Every year on 13 October we celebrate International Plain Language Day. This year is a special one for the plain language movement because the first ISO Plain Language Standard was published in June.
The Plain Language Institute (PLI), in association with PEG, will be presenting a free webinar (and Q&A) on Plain Language Day to tell people more about the standard and how it can be used in organisations and by our legislators.
Date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Time: 12:00 to 13:00
Place: Online (Zoom meeting)
Presenters: Sarah Slabbert, Nadja Green and Chani Slabbert of the Plain Language Institute; Kamogelo Rapitso of SABS
CPD hours: PEG members who attend the webinar live will qualify for 1 hour of CPD.
Open to the public – all are welcome!
About the presenters
Sarah Slabbert is the owner of the Plain Language Institute. The company empowers organisations to enhance their communication by making it relevant, clear and usable to stakeholders and consumers. Sarah occupies several roles within the international plain language community, such as board membership of the IPLF and chairing the IPLF’s Certification Committee. She is a passionate advocate of the ISO plain language standard and believes in the transformative power of the standard to provide citizens and consumers with rightful access to crucial information.
Nadja Green is an accomplished plain language content developer, researcher and strategist with a passion for promoting plain language as a strategic priority. Nadja provides plain language services, consulting and training to professionals and organisations. As a representative of South Africa, Nadja helped to develop the first ISO standard for plain language. Nadja serves on the Localisation and Certification Committees of the International Plain Language Federation.
Chani Slabbert (BA Information Design, Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Certified Director®) lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the past 12 years, she has completed numerous branding and communication projects for organisations in IT, financial services and tourism. She currently develops plain language communication strategies and omni-channel customer experiences as an associate of the Plain Language Institute.
Kamogelo Rapitso has 10 years’ experience in the standardisation field. She represents South Africa on various ISO committees, including ISO/TC 37 Language and Terminology, and she also sits on various forums and steering committees advocating the meaningful utilisation of terminology and other language and content resource standards. Ms Rapitso is a Standards Coordinator at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) in the Systems and Services Department.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/plainwebinar by noon on 11 October.