Join the Florida Chapter of STC on March 23, 2019 as we welcome Ben Woelk to share a bit of his journey as an introvert in leadership as he begins his year as President of the Society for Technical Communication: An Introvert’s Journey to STC Leadership.
Ben Woelk is the President of the Society for Technical Communication for 2019-2020. Ben is an introverted leader whose passion is mentoring and coaching introverted leaders. He’s had the opportunity to speak across the world about how others can become successful leaders by identifying and actualizing their introvert strengths. Those opportunities led to the creation of Introverted Leadership, a mentoring program that provides coaching services to empower prospective introverted leaders based on the unique abilities their introverted nature provides.
Ben has been a Technical Communicator for more than 20 years. He’s helped manage a technical communications firm, consulted in communications and training to Fortune 500 companies, and is currently full-time staff and adjunct faculty in higher education. Ben has developed software and hardware documentation, documented processes for ISO 9001, developed and delivered instructor-led and web-based training, managed end user communications, designed processes, and written policies and procedures.
Ben has served as the Program Manager in the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he’s worked since 2004. He created a Digital Self Defense security awareness program that is respected across higher education, and manages policy development and adoption. Ben is an adjunct professor, teaching Computing Security and Technical Communication courses.
A Florida native, Ben began his studies at the University of Florida and did graduate work at Trinity International University, the University of Rochester, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ben holds an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design. He’s also a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) (Foundation), an Approved Trainer for the CPTC, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).