Terrific Teaming presented by Tammy Fortune

  • 03 Mar 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Best Western Waynesboro


  • Please contact your grant coordinator for the code.

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The Virginia Department of Education Interpreter Grant & 

Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 


Terrific Teaming: Techniques for Smooth Transitions and a Solid Product

Presented by Tammy Fortune, MBA, CI/CT

0.3 CEUs in Professional Studies Offered  

Where: Best Western- Waynesboro

109 Apple Tree Lane Waynesboro, VA  22980

When:  Saturday, March 3, 2018

             9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: VRID Members - $30.00

         Non-Members - $40.00

         VRID Student Members - $25.00

         DOE Grant Participants - FREE (with code)

POC: Tammy Fortune 

Session Information: 

During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of effective teaming in a variety of settings.  Participants will learn what a "hot seat" and an "off" interpreter means.  Participants will learn techniques that will improve their teaming both as the "hot seat" interpreter and as the "off" interpreter.  They will also evaluate the techniques that are the most effective in a teamed assignment.  Participants will also practice teaming and transitioning during an assignment.

Presenter Biography: Tammy Fortune

Tammy Fortune, MBA is a CODA from Lynchburg, Virginia.  She began her interpreting career at age 17, as a post-secondary educational interpreter.  Upon her graduation from Liberty University in 1995 with her degree in Business Management, she was hired as a K-12 interpreter and obtained her VQAS in the same year. Her life has taken her as far as Florida, where she began working in the mental health setting as a staff interpreter at a mental health facility in Central Florida.  She obtained her Florida QAS in 2001 and her RID CI/CT in 2002.  During her time in Florida, she became the Interpreter Coordinator and Human Resources coordinator for the same facility, coordinating facility interpreters as well as national and international conference interpreting teams.  She has presented at RID affiliate chapter conferences and served on a panel for mental health interpreters. In 2007, she graduated from Liberty University with her graduate degree in Business Administration.  Since relocating back to her home state of Virginia, she has worked in various settings, both as a staff and freelance interpreter, specializing in medical, mental health, video relay interpreting, and educational settings (K-12 and post-secondary). In addition, she has discovered a passion for theater interpreting and has interpreted more than 35 plays since 2012. In 2012, she began serving as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University.  She also mentors local interpreters to improve skills and reach career goals. She has served as the VRID District IV Representative and Vice President. Now in her 25th year of professional interpreting, she currently serves as the VRID President.

CEUs:  VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.3 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 February 18, 2018, two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. Reasonable accommodation requests please contact Tammy Fortune two weeks prior to the event.

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