Summer may be winding down, but your education doesn’t have to! We’ve got some great webinars and online courses coming up. Make the most of your membership by beefing up your education report card.

This Week:

It’s hard work getting people to change. Without the right motivation to change, people would rather stick to what they know, even if the status quo is more painful, ineffective, and unsatisfying. That’s where Team Collaboration through Content Journeys comes in.  This webinar shows technical communicators how to use content to bring your team together and, by extension, provide better, more satisfying content to customers. Presented by Melissa Breker, Content Strategist and Consultant at Breker Group Consulting, this webinar takes place Wednesday, 30 August, from 2:00-30:00 PM EDT (GMT-4). 

 

Next Week:

Infographics can be a powerful tool. When done right, infographics improve understanding, recollection, and adoption. Mike Parkinson, President of Billion Dollar Graphics, is here with a new webinar that offers six tips and tricks the pros use to make amazing infographics that strengthen your documentation. The Power of Advanced InfoGraphics Embedded in Your Documentation is happening on 6 September from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4). 

User Experience Design (UXD) is the practice of enhancing a user’s quality of experience by designing with the user in mind. And as Don Norman says in The Design of Everyday Things (2013), “Design is really an act of communication, which means having a deep understanding of the person with whom the designer is communicating.” Technical Writing for User Experience Design will teach the core UXD principles, methods, and strategies of user-centered design and user-centered communication. this online course, taught by Rachael Burke of George Mason University, runs from 7 September through 12 October on Thursdays from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4).

 

Upcoming:

Is your content under-performing? Have a lot of public-facing content you don’t know how to assess? Content Strategy: Developing an Effective Workflow is a six-session online course that provides you with the skills needed to successfully craft a winning content strategy for any organization. Presented by Guiseppe Getto, an Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University and founder of Content Garden Inc., this course covers all the essentials of content strategy, including content auditing, SEO, creating a plan, and measuring success. This course will help you produce effective, audience-focused content for any channel, online or offline. It begins 26 September and runs through 31 October on Tuesdays from noon-1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4). 

 

Recorded Webinars:

If you’ve missed a webinar, don’t worry! Recordings of all STC webinars from 2017 through the spring are available for purchase. Use this link to access the STC store and browse our recorded webinars: http://access.stc.org/ICommerce/Shop/ICommerce/Search.aspx?InitialArea=5A219272-F056-480A-84D3-D3EDA8365A99&hkey=79950464-66fa-4b29-84a9-de45bfbf1f36

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