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Claris Industrious Workshops (2)

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • 9:45 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Anderson County Main Library - 300 N McDuffie St, Anderson, SC 29621
  • 24


  • This payment covers BOTH the first and second workshop, either in-person or virtual.
  • Current SC RID BOD (board of directors) officer
  • This payment covers only the first workshop on intersectionality, either in-person or virtual.
  • This payment covers only the second workshop on routinization, either in-person or virtual.

SC RID presents 2 workshops in 1 day presented by Claris Industrious, NIC in Anderson, SC.

Presented in spoken English, both in-person and virtual (Zoom link will be sent the morning of the workshops).


9:45am-12:45pm - Workshop #1

12:45pm-1:45pm - Lunch catered to the library from Groucho's deli 

1:45-4:45pm - Workshop #2


Workshop #1: "A Single Story: Intersectionality and the Deaf Community" (PPO), 0.3 CEUs

Workshop description:   

Level of participant’s prior knowledge: Some

Target Audience: Intermediate and Advanced

Suggested Reading: Mirror to the Church by Emmanuel Katongole

At the core of the current racial upheaval, is the all-consuming denial of the possibility that we, as human beings, are a conglomeration of our environment, upbringing, religious views, race, culture, mindset, influences and yes, even our biases.  Countless attempts to pigeon hole any individual or group of individuals has resulted in the marginalized system of government, ministry and workplaces today.  This workshop will examine the dangers of using this approach to society and its consequences when applied to the Deaf community among whom we live, work and minister. 

Educational objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify the 3 postures that we bring to our work process that derails our work.

2. Analyze “single story” traits for their potential impact on the interpreting/ministry process.

3. Analyze “resident vs alien” tendencies and their impact on the interpreting/ministry process

Workshop #2: "Cruise Control: Using Routinization," 0.3 CEUs

Workshop description:

This workshop focuses on the use of routinization and its effect on capacity (our ability to process at a comfortable level/rate of speed) and memory (our ability to retain information whether long term or short term for use in the process).  We will pay particular attention to its use in the VRS, educational, religious and medical setting.

Educational objectives:

1. Identify the structure of long-term vs short-term memory and how routinization affects them

2. Demonstrate the appropriate use of routinization and apply its use in 4 settings

3. Demonstrate reusable methods that will continue to increase their mental capacity and memory

4. Prepare 3 techniques that will employ routinization in order to avoid brain drain while working

Participants will be asked to work in groups to develop strategies for using routinization in each setting and then demonstrate these strategies for the class, give feedback on each demonstration and participate in a Q&A session

Materials needed:

Computer/tablet-participant bring their own


Presenter bio:

Claris Industrious, a native of the Virgin Islands, holds an A.A. and B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration respectively from the University of the Virgin Islands. Her interpreter training was completed at Camden County Community College in 1997.  She received her Certificate of Interpretation from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 2001.  In 2011, she also obtained the NIC certification.

Her association with Deaf ministry spans more than 40 years.  In 1997, after completing her training, she moved to Ringgold, Georgia to become the Chief Financial Officer for Harvest Deaf Ministries, Inc.  That ministry then added a Deaf day school (1998-2019) and a Deaf church (2001-present).

She is the owner of Toolbox Interpreting and a professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN.  She also spends a part of each year mentoring, presenting workshops, as well as interpreting in VRS, medical and mental health settings primarily. She continually strives to develop leaders within the Deaf community who not only have a heart for Deaf consumers but also a heart for excellence.


Request for accommodations

Requests for accommodations are due to by Saturday, April 9, 2022. 

Language policy

These workshops will be presented in spoken English.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations with refunds may be made up to 7 days prior to the event. Other situations will be discussed with the board on a case-by-case basis.

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