Course Descriptions

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This is the 2016 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 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

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2016 Class Lists

Basic Newsletter Development
November 13-18, 2016

The Basic Newsletter Development course will teach new editors how to start and publish a newsletter. Students will obtain hands-on desktop publishing experience by creating their own newsletter using Microsoft Publisher software.

New to this year’s class is an emphasis on the tools Local and District leaders need to dialogue with members in the smartphone age. Participants will learn how to launch, write and edit an effective email newsletter. They’ll also learn how to operate a mass SMS, or texting, list – the most direct way to reach members when announcing union events. We’ll cover some social media best practices, and how to effectively manage your limited time to communicate most effectively.

Official Call (English)
Official Call (French)

Communicators Class
December 4-9, 2016

The course is aimed at Communicators who are not publishing newsletters or websites and need help in basic skills such as news writing, internet research, desktop publishing, creating a web page using the IAM Microsite Service, expanding their network of email contacts and learning what is needed to start an effective newsletter or website for their lodge.

Official Call (English)
Official Call (French)

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Basic Web Development
April 17-22, 2016

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 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)
Official Call (French)

Intermediate Web Development
February 14-19, 2016

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)
Official Call (French)

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