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Julia Southwick
STC Florida Communications Chair and Newsletter Editor
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Join Us October 20th for our Panel on Building Workplace Respect & Resolving Conflict

By Julia Southwick on Oct 13, 2022 11:12 pm

Workplace Respect and Resolving Conflicts

Join the STC Florida chapter on October 20 at 6:30 pm EST as we are joined by panelists who will share their knowledge and experience on how to build respect as technical communicators in the workplace and how to resolve the inevitable conflicts that occur. RSVP now on our event page to join us!

We are thrilled to welcome the following panelists:

  • W.C. Wiese
  • Jessica Nealon
  • Rachael Swertfeger

As technical communicators, we know our work is valuable! The Technical Communication Body of Knowledge explains our value is twofold:

They make information more usable and accessible to those who need that information, and they advance the goals of the companies and organizations that employ them.

And yet, we often hear from our members in the chapter about their struggles to demonstrate their worth as technical communicators and deal with conflict with other associates and teams.  Our panelists will speak about their experiences in dealing with these challenges.

W.C. Wiese was inspired to propose this panel after reading the article “Articulating Value Amid Persistent Misconceptions About Technical and Professional Communication in the Workplace” by Emily January Petersen. The author proposed that technical communication was often considered expendable and misunderstood for a variety of reasons. 

Please bring your questions for our panelists! They will give their best advice on how to address the challenges you are facing with building rapport with other teams. Since we want to allow opportunities for our attendees to ask questions, we will not be recording the discussion, to allow our panelists and attendees to speak freely.

Agenda

We are planning the following agenda for the event:

  • 6:30 pm – Networking
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome and announcements
  • 7:15 pm – Moderated Q&A with panelists and attendees
  • 8:30 pm – Closing

Meeting Payments

We are charging the following rates for this educational program:

  • Free for student members
  • $5 for STC Florida Chapter Members 
  • $15 for all other attendees

Please RSVP and send your meeting payment through PayPal to receive the Zoom details for this meeting. Students can attend for free by RSVPing on this page.


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