The Code: An Analytical Approach


Dates: October 9 - November 12, 2017

Cost: $175 ($140 Early Bird - by September 15)

CEUs: 2.0 (RID approved Professional Studies)

Sign Language interpreters make crucial decisions all the time. We are in the business of facilitating the most personal and private communications. Using the RID/NAD Code of Professional conduct, as a guide, we navigate through some of the most difficult judgment calls. “The Code: an analytical approach” is a five-week course involving video lectures and activities you do in your own home or work space. This course will assist you in defining your own ethics and how you would respond to specific scenarios.  If you are looking for the magic formula of what you should or should not do, this is not the course for you.  This course is about teaching us how to fish rather than just throwing us a fish.

We are offering 2.0 CEUs to each person that completes the five-week course. At the end of the course, participants will have a clearer understanding of Value Systems and what role they play in making value judgments in the context of the Code of Professional Conduct. Using the information learned in this course, it is hoped, each participant will be able to ascertain which interpreting assignments or situations can be embraced and those that should be avoided.

Here is how it works. Beginning Monday, October 9, the instructor, David Hylan, MS, CI/CT will post a weekly video lecture for you to watch. At the end of the lecture you will be given activities to complete and topics to address. You will post your responses to the activities and topics in the discussion boards so your fellow students and the instructor can provide you feedback. You are expected to make one original post and respond to at least two posts from your peers on the message board for each topic. You can watch the video lectures and complete the coursework at your convenience during each week. There are no specific times you have to be available.

The last day to register is October 6 at midnight (EST). This class will be limited to the first 30 people that register. 

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given. If for some reason, the class is cancelled, you will be given credit equal to the amount that you paid at registration to use toward another class or webcast.

Comments from prior participants.

'Valuable learning experience!'

'Workshop was thought provoking and really stretched me to think outside the box.'

'I highly recommend this course for all interpreters, whether they are new to the field or more seasoned interpreters.'





David W. Hylan, Jr., Ed.D., CI/CT, LA Level V holds a doctoral degree from the Louisiana State University – Shreveport in Leadership Studies and a Master of Science degree in Deaf Education from Lamar University. He has been the executive director of the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center for the past 31 years. He has provided over 40 years of professional services as an interpreter and mentor. David is one of the founding members of the Louisiana Coalition of Service Providers and People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE). David has provided interpreting services on the college level, medical, legal, and governmental situations. He serves as an RID Local Test Administrator. He is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and the Louisiana Association of the Deaf and International Leadership Association. He has conducted workshops on the national, state, and local level in the areas of sign language interpreter training, leadership and interpreting ethics, and American Sign Language training.

 Approved by RID for CEUs.


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