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  • Friday, August 25, 2023 7:04 PM | MassRID President (Administrator)

    A number of members are gathering up momentum to have a General Meeting this fall.  If you are a certified member, you can vote on the new Board.  Bylaws need to be updated and membership categories (and voting rights) should be redesigned to be more equitable.  Artificial Intelligence is something that may impact our field in the near future.  What will best practices be? How can we best partner with our newest interpreters, Deaf people and Deaf interpreters, and others we serve in the Commonwealth ?

    If you want to be on the team for Nominations Committee or any of the leadership and service positions for this coming year, you can email Shana at president@massrid.com

    (this post submitted by Ami Slater, CMP Admin)

  • Friday, July 15, 2022 7:22 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    MassRID is partnering with Massachusetts-based "Sociocracy For All" and encourages all members to learn about Sociocracy, the leadership approach MassRID has adopted.  

    You can see upcoming events on our EVENTS page, and you can register for free using the links provided.

    If you need an interpreter for a class you've registered for, email info@massrid.org with some notice (more is better!) so we can provide interpreting.

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 5:17 PM | MassRID Secretary
    You are invited to the Interpreters Town Hall Meeting hosted by MCDHH/MassRID.

    When: Monday May 23, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:23 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Medical Interpreter Training program, hosted by UMass Chan Medical School and Mass Health.  Two-day conference.  Registration here:


    CEUs are sponsored by MassRID.

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:21 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Elections for new board, nominations for interim Regional Representatives.  See your email for details on how to register and how to make nominations.   

  • Friday, April 15, 2022 3:22 PM | MassRID Secretary

    The Region I Virtual Conference is coming up Wednesday, Aug 3rd - Friday, Aug 5th, 2022!  Please visit the conference website for more information about volunteering for the conference committee or submitting a presentation to be considered!


  • Monday, January 31, 2022 6:50 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)
    This is clipped from an article explaining how Sociocracy works and why we need it.  You can read much more here at their website.

    Who decides?  How does it work?

    Everything that needs care in an organization is divided into domains. Each domain is taken care of by a group of people (called a ‘circle’).

    For example, a membership circle takes care of the membership domain, making decisions and policy about members and membership. A Website Circle makes all the decisions about the website domain. A Marketing Circle takes care of the marketing domain and makes all decisions and policy needed along the way. Makes sense, right? 

    Note that these circles actually have all the authority (and responsibility!) in their domain. The Website Circle doesn’t need to ask anyone for permission on their decisions on the website. There is no central power making decisions while the rest just carries out as they are told. That’s why we call this system decentralized or distributed authority. All we need to do is make a system so we can decide who decides and then many people can make many decisions in many different places.

  • Monday, January 17, 2022 2:36 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    RID's Ethics Committee is beginning to redesign the grievance system and now is the time to help think it through and discuss.  

    Thursday 2/3 3pm eastern, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuqqpjItGdDJa3s-SqpCIfdrbKnXoO3z

    Thursday 2/3 8pm eastern, register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModeyorDMsGtRR8FMcxXYAEDat9H5Q6UoY

    Saturday, 2/5 noon, register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf-iprDksHtyEEq7v1CgYleb396GHZvJj

    Sunday, 2/6 4pm eastern, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcemvrzsoEtCPJBie1v2elazRUy-nZVVq

    You can see the flyer with the ASL version attached to the calendar event in EVENTS.

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:14 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    The Core Team and those who are in current circles (Governance, Professional Development, and Membership) are going to be doing a small-group study of the application of sociocracy.  We've purchased a course from Sociocracy For All, which includes some independent study and then coming together as a group once a month for 4 months in order to practice in a guided process.

    If YOU are interested in being in any circle or leadership position (open positions include Vice President and Treasurer, and the yet-to-be-formed Communication Access) you are welcome to apply to be a part of this training with us!  Contact Ami Slater at cmp@massrid.org 

  • Wednesday, January 05, 2022 1:47 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Novin’s primary purpose is to support novice interpreters in the first few years of their career. We are pleased to announce that another cycle of the Bridge Program is just around the corner! We are starting our 5th cycle, and we'd like to thank the entire Novin Community for helping us to make this happen! Community support is what this organization is founded on -- thank you!

    For those of you who have yet to join a Bridge Program cycle, here is a brief synopsis:

    Whether you have 25 years of experience or two months, this program is for you! Traditional mentor-mentee programs imply a long-term, senior-junior relationship. Therefore, Novin | Boston is stepping away from the traditional mentor-mentee model to foster a more personalized learning opportunity. We strongly believe that everyone has something to offer one another no matter their experience level. If you're interested in more information about our approach to peer mentorship, click HERE for our FAQ page.

    If this opportunity sounds interesting, and you think you would be able to commit to a 6-week, self-led program (beginning on February 14th, 2022), please REGISTER HERE. We ask that you complete the sign-up by Friday, February 4th at 5:00 pm EST.We will be hosting a Zoom orientation/meet and greet for those who sign up for the program on February 9th at 7:00 pm EST.

    We look forward to this journey with all of you!

    Novin | Boston Leadership Team


    Novin website

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