Ethics and the Real You- Part 1


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Product Description

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 world 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.  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 ethics 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.

Additional information



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.

Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.



Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

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.


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