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


As Interpreters, we often need to speak about 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 about climate change.

Price: $24.95 + gst / Member Price: $14.95 + gst



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

Best practices, strategies, and tactics to help you feel more comfortable and confident talking about climate change.

In recent years Interpreters' work has become more challenging, as we increasingly come to understand that climate change poses a real threat to nature and everything around us. In this workshop, you will hear some good news on this front from an experienced educator and interpreter - Gareth Thomson. Gareth 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 climate change issues in small group sessions 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 - a sense of optimism and hope for the future.

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT

Cost: Member $14.95 Non-member $24.95

How to participate: 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.

Professional Development Hours: This session is worth 2 hours of PD that you can add to your profile to keep your certification in good standing. 

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.