Where to find your IDL SIG colleagues at the #STC16 Summit (pdf) Hello, I am happy to communicate with you ahead of the STC 2016 Summit next month, where I hope Robert Hershenow and I can meet you in person (if we haven’t before). We are the co-managers of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG, and sometimes it’s lonely volunteering for a virtual community such as the SIG. We do have this one opportunity each year to meet our members and we really look forward to it. Attend our IDL SIG Business Breakfast on Wednesday, May 18th at 7 am Pacific in the Marquis Ballroom of the Anaheim Marriott. Join us for breakfast and an entertaining, informative State-of-the-SIG discussion! Open to all IDL SIG members. Wear your Disney swag to be eligible for door prizes. Here is a quick overview of where you can find us, how you will recognize us, and ways to network with us – and each other, of course. 2016 Summit Email to Members You know, if you haven’t registered for the Summit yet… there is still time. They are taking registrations up until May 15th. Register at summit.stc.org right now: it’s not too late! Thank you. Mellissa Ruryk IDL SIG co-manager PS: If you are a student IDL SIG member and you are participating in any of the Student activities or volunteering at the Summit, please send me an email at email@example.com.
Join us for the “BPMN Basics: What You Need to Know for Your Content Strategy” webinar with Dr. Jackie Damrau. 10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Register on Eventbrite.
About the webinarIt’s one thing to know content, it’s another to understand the business and how that content works within business processes. This session demonstrates how to model business processes, including documentation processes, using the BPMN 2.0 standard. Learning what a model, a process, and a process model are is critical to determining if a graphical model will represent your content better than traditional words. You’ll learn about different types of process models through a view into the world of graphically modeling your business process content.
Intended AudienceAll Audiences. The content will be introductory (e.g., > “101 level”)
About the Speaker: Dr. Jackie DamrauDr. Jackie Damrau is a Sr. Business Systems Analyst at CBRE. In her role, Jackie models business processes and other department workgroup processes using BPMN modeling notation to use in gathering requirements for automating existing paper-based workflows as well as to help in improving processes. Jackie has more than 25 years of technical communication experience. She is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), member of the STC North Texas Lone Star chapter and the Instructional Design & Learning SIG, and the Book Review Editor for Technical Communication. Jackie’s past international positions have been as a SIG manager for the Instructional Design & Learning SIG; assistant SIG manager of the Management SIG; elected member of the Nominations Committee; and general manager of the STC International Summit Awards (2010–2012). Jackie enjoys spending time raising her grandkids and reading “books” when time permits. Find her on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/jackiedamrau) or on Twitter (@damrauja). Register on Eventbrite.
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS Saul Carliner, PhD, CTDP, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Concordia University (Montreal) and Author, "Training Design Basics" 28 July–18 August 2015 (Tuesdays) 11:00 AM–12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4) STC is offering an online Certificate course in Instructional Design, taught by Saul Carliner, PhD, CTDP. For more information or to register, go to the STC website at http://www.stc.org///education/online-education/certificate-courses/item/instructional-design-for-technical-communicators
Update: See photos of us in the IDL SIG at #STC15 post. Also see 2015 Business Meeting Presentation slides. Read Where to find your IDL SIG colleagues at the 2015 Summit as a pdf. Here is a quick overview of where you can find us, how you will recognize us, and ways to network with us – and each other, of course. http://lanyrd.com/2015/stc15/
Registration Opens9:00 AM–8:00 PM Regency Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor First and foremost – when you pick up your packages at the Registration desk, look for the IDL SIG lightbulb stickers near the self-serve ribbons that you can attach to your name tag. Put a sticker in a prominent place on your name tag and then keep an eye out for your fellow members with the same sticker. In the Programs’ order, here is where you can find your fellow SIG members or one of the leadership team:
Leadership ProgramSunday, 21 June, from 8 AM to noon (free) Hayes, 1st Floor http://lanyrd.com/sdhxdz The program offers an opportunity for STC community members to get together for sharing and learning, and it won’t be the same without YOU. There are a number of reasons you’ll want to attend the Leadership Program.
NetworkingThe Leadership Program agenda has time set aside for one-on-one networking and ice-breaker activities. During the breakout sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with your group about their superpowers and kryptonite. Come armed with a pile of business cards and swap contact information with the crew.
ResourcesAt the Leadership Program, you’ll pick up a pile of handouts and collect an assortment of Web links. Each of the presenters at the breakout sessions will bring their supporting material to share with attendees. The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) will give you a tour of our online resources, webinars, email lists, outreach team, and Body of Knowledge. Leave room in your suitcase for resources and swag.
