San Antonio - Dialects, Grammar, Ethics, & Humor

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Join Us in San Antonio for Our Newest 10 Hour Program!  Dialects, Grammar, Ethics, & Humor Date: Oct 23rd, 2021 Time: 8:00am - 7:00pm  Location:  Holiday Inn - 217 N. Saint Mary's St. ...

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Join Us in San Antonio for Our Newest 10 Hour Program! 

Dialects, Grammar, Ethics, & Humor

Date: Oct 23rd, 2021

Time: 8:00am - 7:00pm 

Location:  Holiday Inn - 217 N. Saint Mary's St. 

Purchase your seat today!  

COURSE OUTLINE

SESSION 1: It’s YOUR license.

1.5 hours (90 minutes) ethics/rules

Falls under: Section 3.09 Ethics and Professionalism

Presenter:  Pam Gwin Coder

Learning Outcomes:

Learning objectives include learning how ethics plays a part in keeping your license intact, keeping out of trouble with the COA and clients.  We will also go over the new licenses in Texas and how you can help a newly licensed reporter in our state.

Content Outline:

This session will include cases studies of reporters in trouble with the licensing authority and what happened when issues arose.

The participants will discover:

How to find the JBCC disciplinary actions log.  What can get you into trouble with the JBCC?  How to respond to the disciplinary board.  

Appropriate Methodology:

The presentation is an interactive group discussion and combines hands-on learning with PowerPoint .  Participants will search the JBCC website to understand how to respond to a disciplinary action and what common complaints are regarding their licensure.   

SESSION 2:  Sink that “Ship” 

1 hour (60 minutes) ethics/rules

Falls under: Section 3.09 Ethics and Professionalism

Presenter: Pam Gwin Coder

Learning Outcome:

The objective of this game is a refresher of rules pertaining to transcripts, gift giving, and anything and everything court reporting.

Content Outline:

This session is a competitive game to see who remembers all the pertinent information about transcript production, gift giving, rules, ethical standards.  

The participants will discover:

A refresher on all things rules/ethics/transcript production related  in the form of a game for prizes.

Appropriate Methodology:

The session is an interactive group game, discussion and competition, to see who knows the rules of court reporting in dealing with clients, firms, JBCC, NCRA, etc.  Participants will be competing to win prizes and see who has the most knowledge about their profession down to the smallest detail.  The game is in the form of Battleship to see which team can sink the steno machine, voice writer, ER with the most correct answers within the session’s time limit with discussion along the way about why the rule is the way it is.

SESSION 3: Modern Dialects and Identifiers

1.5 hours (90 minutes)

Falls under: Section 3.01 Language Skills, Literature, and Linguistics

PRESENTER: Kathy McDaniel

Learning Outcomes:

Learning objectives for this session include learning the proper protocol when using interpreters.

Content Outline:

This session will involve swearing in the interpreter at depositions.

Interjecting yourself when the deponent is speaking “English,” i.e.… “Will this be in English or Spanish?” 

This session will also include gender neutral identifiers in transcripts.

The participants will discover:

How to handle an “out-of-hand” language barrier and/or crosstalk situations in depos or in court.  

Appropriate Methodology:

Attendees will learn, through role play, proper tone of voice and inflection when presented with case scenarios of heated discussions or arguments during live testimony. 

SESSION 4:  Teamwork Makes The Process Work

1.5 hours (90 minutes)

Falls under: Section 3.08  Business Administration

PRESENTERS:  Pam Gwen Coder and Kathy McDaniel

Learning Outcomes:  

Learning Objectives include helping reporters learn how to train their own scopists/proofreaders and what skill set to look for in a trainable scopist/proofreader.

Content Outline:

This session will include material to help in training the right person(s) for the job at hand.  Where do you find the right person?  How do you train the right person?

The participants will discover:

  How to communicate with and keep the right scopists/proofreaders to help in their workflow, the best places to find these skilled workers, how to best train these workers and keep them motivated.

Appropriate Methodology:

The session will combine the information and talents of reporters who have trained their own workers at various times of their career.  This will be a hands-on course using the Internet, various sites

SESSION 5: Virtual and In-Person Style

1.5 hours  (90 minutes)

Falls under: Section 3.09  Ethics and Professionalism

Presenter:  Pam Gwin Coder

Learning Outcomes:

Learning objectives include learning the appropriate attire  for depositions, hearings, trials, arbitrations, zepos and more.

Content Outline:

This session will include a presentation on proper attire for the working professional.  

The participants will discover what to wear and what not to wear depending on the location of their “job.”  Feeling good and looking good brings confidence not only in yourself but helps attorneys feel confident in your abilities.

Appropriate Methodology:

The session is interactive group discussion and combines video, PowerPoint and even live “models” with how to change up your wardrobe with simple items to look professional in any situation without spending a fortune.

SESSION 6: Harassment and the Court Reporter

1.5 hours  

Falls under: Section 3.10  Professional Development and Welfare8

PRESENTERSPam Gwen Coder and Kathy McDaniel

Learning Outcomes:

Learning objectives for this session include learning what is and is not considered harassment.  

Content Outline:

This session will deal with role playing situations that many reporters encounter on the job.  

The participants will discover:

The various types of harassment and what to do if you find yourself in one of these situations, who to turn too, and how to report harassment.

Appropriate Methodology:

The session is interactive with role play, videos, and PowerPoint presentation on how to handle yourself if you encounter these situations in the field.

SESSION 7: Grammar Boosters

1.5 Hours (90 minutes)                                                                                              

Falls under: Section 3.01 Language Skills, Literature, and Linguistics

Presenter: Pam Coder & Jeff Justice

Learning Objectives: 

To help the working reporter to increase their skills in grammar and punctuation through correcting transcripts and completing exercises in vocabulary and prefix and suffixes. 

Specific Topics: 

  • Punctuation 
  • Grammar
  • Prefix and Suffix
  • Proofing
     
After taking this course, reporters will have a better understanding of grammar, punctuation, and proofing. Everyone needs a refresher.

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