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IEEE-USA Webinars are designed to help you find your next job, maintain your career, negotiate an appropriate salary, understand ethical considerations in the workplace and learn about other career-building strategies.

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Upcoming Webinars

Archived Webinars

Choose from more than 180 archived webinars and download supporting slides and documents, where available.
*Please note that the vast majority of IEEE-USA's free webinars are hosted using Webex software, which may require their free plug-in player to view.

Webinar Resources
Palpitations, Perspiration, VR and ... Career Outlook
Presenter(s): Kristopher J. Blom, Ph.D.

Date Recorded: 8-3-2017

Public speaking is a critical skill in the business world. Avoiding it often equates to a stagnant career. The path to competency is daunting when looking from the outside and a point of fear. In this talk Dr. Blom will explain on why you should proactively undertake to improve your public speaking. He’ll talk about how to make the task less daunting, for instance by using VR. Get a kickstart on the journey to an improved career outlook and stand out as the Engineer who speaks competently to an audience.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 7-27-2017

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Claim Drafting for Beginners
Presenter(s): Darnell Jayne, USPTO
Date Recorded: 6-8-2017

This in an introductory presentation providing an overview of the contents of a nonprovisional utility patent application and drafting a patent application. This presentation does not cover specific requirements for filing or procedures for responding to Office actions.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 5-25-2017

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 4-27-2017

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Trademark: The Keys to Commercialization
Presenter(s): Scott Baldwin, USPTO
Date Recorded: 4-13-2017

This webinar will cover differences between trademarks, patents, domain names, and business name registrations. It will also explain the importance of selecting a strong trademark -- that is, one that is both federally registrable and legally protectable. Mr. Baldwin will highlight factors important when choosing a mark, such as the possibility of a likelihood of confusion, and explain the importance of doing a complete search -- and whether or not to use an attorney. Finally, this presentation establishes what may happen if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a "cease-and-desist" letter. It concludes with tips on how to avoid "scams" perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO.
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Damaging Phrases Women Use In The Office
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 3-24-2017

Elizabeth Lions has coached women that were stuck and unable to get a promotion, or who had lost credibility. This webinar covers the things you should never say as a women in a male-dominated field, while teaching how to connect with others in the office. It will also teach you how to take a stressful situation and turn it into a powerful learning situation -- without wrecking your career.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 3-23-2017

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Pitfalls of a Perfect Life, and Advantages of Letting Go
Presenter(s): Nancy Martin
Date Recorded: 3-2-2017

Perfectionism served many of us well while we grew up. It allowed us to go to the best schools and get the best jobs. Yet, once we are in the "real" world, perfectionism often leads us to a life of working too hard, enjoying too little, and feeling like nothing is ever good enough. Add to that that "perfect" is now measured in more subjective ways (we don't take tests at work), and you can find yourself working more than ever before.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 2-23-2017

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Sustainability at Work
Presenter(s): Marilyn Waite
Date Recorded: 2-16-2017

Explore the nexus between sustainability and careers. Presenter Marilyn Waite will cover concepts pertinent to professionals with engineering backgrounds and/or working in STEM fields. Using the SURF Framework that Ms. Waite developed and professional narratives specific to STEM, attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they can incorporate sustainability into their job tasks and career trajectory. The webinar will also highlight the benefits of pursuing sustainability in careers.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 1-26-2017

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 12-1-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Taking Challenges to Opportunities: Tips and Tricks to Own Your Career
Presenter(s): Tim Worboys
Date Recorded: 11-10-2016

Whether you are a student, new graduate or seasoned professional, being able to take ownership of your career is often challenging. Colleagues, managers, and peers often feel like they might be getting in the way of our success. In reality, however, we control a lot more than we think, and we're likely getting in our own way! In this session, LinkedIn software engineering manager and Future Leaders Forum speaker Tim Worboys will talk about how he has worked through challenges and changes in his career and turned them into opportunities. Tim will share a handful of simple tips he has developed (or fallen into by accident) by working with mentors and peers to solve the many challenges encountered in his career path.
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Civility in the Workplace
Presenter(s): Nathalie Thompson
Date Recorded: 10-20-2016

A respectful workplace creates productive and engaged employees. Incivility, rudeness and lack of respect hinder productive communication and destroy workplace relationships. The organizational costs of incivility are lost work time and productivity, high turnover, increased health costs due to stress and increased legal costs due to litigation.  Participants in this webinar will learn key elements of respect and how to apply these to improve employee productivity, retention and satisfaction.
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Preparing Reliable Estimates for Professional Services
Presenter(s): Kayne McGladrey
Date Recorded: 10-6-2016

**DUE TO HUMAN ERROR, ONLY THE LAST HALF-HOUR OF THIS WEBINAR WAS RECORDED** In this webinar, we're going to talk about building the strong foundation for creating reliable estimates. We will compare estimation pseudo-science with two statistical estimation methods. One of the methods, based on a Monte Carlo simulation, will help you produce reliable estimates for typical projects. The other method uses historical estimation bias to adjust estimates for unfamiliar or infrequent projects. Participants will receive a copy of the slides and two re-usable Excel workbooks that implement the estimation methods shown.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 9-29-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Knowing the Secret to Being a World Changer
Presenter(s): Leo Szeto and Jonathan Chew
Date Recorded: 9-22-2016

Want to know the secret to being a world changer? Walt Disney Imagineers Leo Szeto and Jonathan Chew will delve into the fundamental forces of leadership, and how their interactions paint a clear set of characteristics that create a blueprint for being a great leader. Learn the very basic elements that you can adapt right away to become the leader you want to be!
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Teaming at a Distance: Learn How to Make Remote Teams Work for You and Your Company
Presenter(s): Pam Estes Brewer, Ph.D.
Date Recorded: 9-8-2016

Remote teams are probably a part of your organization's day-to-day operations. Teaming at a distance is critical to current business strategy, and yet organizations are not preparing their employees to be successful in these teams. Among 285 engineering professionals who participated in a recent survey, 68% reported experiencing communication problems in their virtual teams, and many of these professionals emphasized the costs of miscommunication in virtual teams. Sixty percent of these professionals reported that their organizations provided no formal training to prepare employees to work in remote teams. Another 17% reported that their companies provided some formal training but with limited success. Instead, most of these professionals confessed to learning by trial and error, a very costly approach. In this webinar, Dr. Pam Estes Brewer will tell you how to make remote teams work for you and how to increase the reach of your organization.
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Landing Your Dream Job in Today's Competitive Landscape
Presenter(s): John Collins
Date Recorded: 9-7-2016

John Collins has his dream job, creating the future of augmented reality with HoloLens. But the path to get there wasn't well defined and he had to adapt to roadblocks along the way. John will share his story, starting from college to now working at Microsoft on the HoloLens, including his time at Xbox and at Apple on the latest battery technologies. Top job openings can receive thousands of applications from around the world, gain insight into landing your dream job in this competitive landscape.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 9-1-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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What Small Business Owners, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs Need to Know About China
Presenter(s): Tom Moga
Date Recorded: 8-11-2016

As China continues to open a vast and opportunity-laden market to the world, inventors and entrepreneurs need to know the pertinent information in its patent and intellectual property laws. In this session, you will learn about the differences between the Chinese and U.S. patent systems, including China's utility model system, and receive tips on how to navigate the many complexities present. Presented in collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 8-9-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Patent Cooperation Treaty
Presenter(s): Layla Lauchman (USPTO)
Date Recorded: 7-14-2016

USPTO experts will present an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an international treaty with more than 145 Contracting States. Participants will learn how the PCT makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in a large number of countries by filing a single "international" patent application instead of filing several separate national or regional patent applications.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 6-30-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Employee Engagement: How to Take the Reins and Get Involved
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 6-24-2016

According to Gallup, only 30 percent of workers are engaged at work, which is a loss of 550 billion lost in productivity. So, what is employee engagement? Why is it important? How do I get some of that good stuff? Do I need to worry about bad reviews on GlassDoor from employees? All this and more will be answered on Elizabeth's talk with the IEEE-USA's webinar. Don't leave employee engagement to HR. Take the reins and become involved.
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Global Dossier - Modernizing the Global Patenting System
Presenter(s): USPTO
Date Recorded: 6-9-2016

