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Vulnerability in Interpreting: how being vulnerable creates amazing interpreters

  • 15 May 2015
  • 6:00 PM
  • 16 May 2015
  • 4:00 PM
  • Deaf Community Services of SD - 1545 Hotel Circle South SD 92108
  • 25


  • for SDCRID current 2014-2015 only
  • any student who is not an SDCRID member
  • Special Discounted rate for current members of FY 2015 (2014-2015), for pre-existing members. Now through March 31 only.
  • good through 01 May 2015
  • For current FY 2015 members only (2014-2015)
  • for anyone, member or otherwise who registers after 01 May 2015
  • Registration code required
  • Registration code required, please contact if you qualify. ONLY good for early bird prices (good until 30 April 2015)
  • Registration code required, please contact if you qualify. ONLY good for early bird prices (good until 30 April 2015)

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SDCRID proudly presents

Shannon Townsend


Vulnerability in Interpreting: how Being Vulnerable Creates Amazing Interpreters

Workshop Description: 

The workshop is heavily based on the work of Brene Brown, a shame and vulnerability researcher, speaker, and bestselling author.  Her work analyzes what shame is and how to combat shame.  Learning to combat shame lessens its interference in our lives and creates space for authentic selves to shine. Using what we know about language acquisition, scaffolding, and your zone of proximal development - we see that vulnerability and openness are the only way we can improve our profession.  We must start with where people are and create a safe space for honest assessments, the ability to fail and succeed without judgment, and the knowledge that skills are acquired and evolve over time.  There are times when growth, which is allowed to bloom in a safe space, happens in massive leaps, sometimes in small steps - but always moving forward.

Presenter Bio: 

Shannon Townsend is a self development and vulnerability junky. She has spent the last several years honing her skills as a workshop facilitator, focusing on what drives interpreters

into scary dark places. Holding her Bachelors of Communication: Community Interpreting, Authorization: Educational Interpreter, and eagerly awaiting the results of her NIC. Communication styles and the workings of the interpreter mind are what drive her to hold workshops that force participants to be open, honest, and vulnerable “It’s the only way we ever truly learn anything being vulnerable and present.”


This workshop will be conducted in spoken English. If you require accommodations, please register and contact us at least three weeks in advance at 

Friday, May 15, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Check in at 5:30pm **Light refreshments will be provided** feel free to bring your own dinner.

Saturday, May 16, 8:00am-4:00pm

Check in at 7:30am **continental type breakfast will be provided**

**Lunch is included in your workshop registration**

 Special NEW pricing format for this workshop ONLY

 MARCH MADNESS for our members - 

register NOW and save $45!! 

2nd Early bird registration deadline: 

Friday May 01, 2015

1.0 CEUs (10 hours) in the category of General Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor. Activity number 0029-0515-02

Please read our "Event / Registration Policies" on our registration site for important information about payment and CEUs rules. 

Deaf Community Services of San Diego
1545 Hotel Circle South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108

Student members: $55

Student non-members: $65

Members MARCH MADNESS: (2/24 through 3/31 ONLY) $90 for pre-existing members

Members April early bird: (4/1 through 5/1) $100

Non-members early bird: (good until 5/1) $120 

Late registration/at the door: $135

Using an SDCRID certificate for this workshop? please email us at for your promo code. 

Thank you to our sponsors: 



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