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During IEEE Sections Congress 2014 (SC2014) Breakout Sessions, speakers share information on specific topics with attendees, leaving time for a question and answer period. The following three program tracks have been established:

  • Enhance Member Satisfaction;
  • Improve Volunteer Experience;
  • Reach Globally with Local Touch.

In addition to attending five 75-minute traditional Breakout Sessions throughout the weekend, attendees will be offered several new program options, including Learning Labs and IGNITE! Sessions.

Session topics are included on this page.

Attendees and non-attendees can also review the following in more detail:

 

Enhance Member Satisfaction

Session topics include:

  • Advancing Career Resources for Members
  • Attracting and Retaining New Members
  • Building Technical Communities
  • Embracing Young Professionals
  • Engaging Students and Student Activities
  • Engaging with the Practitioner
  • IEEE-wide Opportunities for Continuing and Professional Education
  • Improving IEEE Engagement in Industry
  • Member Grade Elevation and Member Recognition
  • The IEEE Professional Productivity and Collaboration Tool (PPCT)
 
 

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Improve Volunteer Experience

Session topics include:

  • Best Practices for Small and Mid-Size Sections
  • Driving Section Vitality
  • How to Promote Your Local Events
  • Leadership Development for Volunteers
  • Meeting Member Technical Needs by Building Strong Chapters
  • Recruiting and Volunteer Succession Planning
  • Tips and Tricks for Getting Young Professionals to Volunteer
  • Training Opportunities for Volunteers
  • Viable Financial Models for Organizational Units
 
 

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Reach Globally with Local Touch

Session topics include:

  • Conducting Conferences - Here, There, and Everywhere
  • Developing your Networking Skills
  • EPICS in IEEE and TISP - Two Key Programs that Impact Your Local Community and Pre-University Educators
  • Ethics as a Global Concern
  • Getting Speakers for Your Section
  • Humanitarian Efforts
  • Importance of Standards for Industry Practitioners
  • Partnering with Other Professional Societies
  • SMART Cities - Engaging Technologies and Communities
 
 

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Learning Labs

For Section leaders interested in learning more about a particular IEEE tool, Learning Labs are ten- to 25-minute sessions providing live demonstrations on resources from MGA, Technical Activities, Educational Activities, and other IEEE organizational units.

Topics include:

  • A Section Leader's Guide to Understanding IEEE-HKN, the IEEE Student Honor Society
  • Engaging Life Members Locally
  • Explore How Your Section Can Participate in Engineering Education Accreditation Activities
  • Google Apps
  • ICAP - Conformity Assessment for IEEE Standards
  • IEEE and the Life Sciences
  • IEEE Awards Program
  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence
  • IEEE Conference Exchange (ICX)
  • IEEE Foundation: Transforming Lives through the Power of Technology and Education
  • IEEE Technology Navigator
  • Importance of Standards Education and Section Engagement Opportunities
  • Introduction to IEEE Web Hosting
  • Nominate Someone from Your Section-IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards
  • On-line IEEE Educational Activities Board Resources and Portals
  • Professional Productivity and Collaboration Tool: Networks and Research
  • Resume Lab
  • Section Vitality Dashboard
  • Senior Member Application
  • Solve for X: Engaging IEEE to Accelerate Progress on Technology Moonshots
  • Special Interest Groups on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) How To's
  • Standards: Consensus-building in Action - Ingredients for Running Successful Meetings to Reach Consensus
  • The New Young Professionals Affinity Group: How to Create a Vibrant and Engaged Community of Young Professionals
  • The Role of Standards in Economic Development in Developing Countries
  • Tools for Section Chapter Recording and Distribution
  • Use IEEE eLearning Library Tutorials in Your Section or Chapter Meeting
  • Use the IEEE Certificates Program for Your Next Section or Chapter Event
  • Using Webex Effectively
  • vTools.eNotice
  • vTools.Meetings
  • vTools.Officer Reporting
  • vTools.Surveys
  • vTools.Voting
  • Word Press
 
 

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IGNITE! Sessions

Ignite Sessions are five-minute presentations on specific topics intended to spark interest on a particular subject.

Topics include:

  • Conferences for the Practitioner
  • Engaging with Members and the Community
  • Engaging with Mid-Career Professionals
  • Engaging with Other Organizations
  • Engaging with Social Media
  • Engaging with Young Professionals
  • Enhancing Technical Know-How and Education Through the Distinguished Lecturer Program
  • Expanding SSCS Globally - A Chapter's Success Story (New to Best Chapter in 20 Months)
  • From Small Steps to Large Leaps: Pilot Projects with Solve for X
  • Getting Your News into The Institute
  • How Global Standards Change the World
  • How to use Conferences to Build Communities
  • IAS - An Outreach Success Story
  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence
  • IEEE Consultants Network
  • IEEE Day
  • IEEE Digital Library
  • IEEE Women in Engineering
  • IEEExtreme - World's Biggest 24hr Programming Competition
  • Investing in Innovation - IEEE Foundation Grants Program
  • Membership Recruitment at Conferences
  • New IEEE Author Workshops Introduced in 2014
  • Out with the GOLD and in with the New Young Professionals
  • Power and Energy Society (PES) Chapters
  • Section / Chapter Sponsored Conferences
  • Solve for X Technology Moonshots
  • TAB / MGA Collaborations
  • Technical Society Chapters are the Heartbeat of IEEE
  • 22 Technologies Shaping the World in 2022
  • vTools Introduction
  • Women in Engineering Focus in Technical Activities
 
 

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