Membership Activities Darrel Chong Vice Chair, Membership Activities Chair, Membership Development 1 March 2014 Kuching, Malaysia The membership activities committee is structured to support members’ lifecycle Members’ Lifecycle Supported SAC YP (GOLD) MD LM (Om, Pasan) (Open) (Darrel) (Kunio) WIE (Takako) IBSC (Michael) SC Support (Elmer) Awards (Kukjin) Membership Activities’ overarching objectives PUSH – PULL - IMPROVE 1. PUSH: Create awareness of the IEEE’s values to members 2. PULL: Regularly engage our members so that we listen and understand their needs. 3. IMPROVE: Identify our gaps and seek proactive ways to enhance our members’ experience Section health is extremely important. You are our frontline leaders. As of 31 Dec 2013 for Region 10 o 57 Sections (0 formed in 2013) o 18 Sub-sections (1 formed in 2013) o 6 Councils (0 formed in 2013) o 542 Chapters (37 formed, 10 Dissolved in 2013) o 1,070 Student branches (112 formed in 2013) o 291 Student branch chapters (89 formed in 2013) o 27 GOLD Affinity groups (0 formed, 1 Dissolved in 2013) o 25 WIE Affinity groups (0 formed, 1 dissolved in 2013) o 5 Life Member Affinity group (0 formed in 2013) R10 Membership grew above global average in 2013 o Higher grade R10 +1,400 vs. Total (2,000) o GSM R10 +2,400 vs. Total +2,000 o Student R10 + 1,500 vs. Total +2,300 R10 Young Professionals (GOLD) grew at 10.8% … above global average R10 WIE grew at 19.7% … above global average Ranking countries by higher-grade membership. India, Japan, China, Australia are among the top 10. Benefits of IEEE Membership – find out by country, by member-cycle! You will see six categories of benefits ! http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/benefits/index.html Members from 21 countries in R10 are eligible for e-membership The e-Membership option is available to new and renewing members who reside in countries where the per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) does not exceed US$15,000 (per United Nations Guidelines). Annual base dues with e-Membership are just US$50*. Benefits e-Membership Traditional Membership Membership Card electronic (PDF) print IEEE Spectrum electronic print & electronic The Institute NL electronic print & electronic Potentials Mag. electronic print & electronic All other benefits of membership no change no change US$50* US$138* Annual base dues *IEEE membership dues also carry a regional activities assessment based on your country, and can be US$4, US$5 or US$13 additional depending on where you live. This assessment is the same whether you choose electronic or traditional membership 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia China North Korea Fiji India Indonesia Laos People’s Democratic Republic Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Papua New Guinea Philippines Sri Lanka Thailand Timor-Leste Vietnam Senior Member Elevation Why the Senior Member Initiative: The higher the grade, the more likely members retain their membership, and also volunteer. IEEE Grade 2012 Membership Year Retention Rate Fellow Life Fellow Life Member Life Senior Member Senior Member Member Associate Member Student Graduate Student Member 98.9% 95.4% 93.5% 93.1% 96.2% 78.7% 66.7% 30.9% 67.8% cription COM Description Type Annoucement Type date Larry K.Wilson 1 SAC Award R10 Larry winner K.Wilson AwardRecognition winner Jun-13 Exemplary 2 Student SAC R10 Branch Exemplary AwardStudent Branch Recognition Award Jun-13 Student 3 Website SAC Competition R10 Student Website Competition Contest Jun-13 UG Paper 4 Contest SAC R10 UG Paper Contest Contest Jun-13 PG Paper 5 Contest SAC R10 PG Paper Contest Contest Jun-13 Rewards R10 Membership Activities offers 26 grants, awards & recognition, and contests to R10 sections and members on top of the HQ-level activities. Recognition Jun-13 Customised Plaque Customised Plaque 