Come Join the P&P Sig Slack Channel

Slack is a virtual communication tool and a free benefit for STC members. On Slack, you can meet, engage, and collaborate with fellow technical communication colleagues. The P&P SIG Channel is #sig-policies-procedures. Once you locate us, right-click the name and STAR us.

Click here to join, so you can receive a code to create your account. If you have trouble with the link, please wait and try again after a day or two. Once you are in, go to the Society for Technical Communication Slack Workspace* then look for us (#sig-policies-procedures).

You can also download the Slack client/app for Windows or for Mac. You will need to sign in using your email address and the provided code.

Everyone who joins the STC Slack community is valued and should be treated with respect and courtesy. As such, STC has a Code of Conduct thread that lays out the expected behavior of Slack members; it applies to all channels and areas of the STC Communities Slack workspace.

If you feel that you have a case where someone’s conduct violates or establishes certain behaviors, STC has a thread with guidelines for Reporting Issues.

*Workspaces comprise many different channels.

P&P SIG Awarded 2021 Bronze Community achievement Award

The Policies and Procedures SIG leadership team is pleased to announce that the SIG has once again earned the Bronze Community Achievement Award (CAA). This award recognizes our community’s accomplishments and activities for 2020.

Our award citation reads, “For your educational and social outreach, including at the P&P SIG Virtual Open House and Virtual Social Event, impressive membership growth, and creative budget repurposing to send members to the STC Summit.

Per the 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.

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)

The P&P SIG Leadership Team

Meet the P&P SIG Leadership Team

Aleshia Jefferson, Co-Manager

Aleshia Jefferson is a Member of STC. Her career began with writing hardware specs and operations manuals for some Fortune 500 Information Technology (IT) companies. She then moved on to develop training courses, write technical requirements, and work as a Project Manager.

For the last five (5) years, Aleshia has indulged in Content Engineer and Content Management roles to define governing, cataloging, publishing, and archival procedures used to solution regulatory, state mandated, and contractual business processes for clinical and medical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). She has also been heavily involved in managing SharePoint sites and building tools that help automate processes.

Aleshia loves to mentor students and volunteer with non-profit organizations. She holds a Masters in Writing from DePaul University, Chicago.

 

Sam Lee, Co-Manager

Sam is a Member of STC and is also one of the P&P SIG Co-Managers. He started his career as a program coordinator in the intellectual property (IP) management industry. Sam learned many different technology fields, while working at the IP firm. He wanted to upskill his background by studying in a particular specialized technological area to advance his career. So, Sam decided to move into aviation, where he studied at an aircraft maintenance engineering program. Over ten years, he has gained experience in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. He has also earned maintenance and avionics licenses. While working full-time, he received his Master of Technology Management and Master of Electrical Engineering degrees.

With determination, Sam chose to contribute his efforts in the aircraft certification process to meet airworthiness standards. He is currently a Senior Avionics Engineer for PAL Aerospace Engineering. He designs avionics systems, writes test plans and compliance reports, and conducts test witnesses. Recently, he completed a Technical Writing Certificate at the University of Waterloo.

 

Andrew Habashi,  Website Manager

Andrew joined the SIG as Website manager. Andrew has been busy upgrading our website. If you haven’t visited our site, please check out his recent posts.

Andrew works as a Technical Documentation Specialist for Ansys Inc. Ansys is a global public company based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It develops and markets multiphysics engineering simulation software for product design, testing, and operation.

 

Rich Hellinga, Membership Manager

Rich has agreed to continue as our Membership Manager. Thank you, Rich!
Rich is returning for another year as the SIG’s Membership Manager. He is happy to be volunteering for the P&P SIG and working with the other SIG leaders.

He works for a utility company in Michigan, primarily on developing and maintaining policies and procedures that have to do with safety. He ran his first marathon last October (in Detroit) and hopes to run another one in 2020.

 

Tricia Spayer, GoToMeeting Technical Manager and leadership team member

Tricia has agreed to continue serving on the leadership team. Thank you, Tricia!

Tricia is currently President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of STC, which is where she learned her GoToMeeting skills. The P&P SIG currently shares its GoToMeeting resources with the Northeast Ohio chapter, and hopes to inspire more collaboration between STC communities.

Tricia has been a Technical Writer/ Illustrator for Pressco Technology Inc. for almost 24 years, and works as a department of one. She is an STC Associate Fellow, a former Director-at-Large for STC, and former chair of the Community Achievement Awards Evaluation Committee (CAAEC), Community Affairs Committee (CAC), as well as the STC Summit Columbus, Ohio host committee.

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)

CAA Bronze – Policies & Procedures SIG

– 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