USPTO experts will present an overview of the Global Dossier concept, a project of the IP5, the five largest patent offices in the world. Participants will be informed about the current status of Global Dossier, the future plan, and how the IP5 works together to improve efficiency of the examination process and the global patenting system. Participants will also be provided with a demo of the current release of Global Dossier and have the opportunity to ask questions.
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Copyrights - What's Copyright Got to Do with It?
Presenter(s): Susan Anthony
Date Recorded: 6-1-2016

Copyrights help people protect their original works of artistic and literary expression from novels to paintings to photographs and television scripts. Copyright also protects works such as logos, websites, product design and software. Along with patents and trademarks, they are the most common form of intellectual property protection used throughout the world, but aside from what they protect, copyrights also have several other important differences. This session will help attendees learn the basics of copyright and recognize copyright in their businesses and in their everyday world. Inventors who focus on technology and running a business will learn valuable information from this session delivered by on the USPTO's experts in copyright law.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 5-24-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 4-28-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Patents - What's the Process? Forms, Fees, Office Actions, Rejections and Allowances
Presenter(s): USPTO
Date Recorded: 4-14-2016

Getting a patent is a complex process, one that requires specific forms and fees depending on the type of intellectual property protection you seek. For the beginner, it can be intimidating, and even once you've filed, there may be multiple correspondences between you and the USPTO regarding your application. This session will take attendees into the prosecution process and discuss terminology, forms, and fees, and give expert information on what to expect and how to respond to office actions during the course of patent application prosecution.
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Good Girls Ask: Negotiation Techniques for Women
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 4-8-2016

The sad part about women in the workforce is that most women don't even know they are underpaid. If they do, speaking about money often leaves them with a lump in their throat instead of a lump in their wallet. Elizabeth Lions is a speaker, author and coach, with a segmented portion of her practice dedicated to women.
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Mastering Tricky Conversations: How to Talk To Anyone about Anything
Presenter(s): Deborah Grayson Riegel, MSW, PCC
Date Recorded: 3-29-2016

When we're feeling angry, stressed, upset or let down by someone in our work or personal life, we tend to convince ourselves that that they've got a problem - not us. That's only the first trap that we fall into that makes certain conversations more challenging than they have to be. In this session, you will learn the common traps of challenging conversations, how to set the tone to make a tough talk less stressful, how to create ground rules and guidelines so that future conversations can be less heated, and concrete strategies for managing your own anxiety around difficult conversations.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 3-24-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Patents: An Overview - Provisional and Nonprovisional Utility Patent Applications
Presenter(s): USPTO (tba)
Date Recorded: 3-17-2016

Utility patents are the most commonly filed-for patent because they protect a vast range of inventions and discoveries. This session will take an in-depth look at utility patents and the two types of utility applications--provisional and nonprovisional--as well as the components that make up each applications. Attendees will also learn what a provisional applications does, if it is right for them, and how to file one.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 3-3-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Radical Risk Identification - Bringing Risk Management into the 21st Century
Presenter(s): Laurie Wiggins
Date Recorded: 3-3-2016

Product and service development programs are overrunning and failing at an ever increasing rate. A primary cause is the failure to identify cost, schedule and performance issues before they become obvious later in development, and are costly and time-consuming to address. The analysis of hundreds of programs across commercial and government sectors and numerous industries including aerospace, IT, energy, automotive domains has revealed a set of common risks. These risks provide a comprehensive, repeatable and objective approach to program risk identification. Analysis results will be compared and contrasted with current risk identification methods.
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Tailoring Your Online Resume to Your Strengths
Presenter(s): Don Herres and Jenna Turman
Date Recorded: 2-18-2016

This workshop is of interest to anyone with an online resume, but it will be most useful for those at the "bookends" of their career. For new graduates, you need to distinguish yourself from the 75 other resumes in the "pile" that all look the same. Your future employer is interested in how you can help them meet their objectives and how you can add value to their company. Many experienced engineers have not needed to do job searches for 10, 20 or more years. Your resume has to show strengths that are going to meet the current needs of employers. You need to show how work done in the past meets future requirements. We also will discuss the differences in searching for full time employment, contract work or consulting and what advantages each type of work has. We will do both a formal presentation and have live demonstrations of how to navigate through LinkedIn to use it to your advantage. This will be interactive and we encourage your questions throughout the webinar.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 1-28-2016

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Emotional Intelligence
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 1-22-2016

In this webinar, Elizabeth Lions will define emotional intelligence (EI), explain why it's important and offer tips for cultivating this valuable skill set, which will prove useful in both work situations and in your personal life.
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IEEE Collabratec
Presenter(s): Justine Spack
Date Recorded: 1-14-2016

Have you heard of IEEE Collabratec? Introducing IEEE's new integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate and create -- all in one central hub. Join Justine Spack, IEEE's Online Community Specialist, who will provide a demonstration of the many functions available within IEEE Collabratec. She will walk you through everything from setting up your profile to showcasing the variety of sub-communities within IEEE Collabratec. If you not yet joined IEEE Collabratec, this presentation is for you!
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 12-17-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 11-19-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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From Page to Stage: Preparing Your Research for Presentation
Presenter(s): Dr. Julia M. Williams
Date Recorded: 11-19-2015

Whether you are student working toward a degree or a professional engineer conducting research, you will always need to take the written version of your work from its form in a lab notebook, a report, or a paper and translate it into a presentation or poster. But what are the key strategies for bringing your work from the "page" to the "stage"? This webinar will offer a clear process for making this transition successfully. Dr. Julia Williams is an experienced teacher and coach of engineering students and professionals, and she will provide concrete strategies for making the most effective use of presentations.
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Situational Leadership
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 11-13-2015

Situational Leadership is the key to driving teams from being adequate to spectacular. Situations will arise in the office, but as a leader it's your responsibility to get the team headed in the right direction. Prepare yourself and challenge your leadership by attending this webinar.
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Leadership Ethics
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 11-6-2015

How ethical are you at work? Ethics in the workplace is everyone's responsibility. In this webinar you will learn about: demonstrating a high level of integrity that is critical in trust building; being people orientated and aware of how leaders' decisions impact others; using social power to serve greater good instead of self-serving instincts; and other considerations for being an ethical leader.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 10-22-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career
Presenter(s): Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Date Recorded: 9-30-2015

Engineers are often so technically focused that they neglect to develop their soft or interpersonal skills. In the economy today, engineers must be well rounded and capable of more than just being designers. This webinar offers engineering career advice, namely strategies for developing from design engineer to manager.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 9-24-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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How to Be Fire Proof!
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 9-18-2015

Did you ever wonder how your boss views you? Did you ever work with a top team member and wonder why they are favored? There are traits of top performers that are common and adopting these traits could take you a long way in your career - and perhaps even to a promotion! Elizabeth Lions explains the nuances of perception and why it's important to manage yours in the office. Elizabeth goes over the main characteristics of top performers in easy to understand language, leaving you to reflect on your perception and your performance. These are not Elizabeth's opinions of top performers, rather what executives and data has proven over the years about what works in large corporations when determining team fit, promotions and even hiring decisions. If you want to push your career into overdrive, join us for the presentation and take away tips.
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The IEEE Professional Liability Insurance Program - Introducing Our New Program Option and Why Good Business Contracts Benefit You!
Presenter(s): Jeff Ambrose
Date Recorded: 9-16-2015

Protecting yourself in the event of a faulty design or providing negligible consulting advice is critical to your overall risk management strategy. Additionally, having sound business contracts that mitigate potential claim exposures also provides you with an added layer of protection. Recently the IEEE Professional Liability Program expanded to include a multi carrier /policy solution that protects you, your reputation and your business from these types of exposures. Please join Jeff Ambrose, Mercer Consumer's A&E Professional Liability Program Manager for this important webinar that describes the new program options and discusses the necessity and importance of having strong contracts to protect your business…and you!
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 8-27-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 7-29-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE Member Group Insurance Plans -- Protecting Your Greatest Asset... You!
Presenter(s): Graham Fuller
Date Recorded: 7-16-2015

