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Officer’s Training 2013 Growing Your People: Awards and Recognition IEEE-SCV Officers Training, January 2013 Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates Director Elect, Region 6
Officer’s Training 2013 2 Recognize Your Peers The strength of your chapter depends upon the motivation of your members Find ways to bring people into leadership positions to make projects easier and more fun Recognition and awards can be a way to motivate members and develop leadership skills
Officer’s Training 2013 3 Important Soft Leadership Skills A leader needs to cultivate a quiet place within him/her-self –“Patience comes to those that wait” –Create an atmosphere of creative encouragement and interest –Never make a spur of the moment negative statement or email Embrace your characters Honor your heroes Learn to project your voice so people know you are talking to them
Officer’s Training 2013 4 IEEE Awards Award: something given for achievement, e.g. a prize that is given in recognition of somebody’s merit. For nearly a century the IEEE Awards program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession. There are technical, regional, national and international awards. You can also make up your own awards!
Officer’s Training 2013 5 Awards can be given for many things and by different groups Everyone loves recognition A simple verbal compliment can go a long way and helps to create a positive environment A chapter chair can create and give an award—for instance to thank a speaker Of course, regionally- or nationally- recognized awards are more prestigious than one a Chapter Chair makes up on the fly, but as long as a Chairman is reasonably responsible in his use of the IEEE name, local awards can be great things.
Officer’s Training 2013 6 Section and Chapter Awards A Chapter or Section Chair should be familiar with the established, recognized awards of his Society or Region. A Chapter or Section Chair should support his/her organization's members by nominating, encouraging, and promoting members in receiving these awards. Awards and recognition are for both individuals and organizations. They can recognize achievement or service, as well as to motivate and thank individuals and organizations. As chairs, you have the right to create special awards, if an existing award just doesn't "fit" the deserving party. For example, a local company that consistently offers meeting space for your group.
Officer’s Training 2013 7 Ordering IEEE Blank Certificates Go to this ieee webpage: www.ieee.org/societies_communities /geo_activities/products/product_p hotos.html
Officer’s Training 2013 8 Advanced Membership is an Award Promote "membership advancement" awards such as Senior member status. All chapters and sections should do all in their power to promote members eligible for an enhanced grade In addition there are many people in your section and chapters that may be associate members—and may not even know it. You should elevate them During your chapter meetings you can ask if there are any folks that qualify for senior membership and send them to a group of senior members or fellows created to help them get their senior membership—you can do something similar for associate members You don’t have to know someone well to nominate him for advanced membership, just be reasonably confident in his qualifications
Officer’s Training 2013 9 IEEE National and Regional Awards Selection Process –Nomination For IEEE awards and recognitions are initiated by members or others, then reviewed by a panel of peers - professional who are especially knowledgeable in a particular field. –Their recommendations are submitted to the IEEE Awards Board for further review prior to final approval by the IEEE Board of Directors. –See slide notes for Big IEEE awards (next page)
Officer’s Training 2013 IEEE awards fall in seven categories: Medals Honorary Memberships Service Awards Corporate Recognitions Technical Field Awards Prize Paper Awards Scholarship Awards 10 Other Awards: IEEE Honorary Memberships IEEE Service Awards Richard M. Emberson Award Haraden Pratt Award IEEE Corporate Recognition Engineering Leadership Recognition Corporate Innovation Recognition
Officer’s Training 2013 Section Award Categories Outstanding Engineer Award Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service Award Outstanding Teacher Outstanding Chapter Outstanding Student Branch Award We now have large and small student branch awards Section Chair’s Special Award Outstanding Corporate Service to Engineering Community Award
Officer’s Training 2013 Awards Categories for the Central Area of Region 6 Central Area of Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award Central Area of Region 6 Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service Award Central Area of Region 6 Outstanding Section Award Central Area of Region 6 Outstanding Corporate Service to Engineering Community Award Central Area of Region 6 Outstanding Student Branch Awards we now have large and small school awards Central Area Chair’s Special Award
Officer’s Training 2013 Awards Timetable for 2013 you can make your Section date earlier but not later all other dates are absolute; no late submissions See Next Slide for Award Deadlines
Officer’s Training 2013 1.Section nominations deadline: March 30, 2013 2.Section awards selections: Apr 20, 2013 3.Inform Section Winners: Apr 25, 2013 4.Deadline for Sections to provide nominations to Area: May 10, 2013 5.Area Awards Chair or Area Chair distributes all Area nominations to all Sections in their area for their votes: May 11, 2013 6.deadline for all Sections in Area to send their ballots to the Area Awards Chair: May 28, 2013 7.Area awards selections and inform Area winners: June 1, 2013 8.Deadline for Areas to submit nominations to R6: June 7, 2013 9.R6 Awards Chair distributes all packages to Area Chairs and/or Area Awards Chairs (one vote per Area) and scoring spreadsheet: June 15, 2013 10.Area Chairs/Area Awards Chairs deliberate (15 Jun - 15 July) 11.deadline for Area Chairs/Area Awards Chairs to send scored ballot back to R6 awards chair: July 15, 2013 12.R6 Awards Chair consolidation/consultation period (15 July - July 30) 13.R6 Awards selections: July 30, 2013 14.R6 winners announced: Aug 6, 2013 14
Officer’s Training 2013 15 Closing Remarks Never miss an opportunity to recognize a person or company’s outstanding effort Success has many fathers/mothers, but failure is an orphan May you have many successes and share the credit for them!
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