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1. VISION

1.1 IEEE Vision

To advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community world-wide.

Our Goals (summary from IEEE 2000 Annual report; more recent reports do not express newer goals)

  • Membership Development
    To welcome eligible professionals to membership and embrace new technical disciplines resulting from the growth and convergence of fields within IEEE's scope
  • Enhanced Value
    Demonstrate its desirability and worth to all constituents by providing ongoing programs that validate the scientific pursuits of members and the intellectual property they produce
  • Products & Technology
    To develop and deliver timely, assessable high quality products and services
  • Public Imperatives
    Providing balanced reliable information on key technological issues, encouraging educational excellence from pre-college through the adult eduction continuum and recognising vital contributions to society made by its members and other technological leaders
  • Strengthened Culture & Image
    To ensure a strong communicative internal culture, and to produce a clear, consistent image of the organizations global character and interests with a view to improved public service

1.2 NZ North Section Vision

The IEEE will be a leading technical society for engineers & scientists involved in electro-technology and/or information technology in New Zealand. The section will provide members with access to high quality, current and topical technical information in the following forms:

  • Lectures
  • Short courses
  • Workshops
  • Symposiums
  • Conferences

The section will also provide members with selected opportunities to enhance their professional development and careers through access to:

  • Courses, workshops and seminars on professional, business and legislative topics
  • Expanded electronic resources/database
  • Professional networking

The Section will work together with other leading technological societies within New Zealand and Australasia to meet the above aims.

2. IEEE MISSION

The IEEE promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.

3. NZ NORTH SECTION GOALS

On an ongoing basis the Section will provide an annual programme of technical events that comprises the following:

  • A monthly (February though to November) technical or professional meeting that consists of a high quality presentation of approximately 1 hours duration
  • A minimum of 2 technical/professional events and a minimum of 2 social events, targeted specifically to student members
  • A minimum of 2 Technical Site visits

The Section will compliment this programme of events by sponsoring or providing some of the following:

  • A short course of 2 days
  • An emerging technology workshop of 2 days duration
  • A professional development workshop of ½ day duration
  • Host an IEEE conference

The section will also:

  • Foster current student members and promote student events
  • Provide and highlight topical information on IEEE and related conferences within Australasia and worldwide
  • Aim to broaden the committee representation with members from related institutions and industries
  • Encourage student members to become GOLD members, and promote GOLD activity
  • Foster student branch formation in each related institution
  • Foster social events
  • Foster activities of the WIE affinity group

4. OBJECTIVES

The following tables set out the objectives and actual meeting outcomes for the years 1999-2007: Planned numbers represent minimal desirable targets.

Activity

1999-2001 Plan

1999 Actual

2000 Actual

2001 Actual

2002 Actual

2003 Actual

 

2006 Actual

2007 Actual

Technical/prof. meetings

10

25

20

12

24

 

...

29

 

Short courses/ Emerging Tech. & Prof. workshops

2

0

1

3

4

 

...

1

 

Student events

2

3

2

2

5

 

...

8

 

Activity

Type

2004 Actual

2005 Plan

2005 Actual

2006 Plan

2006 Actual

2007 Plan

2007 Actual

2008 Plan

Section events

DL or high profile meeting

7

7

13

7

7

 

 

 

 

Other Tech/Prof meetings

29

12

18

15

19

 

 

 

 

Social events

 

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

Site visits

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short courses/ Emerging Tech. & Prof. workshops

2

3

1

2

2

 

 

 

 

Sponsored/other conferences

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

GOLD events

Tech/Prof meetings

1

1

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

Social events

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site visits

1

1

2

1

1

 

 

 

 

Short courses/ Emerging Tech. & Prof. workshops

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Student events

Tech/Prof meetings

4

3

2

3

1

 

 

 

 

Social events

2

2

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

Site visits

2

2

2

3

5

 

 

 

Note that the section events number do not include the GOLD or student events, ie there is no duplication.

5. ISSUES

  • Budget constraint; the Section has limited financial resources. Income estimated at $8-10k depending on the exchange rate and membership, plus typically $1-2k in various additional funding from requests and sponsorship.
  • Time commitment of committee members; the Section Committee members are volunteers and hence a limited time in which to carry out Section work.
  • Interest of members; the Section's members are predominantly interested in technical information via the internet, learned journals, presentations, conferences and workshops.
  • Availability of top class presenters; New Zealand's geographic remoteness can be a limiting factor when accessing top class presenters.

6. STRATEGIES

  • Focus on technical and social activities
  • Use DL programmes, avoid international airfares, maximise benefits of visitors with NZ South and Australian sections
  • Utilise and publicise resources within the IEEE
  • Increase accessibility of the Section through the use of the Internet
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