Professional Development Committee

Committee Chair: Lorie Sims


I am happy to announce and welcome the new committee for our Professional Development Committee, see names below. I am excited and looking forward to working with you all this year!

Professional Development Committee

This committee is tasked to provide opportunities for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as a resource for local interpreters to maintain their RID Certification status and to enhance their knowledge and skill base beyond certification. The goal of the PDC is to provide four workshops each year. All SaVRID members are welcome to participate in this committee, which meets regularly for planning and incorporating membership input on selection of presenters and topics.

The current PDC consists of the following SaVRID members:

  • Lorie Sims (Chair)
  • Eileen McCaffrey
  • Corey Brasier
  • Nicole Grawey
  • Janina Witteborg

Please feel free to take a look at our most recent Meeting Minutes.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please contact the committee .

Upcoming workshop opportunities:


Hosted by UNC Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies

CEU's offered: 0.5

Dates: self-paced webcourse

Time: self-enrollment

More details can be found here: Facebook Page  & ASL Version

Self-enroll in the course using this URL

Alternatively, sign up at https://canvas.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: M6B4NB

Cost: FREE

Black History Month Storytelling
Hosted by Alabama RID & Alabama Black Deaf Advocates
CEUs Offered: None
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 / 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Cost: ALRID/ALBDA members $5 // Non-Members $10
More details can be found here: Registration (Deadline to register 2/24/2021)

Legal Interpreting Training - Live Mock & Courtroom Experience
Save the date! Friday, March 5, 2021 - Sunday, March 7, 2021
More details can be found here: Event Flier; Website

DeafBlind Interpreting DBI Module 5
Hosted by DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center
CEU's offered: 0.1 Professional Studies
Dates: Self-paced online webshop
More details can be found here: Registration

2021 VIRTUAL Legal Interpreting Training
Host be AQL Services LLC. sponsored by Hallenross & Associates, LLC 
CEU's offered: 1.5 Professional Studies CEU's
Saturday March 6, 2021 at 10am EST-6:30pm EST & Sunday March 7, 2021 at 10am EST-6:30pm EST
Cost: $325 (Interpreter) / $125 (Observer)
Interpreter Registration - Click here
Observer Registration - Click here
More details can be found here: Flyer 1 
Contact Training@aqiservices.com for more information

DeafBlind Women's History Panel
Hosted by: DeafBlind Support & Access Network (DBSAN)
Saturday, March 20, 2021 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Cost: Free
More details can be found here: Facebook Event Page; Registration

Foundations of ASL Court Interpreting
Hosted by Carla Mathers
CEUs Offered: None
Date: Classes begin April 10, 2021 / Time TBD
Cost: $420
More details can be found here: Registration

Deaf Interpreter Academy
Hosted by Sorenson
CEUs Offered: None
Dates: No current dates shown at this time for the 2021 year
More details can be found here: DIA Website Link

For the most up-to-date list of workshops we're sharing, please visit our Facebook page

SaVRID, P.O. Box 255084, Sacramento, CA 95865-5084
Email the board at contactus@savrid.org

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