#TechCommWeek Is Coming!
Get ready to join STC and our friends over at APMG International for the inaugural #TechCommWeek taking place 31 January – 4 February!
To start the week, be sure to attend the latest installment of the We Are TechComm KnowledgeXchange Panel Discussion: Certificates, Certification, and Academic Degrees on Monday, 31 January at 1:00 PM ET. The educational opportunities available within technical communication can be overwhelming. Moderator Liz Pohland, STC CEO and panelists will define the differences between certificates, certification, and academic degrees, and why and when to pursue one over another. If you’ve decided to further your education, but you’re not sure what type of program is right for you, understanding the differences between a degree, a professional certificate, and a certification can help ensure that your investment in your future aligns with your ultimate goals.
More information about this week is coming soon!

Webinar: Growing Your Volunteer Capital

Anita Matechuk, Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) special interest group (SIG) Secretary and Student Liaison, will cover her process for identifying, welcoming, and engaging new members. Attendees will learn a proven, successful approach to increase member participation and volunteerism, which they can adapt to their own communities. There will be time for discussion, Q&A, and info sharing.
The IDL SIG will make the STC IDL SIG Volunteer Orientation Guide (Anita’s university project) available to STC leaders and volunteers. It will be located on the CAC website’s Leadership Resources tab.

January 19
7:00 PM– 8:00 PM ET

Presenter Bio
Anita Matechuk discovered the technical communication (tech comm) field when her quilt pattern designing hobby crossed her job search. Intrigued by the field’s software programs, she decided to go back to school to get her Technical Communication Certificate from Simon Fraser University. She joined the Society for Technical Communication (STC) in 2020. Soon after, she started volunteering for the Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) special interest group (SIG) in the Secretary and Student Liaison roles. Although new to the tech comm field, she has a BASc in Electronic Systems Engineering and 14 years of experience in the banking industry. While practicing her tech comm skills, she converted her local quilting guild into a thriving virtual guild. Her success led to teaching virtual quilting classes and motivated her to focus on the audience experience. In addition, Anita uses her skills gained from converting her quilting guild to find and encourage interested volunteers to join the IDL SIG team.

January 11 Social Meet-Up

The CAC is hosting its first social meet-up of the year on Tuesday, January 11, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET.

Join us for fun activities related to this year’s CAC Incentive Program theme, “The STC Deep Sea Adventure.” Meet other leaders and volunteers. This is an informal event so drop in as your schedule allows.  See you there!

Register for this event.

Latest CAC Leadership Webinars now available!

Did you miss the latest leadership webinar in the past six or so months?

Have no fear! Webinar recordings are here!

Check out the latest additions in the Leadership Webinars page under our Leadership Resources tab.

New webinar recordings include:

  • STC CAC Open House (November 9, 2021)
  • STC Community Tools Preference Survey Overview (October 26, 2021)
  • Community Budget Season Treasurer Meetup (October 5, 2021)
  • SIG COI Anniversary Celebration
    (September 23, 2021)
  • 2021 Community Achievement Award: What You Need To Know (August 24, 2021)
  • Planning the CAC Year 2021-2022 – Chapter Leadership (July 13, 2021)