2021 Professional Development Days (PDD)

Day 1: Saturday 18 September 2021, from 10:00 to 15:00
Day 2:
Saturday 25 September 2021, from 13:00 to 17:15

With all-day networking available in the online networking platform Wonder.

Tickets cost €25 for SENSE members and €40 for non-members. The ticket grants access to both days.

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PDD Day 1: Saturday 18 September 10:00–15:00

10:00–10:15 Welcome and announcements
10:15–11:00 Peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing
Martina Abagnale, Anne Oosthuizen, and Danielle N. Carter
11:00–11:10 Break
11:10–11:40

Intercultural business communication
Nandini Bedi, Kenneth Quek, Wendy Baldwin
(panel discussion, part 1)

How the language industry has changed over the past 20 (or so) years
John Linnegar
How to increase your visibility and market your services (blogging as marketing)
Claire Bacon
11:40–11:50 Break
11:50–12:20 Intercultural business communication
(panel discussion, part 2)
The freedom of freelancing: deciding on a digital nomad journey
Maaike Leenders
Spanish wine and translation: What could they possibly have in common?
Rebecca Reddin
12:20-12:30 Break
12:30–13:00 On being a specialized generalist
Jasper Pauwels
Money management: why you should pay yourself a salary
Martina Abagnale
Personal branding: Lessons learnt through trial and (t)error
Anne Oosthuizen
13:00–13:40 Tea break & networking on Wonder
13:40–14:10 What the SENSE Mentoring programme can do for you
Nandini Bedi, Kate Sotejeff-Wilson, Jackie Senior, Jenny Zonneveld and Martina Abagnale
(panel discussion, part 1)
Working as collaborative translators in arts and culture
Danielle N. Carter

Keep track to keep up: organizing your workflow
Ashley Cowles

14:10–14:20 Break
14:20–14:50 Mentorship
(panel discussion, part 2)
Editing slam!
Daphne Visser-Lees and Curtis Barrett

Prompt!
Lizzie Kean and Carola Janssen

14:50–15:00 Closure, thanks, and announcements
15:00–16:30 Virtual afternoon tea and networking

PDD Day 2: Saturday 25 September 13:00–17:15

13:00–13:10 Welcome and announcements
13:10–13:40 Positive strategies to combat imposter syndrome
John Linnegar, Naomi Gilchrist, Betsy Hedberg
(panel discussion, part 1)
An ergonomic workspace: keep fit while you work
Jenny Zonneveld
Prompt!
Lizzie Kean and Carola Janssen
13:40–13:50 Break
13:50–14:20 Positive strategies to combat imposter's syndrome
(panel discussion, part 2)
Money management: why you should pay yourself a salary
Martina Abagnale
The freedom of freelancing: deciding on a digital nomad journey
Maaike Leenders
14:20–14:30 Break
14:30–15:00 Spanish wine and translation: What could they possibly have in common?
Rebecca Reddin
Networking on Wonder
De Back to Basics: Customer Service for Language Professionals
Christy de Back
15:00–15:40 Tea break & networking on Wonder
15:40–16:10 Recognising and working with inductive/deductive communication styles
Nandini Bedi
How the language industry has changed over the past 20 (or so) years
John Linnegar
Language skills in global times (maintaining language pairs)
Ellen Singer
16:10–16:20 Break
16:20–16:50 CPD: Changing professional development
with Lloyd Bingham
16:50–17:00 Closure, thanks, and announcements
17:15–19:00 Virtual borrel and networking

 

2021 PDD