Upcoming Program: What Harry Potter Professors Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

STC-SM and the Northeastern Ohio STC Chapter are hosting a joint webinar on January 21!

Join us on Tuesday, January 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. for the exciting webinar What Harry Potter Professors Can Teach Us About Instructional Design! During this event, speaker Jamye Sagan will take us on a magical journey to discuss prominent professors in the famous Harry Potter series and the lessons we can learn from them to improve our instructional design techniques and technical communication skills.

In this program, we will review various Hogwarts professors to analyze the effectiveness of their lesson delivery. Within the lens of each professor profile, we will share more practical tips on tackling common training issues, as well as provide some real-life (aka Muggle) training examples.

By the end of the presentation, you will have even more tools to confidently tackle many basic training requests.

Even if you have neither read the Harry Potter books nor watched the movies, you can still learn something from the Hogwarts instructors!


  • Include a variety of activities and techniques in your curriculum to help learners maintain interest, engage with the content, and remember key concepts.
  • Balance your knowledge of course material with knowledge of what your audience needs to know and be able to skillfully handle any distractions.
  • Know when and how to reward your learners, whether by giving a physical reward or by offering verbal and written praise.


Tuesday, January 21
7:00–8:30 p.m.


Virtual – we’ll be using Zoom!


  • Students: free with special code
  • STC-SM and NEO STC members: free
  • STC members: $10
  • Non-members: $20


Please register for this event here.

Students, please email president@stc-sm.org for the special code to include on your registration form.

About the Speaker: Jamye Sagan

As the Pharmacy Communication Advisor for H-E-B, Jamye helps design training programs and materials for various projects and initiatives in the pharmacy department, including the use of their proprietary prescription dispensing software and health screening programs. She also manages communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies.

A Senior Member of STC, Jamye volunteers with the Instructional Design and Learning SIG as its Treasurer, as well as handles Social Media and Surveys. Jamye also belongs to the Policies & Procedures SIG, the Technical Editing SIG, and the Women in Tech Comm SIG. She also volunteers at the Society level, as the SIG Outreach Director for the Community Affairs Committee and served as the 2017-18 chair of the Community Achievement Award and Pacesetter Award committees.

When not making “sense out of the senseless” in the tech comm world, Jamye enjoys transforming yarn into pretty and useful objects. She even belongs to a virtual group devoted to fiber crafts and Harry Potter.