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Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

8:30 a.m to noon


Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Comfort Suites, Johnson Creek WI

8:30 a.m to noon

 6th annual Ramp Up℠ the Conversation Interpreter Conferences

April 27, La Crosse, WI  and May 4, Johnson Creek, WI

 Language Neutral. Presenter is a Spanish interpreter.

Session:  Complaints and Gripes – More Than One Meaning                     

Influence of culture on meaning of words and phrases; techniques for interpreting words like complaints and gripes when words stay the same, but meanings change; self-assessment; self-correction; guided performance role plays.

Description:  Skilled interpreters are supposed to be ready for anything and prepared to interpret in the most complicated of encounters.  This interactive session will provide strategies and guided practice for preparing for the encounters and the language required for successful communication. Vocabulary focus on terms that change meaning based on content. Get constructive feedback and   improve skills during this 3.5 hour workshop. Presenter: Shawna Stevenoski, CCI, CMI-Spanish

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 3 influences of culture on meanings of words and phrases
  • Practice 3 tips to improve communication without getting involved in the conversation
  • Guided practice in consecutive mode with challenge to render at 90% + accuracy
  • Successfully complete workshop to earn continuing education credits: 2 hours performance based continued education credits; 1 hour non-performance based ethics

Advanced level. Individuals must complete session attendance and evaluation requirements to receive certificate of participation.  This session is nationally accredited for 3.0 instructional hours with WI Courts CIP and CCHI. IMIA/NBCMI approved 0.3 CEUs. (Two hours performance based training + one hour non-performance based training for a total of three instructional hours for CoreCHI™ or CHI™ ). (

Per workshop fee per attendee:  $75.00 (Registration closes midnight April 20, 2019. No refunds. No transfers. Seats limited.)

Included: interactive and challenging learning, qualified instructor, networking, demonstrations, materials, certificate of participation, assessment.

2019 Post Conference Workshop Informational Sheet