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 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.
TC Dojo Conclave
- When: 15 January 2018
- Cost: Conclave Members Only
The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.
TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session
- When: 16 January 2018
- Cost: 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.
Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session
- When: 24 January 2018
- Cost: Arbortext Mastermind Members Only
A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.
TC Dojo Open Session
- When: 5 February 2018
- Cost: Free
“The Art of Personal Branding: How to Tell the YOU Story and Gain New Customers”
If you want someone to hire you or your company, you need to be able to tell your story: who you are, what your plan is, and what defines you. There are key points to address at each point in the story in order to gain customers. Whether you’re the boss or on your own, you are constantly interviewing and telling your story. This session is for you if you’re thinking about working for equity, starting a business, or wondering if you might, someday, end up out on your own.
TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley
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TC Dojo Open Session
“Things that work: Techniques for keeping up in your profession”
When: 8 January 2018
Every year there are hundreds of “trends” articles. Trends don’t matter. What matters is whether something is appropriate to your customer and your company’s mission. More important, then, is not knowing what trend is coming but knowing how to keep your eyes open so that when a new need arises, you’ll be ready to take it on.
The single biggest factor in being ready is how you approach your career every day: Do you treat your career like a profession (rather than simply a succession of jobs)? How you stay on top? What do you need to keep your skills current and thrive in the techcomm job market?
Bring your best tricks for staying current, up-to-date, and ahead of the competition. The panelists will share their favorites.
After all these years, we’ve had a lot of sessions. Use the search or browse through one of the archive categories: