I’ve created this page to provide information about my service as a Director for the Society for Technical Communication from 2013-2015.
Why I chose to serve as a Director
I wanted to make a difference. The Society is facing tremendous challenges as it adapts to a culture where volunteerism is waning. I believe my ability to analyze problems and devise solutions, understand customer requirements, and willingness to make tough decisions served the Society well.
I believe that the degree of satisfaction we gain from involvement in a professional organization is directly related to the depth of our involvement. One of the most rewarding ways to serve is in leadership. I’ve been able to make a difference in the Rochester chapter as an active leader and as the architect and team lead of the Outreach program of the Community Affairs Committee. Although it’s been challenging, it’s also been incredibly exciting and fulfilling.
I want to be a change agent and help STC reinvent itself to keep pace with a changing profession and society.
If you’d like to hear my position on different challenges facing STC and why I ran for Director, please listen to my podcast at http://www.stc.org/images/stories/audio/ben-woelk.mp3