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Region 4 Forming a GOLD Affinity Group

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  1. Region 4 Forming a GOLD Affinity Group IEEE Region 4 Meeting Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2004 Presenter: Kristi Brooks, R4 GOLD

  2. Program Overview • Resources Available • Funding • Steps to Take • Operational Blues • Future of GOLD

  3. Resources Available • GOLD Web Site (www.ieee.org/gold) • GOLD Program Resources Guide • GOLD Brochure, Table-top display • RAB GOLD Committee • Region GOLD Coordinators • www.ieee.org

  4. Quick Start Incentive Funding • Up to $400 available for initiating a GOLD program • $200 Unmatched • $200 Matched • Form available online www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/gold/qsif.html

  5. Operational Blues • Recruiting volunteers • Forming the group • OK, now what?

  6. 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

  7. Forming a GOLD Affinity Group • Select Section GOLD Chair • Plan initial event • Request QSIF money • Obtain 6 signatures • Submit Affinity Group application www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/scs/forms_petitions/afform.html • Have fun!

  8. Student Branch/Section Interaction • Active and energetic volunteers • Host joint Section and Student Branch meetings and events • Joint projects with Student Branches

  9. 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 we don’t check ID’s!

  10. Successful Meetings • Social Events • Ball Games • Picnics • Professional Activities • Leadership Training • Time Management • What your Section feels is needed

  11. Professional Development Activities • Career Transitions • Negotiating Skills • Balancing Your Personal & Professional Life • Mentor-Protége Relationships • Professional Licensure • Organizing and Running Meetings • Early Career Investment Strategies • Buying Your First Home • Stress Management • Ethics in Engineering • Financial and Tax Planning • Developing Leadership Skills

  12. GOLD Activities • Panel discussion on career choices & interviewing techniques • Seminar on job market & trends • Buddy-Up/Mentoring • Discussion groups

  13. 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

  14. Future of GOLD • Retention of graduates • There is a demand for programs tailored for young professionals • On the look out for dynamic volunteers • Volunteers have less time • Time management, leadership trainings, organizational changes

  15. Questions/Answers

  16. Reach us!! • gold@ieee.org • www.ieee.org/gold • kristi.brooks@ieee.org • c.downer@ieee.org • ivan.jileta@lgx.com.mx