Collaborating with Other Professional Societies! Presentation for 2010 Nashville SME Annual Meeting John Dickson 2009-2010...
Speakers John Dickson (248) and Bonnie Knopf with SME President Barbara Fossum
SME 248 Collaboration Initiatives SME 248 (Spokane, WA) Professional Societies (INLC) Manufacturing Extension Partnerships...
 
Inland  Northwest  Leadership Council (INLC) <ul><li>Formed in October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The INLC is an association...
SME Executive Director Mark Tomlinson and 2011 President Paul Bradley discuss Collaboration
October 2009 Spokane, WA Professional Society Networking Event Society Chairs gave 10 minute overviews of their organizati...
SME membership director Joe LaRussa discusses the Society collaboration concept with SME 026 Toronto members Juergen Boeni...
Quarterly Networking Events  <ul><li>October 21, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial INLC meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Brainstorming about SME and collaboration following the presentations
12/09 ‘SITUATION’ Where We Are (Current State) <ul><li>Stagnation </li></ul><ul><li>Older membership </li></ul><ul><li>Lac...
This brainstorming work group with BOD member LaRoux Gillespie makes notes on follow-up suggestions for more effective net...
12/09 ‘TARGET’ Where We Want To Go (Future State) <ul><li>Minimize duplication of efforts across societies </li></ul><ul><...
Juergen Boenisch (026) and John Dickson (248) pull together lessons learned and recommendations to leaders gathered, in an...
12/09 ‘PROPOSAL’  What Will We Do (Plan) <ul><li>Define key metrics for the INLC in 2010 and track them </li></ul><ul><li>...
President Fossum discussing collaboration at the general session …
LinkedIn Utilization <ul><li>The INLC is successfully utilizing  LinkedIn  as a networking tool </li></ul><ul><li>All INLC...
 
Proposed INLC Metrics <ul><li>Average number of participants at society tours </li></ul><ul><li>Society senior and student...
 
2010 SME 248 Results To Date… <ul><li>Tour Attendance:  100+%  increase (vs. 2009)! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January Mackay M...
 
