Honoring Dennis Cokely with free class

Honoring Dennis with a Free Class

Dennis Cokely
This Sunday, November 18th, Northeastern University is holding a Celebration of Life service for Dennis Cokely (the StreetLeverage live-stream starts at 11:45 AM ET).
In anticipation of this special occasion, we are honoring his memory by offering his StreetLeverage – Live class, The Importance of the Day Before, to you at no charge.

Register Now For Free

Enjoy the talent of this blue flame thinker!

How does it work?
Register for the class before November 18, 2018 (11:59pm ET)
Enter coupon code, 19Cokely46, at check-out
RID CEUs will be processed within 40 days of class completion


Brandon Arthur

StreetLeverage is working to retell the story of the sign language interpreter.
2154 Unity Trail NW
Marietta GA 30064


DHHS Webinar

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following FREE training opportunity:

Interpreters, Interpersonal Skills & Ethics

Register for this webinar on December 5, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST at:


Earn 0.2 DHHS CEUs! (Ethics)

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 6:00—8:00 pm CST
Presented by: Amanda Tuite, Communication Access Specialist
Cost: FREE

Did you know that a major cause of people losing their jobs is an ‘inability to work with others’? Research shows that in the general public, this happens in 70 to 80 percent of job losses. In the field of interpreting, it is a given that you will work with a variety of people. Interpreters would benefit from having good people skills that coincide with following the code of ethics. The technical skills which interpreters already have are necessary, but may not be as effective without interpersonal skills including appropriate interaction, professional courtesy and empathy. In this webinar, we will review the skills needed to build effective professional relationships, and how to pinpoint and eliminate the habits and tendencies that hold you back. We will also discuss diplomatic tactics to handle every situation by knowing what exactly to say and when.

Registration link:

  • Email dhhs.webinar@hhsc.state.tx.us or call (512) 982-1709 with questions. This webinar will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL); requests for accommodations must be made by November 21st, 2018.

To earn DHHS CEUs (accepted by BEI), participants must take a pre-test (included in registration page) and a post-test, and also remain actively engaged in the webinar. If you need RID CEUs, contact an RID CEU provider in advance of the session to request PINRA approval to earn CEUs.
After registering and taking the pre-test, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If viewing in a group, please email dhhs.webinar@hhsc.state.tx.us for further instructions.
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Thank you!
DHHS Training and Education
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Rehabilitative & Social Services
Health, Developmental & Independence Services
701 W. 51st St.
P.O. Box 12904
Austin, Texas 78751
dhhs.webinar@hhsc.state.tx.us | 512-982-1709

Guided Discussion


Did you miss last nights Guided Discussion on the RID CPC ???? No worries ; join us next time on Monday December 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Last nights discussion focused on Tenant 1 “Confidentiality “ ; we learned a lot from each other and each others experiences .
Next month we will discuss Tenant 2 “ Interpreters posess the professional skills and knowledge required for specific interpreting situations” REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN ANY AND ALL DISCUSSIONS EACH MONTH you are not bound to attend all . Members of BVID will recieve .1 CEU s for each Discussion attended at the cost of $25 , but you are absolutely welcome to join the discussion for FREE , you just won’t receive CEUs ! Come share your perspectives and experiences with us as the RID CPC are so important to our profession . Anyone is welcome that wants to participate and learn about the “Code of Professional Conduct “ ! If you have any questions you can comment or message us here or go visit our web page at bvid.tsid.org and send us a message on the “Contact Us “ tab , and the web site wI’ll keep you up on latest announcements for BVID …. Discussion will be guided by our Chapter President Sherri Roberts .

Guided Discussion : “CPC” 11/5/18

Discussions on “Code of Professional Conduct

When – Beginning November 5 th  

Where – Via Zoom Link

Time – 8:00-9:00 PM.

CEUs have been approved EVENT

BVID will be hosting Guided Discussions to give interpreters a chance to ask and answer questions about applying the “Code of Professional Conduct.”   This discussion group will meet on the first Monday of each month, beginning in November in the evenings from 8-9 PM.  The Group will meet once per month from November-May from 8:00-9:00 PM . The best part ??? You will      be able to do this in the comfort of your own home! It will be done through the on-line video conferencing platform called ZOOM. You can Join discussion from your smart phone, iPad or computer.  Everyone is welcome to join us in this discussion, but only members of BVID will receive the .7 CEUs (.1 CEU per month) . The cost of BVID Membership is $25 . Just think , $25 for .7 Ceus . Of course you are welcome to join the discussion for free, but you won’t receive CEUs .   Remember, to get the Ethics CEUs you must be a member of BVID.

You can contact me at kterp1@yahoo.com for BVID Forms and Zoom Link to join discussion. Or go to Contact Us Link to ask for more information.