In today's uncertain times, more and more IEEE members are turning to the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program to help them make informed decisions, which can help ensure their families' financial security. Please join Graham for this important webinar that might just make a difference in your life… and in the lives of those you care about the most.
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Leadership: Leadership Visionary Process
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 7-10-2015

In this seminar, you will learn the definition of true leadership, how to design a vision and why it's important, how to get buy-in from your team, and how to make a marginal team a great one -- without fear or coercion.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 6-25-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success
Presenter(s): Dr. Pam Estes Brewer
Date Recorded: 6-4-2015

Virtual teams have become essential to the success of global organizations. These are teams that rely more heavily on computer-mediated communication than face-to-face communication to support their work. In fact, international virtual teams are the key to some of the biggest successes and failures in the global workplace, and when they are functioning effectively, organizations reap large benefits. Among 285 engineering professionals who participated in a 2013 survey, 68% reported experiencing communication problems in their virtual teams, and many of these professionals emphasized the costs of miscommunication in virtual teams. Sixty percent of these professionals reported that their organizations provided no formal training to prepare employees to work in virtual teams. Another 17% reported that their companies provided some formal training but with limited success. Instead, most of these professionals confessed to learning by trial and error, a very costly organizational approach. In this webinar, Dr. Pam Estes Brewer will present 15 core concepts for launching and maintaining highly functioning international virtual teams. Dr. Brewer bases these concepts on research in engineering and many years of experience working in virtual teams.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 5-28-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Negotiating Your Career: The Ability to Stay & the Confidence to shift
Presenter(s): Tad Mayer
Date Recorded: 4-30-2015

Just working hard no longer provides job security. How do you reinforce your value to your boss? And, how do you make yourself the obvious choice for a new opportunity? This webinar provides a framework, based on negotiation tools, for: understanding the landscape of your next opportunity in a new way (even if your next opportunity is staying in your current position); pinpointing what is most important to decision makers; making "yesable" proposals; figuring out what new skills to focus on; making connections; and building your social capital so that you get (or keep) the position you want.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 4-23-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Leadership: Leadership Foundations
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 3-13-2015

This webinar is part two of a three-part series on leadership. Part one covered moving from individual contributor to leader, while part two will look at what happens next. This webinar is perfect if you are new to management or simply would like a refresher to keep your leadership skills sharp. This webinar will examine the criteria by which leaders are measured: team assessment, training, hiring, firing and building a workflow plan. Attendees will receive solid advice on the importance of the team, and how to get maximum throughput for productivity.
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Job Interview
Presenter(s): Dr. T. Lahdhiri
Date Recorded: 3-11-2015

This webinar on efficient interview processes will cover: what to expect, how to present yourself; various interview types; how to prep for the interview; what really happens -- and what matters -- in an interview; how to dress appropriately and appear professionally; good and bad behaviors; and questions to ask (and topics to avoid).
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 2-26-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Resume Development
Presenter(s): Dr. T. Lahdhiri
Date Recorded: 2-11-2015

This webinar will present efficient techniques in developing resumes to better present your skills and talents. The content of the webinar includes: resumes & job search; resume basics; resume strategy; resume guidelines & structure; and cover letters & references.
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SBIC Program
Presenter(s): Samuel J. Boyd, Jr. and Scott Schaefer
Date Recorded: 1-29-2015

In 1958, Congress created the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program to facilitate the flow of long-term capital to America's small businesses. SBA does not provide capital directly to businesses. Instead, SBA partners with private investors to capitalize professionally-managed investment funds (known as "SBICs") that finance small businesses. Join IEEE-USA for this webinar to receive a general overview of the SBIC Program and how the SBIC Program uses a unique funding mechanism to provide capital to licensed SBICs.
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Leadership: Moving from Individual Contributor to Leader
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 1-23-2015

The transition from individual contributor to leader can be the most challenging and rewarding part of an employee's career, particularly an engineer. However, there are some steps to take in order to ensure success as you grow into your leadership position. There is a vast difference between leading and managing people. Managers are task focused while leaders determine the vision, goals and objectives needed, while creating an engaging environment that will allow the team to grow and thrive. Join Elizabeth Lions in this three-part series, which is appropriate for new leaders, anyone contemplating a move into a leadership role, as well as seasoned leaders.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 1-22-2015

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. Russell Harrison, IEEE-USA's government relations director will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, the profession.
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Engineer Your Career
Presenter(s): Leslie Martinich
Date Recorded: 1-15-2015

Are you achieving your career goals? Making the best use of your natural talents and skills? We'll examine how you can identify your unique contributions to the workplace, gain the support you need to be successful, and improve your career satisfaction.
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That Bullet Is Not Magic: Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices
Presenter(s): Dr. Traci Nathans-Kelly
Date Recorded: 12-4-2014

In this workshop by Traci Nathans-Kelly, Ph.D., the focus will be on how to transform slides, used ubiquitously in engineering work. Slides are the stepping-off point that allows for a complete reconfiguring of how technical and engineering work (management, too) is shared, dispersed, and archived within organizations. These techniques are not theoretical--they are being used successfully in engineering firms around the globe. By the end of this workshop, you will have some new techniques, easily adaptable to your organization, that will enable your and your work to shine.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 11-19-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. Russell Harrison, IEEE-USA's government relations director will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, the profession.
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Difficult Conversations -- Strategies that can help make you a better listener, a better speaker, and a better person!
Presenter(s): Dr. Julia M. Williams
Date Recorded: 10-30-2014

Engineers need to take leadership roles: this idea is often cited as the way to improve the future of engineering in the United States. These leadership roles are diverse, everything from getting more engineers into public office to encouraging engineers who are successful in their technical fields to aspire to leadership in national organizations (such as IEEE). The problem remains, however, that engineers in general may feel less prepared to follow these career directions because of their lack of confidence in their communication abilities. One way to target your communication skills is to consider "difficult conversations," a term developed by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen in their book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. In this presentation, Dr. Julia Williams will introduce you to the principles that can help engineers negotiate through difficult conversations, resulting in better listening and communication. She also give examples of how the principles can be applied to real world situations you may face in the workplace or in the public sector. Be sure to join in this helpful and relevant webinar.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 10-2-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. Russell Harrison, IEEE-USA's government relations director will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, the profession.
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Bridging Skills Gaps in Computer Science and Engineering Fields
Presenter(s): Edward E. Gordon
Date Recorded: 9-30-2014

Skills gaps in computer science, engineering and other STEM fields continue to widen across the United States and around the world. Technology and global business practices are raising STEM jobs requirements for white collar and blue collar workers, yet the nation's education to employment system remains largely unchanged. What are the dimensions and causes of these disconnects? What are their implications for U.S. economic and technological leadership? And, what can be done to increase the availability of people with the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow?
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Poster Presentations with Power
Presenter(s): Dr. Julia M. Williams
Date Recorded: 9-24-2014

Building on her earlier IEEE USA webinar "Presentations with Power," Dr. Julia Williams, president of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, presents a one hour webinar designed to help you make impactful, memorable poster presentations. Poster presentations are a vital part of many professional conferences and meetings, but few of us understand how to make the most of this kind of unique presentation. During "Poster Presentations with Power," Dr. Williams will focus on the three important components of any poster presentation--the visual presentation of your information, your verbal presentation, and the way you present yourself to a group gathered around your poster. This webinar is designed for anyone who is planning to make a poster presentation and would like concrete strategies that can make that presentation better.
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Is the U.S. Falling Behind in the Global Race for Scientists and Engineers?
Presenter(s): Michael Teitelbaum and Robert Charette
Date Recorded: 9-9-2014

