We are pleased to share the plan for the monthly Chapter meetings for the remainder of 2019. This is just a quick summary of what is coming up — keep an eye on our website for the full articles and registration link for each meeting. The locations noted are tentative.
August: Summit Remix – Some highlights and take-aways from some of the presentations at the STC Summit and a discussion of benefits and advantages of tech comm conferences. (Schaumburg)
September: Jack Molisani – When Your Ship Comes In: Increasing Your Corporate Value – Do you feel like you are the captain of your career or more like a galley slave—chained to a job that you don’t like, or perhaps one that pays slave wages? In this meeting professional recruiter, business owner, and STC Fellow Jack Molisani will discuss short-term tactics and long-term strategies for increasing your corporate value—and thus your standard of living. (Downers Grove)
October: Jessica Behles – Wanna Cyber? Breaking into and Succeeding in Cybersecurity as a Technical Communicator – Jessica will give her Summit presentation for us. Even if you are not looking into transitioning into cybersecurity, she has a ton of great tips and tricks related to security. Her session will show you what it takes to break into and thrive in cybersecurity, a field currently experiencing a talent shortage. (Downtown Chicago – Printers Row)
November: MK Grueneberg – Breaking the Chains of Resistance: Mastering Effective Change Management – This presentation was delivered first at LavaCon and then again at Spectrum. It was initially geared towards managers, but everyone can benefit from the change management tips. We all deal with change in our own way. We find a way that works for us as individuals. But what happens when you are a manager of a team and you need to implement change? How do you help a group of individuals collectively and successfully deal with change? How do you personally handle change? (Oakbrook)
December: Lightning Talks and Holiday Party – We will continue our tradition of lightning talks and general networking for our December meeting. Lightning talks are mini-presentations of 20 slides in 5 minutes on either serious or light topics — if you can tie it into Tech Comm, that’s great, but not required. The slide limit and time limit will be strictly adhered to, so plan accordingly! (Written notes are frowned upon!) If you would like to be considered to do a lightning talk, send an email to MK at email@example.com with your topic idea. (Schaumburg)