The P&P SIG Virtual Open House was a success!

Our virtual open house was a success! Attendees were enthusiastic and eager to learn more about our SIG! A total of 47 attendees registered, with 25 P&P SIG members and 22 non-P&P SIG.

You can view the presentation and recording below:

P&P SIG Open House Presentation

Virtual Open House Recording

We also invite new and existing P&P members to join our LinkedIn page for regular news and updates.

A call for volunteers:

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please review our PP SIG Volunteer Opportunities sheet.  

Virtual Open House – March 24, 2020

P&P SIG Virtual Open House – March 24

The P&P SIG will be hosting a virtual Open House on March 24, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EDT). All STC members are welcome to this free webinar! Please share this email with your friends and colleagues from other STC communities.

Join us and meet the SIG leaders, hear about the SIG’s plans for 2020 and the Summit, and learn about volunteer opportunities. There will also be time to offer your suggestions and ask questions. We want to hear from you.

This event is free, but you do need to register. A recording of this webinar will be available, but you must register for this webinar to receive it.

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stc-pp-sig-virtual-open-house-tickets-96691963265

The link will take you to our Eventbrite site where you can register for the webinar. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation and the GoToMeeting link to the webinar.

"See" you at the Open House.

Free P&P SIG Webinar Scheduled for March 28, 2019

Annette D. Reilly, Ph.D., PMP, CSDP, CSEP, will present a webinar entitled “It's a Standard Procedure" on Thursday, March 28, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. (EDT). She will discuss how policies and procedures are applied for the development of international standards. The webinar will be recorded.   The webinar is free to P&P SIG members and our guest, the STC Washington DC/Baltimore chapter. However, you must register to receive the link to the webinar and the recording.   The registration link and information was sent to P&P SIG members via the SIG’s Announcement List.The Leadership Team hopes you can join us for a discussion of this important topic.   If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie at AQueeney@nullstc-techedit.org.

P&P SIG at the 2018 Summit

The Policies and Procedures SIG was active throughout the 2018 Summit in Orlando, beginning with the Welcome Reception event on Sunday. Dawnell Claessen, treasurer and past SIG manager, and Ann Marie Queeney, SIG co-manager, greeted Summit attendees at the P&P SIG table. Unfortunately, Emily Kowal, SIG co-manager, was unable to attend the Summit due to an illness in her family. We thank Emily for her time and contributions in planning our Summit activities. The P&P SIG celebrated fun and Florida with a flamingo-themed table and motto, “Let’s flamingle.” Keeping with the theme, attendees participated in a word game (How many words could they create from “flamingos” in one minute). Two word-savvy competitors tied with 21 words and were awarded a flamingo-decorated tote bag and giveaways. In addition to a P&P SIG info sheet, the SIG gave away mini flamingo bubble bottles, flamingo stickers, P&P SIG pencils, and temporary tropical tattoos. The P&P SIG presence continued on Monday with a well-attended program (53 participants), entitled “Policies and Procedures – Communicate the Future”, presented by Dawnell and Ann Marie. Emily was also scheduled as a co-presenter and had co-created the presentation. For P&P SIG members unable to attend the Summit, the SIG leadership is planning to hold a webinar of the presentation later in the year. On Tuesday, Dawnell and Ann Marie hosted the SIG’s business meeting, where they updated attendees on SIG activities and discussed ideas for improving the SIG. One popular suggestion was a SIG virtual bookshelf, where members write reviews of books covering our profession. Following the meeting, SIG members enjoyed lunch at the hotel’s B-Line Diner, compliments of the SIG. The lunch provided an opportunity for members of our virtual community to meet other members, socialize, and share information regarding our profession. On Wednesday, the closing day of the Summit, people said their good-byes and made plans to meet at next year’s Summit in Denver. The P&P SIG’s two yard flamingos (who were stationed at our table), found a home with an STC member and former Floridian. Dawnell and Ann Marie enjoyed meeting P&P SIG members and thank you for your membership. See you at next year’s Summit in Denver!

Procedure Professionals Association Announcement

P&P SIG Members, Mr. Mike Brewer of the Procedure Professionals Association has provided this post.  Our SIG has members in common with these folks, and lots of professional interests in common.  Their Symposium sure looks interesting.
  The Procedure Professionals Association will host the 29th Annual Procedure Symposium at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach June 20 through 22, 2017. In this format, we will continue to provide a forum for professionals in procedure writing, administration and control to obtain the latest information regarding procedures and the procedure process. The technical program will consist of formal presentations as well as facilitated breakout sessions. As is customary, we will have a strong focus on providing greater and more diverse networking and benchmarking opportunities. All levels of management, procedure writers, work planners, procedure administrators, training specialists, and procedure users will benefit by attending the specialized breakout sessions that deal with the issues related to their specific areas. We will also offer the full PPA Writer Certification Training Course in conjunction with symposium attendance. With an emphasis on human factors and classroom exercises, this training focuses on the following technical writing objectives:  
  • Documents are organized using a hierarchical structure.
  • A human factored layout and format is consistently applied to all documents.
  • Instructions enable action, achieve compliance, and minimize the potential for error.
  • Instructions are written clearly, concisely, and consistently using standard American English.
  For additional information, please visit the Procedure Professionals Association at www.ppaweb.org or contact Carolee Schmidt at cschmidt@nullppaweb.org.   -- Posted on behalf of Mr. Mike Brewer of the Procedure Professionals Association.