3 year complimentary 3 year complimentary Recognition Jun-13 $250 $250 A customised Certificate A customised Certificate Contest Jun-13 1st Prize: US$500 + Certificate 1st Prize: US$500 + Certificate + Qualify for Inter-regional + Qualify for Inter-regional Website contest Website contest 2nd Prize: US$350 + Certificate 2nd Prize: US$350 + Certificate 3rd Prize: US$200 + Certificate 3rd Prize: US$200 + Certificate Contest Jun-13 1st Prize: USD 300 + certificate 1st Prize: USD 300 + certificate 2nd Prize: USD 200 + certificate 2nd Prize: USD 200 + certificate 3rd Prize: USD 150 + certificate 3rd Prize: USD 150 + certificate Contest Jun-13 1st Prize: USD 350 + certificate 1st Prize: USD 350 + certificate 2nd Prize: USD 300 + certificate 2nd Prize: USD 300 + certificate 3rd Prize: USD 200 + certificate 3rd Prize: USD 200 + certificate GINI grants 6 SAC / Section R10Support GINI grants grants / Section Grants Support grants Dec-13 Grants Re-activate 7 SAC / FormR10 NewRe-activate Student branches / Form New Grants Student branches Dec-13 Grants initiatives 8 SAC grant toNew increase initiatives retention grant to increase Grants retention Dec-13 Grants GOLD 9Affinity GOLD Group R10Award GOLD Affinity Group Award Recognition 15 November, Recognition 2013 GOLD 10 Individual GOLD Award R10 GOLD Individual Award Recognition 22 November, Recognition 2013 GOLD 11 Initiatives GOLD Grant R10 GOLD Initiatives Grant Grant Grant WIE AG 12of the WIEYearR10 Award WIE AG of the Year Award Recognition September Recognition 1st week WIE SB13AG Award WIE R10 WIE SB AG Award Recognition September Recognition 1st week WIE GOLD/Volunteer 14 WIE R10Award WIE GOLD/Volunteer Recognition Award DecemberRecognition 1st week WIE Student 15 WIE Volunteer R10 WIE Award Student VolunteerRecognition Award DecemberRecognition 1st week WIE Fund 16 WIE R10 WIE Fund Grant End of June Grant WIE Best 17 Paper WIE Award R10 WIE at TENCON2013 Best Paper AwardContest at TENCON2013 Oct. 25thContest (at on 10 18 IB&SCIBSC Survey Region and Feedbacks 10 IB&SC Survey and Survey Feedbacks30 September, Survey2013 on 10 19 IB&SCIBSC Best Benefits Region 10 Schemes IB&SC Best by Benefits Recognition Schemes15 byDecember, Recognition 2013 ion Section Distinguished 20 ARC Large R10 Section Distinguished Award Large Section Recognition Award30-Jun Distinguished 21 ARC Small R10Section Distinguished Award Small Recognition Section Award 30-Sep Outstanding 22 ARC Volunteer R10 Outstanding Award Volunteer Recognition Award 30-Sep Outstanding 23 MDC Membership R10 Outstanding ActivitiesMembership by Recognition ActivitiesOctober by ion (Project Brilliant) Section (Project Brilliant) Annoucement Rewards date Recognition Recognition Recognition Recognition Dec-13 Grant of $3,000 in totalGrant of $3,000 in total Dec-13 Grant of $1,800 in totalGrant of $1,800 in total Dec-13 Grant of $1,400 in totalGrant of $1,400 in total 15 Cash November, Prize $500 2013 Plaque Cash Prize $500 Plaque 22 Certificate November, 2013 Certificate $ $ 4,850 4,850 September $ 1st week $ 250 250 September $ 1st week $ 250 250 December Certificate1st week Certificate December Certificate1st week Certificate End $ of June $ 9,000 9,000 Oct. $ 25th (at $ 100 100 30 Cash September, Prize of 32013 x 200USD Cash Prize of 3 x 200USD 15 1stDecember, prize = 500USD, 2013 1st prize = 500USD, 2nd prize = 300USD, 2nd prize = 300USD, 3rd prize = 200USD 3rd prize = 200USD 30-Jun $ $ 1,000 1,000 30-Sep $ $ 1,000 1,000 30-Sep Up to USD $700 for theUp first to USD $700 for the first October $250 per outstanding $250 per outstanding membership activity. membership activity. 