Now in Session: Mastering Robert's Rules of Order | Presented by Sign Language Studios LLC

Sign Language Studios LLC

This event is in a virtual/online event.

Event Date
Contact Phone
(615) 200-0237 (Voice)
Alternate Phone
(615) 434-5676 (Video Phone)
Event Type

Virtual Workshop
Presented in English 

Workshop Description: 
Join us for an immersive workshop designed for ASL interpreters seeking to enhance their skills in navigating the intricacies of governance meetings. In this comprehensive workshop, participants will delve into the principles of Robert's Rules of Order and explore techniques for effectively interpreting board meetings, workgroups, and task force gatherings. Through discussions, real-world scenarios, and practice sessions, participants will develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in diverse governance environments.

Presenter Bio: 
Amy is certified Sign Language Interpreter, founder, Co-Owner and Director of Operations at SLS. 
She is a SODA who grew up in Newaygo, Michigan, later moving to Southern Illinois. There she attended and graduated from the Interpreter Preparation Program at John A. Logan Community College in 2002. After that, she immediately started professionally interpreting as a staff interpreter for Lakeland College and Eastern Illinois University. Later, she moved to Oklahoma City where she started developing new skills involving education, the local community, and VRS.
After moving to Middle Tennessee in 2012, Amy became a contract interpreter and has now interpreted in a multitude of fields, including medical, mental health, legal, platform, government, media and performance. She continues to work in the VRS and VRI settings as well.
Amy started SLS with the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing community as the central driving factor. Providing Professional Development to interpreters was a stepping stone that led to a wider scope of services for the community. She is now the lead for all general operations provided by SLS such as; interpreting services, consultative services, and more.

Educational Objectives:

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the foundational principles and procedures outlined in Robert's Rules of Order, enabling proficient facilitation of orderly and productive meetings. 
  • Develop strategies for accurately and efficiently interpreting board meetings, including proficient handling of parliamentary procedures, motions, debates, and voting processes.
  • Explore effective techniques for interpreting in smaller group settings, such as workgroups and task force meetings, focusing on facilitating collaborative decision-making, brainstorming sessions, and consensus-building activities.
  • Engage in discussions and practical exercises to apply ethical considerations specific to interpreting in governance settings, including maintaining confidentiality, impartiality, and professional boundaries.

Should you require any accommodations, please contact us at This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias. Sign Language Studios is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program will offer 0.2 PS CEUs, at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

For a full refund, cancel registration by April 12, 2024.

** Upon purchasing this workshop, you will be sent a Zoom link via PDF. Please keep this PDF in a easy-to-access location for day of workshop. ***

Updated: March 7, 2024