New Webinar: Training and Supporting Community Members Serving as Interpreters

Training and Supporting Community Members Serving as Interpreters

Tuesday, July 18
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Switchboard is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar open to all refugee service providers, whether working at state agencies, resettlement agencies or affiliates, or other organizations. Please circulate this announcement widely among your colleagues!

Register in Advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar.

What will this webinar cover?
In resettlement services, multilingual community members often serve as interpreters and translators. However, community members working in these roles sometimes lack the necessary skills and training. Paid certification programs can often be out of reach, leaving refugee service providers with the difficult task of providing the training and support. This webinar will share tips to help service providers better plan for the training needs of interpreters. Using case scenarios, you will learn ways to help ensure that multilingual community members provide more accurate, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed interpretation services that meet the unique needs of newcomer clients.

Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is designed for newcomer service providers who want to improve the training and support they provide to community members working as interpreters. This session will also directly benefit multilingual community members who are seeking guidance and practical strategies on how to improve the quality of their interpretation. While not a requirement, Switchboard encourages participants to access the self-paced e-learning courses Introduction to Working with Interpreters and Overcoming Challenges in Interpretation in advance of this training.

Why should I participate?
After participating in this 60-minute session, you will be able to:

Name key topics to cover when developing interpretation training for community members
Discuss considerations for working with community interpreters, including roles, responsibilities, boundaries, and ethical standards

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Jul 18 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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