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R10 WIE Membership 6,640 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 4,819 3,214 3,002 5,285 3,221 2,679 3321 2344 2,000 2,599 2,565 1,000 353 361 0 Nov. 2011 Taipei Section R1-6 WIE R7 was formed. Kansai Section WIE will be formed soon. 17 Xi’an Section has 02/20/13 started forming WIE 2137 # of WIE356 AGs in R10 Nov. 2012 200 R8 R9 150 100 50 Nov. 2013 150 R10 172 122 94 21 23 26 27 0 Nov. 2010 Nov. 2011 Nov. 2012 Nov. Dec. 2013 Section WIE SB WIE Sections do not have Section WIE AGs Still 26 sections do not have Section WIE • • • • • • • • • • • • 18 Australia Council Australian Capital Territory Beijing Chengdu Daejeon Fukuoka Harbin Hiroshima Karachi Kwangju Macau Nagoya •New Zealand Central •New Zealand North •New Zealand South •Northern Australia •Republic of Philippines •Sendai, Shikoku •Shinetsu •SriLanka •Taegu •Tokyo •Uttar Pradesh •Vietnam •Wuhan •Xian Please promote WIE AG(s) formation in your Section! 4/7/2015 R10 WIE support Fund o Basic Policy o So far, R10 WIE supported WIE Section/SB AGs directly by selecting projects sent by them o R10 would like to support SECTIONS so that SECTIONS can promote WIE activities more comprehensively and strategically o We call for project proposals from SECTIONs. Namely, project proposers should be SECTIONs Please lead WIE activities in your SECTION! 2014 IEEE Asia-Pacific Committee Meeting Name: Om Perkash & Pasan Pethiyagode Committee: Student Activities Committee March 1, 2014 Kuching, Malaysia ATT: SECTION CHAIRS Please fill the Student Activities Information form on your desk. RSAC and RSR information will help us communicate better with your Section SAC team We will collect it back from you during lunch break. Thanks. R10 Student Activities Committee Student Activities Committee Committee Structure 1.Chair: Om Perkash 2.Members: Pasan Pethiyagode, Prof. Takao Onoye, Arjun Pillai, Arjun Narain, ManZhang, Esther Ling, Sai Ram Objectives 1.Understand the needs of student members in region and create student activities to engage them for better future 2.Increase student membership in growing countries and collaborate with GOLD for successful transition of students 3.Increase interaction between Region to Sections ad Sections to Student branches Projects / Tasks 1. Coordinate regular award/recognition activities 2. Establish sub-region wide student networks and provide platform to student members in order to increase the collaboration between Region->Section, Section->SBs, SBs > Students / volunteers 3. Re-activate and Re-engage student branches who are inactive to encounter the problem of student retention and inactive student branches. Budget 1. Project 1: $3,500 2. Project 2: $3,000 3. Project 3: $2,000 4. Travel Expense: $6,500 (RSAC$3,500+RSR$3,000) Total Proposed Budget: $15,000 (RSAC+RSR) Project / Task Measurable Project 1 a.Number of inputs b.Quality of submissions/winners c.Recognition and feedback of new ventures d.New website to support these initiatives and provide information in innovative way Project 2 a.Number of GSMs/STMs b.Number/quality of coordinated IEEE student events c.Amount of information exchanged through the framework d.Online survey of student members regarding understanding of/satisfaction to IEEE Project 3 a.Number of student branches re-activated b.Number of new student members joined c.Number of years SB continued to remain active d.Measure retention rate over 3 years span Timeline 1.Project 1: Completion by December 2014 2.Project 2: Completion by December 2014 3.Project 3: Completion by December 2014 Student Membership Statistics (Jan 2014) 2014 January R10 Total Membership: 115,337 – 54,540 (47.28%) are Students ---- 2.28% increase! In 2013: 48,153 (45%) were Students 54,540 Total Student membership – 16,581 GSM members – 37, 959 Student members 126, 541 Global Student Membership – 54,540 (43%) are in R10 2013: 41% . – 29% is the Global Average of Students in Regions 22% in 2013 Student Branches Statistics (Dec 2013) 2,516 Global Student Branches – 1059 (42%) Student