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CPD Training for Interpreters and other Language Service Professionals

Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our scheduled training dates as we are not able to offer face to face training sessions at present. We are currently working on offering online training sessions and will post further details in due course.

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Upcoming Training

Humour in the Workplace

Date: Saturday, 8th August 2020 

Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm 

Fee: £40.00

Venue: This will be via Zoom with a maximum number of 12 participants

Delivered By: Dr Jules Dickinson , delivered in spoken English

Dr Jules Dickinson, RSLI/FASLI. Jules is an experienced community interpreter and qualified Professional Supervisor. She is passionate about supporting interpreters to be healthy and resilient practitioners. Jules’ PhD examined the ways in which the interpreter impacts upon workplace interaction, focussing on humour and small talk in meetings. Aside from her role as a Professional Supervisor, she continues to support the development of the interpreting profession as a trainer, research-practitioner and consultant.

Small talk, humour and swearing present a challenge for the interpreter, especially in the workplace setting, where there are established relationships and implicit norms. These types of interactions occur throughout the working day, from greetings at the start of a shift through to banter in a team meeting and they fulfil a variety of functions.

This workshop will focus on the relational elements of workplace talk and will look at why the interpreter needs to ensure the Deaf employee has access to all elements of workplace dialogue.

Learning outcomes

Understanding the importance of relational talk in the workplace.

How to manage small talk and humour at work.

Develop strategies for interpreting workplace humour and small talk.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Brief Introduction to Interpreting in Legal Settings

Date: Tuesday, 18th August 2020 

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm 

Fee: £25.00

Venue: This will be via Webinar

Delivered By: Byron Campbell, delivered in spoken English

The webinar will be led by Byron Campbell who has over 40 years of interpreting experience – 30 of those working in legal settings. Byron will outline some of the main types of assignments when working in the legal domain, as well as looking at some of the skills and knowledge required to function effectively when interpreting in legal settings.

There will be a discussion around some of the main dilemmas and issues that arise when working in this field and guidance will be provided on strategies to begin developing some of the knowledge, understanding and skills for those interested in working in this challenging domain.

This webinar will begin with a 60 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute session of questions and discussion..

If you are interested, please contact training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Use of Roleshift when Interpreting

Date: Saturday, 19th September 2020 

Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm 

Fee: £40.00

Venue: This will be via Zoom with a maximum number of 10 participants

Delivered By:Jeff Brattan-Wilson, delivered in BSL

Jeff Brattan-Wilson will be running a three hour workshop focusing on the application of roleshift when interpreting English to BSL and will also be highlighting why roleshift is integral to both interpreting and translation. The participants will take part in practical activities as well as being equipped with some useful strategies to ensure that roleshift can be embedded into translating/interpreting practice.

This course is open to all trainees and qualified interpreters/translators (both Deaf and hearing).

Jeff was one of first Deaf people in the UK to become a qualified translator and is currently, among other things, teaching interpreting studies at Signworld.

If you are interested, please contact training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Exploring Unconscious Bias

An introductory workshop for Deaf and Hearing Sign Language Interpreters and Translators

Date: To Be Confirmed

Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Fee: £95.00

Venue: West Sussex - To Be Confirmed

Delivered by: Josef Baines and Darren Townsend-Handscomb in BSL

In this very interactive workshop, the following three areas will be explored: 

Unconscious Bias (UB)

What is Unconscious Bias, the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and UB in the real world. 

Unconscious Bias and the Interpreter / Translator

How does UB impact on interpreters / translators? 

Unconscious Bias and interpreting / translation

The challenge for interpreters and translators and strategies to address UB 

During the morning, Unconscious Bias and the IAT will be explored, then in the afternoon this thinking will be applied to our profession and ourselves, using examples to focus discussions.  

The day will conclude by looking at what we can do and next steps.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Hypothetically Speaking

Date: To be confirmed

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee: £85.00

Venue: West Sussex - To Be Confirmed

Delivered by: Byron Campbell and Radha Starr in BSL

There are many difficult concepts and abstract ideas that are difficult to translate into clear BSL.

The hypothetical ‘if’, Conditionals and interpreting statistical information can often cause us problems, for example; 8 out of 10 people will …., 1 in 3 people have …. How do we make sure this concept is clear to the Deaf user?

We will also look at interpreting comparisons, the concepts of ‘affect’ and ‘effect’, emphasis and the use of time lines.

For futher details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Making Ethical Decisions

Date: To be confirmed

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Fee: £85.00

Venue: West Sussex - To Be Confirmed

Delivered By: Sarah Haynes, Interpreting Pathways

This workshop explores the values that motivate our decision-making and applies ethical frameworks, including the Demand Control Schema, as practical tools for helping us to make good decisions in response to our everyday interpreting issues and events.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Advanced International Sign Course

Date: To be confirmed

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Fee: £180.00

Venue: West Sussex - To Be Confirmed

Delivered By: Gavin Lilley

We are delighted to offer this course, which is ideally suited for those that have participated in the ‘Introduction to International Signing’ workshop, or for those who have some experience in working in international settings but want to develop their skills further.

Expect a lot of tasks, discussions and analysis throughout these two, very practical training days.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

From Theory to Practice

Date: To be confirmed 

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Fee: £85.00

Venue: West Sussex - To Be Confirmed

Delivered By: Sarah Haynes and Elizabeth Gardner, Interpreting Pathways

What is new in Interpreting research and how can we apply this to our practice?

There is now increasing research being conducted regarding interpreting process, which aims to inform the practice of working professionals. However many working interpreters do not

regularly access current research and therefore, do not benefit from the resources available to them.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide interpreters with an overview of themes from recent research and publications and then consider how we can apply this to interpreting practice.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

When Good Co-Working Goes Bad: Reframing our conversations with colleagues

Date: To be confirmed 

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Fee: £85.00

Venue: West Sussex - To Be Confirmed

Delivered By: Sarah Haynes and Elizabeth Gardner, Interpreting Pathways

Do you co-work without really thinking about it?

Does a bad experience with a co-worker leave you feeling that you don’t really know how to respond to them or to the situation? It is not always possible, or good strategy, to refuse to work with that co-worker in the future, so what can we do instead?

Spend the day with us exploring coping strategies to help deal with those difficult co-working days.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

 

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