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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

Exploring Unconscious Bias

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

Date: Saturday, 8th August 2020

Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Fee: £95.00

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

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: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

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: 22, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

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: 22, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

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: 22, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

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: 22, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

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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