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 and end-of-day networking in Zoom.

Tickets cost €25, and the ticket grants access to both days.

The PDD event is for SENSE members only.  Click here to register. Members, remember to log in!

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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 Carter
11:00–11:10 Break
11:10–11:40

Intercultural business communication
(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
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 How to be a specialised 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 Lunch break & networking
13:40–14:10 What the SENSE Mentoring programme can do for you
Nandini Bedi, Kate Sotejeff-Wilson, Jackie Senior, and Jenny Zonneveld
(panel discussion, part 1)
Working as collaborative translators in arts and culture
Danielle Carter

Keep track to keep up: organizing your workflow
Ashley Cowles

14:10–14:20 Break
14:20–14:50 What the SENSE Mentoring programme can do for you
(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's 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
How to be a specialised generalist
Jasper Pauwels
14:20–14:30 Break
14:30–15:00 Spanish wine and translation: What could they possibly have in common?
Rebecca Reddin
The freedom of freelancing – deciding on a digital nomad journey
Maaike Leenders
(To be announced)
Christy de Back
15:00–15:40 Lunch break & networking
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
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 afternoon tea and networking