P&P SIG Awarded 2020 Bronze Community Achievement Award

The Policies and Procedures SIG has earned the Bronze Community Achievement Award (CAA) for our community’s accomplishments and activities in 2019.

Our award citation reads, “For your ongoing dedication in promoting and exalting the discipline of policies and procedures communication in our community and beyond.”

Per STC’s website, “The Community Achievement Award 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 application is a comprehensive point-based application.

STC recognized the P&P SIG and other community award winners during STC’s virtual Leadership Program on May 27.

Thank you to the volunteers who helped make our award possible.

Thank you also to the P&P SIG members for supporting our SIG. The leadership team looks forward to seeing you at a future SIG event. Please check our website for volunteer opportunities. (www.stc-pp.org)

- Ann Marie Queeney

The P&P SIG Virtual Open House was a success!

Our virtual open house was a success! Attendees were enthusiastic and eager to learn more about our SIG! A total of 47 attendees registered, with 25 P&P SIG members and 22 non-P&P SIG.

You can view the presentation and recording below:

P&P SIG Open House Presentation

Virtual Open House Recording

We also invite new and existing P&P members to join our LinkedIn page for regular news and updates.

A call for volunteers:

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please review our PP SIG Volunteer Opportunities sheet.  

- Ann Marie Queeney

Virtual Open House – March 24, 2020

P&P SIG Virtual Open House – March 24

The P&P SIG will be hosting a virtual Open House on March 24, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EDT). All STC members are welcome to this free webinar! Please share this email with your friends and colleagues from other STC communities.

Join us and meet the SIG leaders, hear about the SIG’s plans for 2020 and the Summit, and learn about volunteer opportunities. There will also be time to offer your suggestions and ask questions. We want to hear from you.

This event is free, but you do need to register. A recording of this webinar will be available, but you must register for this webinar to receive it.

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stc-pp-sig-virtual-open-house-tickets-96691963265

The link will take you to our Eventbrite site where you can register for the webinar. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation and the GoToMeeting link to the webinar.

"See" you at the Open House.

- Ann Marie Queeney

Free P&P SIG Webinar Scheduled for March 28, 2019

Annette D. Reilly, Ph.D., PMP, CSDP, CSEP, will present a webinar entitled “It's a Standard Procedure" on Thursday, March 28, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. (EDT). She will discuss how policies and procedures are applied for the development of international standards. The webinar will be recorded.   The webinar is free to P&P SIG members and our guest, the STC Washington DC/Baltimore chapter. However, you must register to receive the link to the webinar and the recording.   The registration link and information was sent to P&P SIG members via the SIG’s Announcement List.The Leadership Team hopes you can join us for a discussion of this important topic.   If you have questions, please contact Ann Marie at AQueeney@nullstc-techedit.org.

Procedure Professionals Association Announcement

P&P SIG Members, Mr. Mike Brewer of the Procedure Professionals Association has provided this post.  Our SIG has members in common with these folks, and lots of professional interests in common.  Their Symposium sure looks interesting.
  The Procedure Professionals Association will host the 29th Annual Procedure Symposium at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach June 20 through 22, 2017. In this format, we will continue to provide a forum for professionals in procedure writing, administration and control to obtain the latest information regarding procedures and the procedure process. The technical program will consist of formal presentations as well as facilitated breakout sessions. As is customary, we will have a strong focus on providing greater and more diverse networking and benchmarking opportunities. All levels of management, procedure writers, work planners, procedure administrators, training specialists, and procedure users will benefit by attending the specialized breakout sessions that deal with the issues related to their specific areas. We will also offer the full PPA Writer Certification Training Course in conjunction with symposium attendance. With an emphasis on human factors and classroom exercises, this training focuses on the following technical writing objectives:  
  • Documents are organized using a hierarchical structure.
  • A human factored layout and format is consistently applied to all documents.
  • Instructions enable action, achieve compliance, and minimize the potential for error.
  • Instructions are written clearly, concisely, and consistently using standard American English.
  For additional information, please visit the Procedure Professionals Association at www.ppaweb.org or contact Carolee Schmidt at cschmidt@nullppaweb.org.   -- Posted on behalf of Mr. Mike Brewer of the Procedure Professionals Association.