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May Newsletter

Dear Readers,

Hope this note finds you in perfect health. May marks the end of a school year for some of our chapter students. This year, it is also the time for those of us who had to work from home to finally ease back into the office and the world as we used to know it. In April, most of us experienced a new meaning of remote communications, how to convey messages to team members and how to keep oneself and that of the team healthy, on board with upcoming priorities yet at the same time adjusting to people's new work/family life from home.

As we continue to discover the new norm, we will keep our activities online; which has helped the chapter bring value to out-of-state STC members. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

 

Stay healthy,

Esther Asham
NTLSC President

Upcoming Events

Sunday,
May 10
Sun - Wed,
May 17-20
Summer is
coming soon!

The Lowdown

2020 Platinum Community Award Winner

Our chapter has been awarded the STC Platinum Community Award and now we have the official badge, too!

"For the North Texas Lone Star Chapter’s dedication and determination to heighten the chapter’s presence and involvement in the community in 2019, STC national has awarded the chapter the Platinum (highest level) Community Achievement Award! The North Texas Lone Star Chapter epitomizes an energetic and successful community that promotes outreach, collaboration, and education."

The Community Achievement Award (CAA) recognizes a SIG, professional, or student chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities. The Community Achievement Awards are presented at STC Summit the year after the award was earned. The award reflects the year the award is presented (e.g. the 2020 award is for work completed in 2019).

This award is a result of the hard work of Lacey Corbin, Jennifer Prior Schledorn, Celeste Graeff, and the other NTLSC council members who worked hard to serve our community last year.

Click on one of the social media icons below to post and share our success!

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April Webinar

In April, Jack Molisani shared what he sees is holding most content professionals back from quantum leaps in career development. He shared experiences and tangible examples about soft skills like conflict resolution, workplace negotiation skills, and more.

Our very own Zohra participated, and totally rocked, the hands on exercise on negotiation. We had chapter friends attend all the way from Colorado.

Resources

If you have attended the webinar and want to learn more, or missed it and are wondering what it was like, check out these resources:

Call for Student Volunteers

Are you a student who loves to research and share your findings or a professional who is interested in sharing your experience? We would love to have members of our chapter contribute to the newsletter and share their experience and knowledge with other chapter members. To contribute, send your content to President@stcdfw.org.

Topics for Webinars and Workshops

Send your wishlist of topics for upcoming webinars, lightning talks, or workshops to President@stcdfw.org.

STC Summit Now Virtual

STC has made the 2020 Summit a fully virtual event. The new dates are Sunday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 20.
 

Sunday, 5/17: Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, 5/18 - Wednesday, 5/20: Education Sessions
 

Note that the CPTC Pre-Conference workshop schedule will remain as is (14-15 May) and be delivered virtually.

The full, updated program with session days and times is listed under the SCHEDULE tab.
The STC Summit includes the following opportunities and more.

Education sessions in the following areas:
Content Design and Delivery; Tools and Technologies; Training Development and Delivery; Project Management, Leadership, and Career Development. See  Tracks and Topic Ideas for more information. The program will include presentations, tutorials, and workshops at several experience levels.

More details about the online conference can be found at the Summit web page.

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Volunteers

Do you have a talent for photography? Are you a people person?
Want to get involved, but don't have a lot of time?
If so, we need your help.
Below are the areas in which we have a need for volunteers.
Contact president@stcdfw.org if you are interested in helping.

Historian
Take pictures at events.
Videographer
Record chapter meetings.
Volunteer Coordinator
Help connect volunteers to their interests.
Short Volunteer Projects
Help with brief or one-time projects.

Want to Get Your Degree or Certificate?

Consider a degree or certificate in Technical Communication. DFW has several local universities with excellent programs, and STC offers their own professional certification program.
 

Society for Technical Communication - Professional Certification at the Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert level. For more information, visit www.stc.org/certification/.

University of North Texas – BA, BS, and MA in Professional and Technical Communication, and Technical Writing Certificate. For more information, visit https://techcomm.unt.edu/.

Texas Christian University – BA in Writing. For more information, visit addran.tcu.edu/english/academics/areas-of-study/undergraduate-programs/ba-writing/.


University of Texas at Arlington – Technical Writing Certificate. For more information, visit www.uta.edu/english/Academics/technicalwriting-certification.

Support Our Chapter

We have an image on our website home page, so use our Amazon Smile link when you purchase from Amazon to donate a portion of the proceeds to our chapter.

Your support of our chapter matters. North Texas Lone Star STC Chapter is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
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