Feedback: Friend, not Foe
- Business & Professional
- TAAGS, B66 2AL Smethwick
Reflective Practice & Self-Analysis
Aim and Content of the Course
Trainer: Helen Tagg
With CPD points an important part of interpreting life, how can we get the best use from our "unstructured hours" or when we are trying to reflect on an assignment that didn't go well or talking things over with colleagues? Often, such musings can go round in circles or can lead to simplistic decisions ("I just won't work with her again!" "I knew I was right").
Here we look at providing interpreters with some of the professional structures to decision-making and to look at how to effectively reflect and also how to analyse our own interpreting, specifically from a video'd clip.
Outline/Agenda for the day
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.
We provide advice and support through our Deaf Access Centres, Interpreter Support Network and Interpreter Development Programme.
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