Is the United States falling behind in the global race for scientific and engineering talent? Are U.S. employers facing shortages of the scientists and engineers they need to survive in increasingly competitive, technology-driven global markets? Coming from some of the nation's most prominent businessmen and educators, such claims are widely accepted by the mainstream media and by many political leaders. They continue to figure prominently in public debates about education, immigration, spending and tax reform policies. But where is the evidence behind such claims and what does it show?
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 9-4-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Small Business Administration: Online Training Program
Presenter(s): Jerry T. Fernández
Date Recorded: 7-23-2014

This informational webinar will focus on the SBA Learning Center and its mission to help Americans start, build, and grow a business. You will get an overview of how the SBA is working to leverage technology with the SBA Learning Center to help educate small businesses. Join the discussion of SBA's current focus, where we are going and how we plan to get there.
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Intellectual Property and You
Presenter(s): Peggy Hutcheson, David Ostfeld and Mauro Togneri
Date Recorded: 6-19-2014

This webinar explains the various types of intellectual property as well as how laws protect it and what steps have to be taken so that the risk protection. The relevance of intellectual property to engineers who are employees or owners of technology companies is explored, particularly as it relates to individual inventors and entrepreneurs who are starting up technology driven companies and were responsible for a large share of high-paying jobs created in United States and substantial portion of technology exports.
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Business Models and Value Propositions: Identifying Member Needs and How to Meet Them
Presenter(s): John Prohodsky
Date Recorded: 6-5-2014

This presentation will cover how a Section can identify members' unmet needs, and how it can meet those needs by using the Value Proposition Canvas and Business Model Canvas. The Value Proposition Canvas identifies and provides an understanding of customer needs and what will meet those needs. The Business Model Canvas describes how to create a Section's value proposition, the infrastructure that creates it and associated costs. The resulting business model provides a context to discuss its components, interactions between components, and tradeoffs between delivering the value proposition and cost.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 5-27-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Finding the Right People Using LinkedIn
Presenter(s): Kim Brown and Don Herres
Date Recorded: 5-22-2014

Finding the right person to fill a position can easily take a year. Most companies realize that it is better not to fill a position than bring in someone who is not productive and makes the entire team suffer. Networking is key for finding a job. This webinar is for the person on the other side of the interview: the hiring manager. Networking is important for learning what talent may be available and crafting a job description that HR can fill. Just tossing a wish list over the partition to HR is as non-productive as the old days of just tossing a product design over the partition to manufacturing. Some of the tools available in LinkedIn will be presented using on line demonstrations of the features that may benefit the hiring manager.
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The Power of Presentations: Make Yours Informative, Persuasive, & Memorable
Presenter(s): Dr. Julia M. Williams
Date Recorded: 5-8-2014

The Power of Presentations webinar is designed to help you give informative, persuasive and memorable presentations. IEEE Professional Communications Society President Dr. Julia M. Williams will offer tips for overcoming stage fright, how to present clear verbal and visual information, and how to convey technical information to non-technical people without insulting your audience.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 5-1-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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So You Want to be an Entrepreneur
Presenter(s): Steve Morris and Mark Wingate
Date Recorded: 4-25-2014

Entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as an alternative to working for someone else. It is a difficult, but a potentially rewarding experience. This webinar will provide an overview on entrepreneurship. The presenters will focus on what does it take to be an entrepreneur, how do you start and the presenters will address common myths regarding the idyllic entrepreneur lifestyle. The speaker will also provide personal commentary on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
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Licensure and Registration: Software Engineering PE Examination
Presenter(s): Phillip Laplante
Date Recorded: 4-9-2014

In this webinar the need for licensure and the characteristics of software engineering practices that are applicable for licensure are examined and illustrative examples are outlined. The focus is singularly on the licensure of engineers in the United States. In this context, the three major prerequisites for licensure; education, experience, and examination are discussed and the satisfaction of these three requirements is discussed.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 3-27-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Starting your Start-up: How to Develop a Workable Innovation Process & Business Plan
Presenter(s): Tanya Candia
Date Recorded: 3-6-2014

This webinar is for engineers and entrepreneurs who have a great idea, but no experience starting their own company. With a small budget and big dreams, it's difficult to know where to start. The first big obstacle is usually the business plan: it takes time, advanced research and expertise in financial modeling to create the typical 40-50 page business plan. This webinar takes a different approach: it shows you how to build a simple, 2-4 page business plan with enough substance to communicate your value proposition, outline your financial plan, secure early meetings with potential investors, and help you better understand how your company will succeed. We step you through the process, providing information and tools to help you jump-start your new venture.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 1-30-2014

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 12-19-2013

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Career Management
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 11-26-2013

Find out what's going on in the overall employment market, as well as the Dallas job market. This webinar will look at job search campaigns, and how to make yourself stand out. It will also cover Career Mapping (promotions), how to find the right job for you, how to negotiate your next salary, and much more.
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Introduction to Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
Presenter(s): Tarek Lahdhiri
Date Recorded: 10-31-2013

The DFSS workshop is an introduction to the DFSS process. It is intended for engineers, technical leads, project leaders, and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals of DFSS to help themselves and their groups accomplish their endeavors. Participants will learn how to apply the DFSS process in order to make well-reasoned decision in their personal or professional projects. This technique reduces risk by using evidence, allows cost reduction while maintaining performance, and adds value for the business.
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The Career Management Workshop from IEEE-USA
Presenter(s): Nigel Bristow and Don Herres
Date Recorded: 10-28-2013

This webinar will present an overview of the "Making a Difference" workshop (available at no charge to U.S. IEEE members) and how it can help you create a career development plan that will enable you to: take effective control of your learning, contributions, career satisfaction and employability; expand your contributions to the success within the organization; increase your career satisfaction and vitality; and make a real difference for yourself and your organization.
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Enterprise Gamification -- Exploiting people by letting them have fun
Presenter(s): Mario Herger
Date Recorded: 10-10-2013

Using game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts like business applications have shown significant increases in user engagement, and increased the ROI and other metrics. In this talk we will learn what business can learn from Angry Birds. We will shatter stereotypes about games, show what gamified applications you already use, give you some facts and figures on the impact of Gamification on results, and highlight examples in the corporate world.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 8-28-2013

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Presenter(s): Lisa Younger
Date Recorded: 8-15-2013

SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. This webinar presentation will touch on the SBIC program, SBIR program, and other relevant initiatives within the Office of Investment and Innovation.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 6-27-2013

Come and listen to our expert on all things Washington. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will update you on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and examine how the November elections are likely to impact IEEE members next year.
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Seven Ways to Build Your Necessary, Notable, Networking Skills
Presenter(s): Jean O'Brien, President of the O'Brien Group, LLC
Date Recorded: 6-20-2013

This webinar will focus on sharpening your networking skills so that others will appreciate your value and expertise, think of you for career opportunities, and introduce you to potential clients. You will also learn techniques to confidently network with strangers, and consistently get noticed by people you do know.
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Incubation and Community Development/Job Creation
Presenter(s): Harlan Jacobs
Date Recorded: 6-6-2013

This webinar is for high-tech entrepreneurs who are looking for ways to access capital markets and achieve success in collaboration with community development organizations. The Genesis approach to high tech incubation, as proposed by founder and president Harlan Jacobs, focuses on a Win/Win/Win strategy for the entrepreneur/inventor as well as for the early stage investors while creating jobs and enhancing economic development in the sponsoring community or region.
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Building Your Online Resume Using LinkedIn
Presenter(s): Kim Brown and Don Herres
Date Recorded: 5-2-2013

The purpose of a resume is to get you to the interview with a prospective employer or client. An online resume is different for two reasons: It is not targeted at a specific employer, and it can be found without you submitting it. Eighty-five percent (85%) of employers are using LinkedIn, and your online visibility is a great asset. This webinar will explore what key elements you need to have, what you should avoid, and how to format your resume, so it is easily read by both a person and a computer. Kim will be doing real-time demonstrations on how to use LinkedIn.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 4-29-2013

