Strands are overarching categories of Professional Development to help guide employees to program offerings.

Career Path LogoCareer Path

Career path support begins with orienting new hires and continues throughout the promotion process. Programming focuses on specific skill requirements that are necessary to progress to the next level in the DAS career ladder. It also includes topics that support our work including leadership, time management, communication skills, technical competencies and more.

Diversity and Inclusion LogoDiversity and Inclusion

This strand is focused on principles of equity, diversity, cultural and linguistic diversity, representation, inclusion, community, and belonging. It also includes the examination of social mobility, internalized biases and supremacy, systems, and dynamics of oppression, marginalization, and stereotyping.

Health and Wellness LogoHealth and Wellness

This strand offers programs to educate staff on best practices to reduce their risk of overuse injury. Self-care, vicarious trauma, and topics related to overall health and well-being are also offered.

Interpreting Skills LogoInterpreting Skills

The heart of interpreting work! This strand includes language fluency in ASL and English, mental processing of the message, and management of the discourse.

Mentoring LogoMentoring

Interpreters are mentored and provide mentoring related to content, interpreting practice, cognitive processing, and language. Programming includes best practices in mentoring students, apprentices, and colleagues as well as opportunities to be mentored.

Post-Secondary Logo LogoPost-Secondary Content

This strand relates to academic and non-academic content areas and the unique demands placed on postsecondary access service providers.

RTC LogoReal Time Captioning/Note-taking

Content in this strand focuses on skills including typing speed, dictionary development, learning new software and technology, and processing strategies for condensing information. This Strand is for RTC-NT staff members and is populated and monitored by RTC-NT staff members.

Example Programming

  • Leadership Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Emptional Intelligence
  • Promotion Readiness
  • New Staff Orientation
  • Community Building
  • Inclusive pedagogies
  • Power of stories
  • Intercultural conversations
  • Bias
  • Power, Priviledge, and Oppression
  • Remote Interpreting
  • Self-Care
  • Biomechanics
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Stretching Techniques
  • Processing skills
  • Listening skills
  • Memory and retention skills
  • Language Fluency
  • Discourse Management
  • Register
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Distance Mentoring
  • Apprentice Mentoring
  • Student Interpreter MentoringASL Consultants
  • STEM
  • Art
  • Deaf Culture
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Real Time Captioning & Note-taking Programming