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Interpreters, Interpersonal Skills & Ethics

Interpreters, Interpersonal Skills & Ethics

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following FREE training opportunity:

Interpreters, Interpersonal Skills & Ethics

Please register for this webinar on April 30, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST at:

Earn 0.2 DHHS CEUs! (Ethics)

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 6:00—8:00 pm CST
Presented by: Amanda Tuite, Communication Access Specialist

Cost: FREE

Did you know that a major cause of people losing their jobs is an ‘inability to work with others’? Research shows that in the general public, this happens in 70 to 80 percent of job losses. In the field of interpreting, it is a given that you will work with a variety of people. Interpreters would benefit from having good people skills that coincide with following the code of ethics. The technical skills which interpreters already have are necessary, but may not be as effective without interpersonal skills including appropriate interaction, professional courtesy and empathy. In this webinar, we will review the skills needed to build effective professional relationships, and how to pinpoint and eliminate the habits and tendencies that hold you back. We will also discuss diplomatic tactics to handle every situation by knowing what exactly to say and when.

Register here!

Ethical Considerations of the ADA in Employment Settings webinar:

Email [email protected] or call (512) 982-1709 with questions. This webinar will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL); requests for accommodations must be made by April 16, 2018.

To earn DHHS CEUs (accepted by BEI), participants must take a pre-test (included in registration page) and a post-test, and also remain actively engaged in the webinar. If you need RID CEUs, contact an RID CEU provider in advance of the session to request PINRA approval to earn CEUs.

After registering and taking the pre-test, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If viewing in a group, please email [email protected] for further instructions.

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Thank you!

DHHS Training and Education
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Rehabilitative & Social Services
Health, Developmental & Independence Services
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
P.O. Box 12904
Austin, Texas 78751
[email protected] | 512-982-1709

SLS COVID-19 Response:

We here at SLS highly value communication access. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected all of our lives. We are responding to these changes by maximizing safety while still prioritizing effective communication. We are happy to announce that SLS has adopted Virtual Video Interpreting (VVI) services. VVI services are available anywhere there is internet access, and in any setting where an interpreter is needed, such as school, court, hospital, doctor’s office, etc.

To all in our communities, we wish you to stay at home whenever possible, stay healthy, and stay safe! While we are still offering in-person interpreters as a last resort at this time, we want to partner with you in adhering to social distancing, and other suggested safe work practices. In this way we can all limit the risk to ourselves, to those in our households, and to those we work with. It is our sincere hope that we can successfully navigate this crisis together.

Let us provide you with interpreters for your SAFE appointments! Please click the tab and request further information on our VVI services.