Making Sense of Sensemaking and Interpreting- 0.3 CEUs


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Product Description

What you will learn

Sensemaking is the process by which people give meaning to experience. While this process has been studied by other disciplines under other names for centuries, the term ‘sensemaking’ has primarily marked three distinct but related research areas since the 1970s. The interrogation of experience has a long tradition in continental philosophy. Sensemaking has a very practical application to the process of sign language interpreting. Experience plays an important role in the act of interpreting. This webcast will focus on the sensemaking process and the function it plays in making sure the message is the same from the source to the Deaf consumer.


  1. Participants will be able to list seven elements of sensemaking.
  2. Participants will be able to identify two tips to exploring the Wider System of Sensemaking.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least one application of sensemaking to interpreting.

Advanced topic.

Additional information


0.3 Professional Studies

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.