Let’s Talk – Trying On the Peer Mentoring Dialogue
Laurie Shaffer, MS
CI and CT, NIC Advanced
0.9 CEUs in Professional Studies Offered
Where: J. Sargent Reynolds Community College
Parham Road Campus, 1651 East Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228 Burnette Hall Rm 200
When: Friday, March 21, 2014, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: VRID Members - $90, Non Members - $125, VRID Student Members - $70
POC: Elaine Hernandez, email@example.com
What comes to mind when you think “mentor”? Do you fear you need to “know it all” to mentor? What is a “master of inquiry”? Come and engage with Peer Mentoring; a more recent model for professional development. This 1 and ½ -day workshop will introduce a version of this model developed by Laurie and her colleague Wendy Watson. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the talk and listening that is the foundation of mentor as partner. There will be discussion of the idea of peer support, a series of activities to practice this dialogue-based model and an overview of the principles that govern a respectful, collegial mentoring dyad.
Laurie Shaffer, MS, CI and CT, NIC-A - Laurie Shaffer is an ASL/spoken English interpreter, interpreter educator and mentor. She was granted her first national certification in 1990 and has been a working interpreter ever since. Presently she is interim coordinator for Deaf/hard of hearing services at the University of Virginia and a doctoral student at Gallaudet in the Interpreting Studies program.
Laurie is a founding member of the Boston University Center for Interpreter Education and co-developer of the Peer Mentor Model. Here in Virginia, she was as director of “From a Distance…”; a tutoring and mentoring program for educational interpreters from 2009-2013. She continues to teach to various aspects of interpreting in seminars and workshops designed for working interpreters. She resides in rural Nelson County VA with her partner of 30 years where the saying goes – If you are lucky enough to live in the mountains, you are lucky enough.
Target Audience: Sign Language Interpreters; Novice to Advanced.
CEUs: VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.9 CEUs in the content area of professional studies. No partial session CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not receive CEUs.
Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by March 7, 2014, two weeks prior to the event activity. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date.
Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Jay Penuel, firstname.lastname@example.org by March 7, 2014. Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.