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.
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.
Basic Communicators’ Class
May 7-12, 2017
This basic course is geared toward lodge Communicators who are not publishin 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.