InspirationHearing your fellow professionals talk about the great things happening in their communities will inspire and energize you. You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest and best innovators in the #TechComm profession. As we announce award winners, you’ll catch some of the excitement and pride of a job well done. Come out and celebrate the accomplishments of a great 2014-2015 with us as we gear up for more success in 2016.
Welcome ReceptionSunday, 21 June 7:00–8:30 PM Battelle South, 3rd Floor Expo Hall Open http://lanyrd.com/sdkkhy
Education sessionsMonday Watch for these IDL members who are presenting today:
- Business Management Progression – Monday, 22 June at 8:30 AM Beth Agnew, Liz Herman http://lanyrd.com/sdkprc
- Content Progression – Monday, 22 June at 9:45 AM Michelle Didier, Pamela Ecker http://lanyrd.com/sdkpqx
- Is it Time to Adopt Machine Translation? Monday, 22 June at 1:00-1:45 PM Alan Houser http://lanyrd.com/sdhdqp
- BPMN Basics: What You Need to Know for Your Content Strategy Monday, 22 June at 3:45-4:30 PM Jackie Damrau http://lanyrd.com/sdhdkz
Speed NetworkingMonday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Exhibit hall (Battelle South) (Pre-registration is required) http://lanyrd.com/sdkkkc This is event is open to Summit registrants and will be a great opportunity to meet other attendees early in the Summit program.
STC’s Annual Business MeetingMonday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Regency Ballroom, 3rd Floor http://lanyrd.com/sdkptr Watch Bernard Aschwanden become the newest President. Hear the plans for the coming year and see governance in action.
Take me out to the Ballgame!Monday 7:00 PM (offsite) (Pre-registration and payment required) http://lanyrd.com/sdkptq
SIG Business MeetingTuesday 7:00 AM, Regency Ballroom Anyone staying at the Hyatt Columbus will receive a voucher for a continental breakfast. Bring your voucher down to the Regency Ballroom and join us for a breakfast meeting where we will fill you in on our plans for the upcoming year. This is also where we hold nominations for the elected positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and Co-Managers.(We have current volunteers in these positions but are looking for assistants who would step into the full role in January 2017.)You’ll know our table by the fact that we will be wearing our best Teddy Bear pajamas: I double dog dare you to wear yours too! We will also have a lightbulb and our new banner to make it easier to locate the right table. It’s pretty early in the morning after the baseball game Monday night, so we won’t be surprised by some bleary-eyed attendees. But come! We’re going to have a nice surprise for you.
TuesdayWatch for these IDL members who are presenting today:
- Policy & Procedure Progression: Tuesday, 23 June at 9:45 AM, Cindy Pao, Jamye Sagan http://lanyrd.com/sdkpqy
- Personalized Dynamic Content Tuesday, 23 June at 1:00-1:45 PM John Daigle
- Saying Thank You. Saying I’m Sorry. When TechComm Goes All Wrong Tuesday, 23 June at 3:45 PM (Lightning Talk) Viqui Dill http://lanyrd.com/sdkprd
Communities ReceptionTuesday 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Exhibit hall (Battelle South) http://lanyrd.com/sdkkkd This is the event where the SIGs have tables, and when we can meet attendees and encourage them to become a part of our SIG. But it’s also a great time to come and meet Robert and me, and other volunteers who will be hanging out at our community table. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the lightbulb on the table, and our brand new banner. This year, we also have a laminated map of where all the IDL members are located, world-wide: come and see if you can find yourself on the map!The Community of the Year and Most Improved Community are announced at the Communities Reception.
IDL ProgressionTuesday at 1:00 PM Regency Ballroom, 3rd Floor http://lanyrd.com/sdkptm David Dick, Viqui Dill, Robert Hershenow, and Kim Lindsey
Honors ReceptionTuesday 5:00–7:00 PM Regency Ballroom, 3rd Floor http://lanyrd.com/sdkptp The former Honors banquet has been reimagined in to a livelier reception format, scheduled to start after the education sessions end on Tuesday. The Honors Reception will feature appetizer stations and will celebrate this year's honorees, including Fellows, Associate Fellows, Jay Gould, Ken Rainey, and Frank Smith awards. Join your STC colleagues in networking with and congratulating these individuals.
Honors After-PartyTuesday 8:00 PM Denmark on High – North Room (off-site) http://lanyrd.com/sdmtyk For those with stamina…
Education sessionsWednesday Watch for these IDL members who are presenting today:
- Appreciative Inquiry and the Art of Interviewing Wednesday, 24 June at 8:30-9:15 AM Kit Brown-Hoekstra http://lanyrd.com/sdhdth