Professional Development Progression

A session at Society for Technical Communication SUMMIT 2013

Monday 6th May, 2013

2:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)

Speakers will present and lead discussions about professional development.

  • Building and Manintaining Your Personal Brand (Larry Kunz, Systems Documentation Inc.)
  • Carpe Opportunitas! Seize the Professional Development Opportunity! (Roger Renteria)
  • Shock Proofing Your Use of Social Media (Ben Woelk, Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Strategic IA Careers: Skills and Knowledge for Success (Andrea Ames, IBM)
  • Technical Communications A Map to Better Understanding (Anna Parker-Richards, Seneca College)
  • The Retirement of Technical Communicators (Bill Leavitt, Write On Technical Writing, Inc., and Andrew Malcolm, Retired from Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Growing Opportunities in Content Management and Social Media (David Caruso, NIOSH)

About the speakers

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Larry Kunz

Technical Communications Consultant / Project Manager; STC Fellow

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Roger Renteria

Technical Communicator. Social media butterfly. Earned Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication. Loves blues dancing. http://writetechie.com bio from Twitter

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Ben Woelk

Leadership Mentor and Coach, Infosec Program Manager RIT. Former Director & CAC Chair, STC. Member, EDUCAUSE HEISC. Community builder. Author. bio from Twitter

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Andrea L. Ames

IBM Enterprise Content Experience Strategist/Architect/Designer, UCSC certificate coordinator & instructor

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Anna Parker-Richards

Technical Communication Program Coordinator at Seneca College, Leadership Program Co-Chair: STC Summit 2013, STC Toronto Immediate Past President bio from Twitter

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David L. Caruso

Web Content Management, Social Media, Health Communications, Information Design

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30 attendees

  • Andrea L. Ames
  • Erika Guerra
  • Alex Dimitropoulos
  • Anna Parker-Richards
  • Arricka Brouwer
  • Kathryn Bender
  • Ben Woelk
  • Elizabeth Beech
  • Bill Schieb
  • Yash
  • Hannah Morgan
  • Christina Eftekhar Mayr
  • Cindy Pao
  • Charlotte Region STC
  • David L. Caruso
  • David Floro
  • Donna McLean
  • Liz Herman
  • Carol Anne Wall
  • Gina Goodson Wadley
  • Larry Kunz
  • Laura Ruggeri
  • Laura Dent
  • Minna Vänskä
  • Mellissa Ruryk
  • Roger Renteria
  • Roberta Heinlein
  • Rohina Dhunjeebhoy
  • Sharmila Rammohan
  • Viqui Dill

4 trackers

  • David Wilks
  • Matt Sullivan
  • Danielle M. Villegas
  • Kai Weber

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Time 2:00pm3:00pm EST

Date Mon 6th May 2013


Regency V, Hyatt Regency Atlanta

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