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BMC Process Mediation Program

 

Process Mediation

 

The 2022 schedule of appointments is being prepared.

Are you eager to talk about your interpreting, but not sure how to get started?

Do you believe that professional growth requires reflection?

Come to a conversation with a colleague who is a PM practitioner. Process Mediation is premised on a strengths-based dialogic approach which meets each practitioner where they are. It is rooted in the belief that interpreters have the ability to examine their decision-making in order to explore the things they want to and can improve. 

Sharing your thinking in the presence of a skilled listener can provide a fertile opportunity for that introspection and examination. With a colleague who listens to understand and asks questions that further the uncovering, new insights and directions emerge. You will explore the “whys” of your decisions, gaining understanding that can be applied to future interpreting situations. 

For each Process Mediation session you will either: 

  1. Come to the session with something in particular you want to address in your interpreting. Your thoughts will lead this interaction. You will discuss what is relevant to you. Or, 
  2. Bring a recorded sample of your interpreting, from any realm of your choosing. This will be viewed during the session, and will be the springboard to talk about the things that are salient to you.  

 

How does this work? 

Booking process - If there is a particular person you would like to book a session with, select them to see if their schedule suits your needs. Follow the prompts to confirm an appointment. If you are unable to find an appointment time listed that suits your schedule, look at the other mediators to see if there is an agreeable time available.
If you are not able to find an available time slot that works for you, some mediators are willing to negotiate with you for a specific date and time. After reading the bios, submit an 'availability request' and indicate your preference of mediators. We will do our best to find a time that works for you.

Session length - Each session will last from 30 to 50 minutes.  

Meeting platform - Each meeting will be via Zoom. When meeting ensure you are in a distraction-free environment with good lighting and a stable internet connection. Meetings are best attended via tablet, laptop or desktop computer. 

Payment - Each session is a flat fee of $55*. Payment is due at the time of confirming your session. 

Follow up - After the session BMC will send you a follow-up survey. Your input will help with possible changes and improvement to accessing the PM and will provide information about your experience with the PM itself.

Cancellations - You may cancel your session up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled date/time. Cancellations will not be refunded. Instead, you will receive a voucher for the value of the mediation that can be used toward any BMC event.

*BIPOC interpreters are invited to take advantage of scholarship funds to reduce the cost. This option appears in the scheduling process.

Additional Resources

These resources offer additional information on the Process Mediation model.

Colonomos, B. & Moccia, L. (2013). Process Mediation as Mentoring. In Mentorship in sign language interpreting, Winston, B. & Lee, R. G. (Eds.). RID Press: Alexandria, VA.

Mastery in Mentoring: Lifelong Learning article (2018 RID VIEWS) ASL version and accompanying English version

This sample Process Mediation was recorded during a training with Project Climb.

Foundations of Interpreting


The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and 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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