Ethics and Values -- What Guides Our Decisions?

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Presented By: Amber Tucker
Date/Time: March 24, 2023 1-5pm MT
RID CEUs: 0.4 PS
Presentation Language: ASL

Workshop Description:

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 doesn’t 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 through a Values Based Framework. Participants will examine personal, professional, and culture values, and learn to recognize which values are implicated in various ethical scenarios.

Workshop Objectives:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • describe how values are connected to culture and identity;
  • identify personal, professional, and cultural values;
  • discuss how cultural and power dynamics influence what it means to be neutral;
  • explain ethical fitness from a teleological perspective;
  • recognize and describe values implicated in ethical scenarios

            Presenter Bio:


            Amber Tucker (she/her) 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 over 10 years, and has been a workshop presenter and mentor for over 15 years. Amber has a passion for professional development rooted in a philosophy of lifelong learning and partnership with the Deaf community.


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