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Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

June 2017

East Midlands’ Regional Meeting

27th June 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

East Midlands' Regional Meeting We meet every two months at Nottinghamshire Deaf Society on Forest Road West in Nottingham. There is parking available, the venue is wheelchair accessible and next to a tram stop (Girls' High School). We provide refreshments and biscuits/fruit and get together to discuss professional issues, regional issues, ASLI updates and then have some form of training.  At our next meeting we will be looking at how the new website works, its functionality and what will be…

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September 2017

East Midlands’ Regional Meeting – CANCELLED

28th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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February 2018

East Midlands – Regional Meeting

6th February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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March 2018

CANCELLED – What are you worth?

10th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Unfortunately due to low numbers this is no longer viable so it has been cancelled. The office will arrange refunds for those who have paid for their place.   This training is something members of the East Midlands' region expressed an interest in. Please see the article below about the training. WAYW article 2011 This event will be £60 for members and £90 for non-members. If you are a member please request the discount code from Jill Henshaw on [email protected]

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April 2018

East Midlands – Regional Meeting & Training

17th April 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We have Sarah Barlow, audiologist, coming along to talk to us about deafness, hearing, technological aids and answer queries we may have. At a regional meeting some members felt they could do with a bit of a refresher but also to find out more about newer technologies and the terminology used. This will benefit newer interpreters as well as those who have been working for some time. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about anything you're unsure…

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May 2018

Dementia Training with Emma Ferguson-Coleman

12th May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Do you want to understand more about what dementia is? Do you want to find out how to support communication with Deaf BSL users living with dementia and their families? This full day workshop, based on real life examples from the Deaf community, will enhance your knowledge and support your everyday strategies while you are engaging with this specific client group. This workshop will also consider strategies that interpreters and deaf professionals can employ in relation to communication and look…

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June 2018

Personal independence Payments – What’s it all about?

30th June 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Personal Independence Payments - What’s it all about? An interactive day looking at the demands and dilemmas of interpreting for  face to face PIP assessments. There will be a presentation, case studies and resources to support you to prepare for working in this complicated environment. Aims: Understand how people are assessed for personal independence payments (PIP). Know what to expect at a face to face assessment. Have confidence to interpret effectively, and ethically, giving relevant, useful and accurate information at a face-to-face…

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October 2018

Quoting for jobs – a discussion evening

16th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Find it difficult to know what to charge? Not sure what to quote for jobs, prep, resources, travel etc? Find it difficult to decide if a co-worker is necessary? Unsure what to stipulate in your Ts and Cs or whether to enforce them? This discussion evening is an opportunity for members to discuss the thought processes we go through in determining our fees and terms for a range of jobs. We will have some examples of assignments to discuss but…

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March 2019

East Midlands Regional Meeting

28th March 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We have booked to meet at Nottingham Deaf Society on Thursday 28th March, 6:30pm - 9pm. This will be an opportunity for us to gauge what you would like from regional meetings and gleam ideas of training or events that you may want to access through ASLI. We will send out an agenda of the evening as soon as we can, so you know what to expect from the evening.

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July 2019

East Midlands Fuddle (a chance to bring and share information, advice and food) – Psychometric testing in Deaf adults

25th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

18:00 (18:30 start) - 20:30 Join us for a fuddle with East Midlands member Jenny Koehring who will be presenting Psychometric testing in Deaf adults and if anyone would like to take part in the study they will be tested via an online questionnaire. Testing should take no more than 45 minutes and participants can receive a report of their results if they wish. Please feel free to bring some snacks to share. A lot of employers use psychometric testing to select employees…

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September 2019

East Midlands Fuddle – Assertiveness for Interpreters

16th September 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

East Midlands Fuddle - 18:00 - 20:30 Assertiveness for Interpreters with Trudy Field

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November 2019

East Midlands Fuddle

21st November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NRCPD audits and CPD discussion

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February 2020

Shame Resilience Workshop – Dr Jules Dickinson

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70 – £100

‘Moving away from ‘I’m not good enough’’ (building your shame resilience) Have you ever felt that you are not good enough as an interpreter? Have you heard a colleague express doubts about their skills and ability? Want to understand more about where this belief originates from, and the impact it can have on your self-belief, confidence and professional practice? In this workshop we will work through a series of creative exercises to explore the feelings of shame, which is where…

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