Professional Development

About The Interpreter's Lab Professional Development Series:

The Interpreter's Lab was designed as a meeting place for Interpreters - a place of exchange and learning. Our many years of service in this industry led us to create sessions that are meaningful for Community Interpreters - but, ultimately, it's you, the Interpreter, that knows best what you need. We give you the forum where talent, resources, and process all come together.

Our monthly sessions have been designed with careful consideration to the comments we have heard over the years, through our work and courses.

Interpreter’s Lab Professional Development Series Schedule

2019 Schedule

February 7 - Blended Learning

What is it, why did we go there and why is it a better way to both teach and learn. Find out what research is behind the Blended Learning model and why The Interpreter's Lab has moved its courses online. Plus, listen to the experiences of past students and get a tour through our online curriculum.

March 21 - How to Financially Manage a Freelance Business with guest speaker Tammy Johnston of The Financial Guides 

April 18 - Medical Assistance in Dying (and other challenging settings) with guest speaker Kiran Malli of The Provincial Language Service

May 16 - A Focus on Mental Health and Interpreter Self-Care Strategies with guest speaker Rita Garnto, author of Simple Self-Care Saved Me

June 27 - Sneak Peek into the work of the International Standards Committee TC37

Ever wonder what happens at those international meetings where standards are drafted? Join us behind the scenes and the annual international meeting of ISO TC37 and meet some of the experts.

(note this session is being held earlier in the month than usual)

July 18 - WHAT?! Did she really say that? The art of interpreting profane and vulgar words

August - enjoy your summer holiday 

September 19 - Interpreting is a Performance Art (really, it is)

Learn interpreting skills (listening, speaking, etc) in a whole new way. Stay tuned for more.

(note this session will be held live, off-line)

October 17 - Strategies for Interpreters working with Speech Language Therapists

Another complex care setting with Speech Language Therapists as guests.

November 21 - A Year in Review and a Year in View