Welcome to the TC Dojo

From the creators, producers, and host of Arbortext Monster Garage and TC Camp!

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Exclusive, member-driven discussion of the topics on your mind today

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Advance your professional and authoritative skills

A new twist on the typical web session, where you select the topics

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What is TC Dojo?

TC Dojo is a virtual meeting place for the Technical Communications professional. Whether you are just starting out in the field or you are a well-seasoned expert, everyone can gain valuable learning at the TC Dojo.

Why call it a dojo?

A dojo (道場 dōjō?) is a Japanese term which literally means “place of the way.” Typically, it is the place for learning and practicing a martial art form. We decided to borrow this theme and apply it to the practice and learning for the art of Technical Communication.

What will we cover?

Ever wish they were talking about what you cared about? Now is your chance at the TC Dojo.

Topics range from developing skill sets to specific tool use to solving advanced complex challenges.

How does it work?

There are three ways to learn at the Dojo

Open Sessions

Free General Audience Sessions – For Technical Communications professionals at every level.

We cover a wide range of topics appropriate for a wide range of practitioners from the beginner to the advanced.

Session Topics are selected by the attendees and can cover anything of concern to Technical Communications professionals such as architectural design, analysis, technology, or even tools.

What is important to you?

Mastermind Session

Ever feel like you are spinning your wheels trying to solve an issue? How valuable would it be for you to have a sounding board?

The Mastermind sessions are unique learning opportunities where members talk about real time issues they are solving and share ideas for possible solutions. Chances are if you are facing something, someone has gone before you or they are in the same place.

Masterminds meet once a month for an hour. These are Members-Only sessions

Private Mentoring

Ever have one of those questions that is too big for the mailing list but not big enough to engage a consultant over? Working through one of our books and want help from the author?

Our TC Dojo Mentoring Sessions are for anyone who needs some one-on-one time with an expert who can focus on you–your specific situation, needs, and questions.

Private mentoring sessions are perfect for lone writers and individuals responsible to a bigger team. Private mentoring sessions are all about you.

What TC Dojo level are you?

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Coming Up in the TC Dojo

In July…

Room 42

When: 8 July 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

George Hayhoe, Mercer University, is in the room. Why should practitioners care about research? Learn how practitioners and researchers work together to advance the content profession and why you should care.

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Building and Sustaining A TechComm Career

  • When: 13 July 2020
  • Cost: FREE

Want to learn what it takes to work – and thrive – in your career? We’ve got a presentation for that! Come hear strategies that have helped guide a 45-year career that even a pandemic can’t slow down.

John Garison, Visiting Dojo master, has worked for companies large and small, climbed the ladder from noob to Director, run a training and conference company, freelanced and taught as an adjunct techcomm instructor at a couple of colleges. Today, he works from rural Vermont for a software company in NYC.

He will share observations and techniques that can help you plan for a long and happy career.

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Room 42

When: 22 July 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida will be in the room.


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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 23 July 2020
  • TC General Mastermind Members Only

Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 29 July 2020
  • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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In August…

Room 42

When: 5 Aug 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Kirk St.Amant, Louisiana Tech, will be in the room.


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Coming soon

  • When: 4 August 2020
  • Cost: FREE

More information coming soon… Join the mailing list and be sure to get your spot

Room 42

When: 19 August 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Joanna Schreiber from Georgia Southern University will be in the room.


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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 13 Aug 2020
  • TC General Mastermind Members Only

Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 26 Aug 2020
  • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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Recently in the TC Dojo

Did you miss the last session?

Join our mailing list and every month we will remind you about the next session’s topic. Sure, we post the recordings to our YouTube channel, but you can’t ask questions of a video.


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Here’s what you missed…

Remote for the Win!

Remote work has become the norm during the global health crisis and it isn’t going away any time soon. Many companies are discovering productivity increases even with their staff out of the office and are beginning to announce to their employees they may be working from home from now on.

While hundreds of blogs and articles on working remotely have sprouted up as everyone throws in their 2 cents, Dr. Pam Estes Brewer has dedicated the past 15 years researching and publishing on remote teaming and has accumulated a vast depth of knowledge in the field.

Join us at the TC Dojo as we talk about this rapid growing trend and how it impacts organizations and individuals as we move forward post crisis. How do we overcome challenges that may hold us back or cause a failure? What do we need to have in place for a winning strategy? How do we abate our own fears? If you have questions, chances are Dr. Pam has answers.

Watch the video (8 June 2020) ›

Archives

After all these years, we’ve had a lot of sessions. Use the search or browse through one of the archive categories:

Also filed under Job Skills

Soft Skills: The Missing Ingredient to Career Success

Jack Molisani, Prospring Staffing and Lavacon

Techniques for keeping up in your profession

Panel: Yvonne Wade-Sanchez, Andrew Davis, Max Hoffmann, Richard Mateosian, Liz Fraley

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