Come and listen to our expert on all things Washington. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will update you on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and examine how the November elections are likely to impact IEEE members next year.
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Managing Your Career as a Business
Presenter(s): Peggy Hutcheson and Edward Kirchner
Date Recorded: 4-11-2013

Who's the CEO of You, Inc.? You are, of course! In this ever-changing career and employment environment, it's never been more important to take charge of your career. The goal of the webinar is to help engineers and technology professionals achieve lifelong employability by focusing on their own professional and career development. The webinar will provide information and tools that will help engineers and technology professionals develop networking and job-seeking skills; achieve career satisfaction; take responsibility for personal career and professional development; recognize the importance of both technical and non-technical skill to career and professional development; and to make organizations more productive. The webinar will also highlight the unique resources that the IEEE makes available to help engineers and technology professional manage their careers, including the wealth of online tools and the power of the IEEE network.
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Setting Up Your Consultants Database Profile
Presenter(s): Gary Blank
Date Recorded: 3-21-2013

IEEE-USA has long encouraged IEEE consultant members to join the IEEE-USA Consultants Database. The IEEE-USA Consultants Database is an online searchable database made up of independent engineering consultants. After reviewing many of the consultant profiles in the database, IEEE-USA President-Elect Gary Blank wants to lend his expertise and provide suggestions on how IEEE members can set-up or improve their database profile. Setting up a proper profile can lead to increased contacts from businesses visiting the database website. This webinar is open to all IEEE members who are considering becoming full-time consultants.
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Consulting 101
Presenter(s): Gary Blank
Date Recorded: 3-19-2013

IEEE-USA President-Elect Gary Blank will repeat one of IEEE-USA's most popular webinars "Consulting 101." Dr. Blank will share with those interested in becoming full-time independent consultants how he got started in consulting, things you should consider before becoming a consultant, and what you will need to become a full-time consultant. So, if you're concerned about losing your job or if you're considering just making the transition from a full-time corporate position to a full-time independent consultant, this webinar is for you. Experienced consultants may also find this session useful as a refresher course on things you could be doing to improve your practice.
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Get Your Resume Out of Cyberspace and onto the Manager's Desk!
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 2-20-2013

In today's digital landscape, applying for a job can be like getting lost in an electronic maze. Employed or unemployed, more and more people are looking for their next career opportunity, and too often are finding themselves getting more and more frustrated by the endless cycle of applying online and not hearing back from hiring managers. Unfortunately, qualified candidates can go unnoticed. So, what can you do to make your resume stand out and grab hiring managers' attention?
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Career Opportunities in Patents
Presenter(s): Raymond Roberts
Date Recorded: 2-14-2013

This webinar will cover opportunities primarily outside of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), although some resources for USPTO employment will also be noted. Positions are available in the U.S. as well as worldwide. The distinctions, requirements, and career paths between patent writer, patent engineer, patent agent, and patent attorney will be covered in detail. In particular, there will be discussion of how many engineers can easily move into some of these positions, and then progress into more challenging and better paid ones. The USPTO's examination for registration (required for patent agents and attorneys) and law school (for those considering becoming a patent attorney) will also be discussed.
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Engineers: It's Time to Change How We Promote the Profession
Presenter(s): Chris McManes and Thea Sahr
Date Recorded: 1-31-2013

IEEE-USA is joining forces with the National Engineers Week Foundation to present Changing the Conversation, a national campaign to improve the public understanding of engineering. By changing how we present engineering, we can encourage young people to make a difference in the world through an engineering career. You will leave this one-hour webinar with an understanding of research-based messaging, resources, and simple steps that you can take right away to start Changing the Conversation.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 1-24-2013

Come and listen to our expert on all things Washington. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will update you on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and examine how the November elections are likely to impact IEEE members next year.
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Recharge Your Career
Presenter(s): Pegotty Cooper
Date Recorded: 1-22-2013

If you have been feeling either stagnant in your current job or stuck in finding a new job, maybe it is time to give your career an infusion of new ideas and transform your experience from resigned to recharged!
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 12-20-2012

Come and listen to our expert on all things Washington. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will update you on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and examine how the November elections are likely to impact IEEE members next year.
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Functioning as a Professional Consultant
Presenter(s): Christine Silver
Date Recorded: 12-12-2012

This webinar will cover 10 qualities a professional consultant should possess, and how to assess the areas you want to work on. One of the most important qualities for success is the ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and you'll learn tips and tools to do this well. Many people call communication a "soft" skill, but sometimes communicating -- especially under difficult circumstances -- is one of the hardest things we do. Come to this webinar and gain some simple insights into rounding out your professional consultancy.
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What does the 2012 Election Mean to Engineers?
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 10-30-2012

What does the 2012 election mean to engineers? IEEE-USA will host a special election preview webinar one week prior to the 6 November election. Find out what to expect on Election Day, and how the votes will impact engineers across the country. Senior legislative representative for Grassroots Activities Russ Harrison will look at where the two Presidential candidates stand on issues of unique concern to technology professionals, and how key legislative match-ups could impact IEEE-USA's agenda in 2013.
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SBA Webinar: Marketing Your Technical Skills
Presenter(s): Thomas J. Morley
Date Recorded: 10-25-2012

Tom Morley, who works for the SBDC in New York, will be the host for the IEEE's Marketing Webinar for technology entrepreneurs. Mr. Morley will share his vast experience working with technology companies to provide some insight on how technology company owners can market their business products.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 9-27-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 8-30-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PACs) and Ventures (S-PAVs)
Presenter(s): Vishnu Pandey
Date Recorded: 8-29-2012

Student Professional Awareness Activities are student-organized and run events that focus upon the discussion of professional topics, such as career growth, professional ethics and social responsibility, self-management, and engineers and public policy. Vishnu Pandey, chair of the IEEE-USA Student Professional Activities Committee, provides a follow-up to his 2012 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting presentation geared towards leaders in IEEE Sections that highlighted the the benefits of working with student branches to organize events centered around professional awareness. Vishnu's presentation is an interactive and exciting presentation that provides an overview of the various Student Professional Awareness opportunities, and highlights the importance of soft skills to students competing in the global marketplace today.
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Management & Financial Reporting Using NetSuite
Presenter(s): Christian DeFelice
Date Recorded: 8-16-2012

IEEE-MGA Finance & IEEE-Conference Finance will present a follow-up to their 2012 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting presentation on the new IEEE Geographic Unit reporting system (Netsuite). This webinar will help further introduce NetSuite to those Geo Units & Conferences that will have to utilize this system. In response to several of the Geo Unit emails over the course of the L50 reporting season, IEEE MGA has rolled out a new streamlined and simplified user interface for NetSuite. IEEE MGA believes this new interface will allow for Sections to more easily navigate through the NetSuite system. IEEE MGA will guide webinar attendees on how to utilize all the relevant functionality of this new system during this session.
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Networking for Introverts
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 8-9-2012

This presentation is developed and designed for introverts who have difficultly networking, but understand that it is crucial to their careers. Today, the majority of jobs are found through networking, not applying online. Presenter Elizabeth Lions believes introverts don't need to change -- they just need techniques that support their strengths. Elizabeth will cover the purpose of networking and reframe the topic in a way that makes engineers and other technical professionals comfortable, as well as give practical tips and tricks that attendees can use immediately.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 7-26-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Open Source Software Licenses
Presenter(s): Emmett Collazo
Date Recorded: 7-25-2012

When the contractual terms of an open-source license are violated, copyright law protections -- and possibly trademark law protections -- are triggered. Fittingly, this webinar will begin with a brief overview of copyright law and trademark law, and then move on to a look at frequently used contractual terms in various open source licensing regimes, how those terms may be violated, and the possible consequences (including money damages and injunctions). This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the legal consequences of using certain types of open source licenses.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 6-28-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA's National Energy Policy Recommendations
Presenter(s): John J. Ragan and Veronika Rabl
Date Recorded: 6-27-2012

The IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, through its 2012 National Energy Policy Recommendations, supports proactive and sustained energy policies that will reduce U.S. dependence on oil, encourage development of greener energy sources and promote the economic prosperity, national security and environmental protection of our nation. John J. Ragan, P.E., P.P. , chair of IEEE-USA's Energy Policy Committee gives a presentation on IEEE-USA's energy policy priorities.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 5-31-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success
Presenter(s): Wayne Breitbarth
Date Recorded: 5-10-2012

In this webinar you will learn how to: Build a network of business professionals on the world's business social networking site for finding customers, suppliers, employees and jobs; begin to write and improve on the Linkedin Profile which is a "resume on steroids" searchable not only on Linked but on the internet in general; Virtually network with business professionals on events, information and connections that can help accomplish all business related goals; Review profiles of the individual that the student may be meeting/interviewing with prior to meeting; Establish and join groups of like minded individuals for knowledge sharing and relationship sharing; Search Linkedin data base of over 150 million business professionals for new business contacts and relationships.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 4-26-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 3-29-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Immigration Reform: Congressional Update
Presenter(s): Vin O'Neill and Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 3-20-2012

IEEE-USA's Washington Representatives will explain recent developments in Congress. Legislators are getting ready to introduce new legislation to increase the number of EB visas available for international students with advanced STEM degrees. We will discuss the bill's details, the timing of its introduction, and ways IEEE members can help ensure that it becomes law.
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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 2-23-2012

Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.
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Presenting a Positive Image
Presenter(s): Angela Harris, M.S.H.R
Date Recorded: 1-26-2012

Your image is made of dozens of small (and not-so-small!) impressions you make every day. What do these elements of your image say about you? Learn why image is important and how your image can impact your current position, your ability to advance, or your ability to land your next position.
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Copyright Basics
Presenter(s): David Ostfeld
Date Recorded: 1-24-2012

This IEEE-USA webinar will explore and explain many aspects of copyrighting, including: copyright definition, what you can copyright, and who owns a copyright. Entrepreneurs who attend will gain valuable information that will help give them a leg up on protecting that next great idea.
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SBA Loan Programs: How to Obtain Financing for Your Business
Presenter(s): Bridget Bean and Andrea Peoples
Date Recorded: 1-19-2012

Bridget Bean, District Director of the Washington Metropolitan District Office for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will conduct a webinar for IEEE-USA on a number of SBA loan programs, including: 7(a) Loan Program; 504 Loan Program; Temporary 504 Debt Refinance Loan Program; Surety Bond Program; and Microloan Program.
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What Does it Take to be an IEEE-USA Government Fellow?
Presenter(s): Rebecca Taylor and Sherry Gillespie
Date Recorded: 11-29-2011

Each year, IEEE-USA sponsors three government fellowships in which the recipients get to spend a year in Washington serving as advisers to either the U.S. Congress or to key U.S. Department of State decision-makers. To help give IEEE members insight into what happens during this year-long fellowship, 2011 Engineering & Diplomacy Fellow Rebecca Taylor and 2008 Congressional Fellow Sherry Gillespie will discuss the process and benefits of applying and being selected for this fellowship, and they will share some of their unique experiences during their assignments.
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Building a Smarter Plan for Retirement
Presenter(s): Bob Regenfuss, CRPC®
Date Recorded: 11-8-2011

This webinar explores a new approach to building a retirement income plan that is yours and yours alone. Join Transamerica experts Bob Regenfuss and Aaron Fredrickson to learn about a new way to build your plan for retirement. In this session we will provide you a demonstration how our process works, including: How to determine your income sources; Projecting how long your money will last; Determining the appropriate timing for retirement, and Strategies for leaving a bequest.
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How Clients Find Consultants on IEEE-USA's Consultants Database
Presenter(s): Gary Blank
Date Recorded: 11-7-2011

If you are a consultant or plan to be a consultant, full-time or part-time, this free instructional webinar will show you how clients search the IEEE-USA database, and how to create your profile, including recommendations about keywords and formats to increase your chances of being found. Additionally, local IEEE-USA consultants networks will learn how they can use the IEEE-USA database to create their own local directory.
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Engineering Collaborative Job Search Strategies: Building a Support Group
Presenter(s): Sherri Edwards
Date Recorded: 10-12-2011

Your professional network can help your with your job search by sharing best practices and offering support. Your network contacts possess a wealth of information about the companies they work for (or used to), and may know of other opportunities through their own contacts. There is no one magic answer to the solve the job search puzzle, but by joining forces and taking a collective approach to problems, you can make headway. Coordinating a support group of peers might be just the boost you need to get you moving again.
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A Voyage into Entrepreneurship and to the International Space Station
Presenter(s): Dr. Gregory H. Olsen
Date Recorded: 9-28-2011

Dr. Gregory H. Olsen will conduct this webinar about his experiences as an entrepreneur and scientist, and how the two interests have intersected to enrich his life. Most remember Dr. Olsen when, in October 2005, he became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip into space. Dr. Olsen has also distinguished himself by co-founding companies, and is currently presiding as President of GHO Ventures, LLC, where he manages his angel investments. Please join us for this most interesting discussion where you will learn some of the dos and don'ts of entrepreneurship and hear how Dr. Olsen's accomplishments led him into space.
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Business Organizations for Engineers
Presenter(s): David Ostfeld
Date Recorded: 8-25-2011

This webinar explores the different types of organizational structures entrepreneurs can use in starting their businesses. The webinar examines the pros and cons of these different structures, ranging from a "Sole Proprietorship" to a "Limited Liability Company (LLC)" to a "Corporation." Entrepreneurs will gain valuable information that will give them a leg up when starting their businesses.
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Find the Job you want in this Turbulent Economy
Presenter(s): John Hoschette
Date Recorded: 8-12-2011

Every engineer needs strong career-planning strategies in order to survive and get ahead in corporate America. This workshop (webinar) is packed with real-world tips supported by actual work experiences and examples. Step-by-step guidance in handling a multitude of career issues is presented and includes course workbook pages to develop a resume, cover letter, a 30-second "commercial" and much more.
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Beyond Job Satisfaction
Presenter(s): Nigel Bristow
Date Recorded: 6-30-2011

Given the uncertainties and challenges created by the global economy, career planning has become more--not less--important. Yet, most people continue to spend more time planning their vacations than they do their careers. Whatever your career needs, the Beyond Job Satisfaction webinar will help you prioritize them and then develop a roadmap for getting you to where you want to go.
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Engineering -- The View From Here
Presenter(s): Reece Lumsden
Date Recorded: 6-9-2011

In this one-hour webinar, Reece Lumsden offers frank guidance on navigating the early years of your engineering career through a combination of personal accounts and meticulously researched facts. Written in an open and conversational style that is action oriented and easy to understand, Reece approaches engineering holistically and from a variety of vantage points rather than through a single, technically focused myopia.
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How Can Your Section Start an Employment Network?
Presenter(s): Gary Blank and Lee Stogner
Date Recorded: 4-20-2011

Employment Networks are beginning to form in Regions and Sections by IEEE members who are looking for work across the IEEE landscape. These Employment Networks are providing support and guidance to these members by helping to review resumes, conduct mock interviews, as well as sharing networking tips and news of job opportunities. During this webinar members from Region 3 and members from the Rock River Valley Section (Region 4) will share their stories about how they were able to start their Employment Networks.
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Stuff You Don't Learn in Engineering School
Presenter(s): Carl Selinger
Date Recorded: 4-14-2011

Engineers today start their careers with excellent technical skills and subject-matter expertise. However, they are often less able to cope with the people, procedures and pressures of the real world. This one-hour webinar discusses the 12 most important soft skills engineers need to be more effective in work and in life. From the author of IEEE best-seller Stuff you Don't Learn in Engineering School: Skills for Success in the Real World (Wiley-IEEE Press).
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Everything You Want to Know About Product Trademarks
Presenter(s): David Ostfeld
Date Recorded: 3-14-2011

