on Sign Language from a student raised in an oral environment, identity; how it is formed and impacted by expectations of those in K-12 settings, the unique nature of children and the importance of working with each child in the manner that will best suit him or her, and words of wisdom when working with a variety of students. 

We hope you will join us for this installment in the "K-12 Dialogue Series," designed to help you better understand life as a Deaf / hard of hearing student and the impact you can have their success. 

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$30

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ASL Linguistics Topics


Oops! Self-Repair: English to ASL

Self-repair

Presented by: Karen Boyd

This topic is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL only. No voice interpretation is provided.


WebShop Description

Interpreters process a multitude of information when working from English to ASL, some of which is spoken, and some of which is intended but not explicitly stated.  From time to time pieces of this information are omitted from the ASL interpretation.  "Self-repair" is what we do to correct those omissions.

Self-repair involves finding ways to re-incorporate omitted and intended words, phrases or concepts that were disregarded when producing the original message in the target language.  Just as English speakers repair unintended or ambiguous messages, sign language interpreters repair erroneous or ambiguous messages.  But often these repairs are produced with few or no cues that the message is being repaired.  One example of how self-repair can be conveyed is through the application of appropriate facial expressions, for example, raised eyebrows serve as a cue to self-repair!

In this WebShop Karen explains the relationship between the 'error' and 'correction' in spoken language and how cues can be used as utterance boundaries to imply a repair will, or is, occurring.  Karen will also describe editing terms used to indicate that an error is being corrected and demonstrate how to interpret the cue, editing terms, and the intended information in ASL.

We hope you will join us for this follow up to "Pauses…to fill, or not to fill" and the latest addition to the Leadership Institute's ASL Linguistics online offerings!

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$35

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Pauses...to fill, or not to fill...

Pauses

Presented by: Karen Boyd

This topic is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL only. No voice interpretation is provided.


WebShop Description

From time to time we all lose track of our train of thought.  We pause as we try to recall what we were saying or what we intend to communicate.  When a speaker temporarily forgets, or is in the process of retrieving his/her thoughts, the subsequent pause is sometimes filled with phrases like "uhh" or "um."

Filled pauses are used overtly used in spoken language.  In most cases the hearing audience unconsciously disregards any filled pauses as a part of the communication style of the presenter, or as a part of natural discourse.  Sign language interpreters are no different, they more often than not unconsciously disregard this linguistic feature as well.  When a speaker fills a pause, and this pause is not interpreted, awkwardness may ensue. Consumers sit in silence wondering why nothing is being communicated, unaware that the speaker is processing his/her thoughts and next comments.

In this WebShop Karen explains the characteristics of filled pauses including; commonly used fillers, how they are used and why. Karen also introduces gestures and signs used to fill pauses in ASL, and describes and demonstrates the most appropriate ways to interpret these filled pauses.

We hope you will join us for the latest addition to the ASL Linguistics portion of the Leadership Institute's online classroom! 

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$35

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A Class on the Classification of Classifiers

Part I: Mass, Quantifiers and Plurals

Presented by: Karen Boyd

This program is offered for .075 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL only.


WebShop Description

One of the most difficult pieces of creating a true ASL interpretation for those who acquired ASL as a second language is the correct use of classifiers. This WebShop showcases mass (i.e. some, plenty, several, etc), quantifier and plural classifiers; it discusses each classifier category, what specific classifiers represent, and how these categories interact with each other. 

ClassifiersFor example, the English sentence "I have plenty of cookies" can be conveyed using the following classifiers:

Mass: COOKIE HAVE PLENTY

Quantifier classifier: COOKIE CLASSIFIER: 2HANDS-CLAW (as in heap of cookies)

Plural classifier: HAVE NMM:PUFFED COOKIE+

The final example demonstrates how classifiers from all three categories interact with one another to create a rich interpretation:

Mass + quantifier + plural classifier: COOKIE HAVE PLENTY CLASSIFIER: 2HANDS-CLAW+

If classifiers remain a conundrum for you, or if you would like to learn to incorporate more classifiers into your interpretations this WebShop is not to be missed!

