September 2020 Society Pages

Upcoming Webinars

Learning Experience Design (LXD): A Day in The Life

19 November 2020
11:30 AM EST (GMT-5)

Instructor: Linda Daniels

Creating amazing learning experiences that drive engagement and behavior change with measurement that matters is a tremendous, yet very rewarding undertaking. Before we can sketch out our first idea, we need to align a diverse group of stakeholders, as well as identify business and learning strategies with data driven insights to ensure achievement of goals based on needs analysis, organizational culture and structure, personas, change tolerance, trends, and incentives, not to mention the “adoptability” of modern learning. As information architects, we are problem solvers who focus on the overall opportunity to map out what is needed before we can design a plan on how to get there.

In this webinar we’ll talk about:

  • How to get started identifying all the players involved with an initiative
  • The critical need for good performance consulting
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • How to build credibility and trust with brand new teams

We will also review some of the steps, including Learner Journey Mapping, Experience Design, and Wireframing & Prototyping, as well as how having the right people in the room is critical to ensure success.

This is an opportunity to learn how user experience design and writing for training, instructional design, and technical writing come together.

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Podcasting for Fun and/or Profit

1 December 2020
1:00 PM EDT (GMT-5)

Instructor: Ed Marsh

Are you considering podcasting as an addition to your content offering, as a side project, or just curious about its impact? Join Ed Marsh for this session on the basics of podcasting, the benefits, and the building blocks of creating a successful podcast that can lead to other opportunities. No prior experience is required.

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Introduction to Accessibility in Tech Comm

8 December 2020
12 Noon EST (GMT-5)

Instructor: Char James-Tanny

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), close to 37.5% of the global population has at least one disability. That’s more than 2 billion people! This includes our customers, our users, our co-workers, our managers, our peers, our friends, our families, and more.

During this webinar, Char James-Tanny will talk about things that we can do to make our documentation better for people with disabilities, such as improving color contrast ratios, using styles to create more accessible PDFs, adding captions to videos, and more.

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From Technical Writer to CEO: What is your Content Mindset? Sponsored by 36Software

8 December 2020
1:00 PM EST

Instructor: Lisa Pietrangeli

How do your choices as a technical writer really impact your company? Chances are that the metrics your company cares about—revenue, profitability, customer retention, etc.—are not the same metrics that your job performance is measured by.

The question is, if your company recognizes that there are deficiencies or goals not being met, how do they weigh in the impact of the content you create? Is there a Content Mindset? If so, what is it?

In this discussion, we will explore some of the important ways that the content you create significantly impacts your company’s priorities and how your writing methods—content reuse and management (CCMS), specifically—can vastly improve how your company prioritizes you and what you do. Using SmartDocs as an example, we will illustrate some of the tangible benefits that a CCMS solution can bring to both your team and to your company’s bottom line.

BONUS! Attend this webinar and you’ll be entered automatically in the prize drawing for complimentary STC membership. One winner will be drawn from the attendee list of the webinar. You must attend the webinar to be entered to win. Membership level prize is for one (1) Professional & Academic membership ($225 value) for either membership renewal or new membership.

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