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RID - National Task Force on Deaf Blind Interpreting
Richard Laurion, NCIEC
Doug Bowen-Bailey & Richard ...
Doug Bowen-Bailey & Richard Laurion
Facilitated by Doug Bowen-Bailey and Richard Laurion
, both past presidents of MRID
who have been active members in both local and national organizations, this session will draw on the experiences of all the participants to shape our collective understanding of where we have come from as an organization, but more importantly, where we should be heading.
Doug Bowen Bailey & Richard Laurion
Richard Laurion, CI & CT, NIC Advanced, Director of Programming and Operations for the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University.
Mr. Laurion has experience in education, advocacy and management in education, government, non-pro?ts and for-pro?t business.
has been interpreting since 1983 and has been mentoring and teaching interpreters since 1988.
He has been a leader on the local and national level, serving 6 years on the Minnesota RID Board, 8 years on the national RID Board and is completing his ?rst term as the CIT Treasurer.
He was part of the development team creating the RID Certi?cation Maintenance Program, was involved with past RID written test development, was on the working group that established the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) and helped to establish the RID Audit Committee.
current work, he
is focused on building innovative and creative products, programs and resources for interpreter skill development, including training for interpreters on new technologies, speci?cally VRI and VRS.
Much of his
work career has been directed on the needs of interpreters living in rural or remote areas with a particular focus on interpreting in Health Care.
has a private practice specializing in interpreting for urgent and emergency care.
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.
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Richard Laurion, CI, CT, NIC AdvancedRichard
has been in the Interpreting Profession since 1983.Much of his career has been working as an Interpreter Advocate and Coordinator for the State of Minnesota, then his own business and currently for the College of St. Catherine.
While with the state, a large portion of his
time was spent in Greater Minnesota learning about the unique complications faced by interpreters in rural or remote locations.As an Interpreter Coordinator, he
distinguished himself by developing innovative and creative professional development programs for interpreters.Richard is a graduate of Concordia University of St. Paul and St. Paul Technical College.He
has had many unique opportunities to serve the field of interpreting which include: 6 years on the Minnesota RID
Board of Directors, 14 years as an advisory committee member to the interpreter education programs at: St. Paul Technical College
, Itasca Community College
and the RSA Region V Federal Interpreter Education Project.Richard has served 8 years on the Board of Directors for the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, where he served at Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President.He was appointed by the Governor of Minnesota to serve as a member of the Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, and served one term as its Chairperson.
In 1998, he
established SLICES: Sign Language Interpretation, Consultation & Education Services, with Paula Gajewski for the purpose of designing and developing educational products and programs for sign language interpreters and their professional development.He is now the Project Manager for the Collaborative for the Advancement of Interpreting Excellence (CATIE) Center housed at the College of St. Catherine.He is also president and founder of Associates of St. Anthony Park and ASAPinterpreting.com.
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Richard Laurion, MA, CI/CT, NIC Advanced, has been an American Sign Language interpreter since 1983.
currently manages federal, state, and foundation grants through the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University
has distinguished himself as an interpreter, interpreter educator, advocate, project coordinator and grants manager.
He has served as a director or advisor on state and national boards for interpreter education, RID, performing arts groups as well as serving as the chairperson for the Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.
He is the Director of Programming and Operations for the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University.
As an interpreter, Richard
specializes in health care interpreting and operates his
own interpreting and consulting business called Associates of Saint Anthony Park, Ltd.