WebShop Length: 45 min

Cost:$20

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A Class on the Classification of Classifiers

Part II: Pronominal, Locational and Motion

Presented by: Karen Boyd

This program is offered for .05 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL only.


WebShop Description

As stated in Part I of this series on ASL Classifiers, one of the most difficult pieces of creating a true ASL interpretation for those who acquired ASL as a second language is the correct use of classifiers. Part II in this series discusses the appropriate use of locational classifiers - as a means to replace nouns and/or pronouns - and appropriate placement as placement of locational classifiers implies the location of the pronouns and/or nouns.

This WebShop also examines how to show the provide specific location of pronouns and/or nouns using pronominal classifiers, as well as accurately describing the movement of pronouns and/or nouns using motion classifiers.

Here is just one example of the types of insight you will glean from this WebShop.  The English sentence "The pipe above the ceiling was leaking all night and when I walk into the living room, the smell of dew was horrible!" can be conveyed using the locational, promoninal, and motion classifiers.  Join us to find out how!

WebShop Length: 35 min

Cost:$15

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Character of Syntax in American Sign Language - Parts I & II

Presented by: Karen Boyd

Each part of this program (Part I & Part II) is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL with English interpretation if desired.


WebShop Description

ASL signs are like bricks and ASL grammar is like mortar. If you got bricks, come cement them together! Since ASL allows freer word order and has variety of ways in which words are put together to form phrases, this invites a contest on how to translate from a source language to form a conceptually accurate phrase in ASL.

With redundant formation of the word order in ASL, it generates characteristics. One of an example of characteristics in ASL is a negative remark being reinforced at the end. For an example:

English: I don't like to eat green beans!
ASL: GREEN BEAN DON'T-LIKE EAT DON'T-LIKE
          DON'T-LIKE GREEN BEAN EAT DON'T-LIKE
          DON'T-LIKE EAT GREEN BEAN DON'T-LIKE

When using the concept of these characteristics toward formation of word order, one can precede conceptually accurate phrase. This WebShop will teach you when signs and grammar are arranged together, whether formation of the target language is it's best message equivalent of the source language. In addition, one must clearly understands the interpretation of the source language to interpret the formation of the target language effectively.

WebShop Length: Part I 120 min / Part II 120 min

Cost: Part I $35 / Part II $35

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Community Dialogue Series


One CODA's Perspective

CODA View

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, Founder, LII

Special Guest: Maria Ruiz-Williams, RID CI

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in ASL with English interpretation if desired.


WebShop Description

This WebShop is the first in the Leadership Institute's Community Dialogue Series.  It is with gratitude and respect that we welcome Maria Ruiz-Williams, CODA and founder of Fierce CODA Productions - a production company dedicated to "Visual Music."

As the oldest daughter of Cuban born Deaf parents Maria brings a very unique perspective to the community.  Her trilingual (Spanish, ASL and English) and tri-cultural background has helped her to understand the variety of viewpoints that we bring to the field of interpreting.  She is actively engaged in efforts to bring those perspectives together through dialogue that creates shared understanding.

This WebShop will provide a starting point for safely discussing topics that include the historical involvement of CODAs in the development of the field of interpreting, the impact of the work of interpreting on the lives of Deaf consumers, misconceptions about CODAs and the dynamics of CODA / non-CODA interpreter relationships.  Maria will discuss her experiences as an interpreter that works in the community in which she was raised, and the challenges of reconciling the cultures that she lives in and among.

Please join us for a conversation that has the potential to bring new insights, understanding and compassion to your work.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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Corner Office The View from the Corner Office

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, Founder, LI

Special Guest: Danelle Jansen, BA, RID CI, CT, Legally Authorized CO

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only.


