SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Digital Presence

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/03/2022 - 11/14/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Digital Presence

FREE Webinar Series

October 3–October 20–November 14, 2022

@7pm

Join us for one, or all three!

A limited number of Digital Presence coaching sessions are available. See the registration below for more information.

(Presentations will be recorded. All participants registered prior to the event will receive the recording links AFTER THE FINAL WEBINAR IN THE SERIES. To receive links to the live events, see each webinar for registration cutoffs.)


 October 3: How to DIY Your Website (No Coding Required!)

As book creators, we need to have a professional website. In this webinar, you will learn why you need a website (and not just a social media page), the 3 things you need to have on your website (and what the bonuses pages could be), and how to create your website from scratch in less than a day. Attendees will receive a DIY Website Worksheet to help them get started.
*Registration for the live webinar link closes 5am the morning of the event.

October 20: Social Media 101: Do’s, Don’ts, and How to Stay Engaged
Are you overwhelmed by the thought of keeping up with social media? Do you feel like it’s something you need to do but don’t know where to start? And what about the seemingly constant changes on social platforms? In this webinar, you will learn where it is best for you to be on social media, pitfalls to avoid when posting, and how to make social media work for you!
*Registration for the live webinar link closes 5am the morning of the event.

November 14: Hello Email List, It’s Me, Again

Have you thought about starting an email newsletter? Do you have an email list already but aren’t sure how to use it effectively? Are you overwhelmed by the thought of sending email after email? And what do you write?? In this webinar, we will talk about why having an email list is important (more important than social media!), how to get subscribers and keep them, and the number one mistake people make when creating emails to their list.

*Series registration closes 5am on Monday, November 14. See each webinar above for other registration cutoffs.


Get to know your instructor:

 

Sarah Maynard is the founder and CEO of THE START EFFECT, a digital presence education company. She helps young people become aware of the impact their online actions have offline and teaches them how to move forward with a positive, valuable and useful digital footprint. She has worked with kids for almost 20 years, she is a children’s book writer and illustrator, digital marketing communications strategist and the ARA of SCBWI Pennsylvania: West.
You can find her at www.sarahdmaynard.com and connect on social media @sarahdmaynard on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 


Digital Presence coaching sessions: (at an additional cost of $60)

What will an agent or editor see when they visit your website or social media platform? In this 15 minute talk with Sarah you will receive personalized guidance for your digital presence. She will give you a first look at your website or a social media platform of your choice and offer actionable steps to improve the user experience. Come with your questions!
Each session will take place on Zoom.

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3-PART TICKET -
Includes ALL 3 Digital Presence webinars


Event Extras

Digital Presence coaching session

    The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
    To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
    Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

    You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

     

    The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion. 

    The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include Zooms, Webinars, online meetings, communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

     

    Code of Conduct

    All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, volunteers, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

    • Intimidation, stalking, or following;
    • Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
    • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances;
    • Abusive verbal comments;
    • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors;.
    • Harmful or prejudicial verbal comments, written comments, or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, disability, age, appearance, body size, or other personal characteristics;
    • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images
    • Unwelcome or uninvited attention or contact
    • Physical assault (including unwelcome touching or groping);
    • Real or implied threat of physical harm;
    • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm;
    • Body policing, unwelcome photography or recording;
    • Doxing
    • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

    We expect all participants at SCBWI activities, meetings, and networking events to abide by this Anti-Harassment Policy in all venues, including sanctioned events, ancillary events, unofficial events, and social gatherings.

     

    Reporting Procedures

    Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

    • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
    • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
    • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

    SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

    If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

     

    Non-Retaliation

    The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

     

    Sanctions

    SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

    Sanctions for faculty, speakers, volunteers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

    • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
    • immediate removal from a particular event;
    • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
    • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
    • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
    • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
    • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
    • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

    Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

    • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
    • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
    • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
    • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
    • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

    If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

     

    Confidentiality

    SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

        

    If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

    If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to tammybrown@scbwi.org. Please include the words "Anti-Harassment Policy" in the subject line. 

     

    I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.