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May 19, 2021 - Climate Change, Interpretation, and Hope: How to talk about the elephant in the roomCourse List


As Interpreters we often need to speak to challenging or divisive hot topics. In this professional development session lead by Gareth Thomson we will explore best practices for Interpreters, approaching issues in positive and constructive ways, as well as strategies and tactics when speaking to climate change.

Price: $25.00 + gst / Member Price: $15.00 + gst



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Climate Change, Interpretation, and Hope: How to talk about the elephant in the room

Best practices, strategies, and tactics for interpreters

In recent years Interpreters' work has become more challenging, as we increasingly come to understand that climate change poses a real threat to nature - indeed, to much more than just nature. Scary stuff, indeed. In this workshop, you will hear some good news on this front from experienced educator and interpreter Gareth Thomson, who will share some best practices in climate education and interpretation, and suggest ways in which you can talk about this with your clients in a positive and constructive way. You'll have a chance to discuss this topic in a small group session with your colleagues, and you'll leave with some strategies and tactics you can use in your work to give your clients the best gift possible and a sense of optimism and hope for the future.

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT

Cost: Member $15 Non-member $25

Platform: This session will be hosted through Zoom Meetings. You will need the Zoom app, a good internet connection, and a device that supports the app and your internet connection.

Cancellation/Refund policy: Refunds will not be issued for any reason (including illness and injury) if canceling less than 3 weeks before the program start date. For more information regarding the refund policy: please click here.