WebShop Description

This WebShop continues our exploration of perspectives that comprise the world of community-based interpreting.  While the provision of Video Relay Service interpreting is typically considered it's own arena, the types of calls that are handled in the VRS environment are akin to the situations one might encounter in community-based environments - thus the reason this dialogue is included in our community series.

This WebShop looks at the provision of VRS services from the perspective of a call center manager.  We are very pleased to welcome Danelle Jansen, the Center Manager, Colorado Operations, for Purple Communications Inc.  Danelle currently supervises 24 full time Video Relay and community interpreters, and works with over 70 more non-benefited freelance interpreters.  Her experience as a VRS and Community Services manager provides a unique perspective on managing interpreters across the community-based continuum, however, our dialogue will focus primarily on VRS call center management.

Topics that will be discussed include managing the shift from a community service model of interpreting to a corporate model of service, managing the shift from independent practitioner status to employee/staff status, the challenges and demands the VRS environment creates for practitioners and ways in which supervisors can help practitioners meet these challenges.  Danelle will also discuss the practitioner's responsibility to the larger system that they are a part of, the intersection of community and VRS interpreting and what, from her perspective and experience, makes VRS work rewarding for so many.

Please join us for the second in our Community Dialogue Series; the information shared in this dialogue is sure to provide a new lens through which you can view your work.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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Legal Introduction to Legal Settings

Hosted by: Amy Seiberlich, Founder, LI

Special Guest: Lorrie A. Kosinski, RID CI, CT, SC:L

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English, with ASL interpretation.

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WebShop Description

Are you, or have you been, curious about interpreting in legal settings but remain hesitant to move forward?  Would you like to know if you are a good fit for this work before delving into this environment?  If so, this WebShop was designed just for you!

Our special guest for this dialogue is Lorrie A. Kosinski, a long-time interpreter in legal settings and Master Mentor for interpreters in a variety of venues.  In this installment of the Community Dialogue Series Lorrie walks us through getting a foot in the legal interpreting door beginning with an examination of our intent in doing so and concluding with a look at the roles of various participants in the courtroom.  Lorrie also addresses things to consider before getting started, the training & aptitude needed to succeed in this environment, how to go from training to experience and things to consider before accepting work.  Our hope is that this introductory look at the legal setting will help you to clarify whether or not the legal setting is a viable part of your professional journey or if your energy is best channeled towards other venues.  

Please join Lorrie as she introduces us to, and shares her passion for interpreting in legal settings!

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$35

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The Leadership Mindset Series


Part I

HolisticThe Holistic Nature of Interpreting

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

As a field comprised of historically independent, community-based contractors we often fail to see the bigger picture of our individual actions.  Our day may consist of interpreting calls in a VRS cubicle, or interpreting in the same classroom for nine months.  Another fellow interpreter's day may consist of interpreting in a brewery or post office - across the country!  We feel an intuitive connection with others that work as interpreters and with those that share ASL, but do we really understand the interconnected nature of our field?

This WebShop is the first in a five part leadership series, but you need not be currently serving in a leadership position to participate!  The Leadership Institute believes that we are all leaders in one capacity or another; the information presented in this WebShop helps to demonstrate how that is so.  Based on work in the field of Organizational Development this WebShop will open your eyes to a broader view of our field and our community, and raise your awareness about the bigger picture consequences of our actions.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $25

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Part II

ResultsLearning to Produce the Results You Want to See

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

The most common understanding of the term "learning" revolves around the concept of acquiring information.  For Peter Senge, the term "learning" refers to developing the ability to produce the results you want to see.  When organizations are comprised of individuals that are able to consistently produce that which they want to see the organization thrives in new and creative ways.  The first step towards building this kind of organization is to begin the process of continually clarifying and deepening personal vision.  After all, an organization's capacity to grow and develop  can not exceed that of it's members.  The ability is continually learn through deepening of vision is just one part of what Senge refers to as "personal mastery."

