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Community Update from the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

February 2024

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Hello to all chapter members and followers!

Here's the latest news from the Chapter.

Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.

Nat Turner

Greetings from the STC Washington DC – Baltimore Chapter. We have several events coming up to get back into the swing of the new chapter year.

Events

Check out STC's Upcoming Webinars and Online Courses

Getting Up to Speed with Federal Clients: How to Land the Job and Succeed in this Sector

When: Thursday, March 7th 2024, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT through Zoom

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Kate Goggin will lead this webinar and share best practices and lessons learned from her work with diverse federal clients and technical topics. She will walk through case studies and sample job announcements relevant to technical communicators.


  • How federal agencies generally contract work.
  • The contract company role and where attendees fit into company needs.
  • How to research a new federal program or technical topic.
  • How this research can prepare attendees to create insightful interview questions.
  • How attendees can package themselves as the best candidate.

Secure your spot now on Eventbrite!

Writing and Preparing Effective Government Proposals

When: Thursday, March 14th 2024, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT through Zoom

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Join Sean Stevenson as he explores the different phases of proposal writing, and how writing proposals fits into the broader business development lifecycle. He will discuss the fundamentals of government acquisition and all proposal development phases: kickoff, pink team, red team, and delivery. Along the way, he will propose how you can use your skills as a technical communicator in the proposal management space.

Register now on Eventbrite!

Contribute your talent!

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to offer their talents to help us continue providing educational opportunities, events and networking opportunities for the chapter. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

We currently are looking to fill positions on the chapter Administrative Council. If you are an STC member who thinks they can contribute in one of these positions, please let us know by filling out our Volunteer sign-up form.

Check out our full list of Current Chapter Volunteer Openings.

Click the following job titles for a description of the role responsibilities chapter officer openings.

We are especially looking for an Events Associate Manager – Webinar Series to help us contact and arrange speakers for our MasterClass in TechComm speaker series. The specifics can be discussed with the current Council. You do not have to be an STC member to contribute to this role.

If you prefer a more behind-the-scenes opportunity, join us as a Website Team Deputy Manager. Help us keep the website up-to-date and get experience working with WordPress. You do not have to be an STC member to contribute.

STC Alliance Competition

Winners for the Current Competition will be Announced in April

The Washington, DC ‐ Baltimore Chapter is one of the six STC chapters participating in the STC Alliance Competition, led by past chapter president, Carolyn Klinger. Information about the 2023 competition is at https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition. Information about the 2023 competition is at the https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition website. Sign up for STC Alliance Competition news.

STC WDCB Resources

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  2. Look for jobs and career information on our WDCB Jobs Board website
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    6. Join our LinkedIn group to network with others in the technical communication field

STC WDCB Leadership Opportunities

Would you like to team up with members of the STC WDCB Administrative Council?
Please consider volunteering for a committee, run for a chapter office, or volunteer for community service work. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferrable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

Thank you for all your support!

Contact Us

Please reach out anytime to share your comments, or to request assistance: Contact Us

Best regards,

Maeve Wiegand
Communications Manager
STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
pr_communications at stcwdc dot org

Last modified: 21 April 2024

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