Mentoring 101 presented by Sabrina Smith: March 2020!

  • 07 Mar 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Roanoke, VA



  Mentoring 101 Presented by 



NEW DATE: Saturday, March 7, 2020 (Rescheduled from 10/2019)

           8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

          Non-Members - $60.00

         VRID Students - $25.00

Location: Roanoke, VA 24015

Workshop Information: 

This workshop is for seasoned interpreters who are ready to take the plunge and start mentoring other interpreters who want to improve their product. The workshop teaches participants to analyze interpreters’ products, based on their skill levels, and how to identify areas which need improvement. Whether the interpreter is novice and in need of foundational skills or is seasoned preparing for the NIC, this workshop will demonstrate ways to improve the overall interpreting product. The presenter has been mentoring for over 12 years and has worked with over 80 mentees. This workshop will share the techniques used in her own mentoring process. The day consists of going through several activities that have been helpful in improving the interpreting process. It will start with basics such as how to keep records of mentees, skill improving activities, and analysis of diagnostics. Participants will be able to use these techniques to analyze the interpreting products in their current and future mentees.

Presenter Biography: Sabrina Smith

Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 18 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 12 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by February 22nd, two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Amanda Wharton Stacey ( for further information.


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