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:
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?
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 Member Only sessions
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.
- Open to all
TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.
The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community–writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.Get Tickets ›11SEP
TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley
- TC Dojo Open Session
- Cost: Free
Writing a book gives you an opportunity to provide tangible value. It can establish your brand and increase your professional standing. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to take advantage of self-publishing because we already know how to transform source material to online and print materials and because we have editors, designers, and talented peer reviewers in our network... Learn more ›Register ›19SEP18SEP
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Visiting TC Dojo Master: Andrew Lawless, Rockant
14% of knowledge workers felt like striking a coworker in the past year but didn't. If you are a technical writer, chances are that you were a potential target. Collaborative authoring comes at a price. It is also at odds with 87% of employees worldwide that are not engaged at work and 35.5 million European workers that report mental ill-being due to beating tight deadlines.
How, then, can we effectively author in collaboration with diverse professions and personalities? Technical writers tend to be precise; they naturally seek detail, correct errors, define terms with exactness, and question thoroughly. How can you manage stress when working with someone who generalizes, jumps to conclusions, makes changes without reasons, and races the clock?
In this presentation, you will learn how to:
- Engage your document stakeholders effectively
- Respond to different ways people collaborate
- Have the freedom to be yourself at work
You will receive an introduction to a scientifically-verified framework that enables you to collaborate better on documentation projects.