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Chapter Discussion on Ethical Theories & Frameworks


Understanding ethical theories and framework provide interpreters with established points of view when faced with making a decision. Decision-making is rarely about situations that are right vs. wrong. They are frequently right vs. right situations. Ethical theories and frameworks provide interpreters with guidance for the myriad of decision-making situations they confront on a daily basis.  As Warren Buffett said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." Having established points of views to filter decisions through ensure an interpreter's reputation is long standing.

Ethics: Theories and Frameworks chapter discussion is facilitated by Amy KrollThis interactive chapter discussion is for working and student interpreters. 


The book chapter will touch on the following frameworks and theories:

  • Consequentialist Framework

  • Duty Framework

  • Virtue Framework

  • Moral Framework

  • Religious Framework

  • Blanchard-Peale Framework

  • Prescriptive Theory

  • Rights-Based Theory

  • Prima Facie Theory

  • Intuition Theory

  • Natural Law Theory

  • Kant's Theory

  • Care Theory

By the end of this chapter discussion, you will be able to...

  • Identify at least two ethical theories / frameworks

  • Explain the degree of personal identification with the ethical theories / frameworks

  • Articulate how the ethical theories / frameworks apply to the decision-making of interpreters

  • Apply the ethical theories / frameworks to scenarios involving interpreters

CEUs & Time Commitment

Amy Kroll is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 0.45 CEUs at the Little Content Knowledge Level.

This learning event requires pre-reading and research in addition to the three (3) hours on Saturday for group interaction. To complete the required pre-activities, you should plan on an (1) hour to read the book chapter (21 pages) and an hour of independent research. You are expected to pick a framework and theory from the chapter to learn more about. Your independent research will be shared during the group interactions.

CEUs will not be awarded to participants who attend the group interaction without proof of completing the required pre-activities. The required pre-activities will be sent to you two (2) weeks prior to the Saturday group interaction.


Dates & Location


This chapter discussion is 2 weeks in length. It starts on May 17th (Sunday) and ends on May 30th (Saturday).

You will have May 17th (Sunday) through May 29th (Friday) to complete the assigned chapter and required research independently. On May 30th (Saturday), you will meet together with other participants for a facilitated discussion of our collective learning.

Saturday meeting is 5/30 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain via Zoom.



An electronic copy of the chapter will be provided to you on the first day of the workshop free of charge. 

Book Discussion Fee: $25


A $20 refund will be offered through original payment source for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the book discussion (May 17, 2020). No refunds are offered after this 24 hour cut off.​



Submit your registration form by May 15, 2020. Registration is limited to 5 participants. 


Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form. 



Payment information will be sent by email once your Zoom "seat" for the chapter discussion has been confirmed.

Referral Program


Refer a co-worker and earn a $10 discount on a future CEU fee. Your co-worker will need to provide your name on the registration form.

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