Branches belongs to R10 In 2013: 949 Student Branches (40%) belongs to R10 – 400+ Student Branches have <10 members – 200+ Student Branches have 0 members We need help. Please attend Student Retention Workshop tomorrow to know how to counter this issue! A few Questions? Fact: We have approximately 50% student members. What percentage of Section budget you spent on students? How many executive committee members you have in your Section? – SAC? – SSR? Student members are future of your Section. Please support the student activities in your Section Appendices: Project 1 – Regular activities Project description: Regular award/competition activities How does this project help you meet your committee’s objectives?: Keep attracting attentions of student members as well as encouraging inputs to MGA level awards/competitions. Budget breakdown – – – – – Website competition& Exemplary SB Outstanding branch counselor award Operational expenses & web-domain IEEE Blog, Tweet & Video Contest GOLD/WIE collaborative initiatives $1,300 $ 300 $ 400 $1,000 $ 500 Project Milestones leading to completion: – – – – – Competition due dates (Mar) Detailed collaborative ventures planning (Mar) OBC due date (Sept) New project execution (Nov) Wrap-up (Dec) Appendices: Project 2 – Student Networks Project description: GINI project completed it’s 5 years and activities initiated by GINI are now integrated into Student Activities by leveraging student networks. These student networks report to Sections / Council. How does this project help you meet your committee’s objectives?: Bottom-up network construction fits student activities including better understanding of IEEE membership value as well as recruiting new members. Budget breakdown: – Section / Council (country) level congress support $2,000 – New projects to engage students and benefit Section $1,000 Only Section supported activities will be supported Project Milestones leading to completion: – – – – Detailed plan in each sub-region (April) Selection of new sections (April) Events coordinated (Nov), Wrap-up and survey (Dec) Appendices: Project 3 – Re-activating SBs and Increase Student Retention Project description: IEEE Region 10 has the highest number of inactive student branches among all the regions and also highest number of students not renewing their membership (retention). How does this project help you meet your committee’s objectives?: This project will focus on conducting activities to counter this problem directly. Supporting Student branches financially (in collaboration with Sections) will kick start and we will check if the model is working Budget breakdown: – Support 10 student branches financially in different Sections Project Milestones leading to completion: – – – – Identify potential student branches with Section (April) Award some conditional money (Jun) Provide on-going support and guidance (July), Monitor progress (Dec) $2,000 Comparative Retention Rates Through January ‘14 … HigherGrade Graduate Students Undergrad Students Total Global 67.1% 40.7% 14.2% 57.0% Regions 7-10 60.0% 39.3% 10.8% 46.7% Region 10 59.1% 30.4% 6.7% 39.9% Regions 1-6 72.8% 43.7% 26.5% 68.0% Location Through the month of January, 23,386 of 94,041 student members had not renewed their membership – Student member retention is running behind last year by 1.3% – Graduate student retention is running behind by 9.6% Region 10 Student Membership Performance - through end of January 2014 Top 10 Student Recruitment Top 10 Student Retention REGION 10 Australian Capital Terr Hong Kong Section Shin-Etsu Section Singapore Section Sendai Section Victorian Section Macau Section South Australia Section Nagoya Section Xian Section Opportunity # Renewal % Renewal 97 364 30 515 93 352 61 96 146 194 49 183 15 250 42 151 26 40 56 74 50.5% 50.3% 50.0% 48.5% 45.2% 42.9% 42.6% 41.7% 38.4% 