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Society for Technical Communication
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC

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Next Meeting:
 Risk Communication 
Presented by
Dawnell Claessen, CISSP

Risk Communication is an integral part of any good risk management program. This presentation provides an introduction to the basic risk management process with particular emphasis on risk communications. Attendees will step through the planning process for risk communications and examine some examples of risk communication. We will also identify areas for technical communicators to get involved and contribute to their organization's risk management activities.

Dawnell Claessen is an information policy analyst with more than 25 years of experience as a technical communicator. Dawnell is also a certified security systems professional (CISSP) specializing in security certification and accreditations of information systems operated by the Military Health System, which has recently moved to a Risk Management Framework for managing cyber security activities.

Thursday, April 16th 6:30 p.m.
Winter Park Civic Center

1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park

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a message from
Debra Johnson
President, STC Orlando Central Florida Chapter

Welcome to the Orlando Central Florida STC Web site. We are a chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (, a professional organization that "“advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services."”

Here in Central Florida, we provide programs of interest and value to local practitioners—experienced and novice—to

  • promote best practices
  • facilitate networking
  • provide educational resources, both within our group and in the wider worlds of business and education.

We are proud of our close ties to the University of Central Florida, which have fostered student-to-professional transitions and enabled our members and visitors to benefit from knowledge in both the theory and practice arenas.

Whether you are new to the industry or feel it'’s important to give back to your profession in the form of service, mentoring, and volunteerism, WE WANT YOU! What better way to help others than by sharing knowledge... especially for those who are new to the field.

Orlando Central Florida STC Chapter meets most months on the third Thursday. We post our meeting schedules under Meetings on this site and highlight the current month'’s details on this Home page. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to meet you!

Join us! Check out our programs! Let us know what you think.

I'’m always interested in hearing how we can improve who we are and what we offer you. Please write to me ( with comments, feedback, and suggestions.

I hope to welcome you in person at our meetings.


The Orlando Central Florida Chapter
of the Society for Technical Communication
Post Office Box 540444
Orlando, FL 32854-0444

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2014-2015 Officers
President: Debra Johnson
Vice President: Mary Burns
Secretary: R.D. Sharninghouse
Treasurer: Alex Garcia
Immed. Past Pres: Karen Lane
Director: David Coverston
Director: Mark Wray

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