Professional Activities

Professional Activities Speaker Program

Many Professional Activities topics (i.e. everything nontechnical contributing to members’ careers) can be covered best by local speakers familiar with the culture, background and experience level of participants. However, for international perspective and to create better links within IEEE, the PA committee is also maintaining a speaker program.

The speakers are all experienced lecturers giving multi-hour workshops. Some workshops even run over several days, according to speaker requirements.

The Speaker Program functions in a similar manner to Distinguished Lecturer programs run by many technical societies at IEEE. A local IEEE group (e.g Section, Student Branch, Young Professionals affinity group etc) may contact the speaker directly to find a suitable time. Local funding (by the IEEE section or sponsors) is necessary, but there is also funding available to cover travel expenses to/from the location.

We are also seeking additional speakers to cover a wider range of topics. See below for the criteria.



Various IEEE Programs:

Some more useful links[External]:

Note: IEEE R8 PA doesn’t endorse or intend to promote any of organizations/individuals mentioned below. These links are provided with support intention only.

Toastmaster is an non profit organization which helps its members to improve communication skills, leadership etc. You can find different clubs around all over the world and join them to improve yours. Have a look at following links from Toastmaster which may be very useful:

Following are some of excellent courses from Harvard-MIT initiative edX, they not only provide excellent material but also are monitored by top class faculties:

Here is some Youtube links which has excellent videos on Professional skills, from some excellent speakers:

Coursera is one of leading websites in online course, here are few of them which may interest some people:

Udacity mainly offers technical courses, but there is also a non-technical section. An example is below.

OpenupEd is a collection of European online courses from 11 countries. The topics range from history to psychology.

FutureLearn provides online courses from many UK institutions, including the British Museum.

NovoEd provides online courses on many business-related topics.

Few extra links:

This list is being regularly updated, check back soon.