Continuing Education Center

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

During this time of social distancing and working from home, it may feel like the world has been put on hold, but your professional development doesn’t have to be. Although some of our face-to-face events might be postponed or canceled, we have many online learning opportunities that you can take advantage of, that include live webinars, archived webinars, and independent studies. Certified members have access to activities totaling 2.5 CEUs for free until April 30, 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. Please remember to use the discount code that was provided in order for the webinars to be free. The discount code cannot be used on previously purchased webinars.


Free Webinars for Certified Members

  • Community Forum: Igenda or WEgenda: How do we Define “We”? What is the Place of the “I” in the Interaction?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​​This webinar is 0.3 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and PPO. The 2015 Community Forum, “Igenda or WEgenda: How do we define “we”? What is the place of the “I” in the interaction?” will address a range of issues such as: generational differences, the implications of the Deafhood movement for interpreters, the power of our words and exploring the difference between having access and having to ask for access, our interface with the emerging field of CDI’s and future trends in the Deaf and interpreting communities.

  • Strategies for Exploring the Complexities of Ethical Decision Making for Students

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS). Circle Processes are an important part of many cultures and indigenous populations around the world and are used as a means for collective decision making, community sharing and dispute resolution. Elements of Circle Processes are also used in parts of our society as a way to build community, resolve conflict, and reach consensus. The Circle is a non-hierarchical, shared space, developed by its participants and is used as a means to share information and learn of others’ perspectives and beliefs in safe, non-threatening manner. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a forum to learn about Circles and how to facilitate Circle Processes as a way to discuss and analyze various components of ethics and decision making.

  • Social Justice Roundtable

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.4 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and PPO. The Social Justice Roundtable promotes participants to engage in meaningful exchanges around anti-oppression and social justice issues as they relate to the working and living experience of interpreters and those they serve. The forum serves to support those who are members of marginalized groups and to educate participants on issues of oppression, discrimination, and social justice. Participants will have opportunities participant in discussions, network with others, and learn from current events.

  • Secrets to Share with Deaf People about Interpreting in Court

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and Legal. In legal interpreting seminars, it is often said that court interpreting is different from community interpreting. At times, these differences can pose ethical demands when interpreters feel constrained to conduct themselves in a manner that would be objectionable in a community setting. Court interpreters have an obligation to explain these conflicts and the rationale behind them to Deaf consumers in a considerate manner. This educational piece is a critical link to improve the relations between court interpreters and the communities we serve. This seminar will address the key protocol which presents a conflict between community and legal interpreting and suggest methods and rationale to be incorporated into the discussion with the Deaf consumer prior to interpreting in court.

  • Returning to Ethics: A Meta-ethical Analysis of Community Interpreters’ Codes and Standards of Practice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS). In 2001, Pym made an appeal for the field to return to ethics. In response, this paper problematizes the ethical framework offered to community interpreters. Metaphors (e.g., conduit/advocate) are often employed to describe practitioners’ behaviors and have since emerged in pedagogy and training materials as an ethical device (e.g. interpretersshould or should not be a conduit). However, devices used to describe behaviors are not the same as those used to propose or evaluate behaviors. Normative ethics dictates the use of terms that evaluate the consequences of practice decisions in light of a profession’s values. As such, an alternative framework is proposed.