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Community Interpreter Training - August 30 and 31

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    Date: August 30
    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location: VNS of Iowa
    1111 9th Street Suite 320
    Des Moines, IA

This is a two-day training.

The training will cover the basics of interpreting, confidentiality, professionalism and time/calendar management. Upon successful completion of the training, a Certificate of Attendance will be given to all participants. 


Basics of Interpreting (6 hours)
o Difference between Interpreters and Translators
o Modes of Interpretation
o InterpretationTechniques
o Techniques for Consecutive Interpretation
o The Role of the Interpreter – Most Appropriate Role
o Listening Techniques
o Memory Development and Mnemonics
o Test

Confidentiality (2 hours)
o What is HIPAA?
o Review of Interpreter’s Code of Ethics
o Standards of Practice
o Ethical Scenarios and Practice

Professionalism (2 hours)
o Code of Professional Conduct
o Dress Code
o Pre-Session and Post Session
o Managing Sensitive Situations

Time Management (2 hours)
o Taking Charge of Your Schedule
o Use of Resources to Manage Time
o How to Handle Time Constraints