IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the IEEE honor society. It is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the fields of interest of IEEE. Membership in IEEE-HKN recognizes a student's academic achievement, as well as his/her potential as a leader, both in school and in their professional careers. Students/faculty and others outside of the U.S. who are interested in becoming members of this honor society, and who wish to establish an IEEE-HKN Chapter at their school/university, should attend this session.
This session will help to identify those countries that have an interest in establishing an IEEE-HKN Chapter, and participants will be provided the information needed to start the expansion of an IEEE-HKN Chapter in their area. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
- Engaging the member means Sections, chapters, affinity groups, Societies and Regions work together to conduct successful activities. Chapter/affinity group coordinators, special funding and distinguished lecturer programs offer the opportunity for great joint resources. Organizing chapter chair meetings within your Section is also discussed.
- Recognizing the contributions of volunteers is one of the most
important things a Section leader can do. Developing a Section
awards program is easy. Learn the tips and tricks used by successful
- The IEEE Continuing Education Program supports lifelong learning for members. Its IEEE eLearning Library product provides peer-reviewed, multimedia tutorials on technical and professional subjects. Attendees will learn how to present tutorials at Section or Chapter events. Attendees will also learn how their organization can use the IEEE Online Education Portal to host and/or sell online educational content with the full Web 2.0 features of a high-end learning management system. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
- With over 50% of IEEE members working for industry, what is IEEE’s relevance to industry, and why does it matter? This session reviews MGA’s new global strategy for industry relations, and the toolkit available to help Sections develop events, activities, and communications to better meet the needs of industry. The session will provide case study examples of successful Section and Region efforts to engage industry. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
- Learn how to interest media in your events and increase attendance. Get tips on how to prepare for talking to reporters, including how to handle questions in advance and onsite. Understand what reporters really want and how to prepare for providing what they need. Also, suggestions for delivering consistent messaging to build recognition for IEEE will be presented for activities such as IEEE Day and more. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
Find out why your Section needs a GOLD Affinity Group and how your Section can benefit. GOLD Affinity Groups encourage enthusiastic young professionals to get involved in Section activities, benefiting all member grades and building the future leaders of IEEE. The mission of GOLD is to inspire, energize, empower, and engage young professionals to envision and realize their dreams. Topics presented in this session will include the available resources and best practices to maximize the effectiveness of GOLD Affinity Groups. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
- How can you increase participation in Section activities and IEEE in general? Learn about the needs of Life Members and how those needs can be met through Section and/or Life Member Affinity Group involvement. Find out how having a Life Member Affinity Group can help improve membership value and member satisfaction within your Section. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
Learn what types of events are most likely to generate media
attendance, tips to interest journalists in your event and how to
handle reporters’ questions in advance and onsite. Understand
what reporters really want and how to prepare for providing
what they need. Tools and tips for developing events, handling
media interviews and delivering consistent messaging will be
presented for IEEE’s 125th anniversary celebration activities and
- This webinar discusses the concept of mentoring and how the IEEE Mentoring Program works. In addition, participants will explore what to look for in a mentoring partner and clarify roles, responsibilities, and expectations. This webinar is targeted at IEEE members who are interested in mentoring, either from the perspective of being mentored or of being a mentor.
It is important for Sections to both preserve and honor their history. Historical activities provide institutional memory for improving operations, but also involve members, raise member pride in IEEE, and serve as a potential outreach vehicle to the local community. The History Committee and its staff History Center supply a variety of tools through the Global History Network (GHN) wiki platform to facilitate this work, including IEEE Milestones, topic articles, first-hand histories, archives, and oral history interviews.
This session will survey the GHN, then focus on why and how to conduct individual interviews as a tool for Sections to preserve both their institutional history and the technological history of the local area and its institutions, such as universities or corporations. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
Sections can tend to get in a rut – the same people, doing the same jobs, in the same way. By taking your Section out of the autopilot rut, the Section can become re-energized, and re-focused on service to members. This session will help you create a plan to get your existing and new volunteers excited and involved in their positions, but the end-result will be a Section that better meets the needs of their members. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
Is your Section conducting vibrant, engaging activities for members and the public? Find out what key drivers have been identified which can help your Section improve communication with members, enhance member value, and improve member satisfaction. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
Strategic planning allows Section leaders to prepare for the future.
How far ahead should the plan extend? What are the key strategic
issues to consider in a strategic plan? How can the Section incorporate
the IEEE and MGA vision/mission into their activities?
The primary purpose of the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program is to provide Chapters and other IEEE organizational units with interesting and informative programs and enhance the professional vitality of members by keeping them informed of new technological developments and applications. Currently, more than 30 Societies have DL Programs, each with their own offerings.
During this interactive panel session, examples of successful DL programs will be described to acquaint attendees with what options are available and how to arrange for a presentation. Incorporating a DL presentation within your local Chapter meetings is an opportunity to increase member engagement, member satisfaction, and enhance the value of IEEE membership, and thereby build and retain membership. There will also be a discussion of how Sections might develop their own speaker programs. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) facilitates the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and the retention of women in engineering and enhance the career advancement of women in the profession. The WIE Committee coordinates support for its world-wide network of local Affinity Groups.
This WIE training session will provide an opportunity for WIE leadership and Section Chairs to network, receive training, and provide input into IEEE/WIE programs and projects. This session would benefit the Sections in forming WIE Affinity Groups and accessing WIE programs and resources. It will also highlight the range of activities that have been carried out by WIE Affinity Groups around the world. (SC'2011 Breakout Session)
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