Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2019-2021

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1. Membership Recruitment
Recruiting and engaging members is part of the core mission of NAIE. Member participation is essential to NAIE’s sustainability and continued push for excellence in educational interpreting.
1.1 Increase membership by 50% (300 to 450)

2. Professional Development
NAIE recognizes that knowledge and skill development of all who work as educational interpreters is essential to high-quality professional practice

2.1 Provide at least eight (8) high quality continuing education opportunities for members.
2.2 Establish an archive of past professional development opportunities.
2.3 Appoint a planning committee for the 2021 conference.

3. Leadership Development
We envision the NAIE State Ambassador Program as a mechanism to build leaders and the future of the educational interpreting field.

3.1 Recruit and train NAIE State Ambassadors (SA) for at least 40% of states with members.
3.2 Sponsor at least four (4) State Ambassador representatives at local events for presenting and/or marketing on behalf of NAIE.

4. Professional Standards and Ethics
NAIE will continue to identify, promote, and advocate for standards of practice within the field of educational interpreting.

4.1 Promote the “Professional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings” to diverse audiences through at least three (3) informational presentations.
4.2 Establish a Professional Ethics Task Force (PETF) to review and draft a code of ethics for educational interpreters.
4.3 Collaborate with the University of Northern Colorado’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies to develop a current list of state standards for educational interpreters.

5. Investigation on the Landscape of Credentialing
NAIE recognizes as the national organization for interpreters working in education it is prudent of the organization to understand the impact of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf’s current moratorium on the RID Ed:K-12 certification on the field. As well, NAIE will investigate the need for a certification or other credential for educational interpreters.

5.1 Publish an article on the importance of certification for the educational interpreting field.
5.2 Establish a task force including key stakeholders and leaders to research credentialing of educational interpreters with the goal to develop a comprehensive report on findings.