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of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Workshop Series: Share The Journey


Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020  

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

0.3 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs

Presenters: Joi Bannister, Marc Holmes, and Caitlin Ramsey Wolford View Presenter Bios

Share The Journey Series for Mentees: Share the Journey will feature a series of three presentations geared towards early-career interpreters or interpreters who identify with the role of “mentee.” These three sessions will focus on topics relevant to this audience, such as the importance of customer service when working as a professional interpreter, tools to help mentees make the most of mentor-mentee relationships, and the benefits of using a career map to help guide one’s professional and personal development. 

Each of these three sessions will equip participants with knowledge and tools to further their personal and professional development through enhanced customer service skills, intentional approaches to mentor-mentee relationships, and the development of clearly defined goals through the creation of a career map. 


Presented By: Joi Bannister  

This session will focus on the customer service side of being a professional ASL Interpreter. While having the technical skill of interpretation and/or transliteration is important, the soft skills of an interpreter’s daily interactions with their clients and consumers are how they build trust within the community. This workshop will touch on the etiquette behind interpreting that helps interpreters build relationships, gain trust and problem solve. 

By the end of this session, participants will:  

  • Identify soft skills often utilized in the interpreting profession
  • Develop tools and techniques to use to problem solve while on assignments
  • Learn customer service basics for interactions with Deaf Consumers and Hearing clients
  • Be comfortable with an elevator speech on an interpreter’s role and responsibility

Loading Your Toolbox - Getting the Most Out of Your Mentorship 

Presented By: Marc Holmes

In this session we will review the participants' understanding of their role in the mentoring relationship, and provide additional tools and vocabulary for working on their interpreting skills with their Mentors. 

By the end of this session, participants will: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the mentoring process to their professional goals
  • Show a desire to take ownership of the mentoring relationship and process
  • Describe different vocabulary choices that can be useful when being mentored

Career Mapping 

Presented By: Caitlin Ramsey Wolford

During this session, participants will be asked to design, create, and outline a career map that can be used as a tool for professional and personal development. This career map will be useful for future mentorship relationships in which mentees will have the ability to clearly define their goals.

By the end of this session, participants will: 

  • Begin an outline for their own career map where they will have the opportunity to set personal and professional goals 
  • Consider specific questions relating to their involvement and role within the Deaf community as an interpreter
  • Take action on goals they set by creating a clear timeline and naming an approach to holding oneself accountable to these goals. 

CEU and CMP Sponsor Information

While PCRID is hosting the Share The Knowledge conference, CEUs are being processed by the Center for Independent Living Jacksonville, 2709 Art Museum Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207, phone: 904-399-8484 ext 607 (v). For questions regarding Conference CEUs, you may email the PCRID Conference committee at with any CEU related questions until 12/11/2020. Please use the subject line “Share the Knowledge CEU Question.” 

In order to receive CEUs, conference attendees will be required to submit their RID information (name, RID #, city/state) via an evaluation form distributed after each workshop. Attendees have until 12/11/2020 to complete these forms.

The PCRID 2020 Annual Conference Share The Knowledge CEU Team will share the evaluation form responses with our CMP Sponsor, the Center for Independent Living Jacksonville, who will then submit this information to RID.

In an effort to maintain integrity in the CMP process, the Share the Knowledge CMP Team will be taking screenshots of the participant lists periodically throughout each workshop. Doing so will ensure that those requesting CEUs via the evaluation form have attended each workshop in full. 

Accessibility and Non-Discrimination Statement

PCRID believes in making Share the Knowledge accessible. Share the Knowledge will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL) on a virtual platform, Zoom. Each of our presenters have been given clear instructions on how to dress and maintain a clear background while presenting on Zoom. If you have any questions or a request for reasonable accommodations, please contact with the subject line “Reasonable Accommodation Request” and our Team will be in touch. 

PCRID believes in providing a safe learning environment for all participants. We do not allow for discriminatory behavior. Should you be a witness or experience discriminatory behavior while attending the PCRID “Share the Knowledge” conference, please contact PCRID President Traci Ison at or Vice President Antonio Burkett at

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