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1 IEEE-USA PACE Leadership Training Presented by The IEEE-USA PACE Committee (Hamid Vakilzadian & Ted Carr) 2007 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting 31 August – 3 September Scottsdale, AZ

2 Credits l These slides are the product of several years of IEEE-USA PACE Committee efforts to bring an overview of the structure and function of IEEE and IEEE-USA to its volunteer leadership. l Editors for this version of the PACE slide set are members of the 2007 PACE Committee l Thanks are extended to the many PACE leaders whose ideas have been incorporated into this slide set and to those who will use these slides to further their understanding of IEEE and its organizational units.

3 IEEE Members Board of Directors Executive Committee Executive Director/ Staff Educational Activities Board Regional Activities Board Technical Activities Board IEEE-USA Standards Association Publication Board (PSPB) Assembly The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) is composed of the above major Boards. IEEE Major Board Structure

4 IEEEs Vision, Mission, and Purpose VISION: To advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community world-wide. MISSION: To promote the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. Purpose: a)scientific and educational, directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical engineering, electronics, radio and the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences b)professional, directed toward the advancement of the standing of the members of the professions it serves. For more information see : /

5 IEEE-USA Organization IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE's members in the United States. IEEE-USAs Mission: To recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social and technology policy concern.

6 A Worldwide Regional Structure

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8 IEEE US Regional Structure Each Region has a Regional Director, Regional Officers, and Committees Regions may be broken into Areas and/or Councils

9 IEEE Area/Council Structure Each Area or Council may have a Chair, other Officers, and Committees Areas have one or more Sections and are owned by their Region Councils have several Sections and are owned by those Sections Southwest Area of Region 6

10 IEEE Section Structure Each Section has a Chair, other Officers and Committees Sections may have one or more: Subsections Technical Society Chapters Student Branches Affinity Groups Southwest Area of Region 6 San Diego Section of Southwest Area of Region 6

11 IEEE Student Branch Structure Each Student Branch has a Branch Counselor (faculty advisor), a Chair, a set of Officers, and possibly Mentors Student Branches may have one or more Technical Chapters which are called Student Branch Chapters and belong to the Branch Southwest Area of Region 6 Univ. of California at San Diego IEEE Student Branch

12 IEEE Affinity Groups Affinity Groups are non-technical chapters belonging to a section. Currently approved affinity groups are: -Life Members -Women In Engineering -Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) -Consultants Networks (AICN)

13 IEEE Division Structure l IEEEs Technical Activities are divided into 10 Technical Divisions l Each Division has a Division Director and a Division PACE Coordinator l Each Division is made up of one or more Societies l Unlike Regions, Divisions do not have Committees, nor do they receive dues allocations. Division I - Circuits and Devices Division II - Industrial Applications Division III - Communications Technology Division IV - Electromagnetics and Radiation Division V - Computer Division VI - Engineering and Human Society Division VII - Energy and Power Engineering Division VIII - Computer Division IX - Signals and Applications Division X - Systems and Control

14 IEEE Society & Council Structure Division VI Engineering and Human Society Education Society Engineering Management Society Product Safety Engineering Society Professional Communication Society Reliability Society Society on Social Implications of Technology l A Division is composed of one or more IEEE Societies and/or Councils having a similar technical focus l IEEE Societies have a President, other Officers, and Committees l Section Chapters are responsible for reporting to their respective Society as well as to their Section

15 Typical IEEE Membership by Grade Associates Non-Voting Fellows 1.6% Senior Members 7.4% Members 65.1% 7.3% Students 18.7% 26% 2005 Data

16 IEEE-USA Volunteer Organization IEEE-USA Members Board of Directors Operating Committee Managing Director/ Staff Career Activities Member Activities Professional Activities Technology Policy Activities Assembly

17 Career Activities Committees l Career and Workforce Policy Committee l Intellectual Property Committee l Licensure and Registration Committee Career Activities Member Activities Professional Activities Technology Policy Activities

18 Member Activities Committees l Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks (AICN) l Awards and Recognition Committee l Communications Committee l Employment and Career Services Committee l Entrepreneurial Activities Committee l Precollege Education Committee Survey Committee Career Activities Member Activities Professional Activities Technology Policy Activities

19 Tech Policy Activities Committees l Committee on Communications and Information Policy l Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy l Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee l Energy Policy Committee l Medical Technology Policy Committee l Research and Development Policy Committee l Tech Policy Workshops & Seminars Committee (Ad Hoc) Career Activities Member Activities Professional Activities Technology Policy Activities

20 Professional Activities Committees l Student Professional Awareness Committee l Government Activities Committee l Annual Meeting Planning Committee l PACE Committee – PACE Network Career Activities Member Activities Professional Activities Technology Policy Activities

21 What is PACE? (Professional Activities Committees for Engineers) l A network of IEEE volunteers and committees organized at the section and chapter levels with support from Regions and IEEE-USA. l PACE promotes: l The professional interests of the U.S. members l The professional activities within sections of the region and student branches. l A mechanism for communication of members' views on their professional needs.

