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Collective Dialogue SERIES: Meta-Dialogue Model for Interpreters Part II

Collective Dialogue Winter/Spring 2021

This recurring virtual retreat for interpreters engaged in Collective Dialogue continues the exploration of various frameworks of inquiry regarding challenges faced in each individual’s practice. We bring forward these issues by processing and reviewing how they impact our interpreting work, considering these issues as they are reflected in others’ practices, and identifying how they appear in the larger body of the interpreting profession.

This is a reflective practice, as returning participants develop a breadth and depth of understanding for the commonalities interpreters share and the unique perspectives that each of us hold. As we present questions, problems, and challenges from our practice, our end goal is to enhance our thinking on these matters. The issues presented may be specialty or venue specific or they could be generic. By way of dialogue* participants engage in reflection and inquiry that allow the locus of control to belong to the one presenting the question, problem, or challenge.

This constructed container of commitment to dialogue with trusted peers is established with a longitudinal perspective on reflective dialogue. This commitment to ongoing inquiry and reflection strengthens each interpreter's ability to identify patterns of comprehension and behavior evident in what they have been thinking and doing. Collective dialogue prompts us to bring forth what has not previously been realized, making insights available not only to the one presenting the question, but to each participant in the CD.

*specific reference to William Isaacs' definition of dialogue from "Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together"

Registration for this Collective Dialogue Session

Event Date 03-05-2021
Event End Date 03-07-2021
Capacity 5
Registered 5
Available place 0
Individual Price $15.00
Registration has closed for this CD session.

CEU Information

RID CMP Continuing Education Units pending. This Professional Studies program is offered at 1.0 PS CEUs/ACETs at the Advanced and Teaching Content Levels and is open to the existing Collective Dialogue group invited to attend. No partial CEUs awarded.

Angela Funke is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

  • Participants of this educational opportunity agree to promote an environment of mutual respect, free from bias and discrimination.
  • Please contact the coordinator to request reasonable accommodations, or with any questions about this series.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • After registration, refunds are not available for this session. If any participant of this CD becomes unavailable for this session, it will be rescheduled.

Registration Deadline

  • Registration for this seminar will remain open until invited members have registered.

Alice K. Harrigan, Retreat Facilitator

Alice K. Harrigan, MA, CI/CT has been interpreting for over 30 years. Her interest in Reflective Practice was piqued during the Master Class with Betty Colonomos in 1996, which coincided with her Master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking at UMass Boston. As part of that interdisciplinary program, she explored the work of Dialogue as described by David Bohm, and used the experience of a dialogue group of staff interpreters as research for her thesis. In years since, she and other members of Collective Dialogue have continued to examine their practice and the reciprocal impact of one’s life and work through the practice of Dialogue, weaving in understandings from the Integrated Model of Interpreting, Dean and Pollard’s Demand Control Schema, social justice frameworks, and other relevant research.

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