Presentation on theme: "Region 4 GOLD IEEE Region 4 Meeting Oct 16-17, 2004 Presenter: Kristi Brooks, R4 GOLD."— Presentation transcript:
Region 4 GOLD IEEE Region 4 Meeting Oct 16-17, 2004 Presenter: Kristi Brooks, R4 GOLD
Why GOLD? GOLD targets members who have recently entered the workforce Programs are geared to highlight needs typical to this affinity group Assist young members in their transition between academic and professional life Increase retention of recent graduates and their participation in IEEE
GOLD groups benefit the Section Additional $180 in your rebate More volunteers! Young volunteers, fresh insights!! More programs, more members!!! Future leaders!!!! Retain graduating students!!!! I renewed my IEEE membership so that I could continue to be part of the GOLD program - Krishnaraj S, GOLD member, IEEE Bangalore Section
GOLD groups benefit the Young Professional Leadership opportunities Networking skills Mentoring Time management Extra skills
GOLD Identification & Recruitment SAMI EEE Create GOLD Mailing Lists Create GOLD E-Mail Lists Student Branches Recruit Graduating Student Branch Leaders for GOLD Hold joint social event for graduating students
Quick Start Incentive Funding Up to $400 available for initiating a GOLD program $200 Unmatched $200 Matched $200 from Region this calendar year Form available online www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/gold/qsif.html
Forming a GOLD Affinity Group Select GOLD Section Chair Plan initial 'kick-off' event Request QSIF money Obtain 6 signatures Submit Affinity Group application form www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/scs/forms_petitions/afform.html Have fun!
GOLD Activities What Should our Program Do? Hold at least 2 non-technical programs/year Work with PACE, Educational Activities, Student Branches and other Chairs to coordinate programs Have Fun! Who Should Attend our Programs? Everyone! Although GOLD is tailored toward the recent graduate, but dont check IDs!
GOLD Mentoring Section Mentors/Industry Liaisons Act as Advisor to a GOLD Member or Committee Encourage a GOLD co-worker to get Involved Provide opportunities for Networking and Education
Summary GOLD is young and growing GOLD-oriented programs add value by attracting another group of volunteers to participate GOLD programs can be the training ground for the next generation of IEEE leaders