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 every day, 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 workspace. 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.
**IN ORDER FOR THIS CLASS TO MAKE, THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 8 PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED**