How Can I Help STC?

And maybe if I win the election, I'll get a chair for my office.

And if I win the election, maybe I’ll get a new chair for my office.

I’ll start by saying that I’m not much for campaign promises. I know that I only have a very small window into what goes on within the STC board, and I’m not going to make specific promises of change until I have that insight.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m focused on delivering value to members through opportunities for education, collaboration and mentorship, and my commitment to these issues will drive my decision-making in the future. I will do what I can to ensure that I leave the role with STC in a better situation than when I began.

What can I bring to the role?

First, and most importantly, I’m open-minded and willing to consider new approaches. STC has set itself apart from other organizations in its willingness to listen to new ideas and not fall back on the “it’s always been done this way” mantra that plagues so many professional organizations.

I want to encourage an inclusive membership, one that includes all aspects of technical communication, bringing together members of all ages and origins.

I want to forge closer relationships between technical communication and business. How do we find our organizations’ pain points? How can we address their business problems? We do these things every day, often behind the scenes. How can we demonstrate our value, both as individuals and as a profession?

I’m fiscally conservative, but willing to make short-term investments for long-term benefits.

Do you have specific questions for any of the STC candidates? Come ask one or all of us in the STC Candidate Forum. And don’t forget to vote when the election period begins next week.

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