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Spring webinars give your career a boost

Looking to level up your on-the-job skills? NCRA is offering three new webinars this spring to help you with Excel tips, dictionary commands for CART and broadcast captioners, and CART ethics and standards.

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Jackie Kiadii

On May 22, Jackie Kiadii, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Excel MVP, presents Excel Power Tips for Court Reporters: Elevate Your Reporting Efficiency. “I’m excited to engage with NCRA members during the webinar,” says Kiadii. “My aim is for them to leave with Excel shortcuts and tips they can use immediately to save time and increase their productivity.”

Kiadii brings years of experience on the topic, having previously worked with the City of Atlanta, the Coca-Cola Company, Emory University, the Department of Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency. This webinar is a can’t-miss opportunity for court reporters eager to streamline their workflow and leverage Excel’s potential in their day-to-day reporting.

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Rob Hemenway

On May 29, join Rob Hemenway, CRC, and Denise Munguía, RDR, CRR, CRC, for Live on the Fly, an overview of on-the-fly dictionary commands and entries for CART and broadcast captioners.

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Denise Munguía

Hemenway, President of Captain Connection, LLC, has worked as a CART captioner, freelancer, and broadcast captioner for television. For more than nine years he worked for VITAC covering national news and sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, golf, horse racing, the Winter Olympics, and the Summer Olympics.

Denise Munguía, RDR, CRR, CRC, is a freelance court reporter with Munguia Court Reporting & Captioning, LLC, who specializes in providing realtime in complex and technical litigation as well as CART captioning in the education and business settings and captioning for events.

On June 19, April Chandler, RPR, CRC, will present CART Ethics and Industry StandardsThis webinar will cover ADA guidelines, building relationships with captioning and CART consumers, and other essential aspects of behavior in the captioning setting.

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April Chandler

Chandler, who began her career in 1991, has been a captioner for nearly 30 years. In addition to working as a broadcast captioner, she pioneered captioning programs for two universities and spearheaded the creation of the captioner job classification for California State Universities. 

“If you are thinking about a career change or enhancing your career with another skill using your realtime court reporting ability,” says Chandler, “this is your chance to hear about the world of realtime CART captioning from a nationally known court reporter, captioner, and mentor. Learn about providing communication access in a variety of settings for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.”

Webinars do not have to be viewed live. The Learning Center gives 30 days from the live event to complete all required elements unless otherwise noted.   

Here’s what else we’ve got planned for this year:


Sept 11 | Power BI for Beginners | Presenter: Kenya Herring (0.125 CEU)

Sept 25 | Keeping Your Internet Connection for Remote Proceedings | Presenters: Hector Cordova, CLVS; Sarah Kleinschmidt, CLVS (0.1 CEU)


Oct. 9 | Meeting the Needs of Our Students | Presenters: Dr. Nequel Burwell & John Blue (0.1 CEU)


Nov. 20 | The History of Early American Shorthand Machines Presenter: Kathryn Dittmeier, CRI (0.125 CEU)

Please note that all dates, titles, and presenters are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change. For up-to-date information, visit the NCRA Learning Center or check the latest JCR Weekly.

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