Webinar Corner: IEEE-USA Webinars in May and June 2016

By Diana Librizzi

In May and June, IEEE-USA will debut three new webinars, as well as continue the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) series, and its monthly Legislative Update.

On Tuesday, 24 May, IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will present his monthly IEEE-USA Legislative Update. Every month during this webinar series, IEEE members can stay up-to-date on recent events in Washington that affect them–as Harrison briefs attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.

Also in May, IEEE-USA will reschedule the third presentation in its series of webinars partnered with the USPTO, Copyrights What’s Copyright Got to Do with It?, originally slated for 12 May. This session will help attendees learn copyright basics, and recognize copyright in their businesses and 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. More details, including date and time will be available soon.

Continuing into June, IEEE-USA will present three new webinars. On 9 June, IEEE Member and Geographic Activities will present Entry Level Engineer: Create and Manage Your Career. This is a special webinar presented by IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Steve Lien. Also on 9 June is the fourth presentation in the IEEE-USA/USTPO webinar series, Global Dossier Modernizing the Global Patenting System. In this session, 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 work together to improve examination process efficiency and the global patenting system. Participants will also receive a demo of the Global Dossier’s current release, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

On 16 June, join Nathalie Thompson as she discusses Civility in the Workplace, a timely and important topic in this age of intense workplace competition, cyberbullying and an emerging national conversation about respect. Finally, Elizabeth Lions returns on 24 June to present Employee Engagement: How to Take the Reins and Get Involved. According to Gallup, only 30 percent of workers are engaged at work– a loss of 550 billion in lost productivity. So, what is employee engagement? Why is it important? Do you need to worry about bad reviews on GlassDoor from employees? All this, and more, will be answered during Lions’ webinar.

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


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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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