Trademarks are distinctive ways used mostly by businesses to identify their products or services to consumers. The trademark helps to distinguish a business' products or services from those of other entities. Our expert will cover during this fast pace webinar the types of trademarks, levels of trademark protection, how to effectively use trademarks in marketing and how to obtain trademark rights.
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SBIC & SBIR: What would you like to Know? Come ask the SBA
Presenter(s): Ellen Kim, Jeff Finkelman, and Ahson Wardak
Date Recorded: 1-18-2011

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of programs dedicated to assisting new technology companies. In 1958, Congress created the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) to help small U.S. businesses meet their requirements for growth and operating capital not available through banks or other private capital sources. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funds research and development projects that propose a sound approach to the investigation of an important education or assistive technology, science, or engineering question under topics identified each year in the solicitation. This webinar presentation will touch on the SBIC program, SBIR program, and other relevant initiatives within the Office of Investment and Innovation.
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Antitrust Basics
Presenter(s): David Ostfeld
Date Recorded: 12-14-2010

The Sherman Act, the Clayton Act and the Robinson-Patman Act are the principal antitrust statutes signed into law in the United States. The focus of this webinar will be to provide a review of these statutes so entrepreneurs can build upon their basic knowledge of antitrust law. Topics discussed will include: Price fixing; Unlawful tying arrangements; Monopolization; Criminal and civil remedies.
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TechMatch Overview
Presenter(s): Les Makepeace, John D. Corbett, Kevin Johansen
Date Recorded: 11-18-2010

IEEE-USA has teamed with Business Catapult to create a new online service that will allow entrepreneurs access to seasoned businesspersons who, at no charge, will help them improve their business plans. Join this IEEE-USA webinar that will explain how IEEE-USA TechMatch provides a detailed, automated assessment of the entrepreneurs' plans and objectives.
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TechMatch - Online Demo
Presenter(s): Dave O'Brien
Date Recorded: 11-18-2010
 
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Patentability and Infringement: A Practical Guide for Understanding the Basics
Presenter(s): Karen Dana Oster
Date Recorded: 11-9-2010

Despite their similarities, patentability (can you get a patent for your invention?) and infringement (will there be a liability if you practice your invention?) are very different issues and must be considered separately. If you have an idea for a product or service, you need to understand at least the basics of this confusing topic. This presentation will include practical tips that you can do yourself without consulting an attorney. It will also direct your attention to situations in which an attorney should be consulted.
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WIE: What's gender got to do with it? Gender Inclusive Engineering Education
Presenter(s): Julie Mills, Mary Ayre and Judy Gill
Date Recorded: 11-2-2010

Despite numerous initiatives over the past 30 years, women continue to be a small minority in engineering education and employment in much of the world. In a recent Australian report Addressing the supply and quality of Engineering graduates for the new century by Emeritus Professor Robin King it was recommended that engineering education must become more female-friendly, and specifically that a more inclusive curriculum must be defined and implemented. The selection of the knowledge and skills to be included in any curriculum is the responsibility of the faculty members, in conjunction with accreditation bodies, and the choices made will therefore shape student perceptions of the current priorities, attitudes and practices in the profession.
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Engineering Business Savvy -- What can business savvy do to enhance your value to your employer?
Presenter(s): George McClure and Pegotty Cooper
Date Recorded: 10-27-2010

What can business savvy do to enhance your value to your employer? How do you make the connection between what you do and the measure of value to your organization -- or to your customer? A focused technology perspective is valuable, but as a contributor to the bigger picture, you need to broaden your view. And as you broaden your view, you become indispensable to the business.
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Creative Thinking and Innovation
Presenter(s): Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
Date Recorded: 8-3-2010

This highly interactive webinar will introduce practical tools and techniques for improving processes and team dynamics to maximize creativity, generate innovative ideas and reach breakthrough solutions.
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The Small Business Administration and Innovation
Presenter(s): Max Summers and John Gann
Date Recorded: 7-27-2010

In the session Max Summers, Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers (SBTDC) State Director and his colleague Jim Gann will discuss their role in helping universities transform research into products that can be commercialized, and building innovation into companies. The SBTDCs provide special assistance needed by science- and engineering-oriented companies. Their special technology program encourages and enhances technology R&D, technology transfer and deployment, providing services for those interested in seeking SBIR/STTR funding.
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Introduction to Risk Management for Engineering Professionals
Presenter(s): Greg Hutchins, P.E.
Date Recorded: 7-15-2010

In this must-see IEEE-USA Career Workshop, Greg Hutchins, P.E., will cover the basics of enterprise risk management and identify specific work/career/job opportunities for engineers to conduct risk assessments and analyses in: critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, smart grid and control engineering.
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Consulting 102
Presenter(s): Gary Blank
Date Recorded: 6-17-2010

As a follow-up to last year's webinar "Consulting 101," Gary Blank is back to provide more valuable information consultants can use to improve their practice. This webinar will address the most important challenge facing consultants "How To Find Clients." He will pick up where he left off from his previous webinar "Consulting 101," which focused on how to get started in consulting, this webinar will present several proven methods for finding clients for consulting services and also how clients can find consultants.
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High-Skills Immigration Reform Update
Presenter(s): Russ Harrison
Date Recorded: 6-10-2010

Get the inside story on the state of immigration reform from IEEE-USA immigration lobbyists. For the past decade, IEEE-USA has been trying to persuade Congress to reform America's high-skill immigration system. As Congress prepares to address comprehensive immigration reform, join us to discuss the status of high-skill immigration reform and its prospects for 2010.
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How the SBA/IEEE-USA Partnership Can Help Engineering Entrepreneurs
Presenter(s): Penny Pickett
Date Recorded: 3-23-2010

To assist high-tech entrepreneurs starting new businesses, IEEE-USA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have agreed to work in cooperation to promote, strengthen and expand small business development throughout the country. This agreement will benefit IEEE members who are starting their own technology-based businesses. Under the agreement, SBA will provide IEEE-USA with information about its programs and services, make available information about SBA's resource partners, provide speakers to participate in IEEE-USA events to discuss SBA financing, government contracting and other business topics. This webinar will give a general overview of the SBA that touches upon the partnership and the range of services/products that will benefit IEEE-USA membership.
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There's No Crying in Business: How Women Can Succeed in Male-Dominated Industries
Presenter(s): Roxanne Rivera
Date Recorded: 2-28-2010

In this IEEE-USA webinar, co-sponsored by the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee, Rivera comes to share her lessons for success, including an overview of lessons learned during her years as a female business owner. Rivera will also outline a few tools and strategies contained in There's No Crying in Business that women can use to be successful in their work environments. Though she focuses on male-dominated businesses, the advice she provides will benefit all women, in whatever industry they are employed.
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An Overview of IEEE/IEEE-USA Career Services
Presenter(s): Scott Grayson, Mike Buryk, John Day
Date Recorded: 2-16-2010

IEEE-USA's Employment & Career Services Committee offers a package of services and publications designed to enhance members' careers, and assist those in career transition. Programs and services include the IEEE-USA Salary Service, Employment & Career Strategies virtual community, publications, online courses, Employment Navigator job listings, and PE Review videos.
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Getting the Job You Want Making the Short List
Presenter(s): Peggy Hutcheson
Date Recorded: 2-9-2010

Today's engineers are faced with a highly competitive job market. They need to be able to develop a successful job search strategy, and create the information pieces that are needed to secure an interview, make the cut to the short list of candidates, and win the job offer. The biggest hurdle is making the short list of candidates for final selection. This presentation explores the do's and don'ts of the major steps in the job search process and provides "how to's" for clearing the hurdles.
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IEEE-USA: What Has It Done for You Lately?
Presenter(s): Gordon Day
Date Recorded: 2-4-2010

2009 was a year of challenges and opportunities for the high tech community. From December 2008 through February 2009, job reductions high tech employers announced job reductions that totaled over 160,000. As those plans turned to reality, engineering unemployment spiked in the second quarter, reaching a record 8.6 percent for electrical engineers. Amidst these discouragements, a new administration arrived in Washington, one more interested than most in using technology to address the nation's problems. In short, it was a year in which our members needed us to follow our motto, "building careers and shaping public policy."
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Funding the Green Sector
Presenter(s): Masa Ishii
Date Recorded: 12-9-2009

