Webinar: How and Why to Get Involved: A Student Leader Perspective

The STC Rochester Chapter and CAC Student Outreach Director, John Clement, invite STC community leaders, volunteers, and students to a free webinar, “How and why to get involved: A student leader perspective.”

February 22, 2022
6:00-7:00 PM ET

Join the Rochester chapter for a conversation with John Clement about how to get students more involved in professional organizations. John will share what he is hearing from student volunteers (and soon-to-be volunteers), what challenges students face when volunteering, and much more.


Presenter John Clement is the Student Outreach Director for the STC CAC (Community Affairs Committee), a student leader at the Future Technical Communicators Club at the University of Central Florida, and an STC Florida Chapter leader.

CAC Webinar: “Honoring Our Own: Recognizing Your Community’s Volunteers”

Presenter: Lori Meyer
Tuesday, February 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

STC communities do great things, thanks to their hard-working volunteers. Recognizing those volunteers is a vital part of your community’s success. This webinar will discuss why recognition matters, options for recognition from both STC and your community, and how your community can create a recognition program to honor your volunteers.


About the presenter

Lori Meyer is a technical communicator in Northern California, where she develops and edits cybersecurity software documentation. During her years as an STC member, she has served many STC communities in various roles, including chapter president, secretary, webmaster, employment manager, conference co-chair, and SIG co-manager. She is the immediate past president of the Rochester Chapter, a director at large for the Florida Chapter, and a volunteer at large for the Instructional Design and Learning SIG. Lori also serves as an ad-hoc member of the STC Community Affairs Committee. Lori has designed and helped to implement awards programs for three STC communities.

Lori has received Distinguished Community Service awards from six STC communities, President’s Awards from three chapters, and a Spotlight Award from the Florida chapter. In 2015, Lori was honored as an STC Fellow.

Webinar “Google Suite for Non-Profits”

STC Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter invites STC leaders and volunteers to our free webinar!

Google Suite for Non-Profits (now Google Workspace)
Thursday, February 3
6 PM Central
(RSVP by 2/2 Required)

Did you know that nonprofits, including STC chapters, qualify to get Google Workspace completely for free?

Per the CAC’s “STC Community Tool Preference Survey” many leaders were interested in learning more about Google Workspace for Non-Profits for their communities.

The Carolina chapter won a Pacesetter award for setting up Google Workspace for the chapter and I wanted to share some of the motivators for why we migrated to Google Workspace, and some pain points you can watch out for along the way if your chapter decides to migrate as well.

Google requires that you register your chapter with TechSoup, the vendor that handles the nonprofit verification process. Google provides guidance on how to get started and I used this guide from The Digital Nonprofit as additional reference.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28 PM Central
Include: NAME & ORG AFFILIATION (STC-NA, UAH or Friend).
You will receive a confirmation email within a day that contains information on accessing the meeting online.

Presenter: Art Berger, Carolina Chapter President
Twitter: ;https://twitter.com/artartefacts
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthurberger/



#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!