From the Mel King Institute:
Ever been to a meeting where the non-English speakers are unable to actively participate because they are separated from the group, listening to an interpreter, and unable to read powerpoint and handout materials? This workshop will cover a variety of techniques and approaches to meetings and long-term involvement that move people out of the corner and into the inner circle of the meeting.
During this training, the group will engage in exercises and role plays to compare and constrast effective versus ineffective meetings in terms of participant engagement across different languages. Participants will also be given the chance to discuss challenges with the trainers who have over 10 years of experience in working to overcome language barriers.
Karen Narefsky, Somerville Community Development Corporation and Juliana Tedesco, MassTranslations