How to Work with Interpreters

Sep 14, 2017 09:00am -
Sep 14, 2017 04:00pm

Event Description


How to Work with an Interpreter
September 14th, 2017
9:00am – 4:00pm
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011



Advocates and Allied Professionals


How to Work with Interpreters trains services providers, administrators, and front-line staff to work effectively with an interpreter. This workshop also includes a brief introduction to language access laws. This training is ideal for advocates and allied professionals who work with interpreters, or who want to learn more about how to work with interpreters, to help serve their clients and constituents.  


Marjory Bancroft, MA:  

Marjory Bancroft is the founder and Director of Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC), the only national training agency for community and medical interpreting with more than 250 licensed trainers in 35 U.S. states, Washington, DC, Guam and six other countries. She holds a BA and MA in French linguistics from Quebec City and advanced language certificates from universities in Spain, Germany, and Jordan. She has lived in eight countries and studied seven languages. In addition to interpreting, Marjory has taught translation, English and French for universities in Canada and Jordan; immigrant schools; continuing education; and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. For three years she managed a nonprofit language service of 200 interpreters and translators. The lead author of the field’s only comprehensive textbooks, she has also authored or co-authored numerous training manuals, trainer guides and other publications.


Marjory co-founded The Voice of Love Project, which develops training on interpreting for survivors of torture, war trauma and sexual violence. She speaks and keynotes widely at conferences across the U.S. and abroad, has sat on national and international committees and was the world Project Leader for an ISO International Standard on interpreting. The leading national voice for trauma-informed interpreting, she is the lead author of the two leading training manuals and curricula for that field.

Experience Related to Sexual Violence 

Marjory volunteered five years for a local sexual assault center for hotline, hospital advocacy and national and local victim advocacy. She also spent two years as emergency backup for the local crisis hotline and the Maryland youth crisis hotline, which involved many sexual assault survivors. She has been an OVC TTAC consultant since 2001 and a consultant for the National Center for State Courts online sexual assault/domestic violence interpreter training. She also sat for six years on the board of a nonprofit torture treatment center where more than 90% of female clients and 60% of male clients were survivors of sexual violence. Both CCC and The Voice of Love Project have specialized in developing training on interpreting for survivors of sexual violence.

This training has been approved by PCCD for 6 hours of Annual Training. 


8:30am – Registration

9:00am – 12:00pm – Training

12:00pm- 1:00pm – Lunch on your own

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Training


Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and cost. However, here are a few options in the area:

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA, 17011
*a small room block has been arranged at the Radisson. You must book your room by August 14th to secure the group rate.

Hilton Harrisburg
1 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Hampton Inn
4650 Ritter Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055    

Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
4921 Gettysburg Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Additional Information

Registration is free. Click the link at the bottom of the page to register.

BYO – our funding is not able to cover the cost of food. Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks.


Deadline for Registration: September 8th, 2017

For questions about the training, please contact Karen Galbraith, Training Projects Coordinator, at or 717-728-9740 x 138.

For questions about registration, please contact Erin Levine, Database & Registration Coordinator, at, or 717-728-9740 x 106.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jul 13, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Jul 14, 2017 and ends on Sep 07, 2017.
Late registration starts on Sep 08, 2017.
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