Featured Article: 2021 Leadership Program: The STC Superheroes Journey (May 19, 2021)

Mellissa Ruryk

I went to the virtual Leadership event on May 19, 2021, and had an informative, fun time.  "Leadership Day" is usually held in person at the Summit, so it was great to see more people (than just those registered for the Summit) attend. Ann Marie Queeney ran the show and announced the Community Achievement Award winners, the Pacesetter winners , and Distinguished Service award winners. Our IDL SIG won a bronze CAA award and Lori Meyers received a Distinguished SIG Service award for all her valuable volunteer input.

There were 4 breakout sessions in the last half hour of the event, and I chose to attend the one on Student Outreach, run by John Clement. His information centered on student chapters at universities, which was not the info I was looking for or expected. However, he made some good points:

  • In order to increase attendance at your community education events, ask what your members want to learn about (rather than relying on thinking you know what they want).
  • Ask your members what topic in technical communication they can share on, help them learn presentation skills
  • Provide as many networking opportunities as possible, perhaps centering on career readiness, résumé writing, interview tips and techniques, etc.

Even though I'm a senior TW and have held many positions in the IDL and 2 geographic chapters, I still like to attend Leadership day because I can always learn more about how to volunteer more effectively.

Viqui Dill

Congratulations to the STC CAC team for organizing a great Leadership themed event, 2021 Leadership Program: The STC Superheroes Journey recognizing the superhero in all of us. Anne Marie Queenie and her team put together an informative and engaging session. We were encouraged to use the chat to interact with friends, old and new. Then there were the presentations celebrating accomplishments through the year. With so much going on, I barely had time to text with my STC pals as the show went on LOL. Seriously, the CAC caped champions showed us how it's done!

Anita Matechuk

The CAC virtual leadership program was a great way to learn about STC. As a new member, exploring how to create a successful SIG and chapter has really helped me understand how STC can support me in my journey into a career in technical communication.

I started just taking the free webinars but soon registered to become an STC superhero. Seeing all the awards and the process involved in winning them showed me the possibilities for an active STC member. It was great listening to all the experienced STC members discussing what they probably considered common insights in this new and exciting world.

Jamye Sagan

For the second year in a row, the CAC hosted its leadership program virtually. In only two hours, we got to hear from STC leadership, recognize community award winners, and learn about clever initiatives from Pacesetter Award-winning communities. Our program ended with a choice of breakout sessions; I co-hosted the CAA one. It’s always a treat to chat with my STC friends and meet new ones.

IDL SIG Summit Events-June 8 & 9

Summit Honors on Tuesday, June 8 at 1 pm EDT

STC Summit Honors Event where the Community of the Year and Most Improved Community were announced. Watch the video and see the exciting announcement at 27:01
https://vimeo.com/event/1028521/videos/555700556/

Open House on Wednesday, June 9 at 12:45 pm EDT

Join the IDL SIG  during the Open House. You don’t need to be registered for the Summit! Drop by and say hi to our volunteers and enter to win a door prize to be drawn at the AGM!  Mark your calendars and join using the Zoom link  https://zoom.us/j/95239076337?pwd=Wi9RTWdwbkEyYllHUllJWTVQaENiQT09. *

Prize drawing for IDL CoP SIG

Volunteer for STC IDL CoP SIG

And looking ahead . . .

STC IDL SIG AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Tue, June 29, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

First Fridays at 5: Join the conversation - drinks after work!
Fri, July 02, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

 

June 2021 events are AWESOME!

Hey IDL friends - Your buddies in the STC IDL SIG have been pulling together several exciting events for June. We hope you can join us. Many events are open to all, even if you're not going to the Summit, even if you're not a SIG member, and even if you're not a member of STC. Here we go:

Social Event on Monday, June 7 at 7pm EDT

Please join the IDL SIG on Monday night of the Summit (June 7) after the magic show. We are hosting a fun social time from 7 to 8:30 pm (Eastern) where you can network with folks in the IDL SIG and other attendees. This event is free and you can invite your spouse or friends to attend as well (each participant needs their own camera, on a desktop, laptop or phone).
Please register for the event so we can stay in touch with you and send you friendly reminders. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/each-of-us-is-you-nique-idl-cop-sig-summit-social-event-2021-tickets-154919764185

 

Summit Honors on Tuesday, June 8 at 1 pm EDT

We will send out more information about the Honors Event. Watch your inbox and this website for updates.

Open House on Wednesday, June 9 at 12:45 pm EDT

Join the IDL SIG  during the Open House. You don’t need to be registered for the Summit! Drop by and say hi to our volunteers and enter to win a door prize to be drawn at the AGM!  Mark your calendars and join using the Zoom link  https://zoom.us/j/95239076337?pwd=Wi9RTWdwbkEyYllHUllJWTVQaENiQT09. *
* This link is tentative, so be sure to check the IDL SIG website for an update post if it changes

Check out our list of IDL SIG Members to Present at STC Summit, June 7-9, 2021 while you're at it!

2021 is a great year for #TechComm. Come celebrate with us!