Jimmy Beldon | Sign Language Interpreters: The Power of Soft Skills

Sign Language Interpreters and the Power of Soft Skills























This interactive workshop will examine the power refined soft skills have to compliment and enhance the technical skills of a sign language interpreter and contribute to career success long-term.

Dates & Locations

January 24 – 25th              |    Long Island, NY      |              REGISTER NOW

March 7 – 8th                     |    Tucson, AZ              |             REGISTER NOW

May 30 – 31st                     |    Philadelphia, PA      |             REGISTER NOW

September 19 – 20th         |    Catonsville, MD       |             REGISTER NOW

Presentation Description

Soft skills is a term often associated with traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationship with other people. In the workplace, soft skills are considered a complement to technical skills. This interactive workshop will examine the power refined soft skills have to compliment and enhance the technical skills of a sign language interpreter and contribute to career success long-term. Workshop attendees can expect to discuss and identify soft skills that are important to the Deaf Community, examine strategies on how to develop and refine these skills, and recognize when and how to use the while on the job to build relationships of trust.

Presenter Bio

Jimmy Beldon holds certification, certified deaf interpreter (CDI).  Jimmy has gained prominence as a communication specialist and CDI throughout the court system.   A teacher and mentor to deaf interpreters, Beldon provides consulting on issues of deaf culture, communication needs and works with deaf immigrants and/or refugees. His topics are Deaf interpreter, Ethical Decision-making, Translation, Consecutive and Simultaneous interpreting. Jimmy is currently vice president of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). He served on the national RID board for eight years and continues to volunteer his time to RID.  Jimmy is co-owner of Keystone Interpreting Solutions and works at St. Catherine University.