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.
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.
Why call it a dojo?
A dōjō (道場 dōjō?) is a “place for immersive learning or meditation.” Although generally known as a place for martial arts training, in Japanese, it literally means “place of the way.” Out of our respect for dedicated places for learning and training–in Japan as well as cultures around the world– we honor the tradition by applying the concept to the practice and learning the art of Technical Communication. In the great tradition of the way, visiting experts share actual lived experiences. The skills we need as writing professionals extend beyond the intuitive and we all have things we can learn from each other.
Who can you find here?
The TC Dojo invites a wide variety of presenters, from backgrounds, traditions, cultures, education, and teachings. In the TC Dojo, we prefer to shine a light on other people.
Here you may find a #techcomm celebrity personality, but you’re just as likely to find someone who doesn’t actively seek the spotlight. We all have things we can learn from each other and that we can all apply in our everyday practice.
Is there someone you want to learn from, a topic you want to understand better, or do you have something you want to share?
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 Members-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.
If you’re curious, in our iconography we honor the Akido, Banshay, Gatka, Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Kalari, Kalaripayattu, Krabi, and Samurai traditions, as well as the legendary Indian teacher and philosopher, Chanakya, who was considered a great thinker. We are always expanding out of our desire to be inclusive–and as visitors to the Dojo ask for a tradition to be included.