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IEEE-USA Offers Three New Webinars in September and October

By Diana Librizzi

In September and October, IEEE-USA is offering three new webinars–with new speakers fresh from the successful Future Leaders Forum event in July–and a returning favorite.

On 22 September, Walt Disney Imagineers and Future Leaders Forum speakers Leo Szeto and Jonathan Chew present Knowing the Secret to Being a World Changer. In this presentation, Szeto and Chew will delve into the fundamental forces of leadership, and how interpersonal interactions paint a clear set of characteristics that can create a blueprint for being a great leader. Participants will learn the very basic elements that can be adapted right away to become the leader that they want to be!

And on 6 October, IEEE-USA welcomes Professional Services Director Kayne McGladrey, with his presentation of Preparing Reliable Estimates for Professional Services. In this webinar, Kayne will discuss keys to building the strong foundation for creating reliable estimates. He will compare estimation pseudo-science with two statistical estimation methods. One of the methods, based on a Monte Carlo simulation, will help participants 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.

Finally, on 20 October, returning webinar speaker Nathalie Thompson will be presenting Civility in the Workplace, rescheduled from the spring. 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 will learn key elements of respect and how to apply these to improve employee productivity, retention and satisfaction.

Check out the IEEE-USA webinar page for information on these and other exciting upcoming webinars.


Diana Librizzi is program administrator for IEEE-USA Career and Professional Activities.  

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IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE’s U.S. members. IEEE-USA is primarily supported by an annual assessment paid by U.S. IEEE Members.

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