BRIDGING THE GAP Seminar: Enhancing your practice by using an interpreter

Diversity Counselling New Zealand’s Seminar
for Helping Professionals and Community Leaders

“Enhancing your practice by using an interpreter”

Presenter: Leanne Salisbury
(Language Services Manager,
Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust)

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2020, 10am -11.30am

Venue: 55, London Street, 2nd Floor Board Room

Cost: Free

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About Leanne :

Leanne joined the Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust (HMS Trust) in August 2011 as the Manager of its interpreting & translation service, Decypher. She very quickly developed a passion for supporting vulnerable people in our community for whom language is a barrier and during her time with Decypher has grown the organisation over 250%.

As part of her role with the HMS Trust Leanne also now manages a second project called InfoNOW which is a national service, providing free information for migrants in multiple languages over the phone, via email or online chat.

Leanne has a broad knowledge of the language needs of new migrants and former refugees, and in the workshop will share stories and exercises to help participants understand the benefits of using a trained interpreter versus the risks of using someone untrained or a family member.

Leanne will ask you to think about your organisation’s policies for the use of interpreters while considering the options available to you. We will also look at some practical tips for when using an interpreter to ensure you get the best outcome for you and your client.

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Organised by
Diversity Counselling New Zealand
P: 021 0262 5587