Training and Speaking

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Check out the LTC Language Solutions 2017 Monthly Workshop Series!  Three hour workshops offered every month in Indianapolis, open to interpreters working in healthcare and legal settings, of all spoken languages and all skill levels.

Join me in Indianapolis for my last Bridging the Gap course on July 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2017!  Click here to sign up!

Looking for 40 hours of training that meets National Training Standards and the prerequisites for national certification?  Join me for The Community Interpreter in Indianapolis in September or November 2017!

Looking for Medical Terminology for Interpreters?  Join me in Indianapolis for an all-day workshop on August 19th, 2017!

“How Much Do You Want to Know?” Delivering Bad News for Interpreters (CE-approved): This 3-hour workshop explores difficulties faced by healthcare interpreters when delivering bad news. Using a featured article from The ATA Chronicle, Interpreting Bad News: What Interpreters Might Learn from Medical Training and Research, this workshop offers an overview of when, where, and how bad news is delivered in the healthcare setting, and particular challenges for the interpreter. It also allows interpreters a chance to consider equivalents in their non-English languages. Join me in Indianapolis on April 14th or May 12th, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm!

Intercultural Communication for Healthcare Interpreters (CE-approved): As healthcare interpreters, cultural awareness is one of our values.  Are you looking for a chance to explore how cultural differences can create barriers to communication in healthcare, and how cultural awareness helps us overcome those barriers?  This workshop is for you!  Through small group activities and guided discussions, participants will define culture and its role in a service setting, identify common barriers to communication caused by cultural differences, and strategies to overcome them, and practice using strategies to overcome misunderstandings caused by cultural barriers, using critical incidents.  This workshop is open to all healthcare interpreters of any language.  There aren’t any upcoming dates for this workshop.  Use the contact form at the bottom of that page to request a workshop!

Note Taking for Healthcare Interpreters (CE-approved):  Have you ever wondered how note taking could help your consecutive interpreting in healthcare, but not sure where to start?  This workshop is for you!  Participants will identify note taking as a tool to support short term memory and accuracy, identify symbols and abbreviations to use in note taking, and finally practice note taking techniques using consecutive dialogues.  This workshop is appropriate for all spoken languages and all skill levels.  Join me in Indianapolis on August 11th or September 8th, 2017 for this 3-hour workshop!

From Tummy Time to Tethered Cords: Interpreting in Developmental Pediatrics (CE-approved):  Wondering what to expect in the developmental peds setting? A handout will be available with Spanish equivalents, but the webinar is presented in English only, and open to all interpreters.  This webinar was presented as part of the Midwest Association of Translation and Interpreters webinar series, and is also available on-site.  Click here to find the recording of the webinar!

“The Other Interpreter Did It”: Ethics for Healthcare Interpreters (CE-approved):  This language-neutral workshop is open to all spoken language interpreters of all skill and experience levels.  In this popular, interactive workshop, we use ethical principles to resolve common conflicts faced by healthcare interpreters. There aren’t any upcoming dates for this workshop.  Use the contact form at the bottom of that page to request a workshop!

“The Other Interpreter Did It, Again”: More Ethics for Healthcare Interpreters (CE-approved):  This 90-minute language-neutral workshop is open to all spoken language interpreters of all skill and experience levels.  This workshop is meant to be a follow-up to the original “The Other Interpreter Did It”, and the two can be combined for three hours of CEs. There aren’t any upcoming dates for this workshop.  Use the contact form at the bottom of that page to request a workshop!

Preparing to Work With Victims of Violence in Healthcare: A Nursing and Interpreting Perspective (CE-approved): This 90-minute interactive language-neutral workshop offers an overview of what to expect when interpreting for victims of violence in the healthcare setting.  This unique workshop was developed with and is co-presented by Sarah Hines, RN, CFN, a forensic nurse experienced in working with interpreters.  There aren’t any upcoming dates for this workshop.  Use the contact form at the bottom of that page to request a workshop!

All-day Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Seven contact hours! Spend a day with your colleagues improving your interpreting practice and preparing for your national certification. Developed by nationally-recognized Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC, the workshop includes interactive activities that focus on:

  • Greek and Latin roots and affixes
  • Medical specialties
  • Six body systems
  • Diseases and disorders
  • Symptoms
  • Medical abbreviations and more

Included in the workshop fee:

  • A 134-page handbook (a $40 value) with Spanish translations for most terms and activities
  • Day-long refreshment – coffee, water, soda, and snacks.
  • A certificate of attendance

Past events:

I had a great time at the Healthcare Interpretation Network’s Recruitment Fair on June 11th in Toronto!  I met lots of colleagues working in Ontario, and I was one of the panelists for the discussion, Quality Assurance in Interpretation.  The slides and recording of the panel are available on HIN’s website.

Language Access: Improving Health and the Patient Experience in Columbus, Ohio on June 25th was great fun, and I presented with my colleague, Erin Chavez on Advocating to overcome systemic barriers: A practical management and policy perspective for healthcare interpreters.

Check out these comments from past course participants:

“Liz is awesome!  I really appreciate her attitude and all the knowledge she shared with us.  It takes a lot to cover so much material in such little time, and keep everyone engaged.  Great material and great trainer!”

“Liz was a tremendous instructor.  She always was positive and made everyone feel like their contribution was important.”

“Liz was extremely talented at validating students’ comments and integrating their thoughts and questions seamlessly into the training, which made all feel comfortable participating.  Her instruction was clear, well-organized, and concise!”

“Liz was very organized, and kept class sessions moving forward to reach our learning goals.  She has a great rapport with class.  She really seemed interested in helping us learn.”

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