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Saturday, 3 August 2002

Topic: "Leadership Workshop and Vision Day 2002"

About the Event

Let's start our chapter year off right by coming together for a leadership workshop with Saul Carliner and a facilitated brainstorming exercise with Mary Wise. These two esteemed Society leaders, both past presidents of the Society, have a wealth of experience to share with us to help us become better chapter leaders and committee members. Saul's workshop, "Ideas for Effective, Efficient Board Interactions and Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers," is interactive and will help us identify techniques for effectively starting the Board year, efficiently managing Board meetings, effectively handling personnel challenges that might arise, and effectively planning the transition to the next Board. He will also help us handle volunteer issues by explaining techniques for recruiting volunteers, setting them up for success in their positions, and showing appropriate appreciation for their contributions. We will also learn how to handle those situations in which you cannot recruit a volunteer to handle a task.

After our lunch break, Mary Wise will break us up into small groups so that we can brainstorm together about our priorities for the year for our chapter. This "faciliated brainstorming" technique was a big success at last Year's Vision Day. The results allow us to update our 3-year strategic plan and help us to focus our efforts on the most popular activities and services for our chapter.

This information-packed day will include participants from both the Washington, DC and Baltimore chapters. Although these chapters are close to one another geographically, this day provides us with a rare opportunity to network. Be sure to RSVP so that refreshments can be ordered for you.

Don't forget your business cards for networking and books for the book drive!

About the Speaker

photo of Saul Carliner

Saul Carliner is an internationally known expert on technical communication, information design, and e-learning. He has worked as a professor, consultant, and content designer and developer for organizations such as Bentley College, Berlitz, BellSouth, Georgia-Pacific, Guidant Corporation, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, University of Minnesota, UPS, and several state and federal government agencies. His research interests include the models, processes, techniques, and commerce of information design. His books include An Overview of Online Learning and Techniques for Technical Communicators. Saul is a fellow and past international president of STC, and holds a Ph.D. in instructional technology from Georgia State University.

photo of Mary R. Wise

Mary R. Wise is Senior Manager of Technical Communication at Manugistics, Inc. She has over 20 years experience in technical communication, including stints as word processor, technical writer, instructional designer, and manager. At Manugistics, Mary directs the development of documentation for the company's supply chain management software products. In her previous role as Manager of Instructional Design, Mary led a distance learning initiative for the company. She is a past president of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Currently, Mary represents the STC on the International Council of Technical Communication Societies (INTECOM). Although she has a B.A. from the University of Maryland, Mary feels her background as a circus clown prepared her well for both her corporate and STC jobs.


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast, and networking
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Ideas for Effective, Efficient Board Interactions and Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers" with Saul Carliner
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and networking
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Facilitated brainstorming with Mary Wise


Breakfast platter, coffee, and cold beverages from Chesapeake Bagel Bakery. Lunch platter, cold drinks, and dessert from Chicken Out Rotisserie.


FREE for all attendees.

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Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD  20723
Phone: 240-228-7580 or 240-228-5000 (from DC area) From Baltimore area: 443-778-5000

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