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CD is Collective Dialogue, which occurs within a group. We are a practiced dialogue group of experienced interpreters (ASL/English), all hearing, who bring our challenges and learning to this dialogic approach we call CD. The collaborative building often yields insights into our values, filters, gaps in knowledge.
The well-known expression that one 'can't see the forest for the trees' may apply here. Looking at our work as interpreters together helps us to see more than what we have focused on as the challenge or issue at hand. Others are often able to make observations or offer questions that allow us to take a step back and see more than what we alone have been pondering. Through the flow of dialogue, we may have opportunity to glimpse what was not in our awareness. And through deeper exploration in dialogue, the newly awakened awareness may help tear down barriers that have prevented understanding, generating a collective composite shared within the CD that previously was not available to each one.
For more information on CD and how it evolves according to our own growth as individuals with such a longitudinal dialogic experience, read this article on Collective Dialogue.

We want to hear from you!

If you have a passion for the work we do as interpreters, meeting with like-minded colleagues and committing to ongoing meetings offers you a potentially rewarding and fruitful experience as seasoned interpreters. Those who have been in the field for more than a few years don't often find professional development opportunities that enrich and engage. Establishing a Collective Dialogue group may inspire you and lift you beyond the plateau you've been lingering on. Contact us to begin the process of creating your own CD.
We are also eager to create opportunities for you to work with us. We've long brought up the topic of including Codas, Deaf interpreters, and interpreters representative of the global majority. We acknowledge that our capacity to learn and evolve is enhanced when we engage with those who offer insights and perspectives from a place other than white, hearing-of-hearing interpreters. Whether we gather as a larger group for a one-time event or create ongoing dialogue together, the invitation is here!
We also recognize that students and recent graduates of ITPs and degree programs stand on the edge of the precipice to being actively involved working as interpreters. The lack of support for novice interpreters can be ameliorated by engaging in a dialogic practice with a committed group of colleagues. We are also interested in hearing from you.

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