Deep Dive into Cultural Competence

  • 04/28/2018
  • 12:00 - 16:00
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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  • Afternoon session for Non NOTIS member
  • Afternoon session for NOTIS member

Please complete payment within two weeks after registration. Registration will be cancelled if payment is not complete within two weeks from registration date.
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NOTIS Community Interpreters Division and

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present:

Deep Dive into Cultural Competence

Second weekend closure will have regional traffic effect:

Northbound I-5 reduced to two lanes through the weekend of April 28-29

Check traffic websites to see if the on- and off-ramps you need to take will be closed.

This four-hour highly interactive class addresses very personal topics. Come prepared to take a walk through your own cultural landscape and think about how to manage that landscape when you are interpreting. We will look at how to assess and respond to the cultural landscapes of the patient, the family, the care providers, and the overarching Bio-Medical environment.

We will also practice cultural interventions, partnering with the care team to support them in engaging fully with the patient. A key goal of the class is to learn mechanisms to avoid ever speaking for the patient, but rather how to suggest to the parties that perhaps more communication about cultural underpinnings of the conversation would be useful.

Bring a pen and a clipboard or hard surface to write on, as we will carry out extensive self-inspection throughout the class and will document our findings on the handout.

Linda Golley is a training specialist at MasterWord. She is a Commissioner for CCHI, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. She teaches Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters across the country, as well as other health-related classes.

When? SATURDAY, April 28st, 2018, 12:00 NOON -- 4:00 PM
Check-in at 11:30 p.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 11:30 to sign in.
Class from 12:00 PM noon – 4:00 PM (4 hours of class)

Where?   SCCA Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: First Floor Conference Room

Cost?  $40 NOTIS members, $60  Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Registration?   Via the web (before midnight on April 25th)
Click the register button below to register.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  

Registration will be limited to the first 42 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after April 25th, 2018. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before April 25th.

Directions?  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is located at 825 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle 98109. The training will take place in the 1st Floor Conference Room. See website at: for directions.

Parking is free for this weekend class on Saturday April 28. 

Food? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks.

CE credits? 3 & 1 Ethics continuing education credits are approved from Washington State DSHS and Washington AOC. 3.75 continuing education credits are approved from CCHI. Four (4) continuing education credits are approved from ATA.  ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content or logistics

Please contact Linda Golley at regarding contents of Deep Dive into Cultural Competence workshop.

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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