When: Saturday, November 7, 2020. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Who: 30 MiTiN members only – First come, first serve. This will be an interactive presentation; attendees MUST participate via Zoom with a PC or iPad - NO telephone participation will be allowed.
What: This is a training for interpreters at the beginner and intermediate levels. This training will use The Community Interpreter® curriculum to train on “Strategic Mediation”. In this class, you will learn how to apply four decision-making criteria to assess whether or not to mediate and develop basic scripts for performing mediation in common situations in community interpreting. There will be plenty of interaction and activities. It is suggested but not imperative, for interpreters of a limited diffusion, that they try to recruit a partner so they can work together in a language pair.
Where: Zoom meeting.
Presenter: Rania Hijazeen.
Rania came to the United States in the early 1990s as a college student. Today, Rania is an Arabic ATA Certified Translator and MI State Courts Certified Interpreter with over 25 years of wide ranging experience - from teaching Arabic at the college level to escorting international delegations on tours of the U.S. Serving 5 years as staff court interpreter, Rania is especially passionate about legal interpreting and forensic linguistics. Keenly aware of every word’s importance in our judicial system, Rania has worked extensively in the legal field on numerous trials as an Arabic interpreter and expert witness including at the federal level. She’s also counseled legal teams on the cultural backgrounds of Arabic speakers to increase accuracy and understanding in the courtroom. Additionally, she has conducted many trainings to attorney groups on how to work with court interpreters, and to translators and interpreters on improving their craft. Eager to share her strong beliefs in the value of excellence in linguistic communication, Rania is a licensed Trainer for The Community Interpreter® curriculum. She looks forward to sharing her many years of rich experience with you
Cost: Free to the first 30 MiTiN members.
CEU’s: Three

• RSVP by sending an email to: by NO later than Wednesday 11/04. We will reply with a Zoom invitation no later than Friday, November 6th. Do NOT reply to this email with your registration request.
• Certificate of Attendance will be provided after participation via email to the email used during registration. Your video presence during the presentations will be required in order to receive a certificate. MiTiN will NOT issue Certificates of Attendance to participants that do not have a video camera on during the whole presentation.
• MiTiN cannot guarantee that completion of this workshop will qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to meet the annual registration/certification requirements of a given organization (ex. ATA, SCAO, CCHI, NBCMI, etc.). It is the responsibility of the attendee to contact the organization[s] for which the individual wishes to apply for CEU credit to determine whether the organization[s] will accept the Certificate of Attendance for that purpose.

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