Wisconsin Board for Evaluation of Interpreters

Training Opportunity for Working Interpreters and ITP Student Interpreters: Foundations of Demand Control Schema for Interpreters. There are spaces available for the training, so please register if you are interested.

Training description:
Interpreters face ethically complex situations every day. Unfortunately, the profession has not been consistent in how it guides and supports interpreters in making effective and ethical decisions. This six-week online training addresses the concerns of the current ethical dialogue in the field, and instead offers interpreting practitioners a values-based process for effectively analyzing each assignment for contextual factors and decision consequences. This workshop will be conducted February 2023–March 2023 virtually both synchronously and asynchronously. See below for a detailed schedule and training objectives.

Training cost:$175.00
For no additional cost, a DC-S textbook authored by Dr. Robyn Dean and Dr. Robert Pollard will be provided to the first 20 people who register.

Registration: To sign up, please register in advance. Please note that HEAR Wisconsin is our registration partner handling the processing of registration payments. After you register, you will receive an email with a link to complete your registration payment. Once both your registration and payment have been received, you will receive a confirmation email with further details in preparation of the training. Registration closes on January 20, 2023

Thank you to our registration partner, HEAR Wisconsin

Training Schedule:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023: asynchronous online pre-activity
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. CST: synchronous live virtual
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. CST: synchronous live virtual
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. CST: synchronous live virtual
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. CST: synchronous live virtual
Tuesday, March 14, 2023: asynchronous online follow-up activity
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. CST: synchronous live virtual-wrap up and Q&A

Training facilitator: Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, PhD, has been an interpreter for over 30 years, with particular service experience in medical and mental health settings. She conducts workshops internationally on the topics of ethics, reflective practice, work effectiveness, with particular emphases on health care interpreting and professional development. Robyn’s demand control schema has been the topic of numerous presentations, publications, grant projects, and most recently a textbook which is being used in interpreter education programs across the globe. Robyn is currently on the teaching faculty as an associate professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the department of ASL and Interpreter Education.

Approved CEUs: CEUs will be awarded at the end of the training series to participants who attended and completed all proposed activities. 1.4 (14 hours) Professional Studies CEUs are approved. Little to no prior knowledge is required on the training topic. Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is an Approved RID CMP.

Questions: Please reach out via email at with questions regarding this training.