IEEE-USA supports the career interests of self-employed IEEE members in the United States through the Alliance of IEEE Consultants’ Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC). AICNCC helps local IEEE-USA Consultants’ Networks coordinate their activities and provides services to individual consultants in areas lacking sufficient members to start a local network. AICNCC’s objectives include fostering the growth of Consultants’ Networks in the United States, encouraging consultants to join existing networks or form new ones, promoting the use of independent technical and engineering consultants by industry and business, and providing educational activities for self-employed members. This work is accomplished in part by maintaining the IEEE-USA Consultant Finder and by co-sponsoring regular National Consultants’ Workshops.
IEEE-USA provides a variety of services and resources for members exploring or engaged in the practice of consulting, under the oversight of the AICNCC.
- IEEE-USA supports the IEEE Consultants Network with quarterly newsletters and access to an annual consultants webinar series. Network members can also take advantage of the IEEE Consultants Exchange in IEEE Collabratec.
- IEEE-USA assists with the start-up of local IEEE Consultant Networks and encourages member-consultants to take advantage of these networking and educational opportunities they provide.
- IEEE Consultants can advertise their services in the IEEE-USA Consultant Finder.
- IEEE-USA also arranges occasional workshops and offers webinars and ebooks on consulting-related topics, as well as specialized resources such as the annual Consultants Fee Survey.