Our Values Provide the Vision to Achieve our Mission
By: Dan Voss and Mike Murray, STC Fellows
Our lighthouse is shining.
Culminating a year-long initiative spearheaded by STC Fellow and chapter historian Mike Murray, the Administrative Council formally approved the chapter’s Values, Vision, and Mission Statements at its December meeting.
The beacon in our community’s lighthouse is fueled by our seven core values:
Collectively, these values guide us safely through the perilous shoals of discord, disunity, and dysfunctionality that can sink any community.
Our summary Values Statement is as follows:
The Florida STC Chapter operates upon seven shared core values: caring for each other and for others, with inclusivity for all, a passion for education, a commitment to excellence, the vision to build for tomorrow, and the teamwork and volunteerism to achieve things today.
Just like a lighthouse, our Values give us the Vision to safely pursue and achieve our Mission.
Our Vision Statement is:
To develop and enhance the practice of technical communication in Florida by exploring and implementing emerging technologies while still stressing critical core skills—and, in the process, creating and sustaining a cohesive statewide technical communication community.
Our Mission Statement is:
To advance the statewide exchange and application of technical communication expertise through diverse channels, and to demonstrate the business value professional practitioners offer with their core skills and their mastery of emerging communication technologies.