This course is a “retooling” of the former course “The Code: an analytical approach.” Ethics and the Real You – Part 1 is the first in a three-part series exploring various paradigms in the worlds of interpreting and ethics. Sign Language interpreters make crucial decisions all the time in which we use our own life experiences for navigating our choices. We are in the business of facilitating the most personal and private communications. In this course, we examine the various constructs of ethics and morality. Topics will include, What ethics are not, Five sources of ethical standards/approaches, Framework for ethical decision-making, Ethics Everyday, Who is your community?, Five Questions: A Systematic Approach, Values Clarification, Consistency and Ethics, Life Stages, Conscience and Authority, Who counts?, Moral Standing, Interpreting Models, and Interpreting and Audism. Using the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct, as a guide, we navigate through some of the most difficult judgment calls. “Ethics and the Real You – Part 1” 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 ethics, your values, and how you apply those to specific dilemmas. 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.
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.
All classes are non-refundable.
Working sign language interpreters
David W. Hylan, Jr., Ed.D., CI/CT, LA Level V
David 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.