Course Descriptions

Communications Courses2017 - Official Calls & Applications

This is the 2017 schedule of classes offered by the Communications Department at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center at Placid Harbor, Maryland. The official call for each course will be mailed out four months prior to the scheduled class date to lodges by the Communications Department.

Each course’s Official Call will be mailed out four months prior to the scheduled class date and will also be available online at: www.goiam.org in the Communications Department section under the Headquarters tab. Each call includes the description of the course, the requirements for enrollment and the deadline for submitting Registration Forms, which is approximately two months prior to the class date.

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2017 Class Lists – English | French 

Basic Web Development
March 12-17, 2017

This basic-level class is for lodges just beginning new websites and focuses on designing and constructing web pages appropriate for lodge use. This class sets in motion the transition from FrontPage & Microsoft Expression Web to WordPress. The new class will focus on creating a website with the WordPress content management system. Please review the official circular when it is available for the special requirements for this class, all participants must meet these requirements.

Official Call – English | French


Basic Communicators’ Class
May 7-12, 2017

This basic course is geared toward lodge Communicators who are not publishing newsletter or websites. This course is designed to upgrade their skills and take their lodge communications to the next level by providing instruction in: writing, social media, marketing, photography, desktop publishing, on-camera presence and legal issues. 

Official Call – English | French


Intermediate Web Development
October 22-27, 2017

This intermediate-level class is for local and district lodges that already have a website with WordPress. Learn the ins and outs of WordPress including content, plug-ins, templates, back-end management, hosting management and much more. Please review the official call when it is available for the special requirements for this class, all participants must meet these requirements.

Official Call – English | French


Basic Communicators’ Class
Nov 12-17, 2017

This basic course is geared toward lodge Communicators who are not publishing newsletter or websites. This course is designed to upgrade their skills and take their lodge communications to the next level by providing instruction in: writing, social media, marketing, photography, desktop publishing, on-camera presence and legal issues. 

Official Call – English | French