Richard Laurion, Vice-PresidentRichard Laurion, CI & CT, has a BA in Organizational Management from Concordia University of St. Paul.He
has 28 years experience managing services in education, government agencies, for-profit and not-for-profit businesses.Richard
has spent more than half his
professional career developing and providing volunteer services to professional associations serving interpreters, Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind individuals. Richard
has been interpreting since 1983 and has been mentoring and teaching interpreters since 1988.He
recently completed 8 years of service on the Board of Directors for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
helped to develop RID's
Certification Maintenance Program and was involved in the last four generations of the RID Generalist Written Test.
Much of Richard's career has been focused on the needs of interpreters living in rural or remote areas.He
has distinguished himself by developing innovative and creative professional development programs for interpreters.Since 1998, Richard's efforts have been directed to building the educational programs and products offered through SLICES.Much of this work has focused on building resources for effective Mentoring.Richard
is proud to be a mentor and to continue partnership with other developing mentors.Richard
has a wealth of information upon which he
will draw to help you meet your training goals.