Upcoming Events 2018

  • Wednesday 28th November 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.

Past Events

  • Thursday 25th October 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: Collaboration

By definition, interpreters work with people; our success often depends on working collaboratively with our clients. There are many ways in which the behaviour of clients can impact on the success for our work, and vice versa for our clients. Therefore to maximise the chances of a successful interaction, both interpreters and clients need to be on the same page about what works best for each. Connect is developing a workshop for clients (initially Deaf clients), to provide some basic / medium level training in what makes our task more successful.

  • Thursday 20th September 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • Thursday 23rd August 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: Self care for interpreters

Self care is a term that has become more popular over recent years, but what does it actually mean for us as interpreters? Whether you’re an overwhelmed newbie or a self care ninja, Julia and Kimberley will lead a session that allows you to reflect on the importance of your self care practice, and to take away tools and resources to help you improve your self care practice in your personal and professional lives.

  • Thursday 24th July 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • It’s our Birthday!

When: Tuesday 26th June. Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm. Presentation and discussion from 6.30pm.
Where: MtgRm, 2 Kingsland Tce, Kingsland, Auckland.

Connect warmly invites you to a mid-winter event to celebrate 15 years of continuous provision of interpreting services to the NZ Deaf community…The profession is primed for significant changes; we would love to hear your comments and ideas!

Third year AUT interpreting students welcome.

Please RSVP to lynx@connectinterpreting.co.nz by Monday 25th June for catering purposes.

  • Thursday 24th May 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • Thursday 19th April 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: Connect PD (Topic: Mental Health Interpreting – an introduction)
  • Thursday 22nd March 2018, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • February 2018: A special three-session series on ‘Teaming
    • Part 1: Saturday 10th February from 10am – 2pm
    • Part 2: Thursday 15th February from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    • Part 3: Thursday 22nd February from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

All interpreters welcome!

Where: MtgRm, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland, Auckland. Drinks and nibbles will be available around noon on the Saturday, and from 5.30pm on the Thursdays.

  • 24th-26th November 2017, AUT ‘Signs of Professionalism‘ Conference, AUT City Campus Auckland. A conference reflecting on 25 years of NZSL interpreting, teaching, and development. More information will be released in 2017, but any enquiries can be directed to Susie Ovens, susie.ovens@aut.ac.nz
  • Tuesday October 24th 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: Topic: “Getting along: managing Self and Other”
      How do we reconcile difficult personal feelings like bias, indignation and hurt in order to work more effectively and enjoy healthier professional relationships? Having spent 5 weeks interpreting day and night with a small film crew in PNG, Leila will discuss potential strategies for emotional resilience while negotiating the various interpersonal/intra-personal demands of intense contact time with clients and how this might apply to everyday life.
  • Thursday 21st September 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: Topic: “Teaming” Part 2
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: Topic: “How to keep ourselves safe”
  • Thursday 20th July 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • Thursday 22nd June 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
    • from 5.30pm: drinks, nibbles and networking
    • 6.30pm-8.30pm: “Teaming”.
  • Thursday 25th May 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • Thursday 20th April 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland. All interpreters and 3rd year interpreting students welcome.
  • Tuesday 21st March 2017, The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Friday 17th February, 6:30-8:30pm, Dr. Debra Russell (President, WASLI), presentation at AUT.
  • 2nd-4th December 2016: Spring Workshop (Legal Interpreting: The Basics – Roles, Context and Challenges).
  • Thurs 27th October 2016, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thurs 22nd September 2016: Connect Training.
  • Tues 23rd August 2016, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Tues 19th July 2016: Connect Training (Mid-Winter Celebration and Special in-house ‘Tricks and Tips’ presentation’)
  • Thurs 23rd June 2016, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thurs 26 May 2016: Mindfulness Training.
  • Tues 19 April 2016, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thurs March 24th 2016: Connect Training (Vicarious Trauma)
  • Thurs February 25th 2016, 6:30pm,Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Friday 27th-Saturday 28th November, 2015. Connect Spring Workshop 2015. Venue: Auckland University of Technology (AUT), WT building, corner of Queen and Wakefield streets. Level 8. (Room to be confirmed)..
  • Tuesday 20th October, 2015, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Tuesday 23rd September 2015. Professional Development opportunity, with Dr George Major presenting: ‘A New Perspective on the Role of the Interpreter’. Where: MtgRm, 2 Kingsland Tce, Kingsland
  • Tuesday 18th August, 2015, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015, 6:30pm, Training. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thursday June 18th, 2015, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thursday May 21st, 2015, 6:30pm, Training/Presentation/Discussion: Managing Relationships.Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Tuesday April 21st, 2015, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Tuesday 17th March, 2015, 6:30pm, Professional Development Session: ‘Small Talk’: How Do We Navigate The Minefield of Pre-Assignment Waiting Rooms?’ 5.30pm Drinks and nibbles, 6.30pm – 8.30pm discussions. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thursday February 19th, 2015, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Connect Spring Workshop 2014: Medical & Mental Health Interpreting with Nicholas Padden-Duncan (UK). Upstairs boardroom at Auckland Deaf Society (Potters Park Event Centre), Balmoral.
  • Wednesday October 15th, 2014, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thursday September 25th, 2014, 6:30pm. Teaming Workshop. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Wednesday August 20th, 2014, 6:30pm, Peer Supervision (Auckland). Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Saturday August 9th, 2014, 11:00am. Peer Supervision (Christchurch). Location: Marlene’s home, Huntsbury Hill.
  • Wednesday June 25th, 2014, 6:30pm. Peer Supervision. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Wednesday May 21st, 2014, 6:30pm. Mental Health Overview: Introduction. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Thursday April 24th, 2014, 6:30pm. Peer Supervision. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Saturday April 12th, 2014, Crisis intervention/de-escalation training. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Wednesday March 26th, 2014, 6:00pm. “Call out training”. Location: The Meeting Room, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland.
  • Connect Spring Workshop November 22-24, 2013: Medical & Mental Health Interpreting workshop, “Honing our Skills”
    Led by Canadian speaker and Interpreter Educator, Karen Malcolm.