P&P SIG Member named to STC Nominating Committee

Kelly Smith headshot
Kelly Smith

P&P SIG member Kelly Smith was one of two candidates elected to the STC’s nominating committee in the STC’s 2024 election cycle. She and Joanna Donovan join Rachel Houghton and Zohra Mutabanna on the committee and will each serve two-year terms.

The mission of the nominating committee, according to the STC website is to “Ensure the STC annual election is conducted in a secure and ethical manner, on schedule, and with appropriate candidates.”

In light of the honor and to give you a chance to get to know her, the SIG reached out to Ms. Smith. Here, you can read our Q&A with her. Continue reading “P&P SIG Member named to STC Nominating Committee”

P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: June 26

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m. ET!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link.

REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

Miss the Summit? Catch Up Here: P&P SIG Activities at STC’s Annual Event

This year’s theme for the May 17-19 STC Summit in Bloomington, MN, was “Tech Comm in Action.” The theme also applied to Policies & Procedures SIG members who actively promoted the SIG, presented educational sessions, and were recognized at the Honors event for their contributions to the STC.

Here is a recap of P&P SIG members in action along with some photos from the event! Continue reading “Miss the Summit? Catch Up Here: P&P SIG Activities at STC’s Annual Event”

P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: May 29

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on May 29 (7 p.m. ET)!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Register here.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

Quick Guide: P&P SIG Happenings at the Summit!

The P&P SIG and members will be active at this month’s Summit in Bloomington, Minn., offering everything from special giveaways (aka Summit swag) to a P&P panel discussion. Check out this “Quick Guide to P&P SIG Happenings at the Summit.” Summit dates are Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19.

P&P SIG Fun Stuff (open to all Summit attendees)

Schedule information may change. For the latest content, please check the conference app.

Friday – Sunday
Say hello to Tricia Spayer, P&P SIG leader, and Monte, P&P SIG’s mascot, during the Summit and receive a fun gift. Available while supplies last.

Saturday, Summit Dine-Around (time & restaurant TBD)
Join hosts Tricia Spayer and Ann Marie Queeney at a restaurant for socializing and conversation.

Friday – Sunday, CAC Table, Expo Hall
Stop by for a special P&P SIG give-away! Available while supplies last. Sign the P&P SIG roster sheet.

P&P Members’ Programs at the Summit!

P&P SIG members will be presenting on a wide variety of topics, including a panel on Friday with Kelly Smith, John Clement, and Marilyn Woelk providing an insider’s perspective on P&P in their respective fields. Schedule information may change. For the latest content, please check the conference app. For multiple speakers, P&P SIG members’ names are bolded.

Here is the schedule.

 

P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: April 24

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on April 24 (7 p.m. ET)!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Register here.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

P&P SIG member to present STC webinar

Tricia Spayer, STC Fellow and P&P SIG leadership team member, is presenting an STC webinar on March 26, 1 – 2 p.m., “Mind Mapping Your Way to Organized Success.”

Tricia has used and taught Mind Mapping for seven years. This impactful tool allows her to organize thousands of topics, design web sites, and whip up presentations within minutes.

For more information: Click here.

P&P SIG’s Virtual Meet & Greet: March 27

Join us for conversation, P&P talk, and networking at our next Meet & Greet on March 27 at 7 p.m. ET!

P&P SIG Meet & Greets are informal and relaxed so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

There will also be time to learn more about the P&P SIG. Your questions and suggestions for improving the SIG are welcome!

The event is free, but you must register to receive the link. Register here.

If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to contact Sam Lee, P&P SIG Manager.

Feedback Needed for Upcoming Webinar

In response to our membership survey that identified the importance of educational opportunities, the leadership team is working on offering a webinar on AI.

The presenter would like to know how P&P SIG members are currently using AI and their concerns so she can focus the presentation on members’ needs.

Help shape the webinar’s content by completing our two-question survey! We would appreciate your comments by March 17.

Survey link

P&P SIG Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who responded to P&P’s 2024 Survey this January. The goal of P&P’s leadership is to provide members with opportunities they find most valuable, and your responses will help inform programming for the upcoming year. Interested to see how everyone responded and how yours compared? Check out the results below.

Which P&P initiatives do you find valuable?

    • 80% – Educational webinars
    • 20% – Virtual meetups

How can the P&P SIG help you more in 2024?

    • 40% – Opportunities to build skills and portfolio
    • 40% – Educational opportunities, i.e. webinars and panels
    • 20% – Networking opportunities and community building

What topics are you most interested in learning about? (could select more than one)

    • 80% – New and emerging trends
    • 60% – Career advancement
    • 40% – Best practices and tips

It’s exciting to see how interested our members are in educational and career development opportunities. With all of the changes our industry is experiencing, from figuring out how to adopt AI and the continual expansion of our roles as technical communicators, it makes sense!

P&P leadership is eager to start planning events and educational webinars. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, ideas, or feedback. We’re excited for all we’ll do as a SIG in 2024!

~Melissa Pagnotta, P&P SIG Membership Manager