Debra RussellAn innovative faculty instructor, effective workshop presenter and popular guest lecturer, Dr. Russell has been involved in every aspect of signed/spoken language interpreter education, from program design and curriculum development to classroom teaching and evaluation. Her original ideas and eclectic talents have earned DLR Consulting the trusted reputation that attracts so many participants to our learning events.

We have delivered seminars and workshops across North America and beyond, on topics such as message equivalency for interpreters; working in legal settings; mentorship; oppression; interpreting in educational settings; preparing for interpreter assessment; and consecutive interpretation. Below are a few of our recent topics:  

  • Mediated Education – Teachers, Interpreters and Parents: Addressing inclusion with evidence-based practices. For the Burnaby School District (Burnaby, BC, 2012)

  • Blending Consecutive Interpreting Skills within our Teaching and Practice: How and why? Interpreters’ Training Network Symposium (Sydney, Australia, 2011)

  • Make Me a Better Interpreter: Interpreting in legal settings. Workshop series for the Ministry of Justice, Newfoundland and Labrador (2011)

  • Educational Interpreting: Putting the pieces together. For the Ministry of Education, Cartagena, Colombia (2010)

  • Consecutive Interpreting in Legal Settings. For the University of Northern Colorado (Greely, CO, 2010)

  • Malaysia Interpreter Education Seminar. For the RC Deaf Missions and SAITO College (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009)