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2nd Annual Interpreter and ISP Conference: Ramp Up the Conversation

  • 04/18/2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Olympia Resort and Conference Center in Oconomowoc, WI

Register today for the 2nd Annual Interpreter Conference: Ramp Up the Conversation to be held on April 18, 2015 in Oconomowoc, WI. Don't wait. Early bird prices available. 


The second annual 2015 Conference will be held Saturday, April 18 at the Olympia Resort and Conference Center in Oconomowoc, WI from 9:00 – 4:30. Join us for this one of a kind educational celebration and recognition of the professional interpreter.

CCHI: CE approved 6 instructional hours

WI Court Interpreters: CE approved 6 hours (1.5 credits counting toward ethics)

Conference Objectives

a) Increase awareness of factors that promote interpreter motivation for job performance

b) Affirm interpreters as human vehicles of vital information as mouth and voice of client

c) Appreciate the pressures and rewards of error-free expectations on the job

d) Examine the inter-related and collaborative core competencies, essential to meet needs of varied stakeholders

e) Have deeper appreciation of best practices to prevent job stress, burn-out, and increase satisfaction and meaningful use

f) Yield to a fun filled-event, experience, and set ablaze a momentum

Who Should Attend?

Interpreters of all skill levels and languages

Interpreter Service Providers

Anyone who believes that qualified, trained and certified interpreters are necessary when providing services and resources to our limited English speaking population

Nationally Recognized Presenters (Subject to Change)

Cynthia Herber, JD, LLM, Federally and WI Certified Court Interpreter-Spanish

Topic: The Role the Interpreter Plays in Doctor/Patient and Attorney/Client Privileges

Yulia Mielke, WI Certified Court Interpreter, Certified Medical Interpreter-Russian

Topic: Ethical Dilemmas: ER Boundaries for Patients, Providers, Police, Advocates

Antonina Pieczykolan Pielarz, Polish Interpreter

Topic: Finding the Positive During a Negative Encounter

Erin Rosales, Director of Interpreter Development for Connecting Cultures, Inc.

Topic: At Your Service! Strategies to Build Champions of Interpreter Service Through Exceptional Customer Experiences

Sebastian Ssempijja, PhD

Topic: How You (the Interpreter) Can Reduce Stress

Shawna Stevenoski, WI Certified Court Interpreter, Certified Medical Interpreter-Spanish

Topic: Expectations of the Professional Interpreter in 2020

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