ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Professional Development Committee advises the RID Board of Directors and assists RID Headquarters in the oversight of the policies and standards for the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and the Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program.

Contacts: 

Chair: Richard Laurion
Board of Directors Liaison: Joshua Pennise

Headquarters Liaison: Carol Turner

Current committee members (2015-2017):

  • Richard Laurion (Chair)
  • Mary MacLean (CIT Rep)
  • Lisa Bolding
  • Nathan Fowler
  • Dawn Duran
  • Lisa Weems
  • Shalene Germani

Scope of Work:

TASKS TO COMPLETE DURING 2015-2017 TERM:

  • ELEMENT #1: Complete a review of the current CMP.
    • A review of the original goals and intentions of the CMP along with the current Standards and Criteria, including its applicability to document RID members’ currency of information and readiness to practice interpreting.
    • Research, develop and recommend to the Board, policies and procedures currently practiced by other certification programs in the industry (including, but not limited to; comparing recertification vs. continuing maintenance programs, accreditation of the CMP)
    • Address conference Motion I
      • We move that 1.0 of the required 6.0 CEUs under the content area of Professional Studies be training related to topics of Power, Privilege, and Oppression.Be it further moved that the content area of Professional Studies include as a fourth category the topic of Power, Privilege and Oppression.Be it further moved that the PDC will work with representatives from the Diversity Council, Deaf Advisory Council, Council of Elders and Member Section leaders, to identify the scope of topics to be included under the Professional Studies category of Power, Privilege, and Oppression.
    • Work with the Pro Bono Ad Hoc committee in their charge to address conference Motion J
      • Move that the RID Board of Directors establish an ad hoc committee to include representatives from the authors of this motion, a representative from the PDC, certified members, community stakeholders, including people who are not yet in support of this idea, to investigate the implementation of a system to document ProBono hours for members (certified and associate) during their four year cycle; Be it further moved that this committee shall be comprised of no less than 50% Deaf members.
    • In collaboration with key HQ staff, offer recommendations, to the RID Board, for consideration to enhance, and ensure relevancy of, the program.
  • ELEMENT #2: Review the overall structure of fees/costs of the CMP.
    • Review the current cost of the CMP, including (but not limited to) cost to RID, fees paid by members, fees paid by sponsors.
    • Research the possibility of internal sponsor options.
    • Offer recommendations, to the RID Board, for consideration.
  • ELEMENT #3: Create an audit committee program.
    • Create a system of auditor groups (separate but in communication with HQ and the PDC), who will conduct regular and ‘spot’-audits to ensure effective functioning of RID’s network of approved sponsors.
    • Offer recommendations, to the RID Board, for consideration to enhance, and ensure relevance and currency of, the program.
  • ELEMENT #4: Create a new sponsor application and review process.
    • Review the new sponsor application form and update as needed.
    • Create a system to address the backlog of individuals and organizations wishing to become sponsors and seeking applications.
    • Create a system to ensure ongoing review of applications.
    • Offer recommendations, to the RID Board, for consideration.
    • identify the costs involved ‘
  • ELEMENT #5: Create and offer regular sponsor training
    • Work with HQ staff and key stakeholders to develop training opportunities for sponsors
    • Offer regular training sessions – through webinar or in-person – for the purpose of keeping Sponsors current on the appropriate management and delivery of sponsorship services to RID members.
  • ELEMENT #6: Monitor and respond to Sponsor questions
    • Work with HQ staff to provide regular monitoring of the Sponsor list and respond as appropriate to questions, concerns or issues raised by sponsors.

 

Report Dates:

  • Final Report- Due by March 1, 2017
    • Final report to include (but not limited to):
      • Successes completed during term.
      • Update on work related to conference motions
      • Challenges faced during term.
      • Recommendations for the next appointed group’s scope of work.
      • Projection of work to complete between March 1- conference.
    • Term Update Reports Due:
      • January 1, 2016
        • Report should include (but not limited to):
          • Introductions of committee members
          • Report from work conducted during transition (up to January 1, 2016)
          • Review of New Sponsor application
          • Plan for recruitment, review and approval of New Sponsors
          • outline plans for Sponsor on-going training program
      •  April 1, 2016
        • Report should include (but not be limited to):
          • results from phase I of the modified audit procedures
          • recruitment and planning for educational auditor team training
          • PDC planned involvement/presents at Region Conference events
      •  July 1, 2016
        • Report should include (but not be limited to):
          • 1st draft of CMP/ACET revised standards and criteria document
          • 1st report from PDC work on Conference Motions: CM15.## and CM15.##
      •  October 1, 2016
        • Report should include (but not be limited to):
          • results from phase II of the modified audit procedures & update on the work of educational audit teams’ training
      •  January 1, 2017
        • Report should include (but not be limited to):
          • Final draft of CMP/ACET revised standards and criteria document
          • PDC response to Conference Motions – CM15.## & CM15.##

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