Prepared by: Mayesha Tafannum, IEEE R10 Young Professionals Social Media Coordinator & Ashwini Appaji, IEEE R10 Young Professionals Affinity Group Coordinator
IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Committee is committed to bringing together existing and prospective Young Professionals across Region 10 under a single platform by rendering the required volunteer leadership skills in order to run affinity group activities in their local sections successfully. With respect to that goal, the team has designed a series of Affinity Group Training modules and successfully executed the first two events of the series.
On 28th February 2021, the IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals conducted the webinar entitled “IEEE R10 Young Professionals Affinity Group Officer Training Module 1: Events & Best Practices.” This event aimed to help the audience organize the whole year event plan in their Sections or Young Professionals Affinity Group with higher quality and manage the local IEEE Young Professionals activities in a better way.
The event was inaugurated with the opening remarks from the IEEE R10 Director, Mr. Deepak Mathur. The event had different segments, including Introduction to Global Young Professionals Activities by Emre Ayranci, Young Professionals Committee Chair 2021 and Introduction to Region 10 Young Professionals Activities by Dr. Saaveethya Sivakumar, R10 Young Professionals Committee Chair 2021. Additionally, there were Sharing Sessions: Young Professionals Affinity Group Best Practices by Dr. Ashwini Appaji, Bangalore Section Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair 2020, and Prof. Rentao Gu, Beijing Section Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair 2020. A total of 67 participants attended the session via Cisco Webex, and the event was broadcasted live.
After completing the YP Training Module 1 successfully, on 5th June 2021, the IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals conducted the webinar entitled “IEEE R10 Young Professionals Affinity Group Officer Training Module 2: Event Management & Funding”, which aimed to provide a detailed overview of how IEEE events have to be planned and managed in the best way.
The event was graced by the IEEE R10 Director, Mr. Deepak Mathur, who began the session with his opening remarks. It was successfully implemented with informative segments like Event Planning & Building Your Team by José Pinto, IEEE Young Professionals Events Committee Chair; Global YP: Event Funding Process & Application Tips by Takuo Suzuki, IEEE Young Professionals Vice Chair Products and Services; R10 YP: Event Funding Process & Application Tips by Purva Ekatpure, IEEE R10 Young Professionals Information Management and Communications Coordinator; Best Practices for IEEE YP Affinity Groups by Dr. Haroon Rashid, IEEE YP AG Chair Malaysia and Dr. Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury, IEEE YP AG Chair Bangladesh. At the end of the sessions, there was a Q&A session where the speakers addressed the queries asked by the attendees. The event ended by the closing remarks from Dr. Saaveethya Sivakumar, Chair for IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Committee. The event had active participation from 171 attendees, and was moderated by Mayesha Tafannum, IEEE R10 Young Professionals Social Media Coordinator.
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