Dennis Cokely | Ethical Decision- Making: What Can Interpreters Learn from Honey, Oysters, and Wine?

StreetTour 2015 - Dennis Cokely

This workshop will examine interpreters’ approach to ethical decision-making; participants will examine the history of our treatment of ethics.

Dates and Locations

 March 14 – 15th        |    Riverside, CA         |    REGISTER NOW

 June 13 – 14th           |    Milwaukee, WI        |    REGISTER NOW

 September 25 – 26   |    Chicago, IL             |    REGISTER NOW

 October 2 – 3rd        |    Austin, TX               |    REGISTER NOW

 October 16 – 17th    |    Denver, CO              |    REGISTER NOW

Presentation Description

This workshop will examine interpreters’ approach to ethical decision-making; participants will examine the history of our treatment of ethics and the organizational guidance given to RID members. Further, attendees will explore this topic by considering a wide range of ethical scenarios that are germane to us as interpreters and, perhaps more importantly, us as human beings. This workshop will assist sign language interpreters in thinking about those issues that RID as an organization should consider as it considers whether, and the extent to which, to revise its current code of Professional Conduct.

Presenter Bio

Dennis Cokely is a nationally certified interpreter and has been interpreting for over four decades. He also served two terms as president of RID. After teaching at Gallaudet for 15 years, he worked full-time at the company he co-founded — Sign Media, Inc. Dennis has published widely on various aspects of interpreting and has directed the IEP at Northeastern since 1996. He almost always thanks Patrick Graybill who was his first guide into the DEAF-WORLD, but there are those days.