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Upcoming Training and Networking Opportunities


Opening Up Inclusion: Anti-Oppression and Inclusive Program Design 

C. Parker McMullan Bushman
March 26, April 2 and April 9 (3 hrs/day)
8:30-11:30a Pacific/ 11:30a-2:30p Eastern
Register here.

Interpretation has both the opportunity and a responsibility to be more inclusive of all communities and to question dominant and privileged cultural perspectives. During the workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concept of unconscious bias, including in the development of interpretive programs. Through a series of interactive virtual session, participants will examine bias and systems of oppression as it pertains to interpretive planning and programming. Participants will reflect on individual and organizational practices and develop strategies for creating engaging and meaningful programming for diverse audiences.

The first session will begin with a level setting discussion around unconscious bias. We all bring unconscious biases into the workplace. These deeply subconscious attitudes span race, gender, appearance, age, wealth and much more. They influence everything from the neighborhood you live in, to the employee you promote and the one you don’t. These biases are reflexively triggered without our knowledge, they are virtually unnoticeable. Our unconscious biases are hidden. Although we are unaware of them they influence our beliefs about and behavior toward others. This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace.

Our second session will review how bias gets baked into our systems and institutions. The combination of prejudice and institutional power can create systems that discriminates against some groups and benefits other groups. These systems enable dominant groups to exert control over target groups by limiting their rights, freedom, and access to basic resources such as health care, education, employment, and housing. Systemic oppression manifests on the individual, the interpersonal, the institutional, and the structural level. In this class we will examine the 4 I’s of oppression and how they are at play in our organization.

Using the insights from the first two sessions participants will work together in a facilitated session to review their programs and consider changes. Participants will consider and talk about the effect that ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty might have on how the programs have been built and how stories have been told before. Using the review lens of Accessibility, Race & Ethnicity Inclusivity, Gender, Sexual Orientation & Trans Inclusivity and Economic Equity participants will reflect on individual and organizational practices and develop strategies for creating engaging and meaningful programming for diverse audiences.

Parker McMullen Bushman is the Colorado State University Director of Extension for Denver. Parker’s background in the interpretation and environmental education fields spans 22+ years. Parker has a passion for justice and equity issues. In addition to Parker’s role at CSU she is also the founder of a DEI consulting firm called Ecoinclusive and the creator of KWEENwerk.

Moving Interpretation Forward: Engaging our Visitors Virtually

Over the last year, many interpreters have had to change the way they practice interpretation. Even now a year later, many aren’t quite sure how to best engage with the public. Interpreters are asking themselves questions that range from what platform(s) might be best to how to meet accessibility standards and what to carry forth into our post COVID-19 world. If you find yourself pondering these same questions, then this program is just for you!

THIS COURSE IS FULL, but you still can register for individual webinars by clicking here.

What to expect:

Starting March 15, this training takes place over six weeks. Each week at least one live webinar will be offered, and participants will be invited to a weekly check in/meeting exploring the week’s topic. Aside from webinars, panel discussions, readings, recordings, and occasional assignments will fill your week as you explore the topics highlighted below. Each week will take 2-4 hours of your time to explore.

Week 1: March 15
Introduction to virtual interpretation and the course

Week 2: March 22
Accessibility and virtual interpretation

Week 3: March 29
Technology basics and platform considerations

Week 4: April 5
Virtual Program Development and Design

Week 5: April 12
Best Practices and Inspiration 

Week 6: April 19
Where do we go from here? Planning post pandemic

Live webinars will take place each Monday with a live networking/reflection optional meeting on Fridays. Dates and times are as follows:

March 15, 22,  and 29 (2-hour session), April 5, 12, and 19
12-1p Pacific/3-4p Eastern

March 19 & 26, April 2, 9, and 16
12p Pacific / 3p Eastern

Additional dates:
March 24, 10-11:30a Pacific/1-2:30p Eastern
March 31, 12-1p Pacific/3-4p Eastern
April 13, 12-1p Pacific/3-4p Eastern

What it costs:
$375 members/$450 non

Continued education credit?
After completing this course, NAI will award you 40 hours towards recertification.

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InterpTalk: Online Interpretation Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
To register, email Paul Caputo.

Want to talk interpretation with your colleagues? Grab your morning coffee and join NAI for free weekly online discussion groups. Each Wednesday, we'll pick a different topic relevant to the field of interpretation, which you and your fellow interpreters can discuss through Zoom teleconferencing for an hour. We'll break into groups to address specific questions, then come back to compare notes.

Registration is free for NAI members. To register, log in to your NAI account and select "I would like to attend InterpTalks" under "Preferences."


Virtual Happy Hour

Last Friday of each month, 2:00pm Pacific / 5:00pm Eastern
To register, email Paul Caputo.

Are you going stir crazy? Would you like to get together with peers from around the world to socialize from the socially distant comfort of your computer screen? NAI members are invited to join us for a FREE online networking opportunity hosted by NAI. We'll use Zoom to share stories, concerns, and hopefully a few laughs! We'll use breakout technology to separate into groups of those who want to talk interpretation, those who want to talk about sports or movies or Netflix binging, and those who want to talk about ANYTHING that is not COVID-19. 

NAI's Online Socials are free, but space is limited and preregistration is required!