The vast majority of us start our careers in interpreting enthusiastically, but over time our energy and spirit begins to wane.  As our spirit wanes we may only contribute what we have to and lose sight of the passion that once inspired our careers.  Our organizations develop a culture of apathy and stagnation.  This WebShop examines ways to overcome this dynamic by examining the concept of personal mastery.

Part II in our five part leadership series, this WebShop discusses ways in which leaders and members can clarify those things that really matter to them so that they are living in accord with their highest vision of themselves and their organization.  It discusses the importance of lifelong learning, fostering personal growth and analyzing forms of resistance to such, and examines the characteristics exhibited by individuals and organizations with high levels of personal mastery.

Participants examine the relationship between personal and organizational learning, assess ways to clarify one's own personal vision, discuss the notion and characteristics of personal mastery, explore the idea of creative tension as a tool for moving forward, analyze ways in which creative tension is either holding one back or propelling one forward and discuss ways in which personal mastery can be fostered on an organizational level.

You need not be currently serving in a leadership position to participate - this WebShop contains nuggets of wisdom for all!

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $25

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Part III

Mental ModelsExamining & Adjusting Your Internal Images

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

Have you ever wondered why two people experiencing the same event can describe it differently?  Leaders in our organization often experience and observe events and changes in a completely different light than members.  Could it be because the internal images held by leaders are different than the internal images, or beliefs about our organization held by members?

Part III of our leadership series examines Peter Senge's phenomena of "mental models" - or internal images.  In this WebShop we discuss the extent to which what we see and experience is colored and influenced by our largely unexamined and deeply held beliefs.  For example, suppose a member holds a negative mental model, or internal image, of those in authority.  This image consists of leaders as dictators, authoritarians and out of touch with the "average member."  The image held by this member influences the filter through which he or she sees all actions taken by leaders; each action is viewed as an attempt to control and reinforces the member's mental model.

This WebShop will provide tools for helping you uncover your own deeply held mental models.  You will also be provided with simple, non-threatening tools for helping others uncover theirs so that your collective communication becomes more honest, and barriers to forward progress are removed.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost: $25

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Part IV

Getting Everyone on the Same Page

vision

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

One of the hardest, and ironically the simplest, leadership lessons I have learned is that conflict is sometimes just a result of competing visions about what the organization is doing and moving towards becoming.  Getting everyone on the same page, however, is not always easy. Leaders talk about the notion of "vision" but what does it mean to create a shared vision?

This WebShop is Part IV in our five part leadership series; it examines the fourth component of Peter Senge's five disciplines as it pertains to leadership in interpreting.  In this WebShop we examine the concepts of personal and collective (or shared) vision, negative and positive vision, and the difference between enrollment in, commitment to and compliance with a vision. We will examine why, despite our strongest desires and greatest efforts, visions lose steam over time and how to sustain them.

The information shared in this session is a must for those currently serving in leadership positions, and for those who hold a formal leadership role as a part of their personal vision.

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WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$25

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Part VTeam Learning

Teams Producing Extraordinary Results

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

This fifth, and final WebShop in the Leadership series is devoted to exploring Peter Senge's concept of team learning.  Earlier in this series we discussed individual learning being the result of experience rather than the one way dissemination of information.  In this WebShop we look at how teams learn together, through experience.  When teams are learning together in this way they produce extraordinary results, and each member of the team is growing faster and in ways not otherwise possible.

The process of team learning starts with cultivating the ability to think as a group; in other words, suspend assumptions, judgment and truly "dialogue."  The focus of this WebShop, then, is on the concept of "dialogue" in it's original form and meaning - as a way for a group to think together.  We will examine the difference between thinking and thought, dialogue and discussion and the value of conflict for team learning.  All of this will lead to a better understanding of how teams (i.e. boards, organizations) truly can produce extraordinary results!

