Coordinate a Foundations Seminar?

Impact of Foundations Seminars

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 This YouTube Playlist contains a series of observations from interviews with participants in the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series. Look through the topics of the clips from these interviews and watch those that interest you. Or watch them all!

Gratitude to the participants and interviewers for taking the time to discuss the impact of Foundations on your work.  

Comments from Foundations Evaluations

What kind of follow-up would aid in your learning development?

I kinda wanna do it all over again now that the lights have come on.. can we stay together another 3 days laughing

What kind of follow-up would aid in your learning development?

Practicing CRP using videos

What did you learn during this session?

How much there still is to learn surprised

There is validity in variety- everyone is in their own place, and that's ok.

In what ways did the workshop presenter facilitate your learning?

The premise that everyone in attendance is in the right place and still benefits from this process.

"The Safe" environment and taking the time to put each part of the process to practice.

What did you learn during this session?

  • That it's ok to be more consecutive than simultaneous
  • That I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be smile
  • Stop getting caught up in the words/signs

Current offerings of various modules of the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series are being offered around the country (links to events on the map above). The series has been offered in many areas since 1982 (green on map to left). If you'd like to bring the series to your area, let us know! We'd love to see this map filled with green!

We have not yet offered Foundations in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Coordinate a Foundations Seminar
These specifics are necessary for determining if we can arrange for a Foundations of Interpreting seminar(s) in your state. Please submit all the information below, providing as much detail as possible for us to begin the planning process. Please note that it is best to plan 6-9 months in advance in order to secure a location, get CEUs approved, set up registration and payment, advertise, and to receive a sufficient number of registrants before a determined registration deadline. Specialty Foundations seminars (Deaf and Coda) will only happen with a sufficient number of people committed to participating. Reach out to us if you have a core group of 12 or more.
Identify the calendar period that you're considering, at least six months from now. Foundations seminars include Friday night, full day Saturday, and Sunday morning sessions. (Exception: 2 module seminars begin Thursday night, full day Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning.)
Include facility name, address, and any specific building or room numbers. If you have not yet identified a location, please note it is necessary to do so early in the registration process.
Who is sponsoring CEUs? How much will it cost? How will people pay for it?
Please identify potential (or definite) coordinator by name.
Provide the preferred email address for the coordinator.
Other information you may want to collect during registration. For example, if this is a Deaf Interpreter Foundations seminar, you may want to have registrants confirm they are deaf. Or if you are providing food, you may want to inquire about food allergies. Any information you want to collect, simply come up with a question and the type of response you're looking to receive.

Why Deaf and Coda Foundations?

Why are there Foundations seminars for hearing interpreters, coda interpreters, and deaf interpreters?

Scholarship Fund for BIPOC Interpreters

BIPOC interpreters face challenges to be valued and recognized for their contribution to the field. BMC values these interpreters, offering scholarship funds for every seminar through donations from the interpreting community, BMC, and other supporters. We invite participation from our BIPOC colleagues.

Click here to contribute to the BIPOC Interpreter Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Fund for Deaf Interpreters

Seminars conducted in ASL are designed to ensure that Deaf Interpreters have opportunities and choice of high quality professional development. Donations from the larger interpreting community and other supporters allow BMC to provide access to seminars for our Deaf Interpreter colleagues at lower cost.

Click here to contribute to the Deaf Interpreter Scholarship Fund.

Foundations of Interpreting

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpretingand the processes we engage in while interpreting. Click here for more information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered.

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