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Volume 15 Number 2
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September 2000

Region 3 Goals and Objectives for 2000-1

Bob Duggan
r.duggan@ieee.org
Region 3 Strategic Planning Committee

The following chart lists the IEEE Region 3 Goals and Objectives (G&Os), broken down by the group / position that they affect.

Director

I. Enhanced Value B. Organization Strengthening
e. Encourage use of teams as appropriate in conduct of region tasks.
f. Conduct at least one Region 3 ExCom meeting per year using e-conferencing guidelines.

III.Services & Technology B. Communications
a. Emphasize and encourage use of electronic conferencing at all levels.

IV. Public Imperatives A. International Growth and Sharing
d. Encourage and support active Region 3 leadership at Sections Congress 2002.

V. Strengthened Image B. Public Information
g. Encourage all ExCom members to be knowledgeable of latest electrotechnology developments that support the conduct of Reg 3 business and encourage the effective use of electrotechnology in the conduct of Reg. 3 business.

V. Strengthened Image C. Special Project
c. Publicize and share Reg 3 innovations with RAB and IEEE.

Director-Elect

I. Enhanced Value B. Organization Strengthening
b. Develop strong vice chairs for each Regional Committee to facilitate continuity of Region leadership through a systematic succession program.

V. Strengthened Image A.Strategic Planning
d. Encourage assignment of experienced members as mentors to all other Region 3 entities.

ALL ExCom COMMITTEES

V. Strengthened Image B.Public Information
f. Support as appropriate National Scout Jamboree activities held in Region 3.

Awards & Recognition

II.Membership B.Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
f. Publicize awards in Region Newsletter and in local newsletters
g. Maintain the number of Region 3 Fellows at 7% of Institute's number.

Communications

III. Services & Technology A. Education
d. Assist Reg 3 volunteers in achieving necessary training in use of new electronics technologies.

III. Services & Technology B.Communications
b. Foster use of newsgroups and e-mail lists for information sharing.
c. Actively push for all region entities to have an active up to date Web page.
d. Publicize at all levels, the availability of IEEE Web pages and encourage member use of these pages.
e. Archive all Reg 3 manuals available on the Reg 3 Web page.
f. Archive all Reg 3 Newsletters on the Reg 3 Web site.
i. Develop, distribute, and maintain a Region 3 Resource CD that contains available Region 3 Documentation and applications that facilitate communications between members, IEEE, and the public.

V. Strengthened Image A. Strategic Planning
e. Post the R3 Strategic Plan on the Region 3 Web site.

Communications  - Newsletter

II. Membership B. Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
f. Publicize awards in Region Newsletter and in local newsletters

III. Services & Technology B.Communications
f. Archive all Reg 3 Newsletters on the Reg 3 Web site.

Communications - Public Info

V. Strengthened Image B. Public Information
b. Strengthen media relations to better publicize National Engrs Week.
c. Insure that all Region 3 awards are appropriately publicized regionally and in the local section of the awardee.
d. Insure that all Institute and Board awards to Region 3 members are appropriately publicized regionally and in the local section of the awardee.
e. Recognize volunteers' contributions in Reg 3 newsletter.
i. Develop and/or collect guidelines for the generation of press releases, news articles, and other information that support the contributions of the profession and IEEE members.

Conferences

II. Membership A. Leadership Development
h. Develop Region 3 training program specifically for conference treasurers.

III.Services & Technology C. Conferences
a. Review horizontal conferences in Region 3. Consider possible new areas/sites as well as CEU credits for tutorials. b. Review vertical conferences. Provide Sections information on how to formally solicit Technical Society Conferences.
c. Examine professional management for conferences.

Conferences - e-Conferencing

III. Services & Technology B. Communications
h. Complete e-conferencing Guidelines for synchronous and asynchronous meetings by Southeastcon 2000. 

Corporate Relations

V. Strengthened Image B. Public Information
h. Continue and implement work of Corporate Relations Project.

Education

III. Services & Technology A. Education
a. Publicize educational products and services which are available and how to get them.
b. Use Region 3 Newsletter and Section newsletters and other appropriate media, as means for publicizing educational materials and opportunities to all Region 3 members.
c. Encourage Sections to hold an educational seminar/program other than Section/Chapter meeting at least once a year.
d. Assist Reg 3 volunteers in achieving necessary training in use of new electronics technologies.
e. Increase the use of regional information channels to inform all R3 entities of available educational resources within the region (at section, area / council, and regional levels). Encourage and help facilitate the sharing of educational resources (both media and speakers) between R3 entities.

III. Services & Technology C. Conferences
a. Review horizontal conferences in Region 3. Consider possible new areas/sites as well as CEU credits for tutorials.

III. Services & Technology D. Programs
a. Develop and maintain a database accessible on the Web of exceptional speakers located in or near the region, indexed by zip code. This program is particularly important to small sections with no active chapters.

Finance

I. Enhanced Value C. Finance
Goal: Develop a Region-wide approach to Area/Council funding.

GOLD

II. Membership B.Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
i. Achieve formation of Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Groups in all Sections.

History

Leadership Development

I. Enhanced Value B. Organization Strengthening
c. Conduct at least one EXCOM standing committee chair and vice chair training session during the even years of each biennial.

