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Ethics and Boundaries

Training Advocacy And Guidance Service

Friday, 31 October 2014 from 09:00 to 13:00 (GMT)

Ethics and Boundaries

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Ethics and Boundaries


Aim and Content of the Course


Trainer: Helen Tagg

This course suggests that our own gut feeling may not be the best test of professional decision-making!  Instead, we need some sort of filter that becomes more and more refined with experience, but how do we know if we are thinking about dilemmas in a logical and ethical way, or just going with what feels right?

On this training day we look at the difference between "gut feeling" and ethical considerations and provide a number of theories and practical frameworks so that you can then work through different scenarios, some of which can be provided by the course participants, which will bring up the conflicts that can occur in interpreting work.

We will then look at the boundaries and limits we work within; which Interpreter Model do you most feel comfortable with .. and so what are your warning signs to look out for to ensure you are always working professionally?


 Outline/Agenda for the day


  • Our "non-professional" influences, impulses and decision-making pressures


  • Creating and refining a filter for interpreting dilemmas and problems
  • Being alert to potential issues; to avoid them before they become real problems


  • Our default modes of interpreting behaviours; when are they useful and where do we need to exercise caution?


  • Expanding the model of interpreting so that we can react differently in different situations


Trainer profile


Helen Tagg has over 10 years' experience of training and supporting interpreters and was one of the co-founders (now sole owner) of Sign Gecko which has created itself a reputation in delivering 'quality training for qualified interpreters'.

Helen is an ASLI-Approved Mentor and holder of City & Guilds Certificate in Delivering Learning and offers Supervision and Mentoring to interpreters of varying levels of experience and qualification - it's amazing how much better you can see with two heads rather than one.

Having qualified in 2002, Helen has worked in a wide variety of interpreting settings including Leeds Interpreting Service and Sheffield Hallam University before becoming freelance and specialising in working with people with learning difficulties and latterly theatre interpreting.

Helen strongly believes that interpreters need support and a safe place to catch their breath so they can assess their skill set, as well as genuinely useful courses which lead them to becoming better interpreters - and all of Sign Gecko's training is based around these two concepts.

Do you have questions about Ethics and Boundaries? Contact Training Advocacy And Guidance Service

When & Where

Canal Side House
67/68 Rolfe Street
B66 2AL Smethwick
United Kingdom

Friday, 31 October 2014 from 09:00 to 13:00 (GMT)

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Training Advocacy And Guidance Service

We currently work alongside organisations that engage or might want to engage with the deaf community.

We provide advice and support through our Deaf Access Centres, Interpreter Support Network and Interpreter Development Programme.


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