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Awareness, Ability, Commitment Service Leadership & Rejuvenation in Region 2 Thom Tullia
Do What!? • Roles & Goals • Community • Awareness • Intervention • Rejuvenation • Next Steps
Roles and Goals The Start • Director-Elect • Non-voting RAB member • IEEE Individual Benefits and Services Committee • Member • RAB/TAB Section/Chapter Support Committee -- Rejuvenation Subcommittee
Roles and Goals II My Pledge • Increase overall Region leadership presence and improve access • Support the programs of our Sections and Chapters by identifying, sharing, and implementing our best practices throughout the Region • Develop stronger ties with industry and government by increasing awareness of our constituency, our concerns, and our capabilities • Nurture future IEEE leaders by focusing support to student branch, GOLD, and PACE activities • Recognize and reward the efforts and accomplishments of our members
IEEE… a Global Community? 6,214,891,000 192 377,342 36 150 298 1,283 1,156 People Countries, Ind. States Members IEEE Societies Countries Sections Chapters Student Branches Sources: 2002 World Population Data Sheet, Population Reference Bureau; IEEE 2001 Annual Report
Ingredients Context Content Commerce Convergence Leadership Attributes Brand Awareness Targeted Marketing Strategic Alliances Strong Tech Team Relentless Cost Cutting It’s a Business...
Permanent a continuing trust crucible for thought, contact, & activity Transparent Responsive and open Transparent transactions It’s a Community... • Inclusive • free of discrimination • common ground, meeting place • crucible for connectedness Sources; Various, incl. http://www.canada2.com/vision.shtml
It’s Not Always Working... Inactive Chapters -- Region 2
Intervention • Local Volunteer Leaders • identify issues early • communicate issues and concerns often • IEEE staff • advise the Section, the Region Director, (when appropriate) the Society President and RAB that the units have failed to meet minimum requirements. • Volunteer leaders • investigate • try to bring units into compliance with minimum requirements.
Rejuvenation • Improve activation • Recognize and use available tools • Develop and share best practices • Personally invite participation
Rejuvenation II • Strengthen leaders • Create positions to support needs • Establish representative cadre • Train new and potential officers • Plan succession • Visit often
Rejuvenation III • Make meetings convenient & sustainable • Identify your target audience • Find a good location • Use it on a regular schedule • Enlist aid of industry partners • Enlist aid of IEEE partners
Rejuvenation IV • Make meetings meaningful • Share ideas and information • Broaden involvement (GOLD, affiliates) • Adapt and adopt technology • Increase jointness • Visit often
Next Steps We’re not Networking the World… just our part of it. Let’s just do it!