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Earn CEUs with sessions from the 2021 NCRA Conference & Expo

Selected sessions from the 2021 NCRA Conference & Expo are now available at the NCRA Learning Center to watch from the comfort of your home. The cost for each is $55 member/$79 nonmember. Each session is worth 0.1 CEU.

Here are the new sessions available now:

Effective File Sharing Strategies for 2021 and the Future

Presenter: Brent A. Young

Reporters all know the limitations of emailing files that are too large. You may already be using one of the many solutions available. But are there better ways to be more productive and more secure when sending and sharing files? Let’s find out. This session will cover the differences between online storage tools (Dropbox or Google drive) and file delivery services (WeTransfer and Attachmore) and what is best to use for the task at hand. We will also talk about how to securely transfer files in general or specifically to meet HIPAA requirements. Also, the session will offer fresh ideas on how to receive large files from others and how to collect payments for your files with ease.

Breaking the Language Barrier: Best Practices for International and Interpreted Depositions

Presenter: Ian Hardy

In this follow-up to his popular seminar, International Depositions 101, global deposition expert Hardy goes further into how to cover proceedings in international settings. He will discuss the key logistics of international depositions for reporters and videographers, the best ways to manage interpreted proceedings, and how remote technology can make anyone an international reporter. Learn industry-leading tips and tricks together with your colleagues in this fun, interactive seminar.

Nightmare on Zoom Street

Presenters: Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC; and Kelli Ann Willis, RPR, CRR

What do you do when your videoconference or teleconference goes wrong? Many court reporters, captioners, and videographers are adjusting to a whole new world and learning how to incorporate Zoom, Teams, Skype, and many other products in their jobs. NCRA’s Technology Committee will offer suggestions for troubleshooting the problems that come up in making a remote courtroom, deposition, or captioning work.

Education Is Power – STRONG’s Sculpting Techniques

Presenters: Sue Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC; and Phyllis Craver-Lykken, FAPR, RPR

NCRA STRONG’S Co-Chairs Terry and Craver-Lykken will share techniques that have been carefully sculpted over the past three years on how to best educate judges, attorneys, court administrators, broadcast companies, and other consumers of court reporting and captioning services. Harness the power of education-based advocacy. The reality is: “You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready.”

Unmute Yourself: Tips and Tricks to Communicate Effectively In and Out of the Workplace

Presenters: Callie Sajdera, RPR; and Rachel Barkume, RPR, CRR

Is speaking up a challenge for you? If so, join Sajdera and Barkume to explore communication challenges familiar to all stenographers. Gain the confidence to speak up on and off the record in your interactions with consumers like attorneys and judges, and to positively lead your team.

The Tech Show

Presenters: Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC; and Suzanne Trimble, RPR, CRR

In this session, Technology Committee members will provide a look at some of the different gadgets and software court reporters and captioners use and share what to look for in the gadgets, apps, software, and other items that help you do your job better. This session will be helpful for anyone involved in the production of realtime feeds or transcripts, including officials, freelancers, and captioners. The speakers will also answer questions to help you learn ways to maximize technology to increase your productivity and overall effectiveness on the job.

Kids’ Court School: Educating Child and Adolescent Witnesses about the Court Process

Presenter: Rebecca Nathanson, Ph.D.

This session will provide an overview of the credibility of child witnesses and an in-depth presentation of the Kids’ Court School (KCS) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Through this session, participants will gain an understanding of child witness credibility, the KCS program, and the effects of the KCS program on child witnesses’ court-related stress.