If your primary target audience is students:
1. Determine if the program will supplement existing technical English courses at local universities, or be offered independently of these institutions.
2. Decide what level of proficiency in English or technical English will be required for attendees to participate in the program.
If your primary target audience is instructors:
1. Create a list of local or regional universities from which faculty members and instructional personnel will be invited to attend.
2. Determine the budget.
Once you have identified your target audiences in steps 1 and 2 above, then proceed with steps 3-5 below:
3. You may need to identify funding sources; these could include local industry, the local IEEE Section, the IEEE regional organization, private donors, the IEEE Educational Activities Board and the IEEE Foundation.
4. Determine the maximum number of attendees for the program, event dates, and timelines.
5. Develop a curriculum for the event. The planning committee may wish to establish a subcommittee to review course materials from other technical English programs. Examples of past programs can be found below:
Technical English Workshop held in St. Petersburg, Russia - October 2009
Technical English Workshop held in Dubai, UAE - March 2010
Technical English Workshop held in St. Petersburg, Russia - May 2010