After the snow storm on the 8th, our holiday party was rescheduled to the 15th, with a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who participated, especially Karen Levine who hosted.
What: Get on Board: Entraining Volunteers webinar
Speaker: Ben Woelk
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: Noon-1:00pm EST
Volunteers are the life blood of a community, but often seem to be in short supply. Without fresh or reinvigorated volunteers, communities will decline. With impassioned volunteers, communities will flourish.
Using an analogy of train travel, this progression provides a framework for identifying, recruiting, and retaining volunteers.
About the Speaker:
Ben Woelk is a past president of the Rochester Chapter; architect, chair, and Board liaison of the Community Affairs Committee (CAC), and a Director of the Board of STC. Ben has identified and recruited numerous volunteers to the Rochester council, mentoring team, and the CAC Outreach Team. He’s a strong proponent of servant leadership and the importance of casting a vision.
The webinar is free. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The STC Rocky Mountain Chapter is sponsoring a webinar with Michael Hamilton, vice president for product management at MadCap Software. Mike will present a live session focusing on single-sourcing strategies that address unique challenges for elements beyond text, such as translation, graphics, and multimedia content. Mike will address best practices for achieving the desired goals and talk about some of the new features in MadCap Flare and the MadPak Suite.
This session will be available only as a live streaming event through GotoMeeting. When you register for this webinar, we will send you the information you need to connect and participate. The cost for the session is $10.
Accessibility and Communication
Are you aware that the federal government has requirements for how you communicate? If you use video, it needs to be both captioned and audibly described. Is your documentation on the web? It needs to be accessible. But what does it mean to be accessible? What are the laws governing accessibility, and how do they relate to your profession? In this presentation, Paul Paire from Temple University will cover:
FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND DESSERT ARE INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE!
About the Presenter
Paul Paire has served as Executive Director of Special Projects in Computer Services at Temple University since 2007. As an Executive Director, Paul has been responsible for implementing technology solutions through solo efforts, traditional project management, and crowdsourcing. Paul brings the end users’ perspective to projects he works on as a result of his 20 years of experience in desktop support and client services before becoming Executive Director of Special Projects. Paul holds a B.S. degree in Computer Sciences from Millersville University and an M.B.A. in Information Systems from Temple University. He has presented at both regional and national venues on accessibility topics.
STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter
To learn more about the Society for Technical Communication Philadelphia Metro Chapter, please visit www.stcpmc.org.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Please join us for our annual Holiday Potluck Social event, hosted at the home of STC Senior Member, Karen Levine.
This casual and fun social event is FREE and open to all current and former STC members (non-members too). Spouses and partners are encouraged to come as well. We hope to see you as we get together to meet new and old friends, enjoy some great food, and celebrate the holiday season.
Bring a dish to share. Optionally, bring a beverage to imbibe.
When registering, please be sure to fill in the box at the bottom of the page to let us know what you plan to bring.
Best wishes for the holiday season!