Sub-Committee: Policy and Strategy

Membership (as of 24 June 2017):


Terms of Reference:

1) This Sub-Committee takes its mandate from:
a. discussions in June 2017 between Chairperson and other interested Active members towards establishing such a Committee
b. The CISLI Constitution, Section 2.1: “The aims of the Council are: … a. To advance the profession, rights and interests of sign language interpreters… d. To encourage best practice in Irish Sign Language interpreting by working towards:… Provid[ing] support for professional development and for a national forum for discussion of issues pertinent to the field of interpreting… [and] Recognising the importance of evaluation of interpreters in Ireland whose working languages include a Signed Language”.
c. The CISLI Constitution, Section 2.2: “The objectives of the Council are:… To lead the development of a national registration process for Irish Sign Language interpreters through partnership with the national Deaf-led organisation, with the key stakeholders (sign language interpreter service providers and interpreter trainers)… [and] To do all such things to further the objectives of the Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters”.

 

2) This Sub-Committee will hold an advisory role, undertaking analysis and discussion in relation to (draft or published policies), strategy documents, legislation, evaluation or review documents, and other documents relating to CISLI policy, strategy, and / or stances in relation to interpreting issues. Guidance and advice will then be forwarded by the sub-Committee for approval and / or distribution by the main Committee.

3) The Subcommittee will liaise by way of face to face meetings, email, WhatsApp, telephone contact, or other means of communication. As per the CISLI Constitution Section 11.8, the Sub-Committee shall meet in person no less than twice a year.

4) As per the CISLI Constitution Section 11.9, the Sub-committee will liaise with the CISLI Treasurer in relation to any proposed spending of CISLI funds on Sub-committee events, activities, materials or any other purchases.

5) As per the CISLI Constitution Section 11.10, the Sub-Committee shall submit a written report back to the CISLI Committee every six months from the establishment of the sub-committee, and prior to the Annual General Meeting for reporting back to the CISLI membership.

6) If the Sub-Committee has planned an event for members, even provisionally, this date and brief details are to be emailed to the main Committee no less than a week before it is sent to all members. This is for purposes of information, and not for the main Committee to approve or veto.

7) If the Sub-Committee plan to meet with an external body or individual (eg. CDS, SLIS, ITIA etc.), even provisionally, the date and brief details are to be emailed to the main Committee no less than a week before the proposed meeting date. This is for purposes of information, and not for the main Committee to approve or veto. Other meetings or discussions that arise naturally out of the activities of the Sub-Committee members should be summarised and emailed to the main Committee.

8) The sub-Committee is initially composed of the following Active members:

  •  Cormac Leonard (contact person)
  •  Catherine White
  •  Suzanne Carey
  •  Tony Dolan