“Ethics and the Real You – Part 1” OR “The Code: an analytical approach” is a prerequisite for this course. “Ethics and the Real You – Part 2” is a five-week course involving video lectures and activities you do in your own home or work space. Topics will include Rights, Moral Dilemmas, Motives, Self-Interests, Contractarianism, Men and Women, Justice and Compassion, A Just World Hypothesis, and Paternalism. Continuing the same premise used in Part 1 of this series, this course will assist you in defining your ethics, your values, and how you apply those ethics to specific scenarios as a professional interpreter. Ethical decisions and behavior involve many different constructs of belief and value. Using the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct, as a guide for the next five weeks we explore some of those nuances that demand we decide which side of the fence we stand. As with Part 1, 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 a personal journey and 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.