22 PACE Committee Members at IEEE-USA Level l Committee Chair l Committee Vice Chair (within Committee) l 6 Regional PACE Coordinators l GOLD Member l IEEE-USA Annual Meeting Chair l Vice President of Professional Activities l Sandra Kim, IEEE-USA Staff

23 PACE Committee Members at Regional Level l Region PACE Coordinator l Region Student Professional Awareness l Region Government Activities l Employment and Career Services l Region Technical Policy Activities l Region Pre-College Education l Sections PACE Coordinator

24 PACE Committee Goals & Objectives l Provide for the distribution of various IEEE-USA Committee products and programs to members l Stimulate and facilitate professional activities. l Communicate between IEEE US Members and IEEE leadership l Develop and update training materials for PACE leaders l Provide input to the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting

25 PACE Network Goals & Objectives Maintain and operate volunteer network Improve PACE Network communication –Leadership Training –Forums/symposia/conferences/workshops –Electronic communication and Virtual Communities Enhance quality of member information –Distribution and feedback of PACE Conference information –IEEE interests/initiatives/programs/activities

26 PACE Network Activities l Enhance PACE Network relationships l Improve the planning process l Develop short-term and long-term reporting procedures l Support S-PACs, S-PAVes and Professional Development Seminars l Create & Maintain PACE Speaker Lists l Develop cost-saving and revenue-producing ideas l Participate in IEEE-USA Annual Meeting l Influence state and federal legislative action l Promote improvements in pre-college math, science and technology education

27 PACE Programs & Projects l Conferences l Workshops/Seminars l Publications l Government involvement l Community service l Public awareness l IEEE Technical Society and other Engineering Society interaction

28 Government Activities Committee l Coordinates and encourages establishment of Government Activities and Legislative Advisory groups l Spearheads efforts to set up IEEE Legislative Committees l Provides existing literature/guidelines/examples to Legislative Committees l Assists political leaders in obtaining start-up funding

29 PACE Education Activities l Maintain informational contact with sources of professional development material l Work closely with PACE Chairs in planning programs for professional development l Develop, coordinate and present programs for professional development l Foster and encourage pre-college activities l Work with others to promote technical literacy l Encourage local IEEE volunteer involvement with teachers and school administrators

30 Student Professional Awareness l Promote student professional awareness by encouraging and promoting S-PACs (Student- Professional Awareness Conferences) and S-PAVes (Student-Professional Awareness Ventures) organized by and for IEEE Student members l Assist student organizers in S-PAC and S-PAVe planning and preparation l Approve and coordinate S-PAC support funds in some Regions

31 Technology Policy Programs l Foster and encourage technical policy activities l Presentations at Region/Section/Society meetings l Maintain/distribute current material l Coordinate requests for further information through IEEE-USA Office

32 Employment Assistance Programs l Foster and encourage employment assistance activities l Be sure members are aware of IEEE-USA programs for unemployed members while they are still employed l Plan/run Employment Assistance Workshops l Section/Society employment assistance l Literature/information on successful programs l Regional resource, employment assistance l Information on local conditions and IEEE response

33 Your Role as PACE Leader

34 Section PACE Pre-College Programs l Pre-College Education l NEW, Future City l Science Olympiad l Science Fair l Math Counts l JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) l Any project which promotes science, technology, and the image of the engineer

35 IEEE-USA Employment and Career Assistance Programs l Pre-College Education Employment Assistance l Job Fairs l Resume Writing and Job Interview Workshops l Job Listing services l Resume Listing services l Member Professional Awareness Workshops l Student Professional Awareness Workshops l Any project which promotes life long employability of IEEE members.

36 IEEE-USA Employment and Career Assistance Programs l Pre-College Education l Employment Assistance l Career Assistance l Employment Benefits and Career Management Workshops l Career Transitions and Workforce Issues Workshops l Retirement and Financial Management Workshops l Consulting, Leadership, Licensure and Registration Workshops l IEEE Membership Advancement Workshops l Communications Workshops l Any project which promotes careers of IEEE members

37 PACE Professional Education l Pre-College Education l Employment Assistance l Career Assistance l Professional Education l Section/Region/Division Professional Topics Library l Life Long Learning Workshops l Skills Assessment Workshops l PDSs / S-PACs l Any project which promotes life long careers of IEEE members.