This WebShop will conclude with a recap of all five WebShops in this leadership series  to provide a acomprehensive and new perspective on leadership in the field of interpreting.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$25

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Logistics of Leadership Series


Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, MA, RID CI, CT

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

Within the field of interpreting we often make light of how local and state level leaders are chosen.  Some are voted into office when they have left a business meeting to use the restroom, others are cajoled, must be convinced, or are blindly appointed.  Bottom line, there are few examples of individuals confidently stepping forward to lead, equipped with the necessary skills and know-how to make their turn at the helm a positive experience.

This WebShop is the first in a series that addresses the logistics of leadership.  The series begins with a big picture view of RID, it's structure, and state organization's and individual's places within this structure.  Participants will learn the difference between leadership and management, examine the unique way in which leadership and management come together in our professional organizations, and discuss the challenges that this blend presents for leaders in the field of interpreting.

WebShop participants will also examine  the importance of goal setting and visioning, and the practical, moral and interpersonal responsibilities of leadership.  This session concludes with tips for balancing life and volunteer leadership.  If you are a current leader in need of some direction, or an aspiring leader looking to fill your toolbox to prepare you to serve, this WebShop is a must!

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$25

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The Logistics of Leadership Part II - The Details

Logistics

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, MA, RID CI, CT

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL Interpretation.


WebShop Description

Understanding the big picture of RID's organizational structure is a critical first step in developing leadership prowess in the field of interpreting; this step was examined in Part I of "The Logisitics of Leadership."  Current and aspiring leaders are wise to then turn their attention to examining the details of leadership.

Part II of this series examines some of these details specifically as they pertain to meeting responsibilities including; how to run business and membership meetings, understanding Robert's Rules of Order, crafting meeting agendas and communicating at a distance both before and during meetings.  Participants will also explore methods for effective meeting follow up and working with the organization's secretary to provide timely and comprehensive meeting documentation.  Part II also provides a cursory look at organizational governing documents including Bylaws and Policies and Procedures.

WebShop participants will be given an opportunity to then examine these details in light of the bigger picture presented in Part I - all of this will set the tone for participation in Part III: "Motivating and Communicating."  Both current and aspiring leaders will find nuggets of wisdom in Part II of this interpreting-specific leadership series!

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$25

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Leadership, Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Topics


Lead

Who's in the Lead?

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

One of leadership’s foremost lessons is that in order to effectively lead others you must be able to lead yourself.  The ability to lead one’s own life is not just applicable to those in formal leadership positions – it is applicable to each and every member of our organization.  When you are in the lead of your own life you are no longer a victim to circumstance and decisions made by others.  Are you Living Exceptionally, Authentically and Definitively?  Are you in the lead of your own life? 

This WebShop examines the extent to which we are truly in control of our own lives as well as the extent to which we permit other people, circumstances and demands lead our life.  Through individual assessment, small group work and open discussion participants will explore the notions of balance, choice, power and energy.  Participants will be given an opportunity to assess how effectively they are spending and managing their time.  Strategies will also be offered for living exceptionally, authentically and definitively and pursuing those activities that make one’s heart sing.

This WebShop is a must for anyone struggling to establish or regain balance in their lives as well as for anyone at an energetic crossroads in their personal or professional existence.  

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$25

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Forming Partnerships & Creating Healthy Communities

Partnerships

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

Did you know that one-third of RID’s founding membership was Deaf?  The field of sign language interpreting was built by both the Deaf and hearing communities. Yet as we have strived to professionalize the field some say we have strayed away from these collaborative roots.  When leaders and members of interpreting organizations are willing to examine these roots and look outside of their organizations to the larger community trust is built and avenues for rebuilding healthy communities become apparent.

“Forming Partnerships & Creating Healthy Communities” is about broadening our scope so that we begin to see ourselves, and our professional organizations, as a part of a much larger picture.  By becoming more outwardly focused individuals and organizations we begin to recognize that collaboration with others is critical to our continued existence as professionals and as vibrant communities.

