MCIS’ Board of Directors: Experiences, Learnings and Scaling Social Impact

  We believe that great non-profits are built by great staff and great board and committee members. In this video, incoming Chair of MCIS’ Board, Gautam Nath, outgoing Chair, Cambria Ravenhill, and Secretary, Soussanna Karas, share their experiences about serving on MCIS’ Committees and the Board and their perspectives on how the Board’s strategic and advisory activities, guided by a clear mission and vision, have been contributing to positive social impact in the communities MCIS…

Executive Director Latha Sukumar speaks about the GALA conference, future of interpretation and more

We landed in Amsterdam on the 24th of March to attend the 2017 Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) Language of Business conference.  I was filled with nostalgia for Schiphol airport having been there once 30 years back, en route to Canada as a new immigrant, filled with anticipation and excitement.  A lot has changed in the world, in my life, and in the language services industry over these three decades. The conference kicked off to…

MCIS’ Language Independent Translator Training Program – 5 Years in the Making

On Tuesday, March 21, MCIS launched its Language Independent Translator Training Program. It was the culmination of all the hard work of the team led by Gabriela Rodas in strong collaboration with Victoria Radvan over the past year. It is hard to even try to describe the amount of work that went into developing this comprehensive training curriculum consisting of 40 modules that cover all aspects of providing translation services, from the conceptual and theoretical…

MCIS Team Brainstorms at Strategic Planning Session on March 11

Video Courtesy: Martin Jimenez, Testing and Training Assistant On Saturday, March 11, 2017, we had an energetic and invigorating strategy session, facilitated by Mark Ellwood, a volunteer Consultant from Management Advisory Services – a wonderful organization that does great work.  I did not know how we were going to accomplish our set objectives within the 3 hours we had set aside for this purpose.  However, I was not disappointed.  17 people came together with the sole purpose…