Mr. Ishii will provide an overview of the new opportunities for attracting sources of funding for entrepreneurs in the green sector.
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Success for Start-ups
Presenter(s): Milton Chang and Nicholas Colella
Date Recorded: 12-3-2009

In this webinar, Milton Chang will share his personal experience as an entrepreneur and an investor to show how to develop an approach that is appropriate for your business idea. With input from Nicholas Colella, Milton will reveal common tech start-up pitfalls and tell you how to increase your likelihood of success.
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Snooping Employers: How Employers Get Background Information on You Prior to the Interview
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Lions
Date Recorded: 11-12-2009

Are human resources professionals doing more than just examining your resume before they invite you in for an interview? Of course, they are! With the unemployment rate rising for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers, human resources professionals are doing more research on applicants to help them weed out people amidst the rising number of resumes they're receiving. Elizabeth Lions solves the mystery of how employers are getting inside information on you in her IEEE-USA webinar, "Snooping Employers: How Employers Get Background Information on You Prior to the Interview."
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What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume
Presenter(s): Nathalie Thompson
Date Recorded: 10-29-2009

Right Management is the talent and career management expert within Manpower, the global leader in employment services. Come hear from a consultant from Right Management and learn what HR Professionals are looking for in a resume.
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Future City Competition
Presenter(s): Jean Eason and Todd Hiemer
Date Recorded: 9-16-2009

This webinar will discuss the many ways that IEEE Sections, Chapters, and individual members can get involved in Future City to ensure the technological literacy of the next generation.
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Consulting 101
Presenter(s): Gary Blank
Date Recorded: 6-9-2009

If you're concerned about losing your job in this slowing economic climate, and if you're considering making the transition from a full-time corporate position to a full-time independent consultant, this webinar is for you. Consultants who are looking for ways to increase their assignments and client base will also find this webinar helpful.
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How to Win in a Competitive Job Market
Presenter(s): Sherri Edwards
Date Recorded: 5-21-2009

If you're interested in making a career change, re-entering the job market after an extended absence, or needing to get a job after a layoff, this workshop will help you get started. If you have invested too much time in an unproductive search and don't know why, or if you are unclear about exactly what it takes to get the job you want, this workshop will help you key into what it really takes give yourself a fighting chance in a competitive job market.
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Mentoring: Your Career's Competitive Advantage
Presenter(s): Ralph Fallin and Mauro Togneri
Date Recorded: 2-19-2009

Looking for a boost in your career? Find yourself a mentor -- or let one find you. In today's competitive career world, you need to have a trusted source of guidance, advice, coaching, and feedback. You need someone who has a genuine interest in you and your career. That's a mentor.
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Seeking External Financial Support for Section Activities
Presenter(s): Michael Deering and Peter Sobel
Date Recorded: 2-17-2009

Learn about the steps necessary to create a restricted fund with the IEEE Foundation for section support of educational, historical preservation and peer-recognition programs, and learn how to seek corporate and individual support for this fund and other section activities.
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IEEE Global History Network
Presenter(s): Dr. John Vardalas
Date Recorded: 1-27-2009

Learn the IEEE Global History (GHN) goals, contents and features and will show how easy it is for IEEE members to log on and participate directly in creating the public historical record of electrical, electronics and computer technologies.
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Being an Effective Section or Chapter PACE Leader
Presenter(s): Dr. Charles Rubenstein
Date Recorded: 1-22-2009

Learn the roles of Section and Chapter PACE activities, how they interface with their regional and division/society PACE coordinators and the IEEE-USA PACE Committee. It will also include information on how to apply for PACE project funding and the importance of participating in the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting.
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Engineers and Public Policy
Presenter(s): Russell Harrison
Date Recorded: 12-4-2008

This webinar discusses the role engineers play in the political process and ways for us to do a better job at it. When they try, engineers can have a profound effect on legislation and our nation's laws. The problem is we rarely try.
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Discovering and Using Your Innovation Style
Presenter(s):  
Date Recorded: 11-17-2008

IEEE-USA has launched Innovation Styles, a Web-based evaluation, feedback, and coaching system designed to boost innovation for individuals, teams and organizations. The Innovation Styles Profile (ISP) is a personal self-assessment that shows how you use the four different approaches to innovation and change. These insights will help you to optimize your innovativeness and improve how you work with your colleagues' varied innovative styles. To help you make full use of your Profile, join us for this free IEEE-USA Webinar.
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Career Management: Maximizing Your Employability
Presenter(s): Nigel Bristow
Date Recorded: 11-13-2008

This free webinar is designed for engineers, technical leads, supervisors and managers who want to maximize their own employability or the employability of those they represent. Employability is the key to achieving fun, fulfillment and financial peace of mind in today's global workplace. Participants will learn about the four cornerstones of employability, and how to put these in place -- which is the first step to achieving great things at work.
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Engineering the Art of Negotiation
Presenter(s): John Shulman
Date Recorded: 9-8-2008

Tired of hidden agendas, dealing with difficult people, or politics derailing projects? Learn a process-driven approach to negotiation and persuasion that you can use to keep projects on track and keep difficult people in check.
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Exploring Career Options: Managing Your Way to Life-long Success and Fulfillment
Presenter(s): Margaret Lyon and Clif Wilcox
Date Recorded: 7-10-2008

This webinar offers insights into the multiple career options that can lead to life-long career satisfaction and success for engineers.
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Project Management
Presenter(s): Dr. Tarek T. Lahdhiri
Date Recorded: 6-3-2008

The Project Management Webinar is designed for engineers, technical leads, project leaders and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals of project management to help themselves and groups they represent. Participants will learn basic project management techniques and how to apply them, whether at work, within the IEEE, at home or in the community.
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IEEE and the U.S. Member ? Demographics and Preferences of our Members
Presenter(s): Marc Beebe
Date Recorded: 4-15-2008
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IEEE manager of Strategic Research and Planning, presents findings from the ongoing work on IEEE membership models.
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IEEE's Memberships, Career, Employment & Financial Services
Presenter(s): Peggy Hutcheson, Brian Pratz and Lynn Koblin
Date Recorded: 4-1-2008

IEEE's Membership, Career, Employment and Financial Services - You will hear from Peggy Hutcheson, IEEE-USA's Employment and Career Services Committee chair; Brian Pratz, IEEE product manager, Member and Geographic Activities; and Lynn Koblin, IEEE manager, Member Benefits.
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Enhance Your Career With Online Networking
Presenter(s): Ellen Sautter and Diane Crompton
Date Recorded: 1-15-2008

Ellen Sautter and Diane Crompton can offer attendees valuable insight on online networking. They have found online networking tools to be a pertinent and important part of any job search and for career management in general. In addition, this session may build awareness on the benefit and timeliness of developing an online brand.
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Networking Solutions for Career Success
Presenter(s): Michelle Tullier
Date Recorded: 1-8-2008

Whether you're actively job searching, considering a career change, or simply trying to get ahead in your career, networking is likely to be your key to success. In this information-rich session, Dr. Michelle Tullier will examine the factors that make networking work.
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It's Time for the Interview (Part 2)
Presenter(s): Cliff Wilcox
Date Recorded: 12-13-2006

Now that you have learned how to prepare for the interview now it is time to put your skills to the test. Learn about what actually happens in the interview. Learn how to read body language and cues from your interviewer to ensure a successful interview.
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Interviewing Types and Preparation (Part 1)
Presenter(s): Cliff Wilcox
Date Recorded: 11-29-2006

Ace that Interview and wow them! Make sure you are ready for your interview before you walk in the door. Learn about the various types of interviews and steps that you can take to prepare for the interview.
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Improving Your Online Presentation
Presenter(s): Peggy Hutcheson, Brian Pratz and Lynn Koblin
Date Recorded:  

This webinar provides information about IEEE-USA's webinar program. It also includes "best practices" that can be used when preparing your slides and conducting an online presentation.
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