Society for Technical Communication 2020 Leadership Program


The Community Affairs Committee, the STC office, and the Board of Directors invite all community leaders to this time of celebration, education, and community. We encourage all leaders past, present and future to join us online for a time of connecting and learning. Traditionally, this event is part of STC's Technical Communication Summit & Expo, but this year we are excited to host our 2020 Leadership Program as a series of events through the summer of 2020. Holding this event virtually will enable us to:


  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive Leadership program event for all STC leaders who wish to attend beyond Summit attendees
  • Focus on community leadership activities
  • Highlight community programming and networking
  • Accommodate attendees across time zones
  • Provide broader, more in-depth training and networking for our current and potential community leaders


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Upcoming Programs:

The 2020 Leadership Program events are free and open to anyone currently in a leadership position in an STC chapter or special interest group (SIG), or if you want to be more involved in the leadership of your chapter or SIG. Registration is required for each event. A registration link will be posted under the program title when registration opens.


2021 STC Community Reports Review

webinar presented by Erin Gallalee

As a community leader, are you unsure about STC’s community reports and how you can use the information they provide? Or are you a new leader and perhaps did not know that STC has community reports available for you to use? Join Erin Gallalee, STC’s Director of Membership & Community Relations, as she reviews all the community reports available to community leaders and shows where you can track your community’s current membership, and how you can use the data for your member recruitment and retention projects. There will be time set for the reports review, and for Q&A. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Click here to register!


CAC Virtual Yoga/Relaxation Meet-Up

Event presented by Lisa Perry

The CAC invites you to a special virtual meet-up on December 9, 6:00-7:00 PM EST. Lisa Perry, professional yoga instructor, will guide attendees in several easy yoga exercises and a relaxation session. The session will last 20 Minutes. Participants should dress in comfortable clothing and have a mat or blanket with a wall, chair, or couch available to use during the session.

After the session, we will have time for conversation. See you there!

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

Click here to register!

Past Programs:

Programs and webinars will be recorded. Links for recordings, slides, and chat transcripts will be posted on the Community Affairs Committee website: after each event. Links to recordings will also be sent to registered participants of each event.


Launch of CAC's STC Superheroes Journey Event

webinar presented by the CAC

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

Join the CAC to learn about a new CAC program! The Bureau of STC Superheroes (AKA the CAC) is excited to announce the launch of the STC Superheroes Journey!

This incentive program recognizes community leaders’ hard work and dedication to their chapters and SIGs. Earn points and virtual badges–– created especially for the program––as you strengthen your leadership skills and communities. As with all superhero journeys, there will also be surprises along the way. To learn more about the program and how you can enroll to begin your own superhero journey, please register and join us!


CAC Virtual Meet-Up

hosted by: Jamye Sagan

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT

Come join the CAC and our host, CAC Director Jamye Sagan, on Tuesday, October 27 at 6pm EDT for our first CAC Virtual Meet-Up of the 2020-2021 season! This is just a fun way for us around the globe to gather together and chat. Let's celebrate Halloween a bit early! Bring your favorite witches' brew and wear something festive (work-friendly) for Halloween! 


CAC Virtual Open House

hosted by: Ann Marie Queeney

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT

Meet the CAC! Join Ann Marie Queeney, STC's CAC chair, as she introduces the new CAC members for 2020-2021, and shares the plans for the committee for the upcoming year!


2021 Annual Community Budgeting Process

webinar presented by James Bousquet

Tuesday, 6 October 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT

Are you an STC community treasurer? Then you won't want to miss this online session with Jim Bousquet, STC Treasurer, as he guides you through this year's annual community budgeting process. After attending this session, you'll be all set to submit your community's budget properly and on time this fall. We'll also touch on filing your income tax return in the spring. Other community leaders who will review their budgets will also be interested in this session.


Using LinkedIn's Sales Navigator to Save and Grow a Chapter

webinar presented by Bobbi Werner

Friday, 25 September 2020 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

In 2017, the STC Central New York (CNY) chapter had 2 members and a grim future. Two years later, STC recognized the chapter’s impressive turnaround with Pacesetter and Most Improved Community awards at the annual Summit. This webinar recounts the story to rebuild the STC CNY, the integral role LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator played in the process, and the lasting effects on what continues to be a growing and vibrant STC community. Please join Bobbi Werner as she shares practical advice on strengthening your chapter.


Honoring Our Own: Creating and Maintaining a Community Recognition Program

webinar presented by Lori Meyer

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT 

STC communities do great things, thanks to their hard-working volunteers. Recognizing those volunteers is a vital part of a community's success. In this webinar, we will talk about why recognition matters, options for recognition, and how you can honor your volunteers through creating and maintaining a meaningful community recognition program.


Building and Sustaining Your Community by Training New Leaders

webinar presented by Dan Voss and John Clement

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

STC community leaders are invited to an overview of six successful programs STC Florida has found effective in building and sustaining their community over the past 25 years.  Learn more about student mentoring, leadership development, active membership, scholarships, sharing conference learnings, and joint events with a local university. In this webinar, STC communities can learn how to adapt and implement these programs for their members.


Leadership Happy Hour Social with Todd DeLuca (not recorded)

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT

An informal networking event. Come and network with fellow community leaders and members!


New Community of Practice & Community of Interest Model Overview webinar

Monday, 8 June 2020 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT

The Community Affairs Committee is excited to announce a new chapter in the development of STC’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Communities of Practice (COP) and Communities of Interest (COI). Join the CAC as we share more information about this new model, which comes as a result of over two years of research, reflection, and listening to the concerns and suggestions from our STC members and community leaders.


2020 Leadership Program event

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT

Our first virtual 2020 Leadership Program event that delivered community news and announcements, held community leadership topic discussions, and recognized the winners of our Community Achievement Award Winning Chapters and Pacesetter Award Winners.