38.1% Bottom 10 Student Retention REGION 10 Madras Section Pune Section Kerala Section Karachi Section Hyderabad Section Lahore Section Gujarat Section Bombay Section Islamabad Section Delhi Section Opportunity # Renewal % Renewal 8125 739 3969 331 3483 284 747 3896 438 2727 204 28 181 20 212 20 54 290 33 238 2.5% 3.8% 4.6% 6.0% 6.1% 7.0% 7.2% 7.4% 7.5% 8.7% REGION 10 Bangalore Section Bombay Section Madras Section Delhi Section Hyderabad Section Kerala Section Beijing Section Uttar Pradesh Section Sri Lanka Section Malaysia Section 2014 2013 % Year over Year 1288 1230 1150 1001 534 585 223 289 239 70 1463 1113 1125 1342 966 1255 267 177 290 40 -12.0% 10.5% 2.2% -25.4% -44.7% -53.4% -16.5% 63.3% -17.6% 75.0% Bottom 10 Stu Recruitment REGION 10 New Zealand Central Hiroshima Section Sapporo Section Kwangju Section New Zealand South Section Harbin Section Shikoku Section Taegu Section Kharagpur Section Sendai Section Vietnam Section 2014 2013 % Year over Year 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 2 11 3 4 7 15 13 4 1 6 8 0.0% -81.8% 0.0% 0.0% -42.9% -73.3% -61.5% 50.0% 600.0% 16.7% -12.5% IEEE ResumeLab – An Added benefit for IEEE members specially students An online resource to that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or CV Numerous resume templates available. Members can also perform mock interviews using over 900 potential interview questions develop letters, portfolios, and skills assessments to use during the interview process information developed on IEEE ResumeLab is easily shared with potential employers, mentors, or colleagues via a personalized Web site. Benefits: – Resume or curriculum vitae (CV) – Letters and Portfolio – Skills assessment and Mock interview – Video resume IEEE ResumeLab – An Added benefit for IEEE members specially students Thank you and we look forward to speak to you at Poster Session! R10 Young Professionals (GOLD) 3 Minutes Expresso 1 March 2013-2014 Kuching, Malaysia Young Professionals (GOLD) - 2013 updates and programs in 2014 1. The new Region 10 GOLD website launched (http://www.r10gold.org) 2. The Clustering Project runs successfully to enable section GOLD vibrancy 3. o R10 continues to support worthy GOLD initiatives. Grants awarded to 17 proposals out of the 23 proposals submitted. o Region 10 GOLD Individual Award 2013 was awarded to Mr. Deepu John from IEEE Singapore GOLD Affinity Group o Efforts to establish GOLD AG continues – Thailand / Vietnam o IEEE Tokyo GOLD Affinity Group bagged the new Region 10 GOLD Affinity Group Award . o Five out of six IEEE MGA GOLD Achievement Award 2013 were bagged by R10 IEEE Region 10 S|G|W Congress, 2013 is a success. R10 Life Members 3 Minutes Expresso Kunio Tada R10 Life Members Coordinator, 2013-2014 1 March 2014 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Life Members Activities o In Region 10, 732 Life Members (54% of total 1353 LMs) are affiliated with 5 existing LMAGs. o These LMAGs (New South Wales, Bombay, Tokyo, South Australia, Kansai, in forming order) are as a whole active enough. o Sections are encouraged to form LMAG. Victorian Section and Nagoya Section are very much interested in forming LMAG. o It is important to encourage elderly members to obtain Life Members Status in the future. R10 Awards 3 Minutes Expresso Kukjin Chun, R10 Awards Chair, 2013-2014 1 March 2014 Kuching, Malaysia 39 Award & Recognition Committee Objectives – Recognize sections and volunteers for contribution to IEEE by granting awards – Promote sections for further enhancement in membership and activities Committee Members – Kukjin Chun(Chair) – Takatoshi Minami – Darrel Chong – Deepak Mathur – Zia Ahmed – Elmer Dadios 2013 R10 Awards 2012 R10 Distinguished Large Section Award – Hong Kong Section 2012 R10 Distinguished Small Section Award – Kharagpur Section 2013 R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award – Peter Howard Over (New Zealand North Section) – Ohno Eiichi (Tokyo Section) – Sanjib Kumar Panda (Singapore Section) – Arup Dasgupta (Gujarat Section) – Sasi P M (Kerala Section) 2013 MGA Awards 2013 MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award – Mini Thomas (Delhi Section) 2013 MGA Leadership Award – Darrel Chong (Singapore Section) 2013 MGA Achievement Award – Sateesh Babu (Kerala Section) – Eiichi Ohno (Tokyo Section) – Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan (Madras Section) 2013 MGA GOLD Achievement Award – Rayees Amar Nishad (Kerala Section) – Manjunath Iyer (Bangalore Section) – Ajin Baby (Kerala Section) – Muhammad Maroof Raza (Lahore Section) – Josheel Pranlal (New Zealand North Section) R10 Distinguished Section Awards Evaluation guide (Total 105 points) : – 15 Membership Growth/Retention – 10 Affinity Group(GOLD, WIE, LM) Activity – 10 Chapter Activity(new C/Maintenance 5, Chapter activity 5) – 10 Students Activity(SB activities 5, new SB/Maintenance 5) – 10 Awards received by section/volunteers of section – 7 Continuing Education Activity – 8 Technical Activity(DLP, Seminar) – 7 Industry Relations(Membership Growth, Activity) – 8 Humanitarian Technology Activity – 10 Special events/projects – 10 Communication Activity (Newsletter 5, website 5) 43 2014 Projects & Activities R10 Distinguished Large/Medium/Small Section Awards – New Medium Section Award for 501 ~ 1500 membership – Selection based on review of section report – Notification of result : June 30, 2014 – USD 1,000 Cash Prize with wonderful certificate R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award – Recognition of R10 volunteers with outstanding contribution – Call for nomination : June 1, 2014 – Deadline of nomination : August 31, 2014 – Notification of result : November 30, 2014 R10 Annual General Meeting Name: Elmer P. Dadios Committee: Section and Chapter 1-2 March 2014 Kutching, Malaysia SECTION/CHAPTER Committee 2014 Work Plan Committee Structure 1.Chair : Elmer P. Dadios 2. Members : Darrel Chong, Kukjin Chun, Michael Ong, Takako Hashimoto, Objectives Monitor and police the activities of the sections/chapters. Projects / Tasks Performance evaluation and monitoring of the Section/Chapter operations and conduct leadership and membership development workshops. Project / Task Measurable a. At least 2 sections/chapters activities evaluated. b. At Least 2 Major activities conducted. That is during TENCON and TENSYM 2014. c. Quality of activities conducted. d. Feedback from participants to measure impact. Timeline 1.Activity 1: Completion by April 2014 2.Activity 2: Completion by October 2014 Thank you for your attention R10 IBSC 3 Minutes Expresso Michael Ong, R10 IBSC Chair, 2013- 2014 1 March 2014 Kuching, Malaysia IBSC Activities 2013 highlights: 1. IEEE R10 IB&SC Section Survey – completed - - 2. To work with the Sections to identify the local benefit schemes, to improve upon them if necessary, and to recommend new benefit schemes that are of interests to the members. The winners are: Singapore Section: the most innovative and excellent local benefit schemes Kerala Section: the best proposals for local benefit scheme. IEEE R10 IB&SC Member Survey – completed - To find out from its members the types of benefits and services that they would like to have in their Sections. Four winners were identified. 2014 proposed activities: 1. Identify and recommend 3-4 proposals to be implemented by Sections schemes with limited financial support from R10. 2. Propose and implement 2-3 family/lifestyles benefits such as discounts to Singapore Science Centre, Singapore Museums, Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Gardens by the Bay, and etc. Corporate rates are available for IEEE members at the Park Avenue Rochester, Singapore for all IEEE members.