2019 VRID Mini-Conference

  • 22 Jun 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228


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Cast Down Your Bucket: Mentoring Communities of Practices

Presented by Carrie Humphrey, NIC


June 22, 2019

9:00 am-5:00 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

VRID annual membership meeting 12p-2p


JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

Massey/Room 220

Workshop Description: This workshop will introduce the concept of community of practice as described by Wegner, McDermott, & Snyder (2002) and explore how it can be applied to mentoring within the ASL/English interpreting profession. Interpreters can feel like they may not have enough resources or work in a vacuum. Membership in a community of practice fosters professional support and increased awareness of changes in the profession. Participants will have the opportunity to make action plans for ongoing mentorship while collaborating with others in Virginia. Presented in ASL.


Presenter Bio:  Carrie received her NIC certification in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies program from Western Oregon University in 2015. She has been a freelance interpreter for thirteen years and has six years of experience interpreting in a k12 setting. She is a full time instructor at Reynolds Community College and serves on the Virginia Department of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Board. Since 2009, she has served the on the board of the Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, first as a Region Representative and now as Secretary. Throughout her educational and professional careers Carrie has experienced several breakthrough moments in interpreting and is inspired to guide others in their learning process. Several teachers and mentors have served as role models and were pivotal in her life, inspiring her to take up the torch and be a role model for future generations of interpreters so that we, as a profession, can best serve our clients and communities. When not actively interpreting, learning or teaching, Carrie enjoys spending time with family, including her husband and two sons, reading, spending time with friends, and DIY projects. She believes that being a well-rounded individual helps make a well-rounded interpreter. Our life experiences are part of who we are as individuals and professionals and we cannot improve our product if we do not take into account our whole selves in our deliberate practice.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by June 8, 2019, 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 Tammy Fortune by Jun 8, 2019  Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.


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