Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.

Members Leading Leaders: The Best of the 2017 LEAD Together Conference

  • 04/28/2018
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • GLAD Dining Room 2222 Laverna Ave, Los Angeles, CA


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Members Leading Leaders

The Best of the 2017 LEAD Together Conference 

Facilitated by

Sam Farley, NIC, SCRID Conference Registration Awardee

Bob LoParo, CI & CT - SCRID Membership Committee Chair

 and RID Member Section councils: Interpreters and Transliterators of Color, BLeGIT & DeafBlind Interpreters

Peggy Huber, CI & CT - SCRID President

0.375 CEUs (Pending)

Workshop Description:

Excerpts from the 2017 RID LEAD Together conference, presented in the Plenary-Discussion format implemented at the conference, presenters will provide foundational information on the following topics:

Session I: “Discovering The Keys to a Purpose Driven Future” with Sam Farley

Sam Farley will review the topics presented by Wing around the origins of and roles on interpreters specifically the perceived focus and purpose by interpreters from the past to the present (30 Minutes). Facilitate table discussions to gain insight and perspective from local SCRID members around the topics raised from this discussion.

Session II: “Unpacking Power and Privilege” with Bob LoParo

During this past summer’s RID LEAD Together National Conference, participants gathered to evaluated and discuss RID as a whole organization, as well offer feedback and perspectives from the many different component stakeholders, members, and consumers within and without RID. This workshop will begin the dialogue of recognizing our own personal Power Characteristics, Unconscious & Conscious Privileges, and Micro-Aggressions that Elevate/Oppress and Approve/Invalidate others We will look at how layers of power and privilege exist and are perpetuated within the Interpreting Community. We will analyze how Power & Privilege are manifest and affect underprivileged individuals. Finally, at small table discussions, we will demonstrate our understanding of our relationships to power and privilege, which affect ITPs, RID, working Interpreters, and the Deaf Community.

Session III:“Leadership: Influencing Organizational Change”  with Peggy Huber

Organizational change requires leadership to understand the origin of challenges and determine appropriate solutions. At times, challenges must be addressed with technical strategies, while at other times, adaptive solutions are called for to provide the understanding needed to take an organization to enduring solutions. Based on information shared by Heather Harker at the LEAD Together Conference, Peggy will describe the difference between “adaptive” and “technical” work and the ways these approaches affect change. Together, members will identify challenges SCRID faces and determine whether they can be solved applying technical or adaptive solutions, and discuss possible solutions for consideration.

Participants will:

Session I“Discovering The Keys to a Purpose Driven Future” with Sam Farley

  1. Identify at least three important parties involved in the interpreting process
  2. Identify and prioritize at least three purposes of RID
  3. Assess the gap between the consumer/practitioner perspective and member perspective of RID’s purpose
  4. Identify at least two aspects of SCRID member roles today

Session II:  "Unpacking Privilege and Power" with Bob LoParo

  1. Participants will identify 2-4 personal Powers & Privileges that they hold.
  2. Participants will discuss the layers of Power & Privilege that exist within their local Interpreting Communities, based upon their previously identified 2-4 characteristics.
  3. Participants will analyze the manifestations of Power & Privilege that affect underprivileged individuals.
  4. Participants will evaluate how their personal relationships to power and privilege have an estimable impact and influence on the life-cycle of the Interpreting Community ITPs, RID, Working Interpreters, and the Deaf Community.

Session III: "Leadership: Influencing Organizational Change" With Peggy Huber

  1. Describe at least one important distinction between technical and adaptive work.
  2. Identify at least one challenge to SCRID that is adaptive in nature and a possible solution
  3. Identify at least one challenge to SCRID that is technical in nature and a possible solution

 Important Notice:

This workshop will be conducted in ASL and no voice interpretation will provided.

Anyone requesting CEUs must sign the Activity Sheet & arrive on time.  CEUs will not be granted to those who are admitted 15 minutes late.

Cost to attend the workshop
*SCRID Members: 
$15.00 with meeting attendance, $20.00 workshop alone

SCRID Student Members $15.00  

Non-SCRID Members $25.00

*RID Region V Sister Chapter Member receive SCRID Member rate

SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This workshop is offered for 0.375Professional Studies CEUs.

SCRID Event Late Arrival Policy: Anyone requesting CEUs must sign the Activity Sheet & arrive on time. Partial CEUs will not be granted for this workshop. CEUs will not be granted to those who are admitted 15 minutes late. 

SCRID Cancellation Policy: In the event that SCRID cancels an event, refunds or transfers to future SCRID events are possible. Pre-registrants will be notified immediately upon cancellation. Refunds for individual registration cancellations may be requested if SCRID receives notification of said cancellation 3 days prior to the event. Registrations are non-refundable for late cancellations after this date without verification of serious circumstances to be determined by the SCRID board on a case-by-case basis. Email to request refunds stating the event name, event date and justification for late cancellation. All requests for refunds for late cancellations must be approved by the SCRID board. 

Non-Discrimination: Presenter and participants agree to foster an environment of mutual respect free from bias of any kind. 

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