One of our Upcoming Projects… <ul><li>INLC will most likely be helping college students during the next school year obtain...
Lessons Learned… <ul><li>Be the  leader  of a collaboration effort like the INLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps assure it wil...
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  1. 1. Collaborating with Other Professional Societies! Presentation for 2010 Nashville SME Annual Meeting John Dickson 2009-2010 SME 248 Chairman 2009-2010 INLC Chairman [email_address] Dave Davidson 2010 Co-Chair- SME Machining and Material Removal Technical Community 2007 SME 248 Chairman [email_address]
  2. 2. Speakers John Dickson (248) and Bonnie Knopf with SME President Barbara Fossum
  3. 3. SME 248 Collaboration Initiatives SME 248 (Spokane, WA) Professional Societies (INLC) Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP) Universities Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) SME – MMR Technical Community Businesses Public Schools
  4. 5. Inland Northwest Leadership Council (INLC) <ul><li>Formed in October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The INLC is an association of Inland Northwest professional, business and student organizations working together to strengthen our membership and community.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/inlandnwindustry/home </li></ul>
  5. 6. SME Executive Director Mark Tomlinson and 2011 President Paul Bradley discuss Collaboration
  6. 7. October 2009 Spokane, WA Professional Society Networking Event Society Chairs gave 10 minute overviews of their organization Active brainstorming session with the 90+ society members in attendance
  7. 8. SME membership director Joe LaRussa discusses the Society collaboration concept with SME 026 Toronto members Juergen Boenisch and Ken Shah
  8. 9. Quarterly Networking Events <ul><li>October 21, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial INLC meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90+ participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Society presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstormed collaboration ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 10, 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted by SME 248 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70+ participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eureka Ranch presentation by Impact WA and TechHelp (MEPs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>June 9, 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted by APICS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oct. 2009 Ideas Generated </li></ul><ul><li>Create a single website for all of our regional societies to use to communicate information, tours, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a joint newsletter to share information across our societies </li></ul><ul><li>Create a joint LinkedIn account </li></ul><ul><li>Meet as a regional 'Board of Directors' every 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Professional Society meeting (like on Oct. 21) every 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>Work together on Greater Spokane Incorporated regional initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Have a joint Christmas party </li></ul><ul><li>Give other regional society members reduced memberships in our society </li></ul><ul><li>Allow our members to attend all our tours </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on high school initiatives (such as First Robotics) </li></ul><ul><li>Share a booth at large regional conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Ask INSHRM (local HR society) to join us </li></ul>
  9. 10. Brainstorming about SME and collaboration following the presentations
  10. 11. 12/09 ‘SITUATION’ Where We Are (Current State) <ul><li>Stagnation </li></ul><ul><li>Older membership </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of support by employers </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of outreach and mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Self-interest - focused on our own society </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of communication between societies </li></ul><ul><li>Not linked in with Spokane regional needs </li></ul><ul><li>Not organized as a community (Professional Confusion) </li></ul><ul><li>Stretched too thin </li></ul><ul><li>Stagnant economy/current overall economy soft </li></ul><ul><li>Cut back in professional opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Regional concern with college students about job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of time for extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Decline of loyalty/outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of financial resources </li></ul>
  11. 12. This brainstorming work group with BOD member LaRoux Gillespie makes notes on follow-up suggestions for more effective networking and collaboration
  12. 13. 12/09 ‘TARGET’ Where We Want To Go (Future State) <ul><li>Minimize duplication of efforts across societies </li></ul><ul><li>Actively engage our combined talent pool, which is our strength </li></ul><ul><li>Add value to our community, societies, members, and employers </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance communications within societies </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources between societies and educational institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Grow each society’s membership </li></ul><ul><li>Increase participation in society events (invite each other to our events) </li></ul><ul><li>Have a greater community voice </li></ul><ul><li>Expand partnering between societies </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance collaboration with our regional companies </li></ul><ul><li>Show regional companies the value of Inland Northwest Leadership Council (INLC) membership </li></ul><ul><li>Tie societies to education/government to pay for more sophisticated programs </li></ul><ul><li>Reach/recruit non-member engineers for membership </li></ul><ul><li>Help with regional economic development efforts (GSI, CVB, etc.) </li></ul>
  13. 14. Juergen Boenisch (026) and John Dickson (248) pull together lessons learned and recommendations to leaders gathered, in an affinity like exercise
  14. 15. 12/09 ‘PROPOSAL’ What Will We Do (Plan) <ul><li>Define key metrics for the INLC in 2010 and track them </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark how other regions are successful linking professional societies </li></ul><ul><li>Formalize channel of communication between societies </li></ul><ul><li>Develop group calendar for regional members, companies and educational institutions to access </li></ul><ul><li>Create a joint website (SME has already developed a proposed site) </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy with each society still needs to be maintained </li></ul><ul><li>Meet monthly as a Board until we get this going well </li></ul><ul><li>Develop 2010 Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly ‘Networking Night’ for members </li></ul><ul><li>Present at GSI Manufacturing Roundtable in March </li></ul><ul><li>All societies meeting shortly afterwards – collect inputs on what this RPS should do </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully collaborate with Spokane/CdA on one regional need </li></ul>
  15. 16. President Fossum discussing collaboration at the general session …
  16. 17. LinkedIn Utilization <ul><li>The INLC is successfully utilizing LinkedIn as a networking tool </li></ul><ul><li>All INLC and SME 248 events and correspondences use LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Example </li></ul><ul><li>Julie M. has sent you a message. </li></ul><ul><li>Date: 5/17/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: [Inland NW Leadership] I would like to join Inland NW Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Group: Inland NW Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>I just started as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ******** and would like to join your INLC LinkedIn group. Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>Julie M. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Proposed INLC Metrics <ul><li>Average number of participants at society tours </li></ul><ul><li>Society senior and student membership growth (%) </li></ul><ul><li>Society members retained (%) </li></ul><ul><li>Society active members (%) </li></ul><ul><li>Average society meeting count (%) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of events jointly sponsored </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial goal of at least two (2) this year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best practices implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer opportunity participation </li></ul>
  18. 21. 2010 SME 248 Results To Date… <ul><li>Tour Attendance: 100+% increase (vs. 2009)! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January Mackay Mfg. Tour: 78 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February ReliOn Tour: 40 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Ecolite Tour: 47 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SME 248 Membership (YTD): 30 new members! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(2) Regular Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(5) Senior Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(23) Student Members! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-sponsored Tours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SME/LMC Ecolite ‘Lean Benchmark’ Tour (May 19 th ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best Practices Implemented: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About to start using PayPal to collect money for events (APICS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunity Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now a resource for Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 23. One of our Upcoming Projects… <ul><li>INLC will most likely be helping college students during the next school year obtain certifications that are available through the INLC societies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each month starting in September, a different society will present info on certifications they offer to our Student Members from Gonzaga, EWU, WSU, SCC, NIC and Whitworth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each society will then provide separate training classes for students interested in obtaining these certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The goal is to offer these classes and the certification fee at no charge to our students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship opportunity!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Spokane’s Workforce Development Council and Greater Spokane Inc. is very supportive of this idea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They’re considering sponsoring the INLC for this effort! </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. Lessons Learned… <ul><li>Be the leader of a collaboration effort like the INLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps assure it will benefit your SME chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If you’re not the lead dog, the view is always the same.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Form a ‘Board’ with other society chairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet monthly for the first (6) or so months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early on facilitate a ‘Situation, Target, Proposal’ (STP) exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps establish common understanding of the ‘Current State’ and ‘Future State’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop metrics to determine collaboration effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep internal society info confidential </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Have a networking event early on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite all participating society members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate a brainstorming session on collaboration benefits, challenges and ideas for moving forward together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find an event/activity to co-sponsor together </li></ul>

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