II. Membership A. Leadership Development
a. Revise the Region 3 training program for Section and Chapter officers to include management and leadership skills as well as resources available at the Institute, Region and Area/Council levels.
b. As a result of most Sections changing to the calendar year for their fiscal year, present the Region 3 training programs in the fall or early winter seasons near the start of the Section and Chapter officers' terms. [Deemphasize holding the Region 3 training program at SoutheastCon because that is too late in the officers' terms].
d. Develop a training Coordinator in each Area/Council who will present the Region 3 training workshops as required in their Area/Council. Hold a training retreat to train these Coordinators. Maintain coordination with e-conferencing.
e. Develop a new training manual and presentation aids to support the training workshops for the Area/Councils. The manual is to be available on the Web as well as in printed form.
f. Hold a Region 3 training workshop in every Area/Council once each year.
g. Develop a new Region 3 training program specifically for Section treasurers. Determine whether this treasurer training can be successfully done by self study or whether a training workshop is necessary.

Life Member Coordinator

II. Membership B.Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
j. Encourage formation of Life Member chapters in the larger Reg 3 sections.

Membership Development

II. Membership B.Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
a. Develop a "Values of Membership" kit for use by all current members to recruit new members. Kit to include membership application form and information for web applications. Also include information about Technical Societies, Technical Conferences, Career development and enhancement, Electronic Industries data base, local networking through Section meetings and conferences, opportunity to participate in Technical Committee and Standards work, Insurance programs, Financial Advantage programs, awards and recognition, etc.
b. Improve retention of members by increasing the percentage of Senior Members to 10% of the Regions higher grade members.
e. Include Area/Council representatives as members of MDC. Maintain contact by e-mail and e-conferencing.
h. Each Section personally contact all their members who are in arrears, attempt to recover them, and determine their reason(s) for not renewing membership.

Nominations & Appointments

I. Enhanced Value B. Organization Strengthening
d. Enlist as feasible Region 3 EXCOM Standing Committee Chairs from all areas of the Region. Give special emphasis on obtaining a proper proportion of new members to serve on the EXCOM for the biennium.

Professional Activities

I. Enhanced Value A. Careers
a. Encourage each Region 3 entity to establish an active program during Engineers' Week or at other opportunities to provide "Demonstrations" on engineering/technology topics of interest at the appropriate level to K-12 schools. Region 3 entities are encouraged to utilize their experienced (retired) and GOLD members.

III. Services & Technology B. Communications
g. Continue publicity of the Reg 3 Employer Database.

V. Strengthened Image B.Public Information
a. Encourage Sections to participate in National Engrs Week.

Sections Congress Representatives

IV. Public Imperatives A. International Growth and Sharing
a. Encourage Sections to budget section funds in 2000, 2001, and 2002 for sending a primary delegate to SC'02.
b. Develop a preliminary distribution formula for Region 3 SC'02 funds by the 2000 Region 3 Committee meeting, with a final formula by the 2001 Region 3 Committee meeting.
c. Communicate regularly with all Sections to provide information about Sections Congress and its value to the individual, the Section, and the Institute.

Special Projects

V. Strengthened Image C. Special Projects
a. Provide guidelines for submitting Special Projects.
b. Post these guide lines on the Region 3 Web site.
d. Maintain a record of Region 3 Special Projects and their outcome.

Strategic Planning

I. Enhanced Value B. Organization Strengthening
a. Review current Region 3 structure and recommend new structure and/or committees including combining or eliminating committees where appropriate.

V. Strengthened Image A. Strategic Planning
a. Continue annually to update Region 3 Strategic Plan, revising as appropriate the various goals and objectives.
b. Annually, the Strategic Planning Committee will review the performance of the various entities of the Region with an analysis of the actual progress made compared to the measurable objectives established in the current plan, and provide a report of its analysis to the Region Director.
c. Assign experienced member(s) of SPC to each ExCom committee as mentors to assist in following up on the respective committees' goals and objectives.
d. Encourage assignment of experienced members as mentors to all other Region 3 entities.
e. Post the R3 Strategic Plan on the Region 3 Web site.

Student Activities

II. Membership A. Leadership Development
c. Conduct Student Branch officer training in the fall season in each Area/Council.

II. Membership B.Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
c. Develop a "Graduation Kit" for use at Student Branches to encourage conversion to regular member grade. Kit to include membership upgrade application and information for web applications. Also include information about postage prepaid address update form, IEEE e-mail alias, graduated dues, credit cards, insurance policy, career enabling (life long learning, PACE, electronic industries data base information, job search on web information, etc.), IEEE technical Society, GOLD program, and Financial Advantage.

ALL AREAS/COUNCILS

II. Membership A. Leadership Development
c. Conduct Student Branch officer training in the fall season in each Area/Council.
d. Develop a training Coordinator in each Area/Council who will present the Region 3 training workshops as required in their Area/Council. Hold a training retreat to train these Coordinators. Maintain coordination with e-conferencing.

II. Membership B.Membership Growth, Retention, & Elevation
d. Strongly promote Section nomination of their members to Senior Member grade. Submit a nomination for every member with more than 10 years
experience. ($10 bonus to Section from IEEE for every Senior member nominated and approved.)
e. Include Area/Council representatives as members of MDC. Maintain contact by e-mail and e-conferencing.

V. Strengthened Image B. Public Information
f. Support as appropriate National Scout Jamboree activities held in Region 3.


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