Multnomah County presents
Fundamentals of Interpreting Workshop
Friday, September 25th
 8 AM to 4 PM


Announcement from Kate Willson at Multnomah County:

Hello, team interpret! I was hoping you might be interested in joining or sending folks to this workshop? We're really looking to start a conversation about establishing shared guidelines and best practices. We expect folks from OHA, the state's court interpreter program and the Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters.

Fundamentals of Interpreting

We're inviting county staff, community partners and contract interpreters who serve limited-English proficient residents to come together for a free workshop that addresses best practices and ethical guidelines, and provides tools on how to address concerns.

As Multnomah County considers how best to train providers and interpreters to work together, we'll be evaluating this training to determine what works, and what the county might incorporate into a standard training. We hope to begin creating some broadly shared expectations. Your feedback is vital. 

Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie, director of the Refugee Resettlement program for Catholic Charities, developed the training in collaboration with Alaska state officials and academic experts. The Fundamentals of Interpreting is based on national best practices and ethical standards, and the work of Cross Cultural Communication Systems.

WHEN: Friday Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Multnomah Building, Conference Room 315

HOW: RSVP required. Those interested in attending should contact Kate Willson in the Multnomah County Communications Office, kate.willson@multco.usAttendance will be capped at 40.