This WebShop examines reasons for establishing partnerships, identifies possible opportunities for collaboration, and presents strategies for building communities.  Participants will be provided with valuable tools to begin collaborating with organizations and agencies with common goals and interests. 

This offering is invaluable for anyone serving as a leader in an interpreter and/or Deafness related organization, anyone interested in a leadership position, and anyone desiring to make a positive impact on their community.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$25

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Phobias

Certification, Cameras & Other Interpreter Phobias

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

Fear is an instinctual and appropriate response to danger. Most of us do not live in dangerous environments, yet we live fearfully.  We fear lack - lack of money, lack of time, lack of control.  As interpreters we fear the dreaded video camera, we fear performance exams…often times we fear one another!  Do we truly live and work in a dangerous profession or have we created instinctual responses to irrational fear?

This WebShop examines the cause and effect of fear as well as the reasons for and the multitude of ways that it shows up in our profession.  Participants will explore their own relationship with fear, pinpoint where it is showing up in their professional life, and identify the ways in which that fear is either serving them or hindering their growth.  After recognizing the part that fear plays in their lives, participants will be given an opportunity to examine strategies for overcoming fear and living consciously and at choice.

This WebShop is recommended for anyone dealing with professional fear and who has the courage to explore their own magnificence!

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$25

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Dealing With Difficult Colleagues

conflict

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

As the field of interpreting becomes more team oriented interpreters find themselves dealing with a variety of people and personalities; fellow interpreters in their school district or VRS call center, teachers of the deaf, school administrators, fellow leaders and members of professional organizations, and agency staff and contract personnel.  In a field that used to be comprised of predominantly independent contractors, the shift to interpreting systems and working in close proximity with our peers and supervisors has created interpersonal challenges - specifically in terms of dealing with conflict.

This WebShop discusses conflict from several perspectives including reasons conflict happens, styles and stages of conflict, sources of power and how to manage conflict.  This WebShop is a must for anyone in a leadership position, or for anyone that has ever struggled in dealing with conflict - which includes almost all of us! Uncover what pushes your buttons and how to respond from a more grounded, centered place so that conflict can become a tool for productivity and greater understanding.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$30

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Ten Tips

Ten Tips for Re-energizing Your Career

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

Interpreters who have been in the field for a considerable length of time often talk about being "burned out," tired, or just ready for a change.  But consumers of interpreting services deserve the very best that we can bring to each assignment; when our energy is deflated, exhausted and defeated the quality of our work suffers.

This WebShop examines the concept of burnout, looks at the unique demands interpreters face as workers in a service industry, helps participants assess their current energy level and examines the impact of that energy level on the success of interpreted events.  The session concludes with the presentation of ten tips for re-energizing and re-discovering the passion that inspired careers - participants will leave this WebShop with a sense of excitement and enthusiasm for their work that they thought had been lost.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$25

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Embracing Change

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

Change is hard.  Even when the impending change is positive, desired and planned for, when the change is looming it can still be difficult to embrace.  Yet we are at a time in our field when change is occurring at an unprecedented rate that seems to speed up daily.  We are bombarded with information about new and changing state regulations and licensure, changes in our national organization's leadership, a shift to interpreting at a distance, increased areas of specialization…the list goes on an on!  How are we to actively participate in and manage all of these changes?

This WebShop examines the multitude of changes that are happening in the field of interpreting, addresses reasons that we resist change and offers strategies for mitigating negative responses to change efforts.  WebShop participants will be encouraged to become active participants in change efforts and learn how to support one another through periods of uncertainty.

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$25

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Boosting Your Leadership IQ

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, MA, RID CI, CT

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Introductory" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

It has been said that leadership is the most studied and least understood phenomena on earth.  This may beLeadership IQ because leaders deal with people, which can get messy, especially when you consider the complex interaction of personalities, emotions, motivations and diverse backgrounds that followers bring to an organization.  Even so, there are certain traits, behaviors and characteristics that successful leaders develop.  These comprise what could be considered one's "leadership intelligence quotient."

