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About STC Roundtable

For a limited time, STC is providing those who register above with a free monthly subscription to Roundtable. Each month, Roundtable members will receive the following resources:

  • Over $400 worth of fresh, high-quality content
  • An engaged community
  • Access to top experts in the field
  • Timely, relevant topics in the world of tech comm and its tangential industries
  • Shared resources from across web

May 2019 | Professional Development

In a hyper-competitive business world where companies are doing less with more, the importance of professional development is increasing exponentially. Being marketable for a new job, and yes, even the job you’re currently in, requires continual learning and up-to-date skills. And despite how things might have worked in the past, you are the one responsible for cultivating your strengths, filling your skills gaps, and building your competitive advantage. Ongoing professional development gets you there. This month, the STC Roundtable explores the benefits of professional development and specific methods for creating and executing a powerful career strategy.

Week 1: Webinar.

A formal webinar led by the monthly curator or a selected expert. Content may consist of a presentation, exploration of a specific scenario, and/or exploration of additional curated resources.

Week 2: Practical application.

A description of how to implement the information learned in the webinar or community conversations. This could take the form of an interview, a blog post, an article, or a case study.

Week 3: Live Q&A.

A live discussion on the monthly topic with selected experts and moderated by the monthly curator.

Week 4: Bonus content.

Additional relevant content from the monthly experts, like a white paper, a research report, or a business tool.

Upcoming STC Roundtable Topics

March 2019

April 2019

Content Strategy and Experience
(curated by Rahel Bailie)

May 2019

Professional Development
(curated by Alyssa Fox & Alisa Bonsignore)

June 2019

Leadership and Teams

July 2019

Content Design and Development for Machine Delivery

August 2019

Measuring the Value of Content

September 2019

The Relationship Between Content and Design

ABOUT STC AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

The Society for Technical Communication is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communication. Technical communicators research and create information about technical processes or products directed to a targeted audience through various forms of media.

For example, STC members communicate about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations. They communicate by using technology, such as Web pages, help files, or social media sites. And they provide instructions for products and services.

STC advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services. Technical communication is an essential part of every organization’s competitive strategy.