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Saturday, May 1, 9:00 AM - 12:00PM CST

"Ethics and Values - What Guides Our Decisions?"


Discription: Interpreters will make better ethical decisions that uphold the principle of “do no harm” only if they are able to analyze their decision-making process and the potential impact of their decisions. This skill does not come naturally and needs to be practiced and developed like other skills. But first, we must examine and understand what our values are and where they come from; otherwise, our ethical decision making will be unpredictable and ineffective. This workshop explores how our values guide our ethical decision making. Participants will examine how culture influences values, analyze the difference between “neutrality” and “impartiality” in ethical decision making, and learn to recognize which values are implicated in various ethical scenarios.





ATucker_teaching_.jpg Amber Tucker is a certified ASL-English interpreter, mentor, presenter, and interpreter trainer. She has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies: Ethnic Studies, Diversity and Difference from the University of Iowa, and a master’s degree in Deaf History and Culture: Audism and Allyship from Union Institute & University. Ms. Tucker has taught in Interpreter Training Programs at the community college and university levels for nearly a decade and has been a workshop presenter for over 15 years. She is currently licensed in Iowa and Nebraska, with an EIPA 4.3 and National Interpreter Certification. Amber has a passion for professional development rooted in a philosophy of lifelong learning and partnership with the Deaf community.

Educational Objectives: Understand how values are connected to culture and identity; identify values held by American hearing culture; discuss how cultural and power dynamics influence what it means to be neutral; understand levels of ethical maturity; compare neutrality and impartiality; and recognize values implicated in ethical scenarios. scenarios

There are no refunds and no partial CEUs will be awarded. Only if an insufficient number of attendees register resulting in a cancelation or postponement, will refunds be granted.

Target Audience: Sign Language Interpreters, Interns, and Students

Requests for accommodations need to be received by April 24, 2021, at either (515) 265-5433 or

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"Ethics & Values: What Guides Our Decisions?" is offered for 0.3 CEUs at Little/None Knowledge level.