38 PACE Technology Policy Programs l Pre-College Education l Employment Assistance l Career Assistance l Professional Education l Technology Policy l Technology Policy Workshops l Aerospace Policy l Communications and Information Policy l Energy Policy l Medical Technology Policy l Research and Development Policy l Any project which promotes the communication of IEEE member technology policy issues.

39 Government Activities Programs l Pre-College Education l Employment Assistance l Career Assistance l Professional Education l Technology Policy l Government Activities l Communications with Legislative Delegates l Legislative Issues Communications l IEEE Member initiated Issues Communications l Any project which promotes the communication of IEEE member legislative issues.

40 PDSs l Professional Development Seminars l Four General Topics -Technical Growth -Personal Growth -Dynamic Adaptability -The Edge

41 PDSs for Technical Growth l Continuing Education l Conferences l Professional Societies (IEEE!!!) l Emphasize IEEE Educational Resources

42 PDSs for Personal Growth l Management / MBA Options l Ethics l Self-assessment; Career Asset Manager (CAM) l Interpersonal Relationships l Learning by becoming: IEEE Volunteers

43 PDSs for Dynamic Adaptability l Engineering changes - we must, too! l Understanding Ceilings and Ladders l Adapting skills l Cross training l New Directions - consulting???

44 PDSs Give You the Edge l Job Seeker Skills for the Currently Employed l Top 50 ways to get Laid Off l Getting Noticed the Right Way

45 Society PACE Programs l Keynote Luncheon Speakers, Panel Sessions, Tutorials at Technical Meetings and Conferences - at Local Chapters l The People Crunch l Global Communications: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly l Do Ph.D.s Make Better Engineers? l To BE EE or Not to Be? l Will I be Enjoying Engineering in 10 Years? l The Role of Engineers in Todays Society l Career Enhancement Opportunities l Informative Articles in Society, Section Newsletters

46 PACE Project Forms l In order to receive funding for a PACE program, a PACE Project Request Form must be filed with your Regional/Divisional PACE Chair and the appropriate IEEE-USA Staff. l After the completion of the Project, a PACE Project Report Form must be filed with your Regional/Divisional PACE Chair and the appropriate IEEE-USA Staff. Final funding payments cannot be made until the final report is received and approved.

47 PACE Projects Forms & Approvals l For Section Programs l Section/Chapter PACE Chair l Section Chair l Regional PACE Employment Assistance Coordinator (if applicable) l Regional PACE Coordinator l Regional Director l For Society Programs l Society PACE Chair l Society President and/or Divisional PACE Coordinator l Division Director and/or Chair of the IEEE-USA PACE Committee

48 Know your Resources l IEEE-USA PACE Web Page ( ) l Within IEEE: l Financial assistance from Region/Division l IEEE speakers from within your local area l Region/Division library (audio and video tapes) l Outside IEEE: l Local Chamber of Commerce l Lawyers on legal aspects of the profession l Local business leaders l Accountants l Financial planners

49 IEEE-USA Resources l From IEEE-USA Washington Office l Brochures and literature, e.g.: l Six Threats to Your Retirement Income Security l How to Organize for Government Activities at the State Level l IEEE-USA Congressional and Executive Fellowships l Student Professional Awareness Conferences lThe Engineers Guide to Employability l Available for $20, or FREE to unemployed members

50 2007 IEEE-USA PACE Committee l Julie Gaevert, Chair l Robert Sadowski, Region 1 PACE Coordinator l Carole Carey, Region 2 PACE Coordinator l Adeeb Hamzey, Region 3 PACE Coordinator l Hamid Vakilzadian, Region 4 PACE Coordinator l Ted Carr, Region 5 PACE Coordinator l Hope Forsmann, Region 6 PACE Coordinator l Julie Gaevert, Acting Div/Soc Rep l Vishnu Pandey, GOLD Representative l Winnfort Myles, VP Professional Activities l Sandra Kim, IEEE-USA Staff

51 Help us help you! l We hope that this set of slides has been helpful to you in learning more about IEEE and your role as an IEEE-USA PACE volunteer. l As with most engineering projects, we plan on a policy of continuous improvement… Should you have suggestions please contact your Regional PACE Coordinator or the IEEE-USA PACE Committee Chair

52 Your IEEE-USA PACE Staff Resource For information, or to order brochures, write or call: l Sandra Kim IEEE-USA 1828 L Street NW Suite 1202 Washington, D.C Telephone: +1 (202) Fax: +1 (202)


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