IEEE GOLD volunteers work at local, regional, and global levels of IEEE. GOLD Affinity Groups can be found in more than 150 IEEE sections around the world. GOLD volunteers also work in IEEE Societies. Tools and resources have been developed to support GOLD volunteers and coordinate their efforts around the world.
The GOLD Leadership and Reference Manual was created to help guide GOLD Affinity Group Chairs, Regional GOLD Coordinators, and GOLD Society Coordinators in their volunteer efforts. This manual details job activities, roles and responsibilities, and supporting tools and resources for GOLD volunteers.
The GOLD Hall of Fame Award is given to three outstanding GOLD Affinity Groups annually. The criteria used for judging will focus on: member participation, awareness and interest, satisfaction, volunteer recruitment, ownership, and increased membership. The nomination deadline will be 15 February, and winners will be announced in May.
One of the major initiatives of GOLD is the Student Transition and Elevation Partnership (STEP) program. The STEP program was created for local GOLD Affinity Groups to help facilitate the transition of student members as they graduate and become higher grade IEEE members. The program is intended to help introduce the opportunities and benefits of IEEE membership during the onset of a career.
IEEE STEP Program objectives:
Funding is available to support GOLD Affinity Groups in organizing STEP Events with more than 10 recent graduates in attendance.