It’s been reported that 83% of companies express that it’s important to develop leaders at all levels. In response to this, on May 5, 2019, Houston Section Secretary, Moriah Hargrove Anders, led a group of about fifteen student IEEE leaders through the Houston Section’s first annual Student Branch Leadership Training.
Representatives from Texas A&M University, University of Houston, and Prairie View A&M University were all in attendance. Christopher Sanderson, Houston Section Vice-Chair and Region 5 South Area Chair, also supported the training and provided key insights during the presentation. The training was hosted in the Prairie View A&M Library and lasted about 2.5 hours.
Lots of good content was covered and included Region 5 organizational charts, an explanation of student branch content, membership benefits, marketing tips, where to find additional officer training, and so on. Funding sources and funding advice was also provided by the Houston Section to the Student Branches.
- Have your Chair or Student Branch Counselor order the MD kit: https://mga.ieee.org/membership-development/membership-development-kits Only one order per student branch per year
- Update your officer reporting in vTools. https://officers.vtools.ieee.org/
- Submit your Student Branch plan https://sbr.vtools.ieee.org/ & develop a calendar of events for the whole year. Submit appropriate events into vTools events. Advertise the whole calendar of events during your recruitment events so that members can block off their calendars.
If you are a student leader and would like a copy of the material shared during the presentation that include these takeaways and other good information, please reach out to the Houston Section Secretary or Vice-Chair to obtain a copy.
Huge thank you to Dr. Cui and Prairie View A&M for hosting the training on behalf of IEEE. The Houston Section appreciates the support of PVAMU for our initiatives.
Article by Moriah Hargrove Anders Houston Section Secretary
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