This WebShop examines the range of qualities that contribute to successful leadership in the field of interpreting.  Participants will be introduced to the myriad of ways in which leadership can be viewed, the relationship between emotion and leadership, and different styles of leadership.  All of this will help participants to understand their own leadership IQ and ways in which to boost it.

This WebShop is a great starting point for anyone interested in leadership, and a great tool for deepening the understanding of those already serving in leadership positions.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$30

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K-12 Related Topics


The Dual Nature of Hierarchy in Educational Settings

Dual Nature of Hierarchy

Presented by: Amy Seiberlich, LI Founder, MA, RID CI, CT

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the General Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL Interpretation.


WebShop Description

As interpreters we tend to adopt the belief that our needs are secondary to the needs of students and consumers of interpreting services. Yet by putting our own needs last we do ourselves, and consumers, a grave disservice. By not identifying and articulating what we need, in a professional manner, to meet the demands of our job we inadvertently short change everyone involved in the communication event.

This WebShop examines the needs of interpreters working in K-12 and post-secondary settings through assessment and discussion of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Participants will be introduced to Maslow’s model as a foundation for creating their own Hierarchy of Needs (HON). This HON will then serve as a tool for participants to identify how much of the time they are actually mentally and emotionally present during the process of interpreting, and how to articulate what is needed (i.e. longer breaks, prep time etc) so that they can work towards being fully present for consumers.

Participants will also examine the unspoken “hierarchy of interpreting” and how the use of labels we use to define our work have become a vehicle for judgment and positioning, and work against the development of a cohesive team and community. The group created HONs and the hierarchy of interpreting are then be used in tandem as a vehicle for discussion around perceptions and the creation of healthy relationships and supportive workplace dynamics both within the interpreting and administrative teams.

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$30

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Daily Dilemmas: Ethical Decision Making in the K-12 SettingDilemmas

Presented by: Jennifer Berkes & Amy Seiberlich, M.A.

This program is offered for .2 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English only.


WebShop Description

This WebShop provides participants an opportunity to dialogue about common daily occurrences in the K-12 educational setting that we might consider "ethical dilemmas."  Through open dialogue participants learn from each other's experiences and collectively brainstorm sound ethical choices for each dilemiawill be introduced and used as a foundation for dialogue about the possible range of ethical choices for each dilemma discussed. 

This WebShop also addresses professional boundaries of interpreters in K-12 settings keeping in mind the environment's unique and individual nature. As we all know, there are no black and white answers to the questions we face in the classroom on a daily basis so come prepared to assess relevant "dilemmas" with your peers!

WebShop Length: 120 min

Cost:$35

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TutorYou Want Me to do What? Defining Your Role as Tutor

Presented by: Jennifer Berkes

This program is offered for .15 RID CEUs in the Professional Studies category at the "Some" Content Level.

This WebShop is presented in spoken English with ASL interpretation.


WebShop Description

As trained interpreters it is sometimes difficult to become accustomed to taking on additional roles and responsibilities. The K-12 setting demands a myriad of additional roles for interpreters; the most common being the role of tutor.

This WebShop provides insightful tools and information regarding tutoring deaf students in the K-12 educational setting. You will have an opportunity to discuss the do's and don'ts of tutoring as a means to further define the educational interpreter's role as tutor. The who, what, where, when and why we tutor serves as the foundation for this WebShop. Special emphasis is placed on the "how" - as this is where you can allow your creativity to flow and is the cornerstone of successful tutoring.

Additionally, you will have an opportunity to discuss the need for professional self-examination when engaged in tutoring sessions. So come prepared to learn more about the tutoring process, how you can be an asset to the deaf student and contribute to his/her life-long learning!

WebShop Length: 90 min

Cost:$30

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