IEEE-USA Programs With
Global Outreach Potential
Employment, Career & Professional
Development,
Products & Services
Dr. Gerard A. Alphonse, FIEEE
2005 IEEE-USA President
The Message
• For 30 years, IEEE-USA has developed programs to
influence US government Technology and R&D
policies, and to help US engineers in their professional
lives.
• Some of these programs can also benefit the IEEE
world community.
• IEEE-USA, RAB, and R7-10 can work together to
adapt them to the service of members outside the US
through
– Local Regional activities
– Work with Transnational Committee
– IEEE National Society Agreements
IEEE-USA HISTORY
• 1973 IEEE’s United States Activities Committee
was established with objectives to
– Improve Employment Practices
– Promote Engineering Ethical Values
– Promote Fairness in Patent Agreements
– Develop Professional Guidelines
IEEE-USA TODAY
• Helps Shape US Technology and R&D
Policies
• Provides Members With a Variety of
Programs
– Employment and Career Assistance
– Member Services and Products
– Professional Development
• Funded Through US Member Assessment
2004 IEEE-USA Board of Directors
John Steadman, President
Gerard A. Alphonse, President-elect
Jim Leonard, Past-president
Career Activities
Professional Activities
Member Activities
Technology Policy Activities
Technology Policy Activities
Communicates tech policy recommendations to
– Congress
– Executive Branch
• How?
– Position statements
– Testimonials at government hearings
– Some lobbying
• Promotes member awareness
– Grassroot networks
– Legislative Action Center
• Responds to media and opinion makers
Career Activities
Career Activities
• Employment
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IEEE Job Site
Job Search Skills
Job listings
Resume writing
Career transition
• Consulting
– Database
– Survey
– Networks
• Guide to lifelong
employability
• On-line forum on
– Employment and career
strategies
• Career resources
CONSULTING
• Consultants Database
www.ieeeusa.org/business/consultants
• Local Consultants Networks
– 31 Local Networks in the U.S
– 5 Networks in Regions 7-10
• Canada, UK, India, Japan,
Australia
• Consultants Workshop
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How to Become A Consultant
How to Market Yourself
Intellectual Property
Networking
ENGINEERS GUIDE TO
LIFELONG EMPLOYABILITY
• Booting Up Your Job Search
• Taking Stock Of Yourself
• The Transition From School To
Work
• Where EEs Are Employed
• The Fine Art Of Networking
• Resumes: Traditional And
Otherwise
• How To Find Job Leads On The
Internet
• How To Ace An Interview
• What Are You Worth
• The Value Of A Professional
Society
• What Recruiters Can And Can’t Do
For You
• Should You Become A Consultant
• Employment Law Issues
Employment & Career
Strategies Online Forum
• Virtual Community
– Discussion Groups
– Chat rooms
• Job Hunting Resources
– Resume writing
– interview skills, etc.
• Surveys
• 960 Users
• 670 Postings
CAREER RESOURCES
• Guidelines for Professional
Employment
• Guidelines for the Employed
Inventor
• Career Advice for Engineers
• Career Time Line
• Careers Conference
Proceedings
Members Activities
Products and Services
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Salary survey
Career assets management
Career Navigator
Guide and video
– Licensure and registration
– Lifelong employment
• Review courses
• Publications
SALARY
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
• Salary Survey
• Salary Database
• Web-based tools
– Salary Career
Management Tool
– Salary Calculator
PROFESSIONAL RECORD
KEEPING TOOLS
CAMIndex FORMS
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Employment Projects
Formal Education
Continuing Education
Professional Activities
Honors and Awards
Patents/Copyrights/
Trademarks/Publications
Papers Written Presented
Community Activities
Contacts/References
Documentation
Other
Professional Activities
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Supports section/society professional
awareness programs with manpower, money
and know-how by conducting:
Annual PACE Workshop
Member and Student Professional Awareness
Conferences (M-PACs and S-PACs)
Local activities
PACE: Professional Activities Committees for Engineers
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ON LINE TRAINING
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The Basic Principles for a Collaborative
Workplace
Coaching Bringing out the Best in Others
Conducting a Collaborative Performance
Review
Expressing Yourself: Presenting Your
Thoughts and Ideas
Giving and Receiving Constructive
Feedback
Giving Recognition
Handling Emotions Under Pressure
Identifying Work Priorities and Setting
Verifiable Goals
Influencing for Win/Win Outcomes
The Leader in Each of Us
Managing Your Priorities
Moving From Conflict to Collaboration
Moving the Organization Forward:
Defining Your Team's Contribution
Personal Strategies for Navigating Change
Proactive Listening
Grassroot Activities and Support
• Precollege Programs
• Professional Awareness Programs
• Regional and Societies Professional Activities
Programs (PACE)
• National Engineering Week
• Leadership Workshops
PRECOLLEGE EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS
PROGRAMS
• Student Professional Awareness
– 2002: 31 SPACs; 9 SPAVes
– 2003: 38 SPACs; 5 SPAVes
• Member Professional Awareness
– Funded by PACE Committee and/or Professional
Development Fund
Region 8 has a number of S-PAC programs
Region, Division, Section,
Society Support
• We provide Funding to Regions and
Societies in support of
– Professional Activities Projects
• Seminars, tutorials, training, job workshops, etc.
– Participation in Leadership Workshops
National Engineering Week
Works to enhance the image of engineers through
other outreach programs such as National
Engineers Week…
Co-sponsored in 2004 with Fluor Corporation
22-28 February – Washington, DC
IEEE-USA LEADERSHIP
WORKSHOP
2004 IEEE-USA Leadership Workshop
19-21 March 2004
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
http://www.ieeeusa.org/conferences/2004workshop/default.asp
To Dig Further:
CareerNavigator
• A web resource
containing information
on and links to all
member programs and
services
• Being translated in
Spanish by R-9 who
will also host a site
• We invite you to surf it
www.ieeeusa.org/careers
IEEE-USA Can Help
Global Implementation
of Similar Programs
• Partnership with RAB
• Global Outreach Initiatives/Presentations
• Dissemination Through
– R7-10 Leadership
– Transnational Committee
– IEEE National Society Agreements
Getting Started
• Presentations at R7-10 Meetings
• IEEE-USA to Prepare Booklet with Detailed
Program Descriptions
• IEEE-USA Staff can Provide
– Guidance in Selection of Programs to Implement
– Assistance to Develop Specific Programs
– Long-range Support Relationship
• Seek IEEE Initiative Funding to Develop
Concepts and Plans
Getting Started (cont.)
• Interested Regions can appoint Professional
Activities Chair and encourage Sections to do
the same
– Participate as observer at IEEE-USA Workshops
– Work with designated IEEE-USA staff to Identify
programs
– Liaison with Transnational Committee
Getting Started (cont.)
• Once program is selected
– Create joint Region/RAB/IEEE-USA task force
for further development
– Make plan and budget for implementation
– Apply for IEEE Initiative funding
– Work with designated IEEE-USA staff/volunteer
• Some programs are best implemented if
Region has a staff or office
– Region 10 has Singapore Staff
FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION
Contact in 2004-2005:
John Steadman, 2004 IEEE-USA President
Gerry Alphonse, 2005 IEEE-USA President
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Scott D. Grayson
IEEE-USA Director
Career, Member & Professional Activities
+1 202 785 0017 ext 8376
[email protected]
Jean Eason
Chair
IEEE-USA Employment
and Career Services Committee
[email protected]
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