Emotional Intelligence

This full day workshop will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence and the importance of emotions and emotion management in translation and interpreting work. A coaching approach will be adopted to provide participants with space and time to reflect on their professional experiences and to identify effective positive coping strategies for the workplace. With a mixture of theory and practical exercises, the workshop will enable participants to draw on and enhance their emotion management skills. Topics to be addressed include empathic listening, conflict management, and promoting positive emotions. Participants will be encouraged to think about and prioritise their mental health and wellbeing.

This event will be taking place online.


Time Activity


10-10.45 Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
10.45-11.30 Activity and Reflection: Knowing yourself in professional settings
11.30-12 Coffee
12-1 Activity and Reflection: Understanding others at work
1-2 Lunch
2-3 Coping with Emotions
3-3.30 Coffee
3.30-4 Discussion and closing

Speaker bio

Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson:

She has a PhD in Translation Studies (University of Bath), an MA in Translation and Interpreting (University of Bath), an MSc in Psychology (Open University), a PgCert in Higher Education Practice and Research (University of Salford), and a BA in French and Spanish (University of Kent). Before coming to the Open University, she lectured in French, translation and interpreting at the Universities of Salford (Greater Manchester) and Aston (Birmingham). She also has several years of experience of working as a freelance translator.

Her research interests are in the areas of translator's individual differences, emotions, and translation process research. She has published articles on various aspects of translation psychology, such as translators' intuition, personalities, ambiguity tolerance, and emotional intelligence. She has recently published an interdisciplinary monograph with Routledge on the topic of translators' emotions.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the international research network TREC, a Thematic Network on Empirical and Experimental Research in Translation. She is also an editorial board member for the Taylor and Francis journal Perspectives - Studies in Translatology, and was an Expert Observer on the 'Creating a Common European Framework for Translation' project.

September 26th, 2020 10:00 AM   to   4:00 PM
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CIOL Translating Division