San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Feedback - Friend not Foe
Aim and Content of the Course
Trainer: Maureen Saville
Feedback is a fundamental element of an interpreter’s journey. From the first steps into formally learning sign language, through the development of interpreting skills, and for continued good practice - feedback is the vehicle that propels us and enables us to positively reflect on our skills. It seems that as professionals we support the principle that feedback is a positive and essential part of our working lives, but this does not always seem to translate into our everyday practice.
At the 2012 ASLI conference in Bristol, Mo Saville and her colleague Caron Wolfenden delivered a session the aim of which was to explore how we as individuals relate to feedback on a professional and personal level, and how that relationship impacts on our ability to reflect and develop our practice. Being able to give and receive feedback is complex and needs to be carefully managed
Outline/Agenda for the Day
• What is feedback and why do we need it
• The difference between being ‘intellectually’ vs ‘emotionally’ open to feedback
• How can feedback be constructive and nurture a supportive working relationship between interpreters
• Ownership of feedback (giving and receiving)
Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, and will be introduced to methods and approaches to support the development of effective management of this aspect of their work.
Mo Saville is a practising registered BSL/English interpreter and has worked with the Deaf community for the past fifteen years; initially with The Royal Association for Deaf People and for the last nine years as a freelance interpreter.
Mo also supports the training, development and assessment of interpreters and has taught on the SLI Post Graduate Diploma programme, was External Examiner for the MA in Interpreting at Leeds University, and is currently a member of the teaching/assessing team on the Signamic INT6:1 Interpreter development course, and the INT6:2 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting assessment programme. She is an ASLI trained mentor, an A1 Assessor and a V1 Internal verifier.
When & Where
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