WEBSHOP: Pushing your Performance

  • 10/24/2020
  • 13:00 - 16:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 30


WEBSHOP: Pushing your Performance


An Interactive Webshop

What is a “webshop”?
  A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

What is it about? This training is for interpreters of all levels of experience, to learn how to self-assess their own skills. The method involves recording oneself and analyzing the most commonly occurring error types, tracking one’s error types, and then according to trends in the tracking data, choosing the appropriate drills and practice material to "move the needle" in the direction of improvement. 

This workshop is for both novice and experienced interpreters, and everyone in between, to learn how to:  Design skills and drills practice to improve their individual performance.

Learn how to self-assess interpreting skills via self-recording and tracking of error types

  • What are the most common errors?
  • How does one identify and track personal errors?
  • Which drills and exercises are most effective?
  • Which drills and exercises Should be selected for each error type?

When?  Saturday, October 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST 
Check-in at 12:50 p.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 12:50 p.m. to sign in.
Class from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

The day before the webshop, you will receive an email with log-on instructions and with the handouts for the class.

Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Registration?Registration will be available about 4 to 6 weeks before the webshop date. Via the web (before midnight on October 20th) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  3
Washington State AOC  3 
ATA  3
Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

IMPORTANT: Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please carefully read the “Requirements” section below. ↓

Participants must meet the following requirements in order to receive continuing education credits.

  • You must join in by desktop, laptop or tablet computer. The latter must have a stable stand.
  • You must have generally stable internet access. If you lose connection in the middle of the class for more than 15 minutes, you will not receive a certificate.
  • A web camera and microphone are required to participate. The camera MUST be turned on; the microphone must be available to be turned on as the speaker requires. If you do not have this capacity, you should not register. If you register and then cannot or do not comply, you will not receive a certificate. If you turn off your camera for more than 15 minutes, you will not receive a certificate.
  • All handouts will be sent out as email attachments to the reminder email sent the day before the webshop. You are responsible for either printing them out ahead of time OR having them readily available on an electronic device.
  • If you sign on more than 20 minutes late, you will not receive a certificate.
  • Recommendation: If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, consider taking a short tutorial before the class. Click HERE for one example.

Who is teaching?

Eliana Lobois a Certified Medical Interpreter and Trainer of Trainers, with M.A.s from Brown University in Bilingual Education, and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies. Beginning as a Spanish/Portuguese medical interpreter at Rhode Island Hospital, then becoming Trainer & Supervisor for Harborview Medical Center’s Department of Interpreter Services in Seattle, followed by National Director of Interpreter Quality for In Demand, and currently Director of Lobo Language Access in Tacoma Washington, Eliana provides consultation on language access plans, interpreter training curricula, and diversity & inclusion issues. Eliana is a regular speaker at healthcare interpreter conferences, presenter/co- host for NCIHC’s “Home for Trainers” webinar series, and CCHI Commissioner.

Refunds?  No refunds can be given after October 19th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 19th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Online registration only.

Additional info: The workshop is geared towards working interpreters in all fields (court, healthcare, community and educational). There will be several sample participatory and interactive exercises recommended for improving performance for attendees to sample, covering these three areas:  

  • Speed
  • Memory
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Interpreters will learn how to document and track their progress by learning how to identify errors, measure progress, assess improvement and track individual aspects of performance.   

Attendees will be shown how to set-up an individualized metrics worksheet for tracking their individual progress and skills improvement over time. More importantly, they will learn how to interpret results so as to be able to select the most appropriate targeted drills to make the changes and improvements to specific skills they want to see. 

Links to many free online training resources, practice material, phone apps, computer and technical tools will be shared. 

    Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content?Email to Eliana Lobo

    Questions about registration? Email to Naomi Uchida

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