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 • SAMIEEE • 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 formwww.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 don’t check ID’s!
GOLDMentoring • 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
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