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  • Last updated on 10/03/08 Customize this slide with your photo if available and your name, title, company and/or SME affiliation. In fact, as an effective presenter, you will customize this presentation to fit the previous knowledge/experience of the audience and the goals you have for the presentation. Give some thought on what you want people to know or more importantly, to do when your presentation is done – and then customize it to accomplish those goals. While this slide is up get to know your audience. Depending on the audience you may want to ask either or all of the following questions by a show of hands: How many people have joined or been involved in a technical community? How many people have been involved at a local level by attending two or more chapter meetings? How many people contribute to or are involved in the SME Education Foundation (SME-EF)? All three kinds of engagement in SME are great. For many years, people tended to experience SME in one way or the other with little interplay. Inertia keeps us in our comfort zones where we are already familiar. But our fellow SME members have been at work to change that and give us a better range of opportunities. These boundary crossing activities offer the member the ability to leverage their activity and gain additional benefits or knowledge than what was traditionally available in the individual types of engagement. At the end of the presentation are some additional slides that you may choose to move into your presentation or keep to answer more detailed questions about the volunteer structures and the activities of the SME Education Foundation. Finally, here are some simple tips on modifying the presentation if necessary. Note – these instructions are for PowerPoint 2002 – your version may vary. The slides placed after the closing slide are “hidden” so that they do not appear if you run the slide show. If you are going to put them into your presentation, use “View…Slide Sorter” on the menu and then drag/drop the slide to the position you want it. You will also need to right click on the slide thumbnail on the left side of your screen and select “Hide Slide” to unhide it. Some of the slides are set up with “Custom Animation” to transition individual lines or sections. If you want to remove some of these, right click on the slide and select “Custom Animation”. Click on the desired animation and click remove. Clicking “Play” will let you see it with the changes done automatically, clicking “Slide Show” will let you run that slide as if you were in the middle of your presentation.
  • Getting The Most Out Of Your SME Membership

    1. 1. GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SME MEMBERSHIP Where Manufacturing Comes Together for You! Presented by: Ken Shah Chair, SME Toronto Chapter 26
    2. 2. Member Focus <ul><li>SME – Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Challenges we Face </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Communities </li></ul><ul><li>SME Education Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>How to get Involved </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who We Are <ul><li>SME…Where Manufacturing Comes Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24,000 + members in 70 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>210 chapters (internationally), 8 Technical Communities and more than 60 specialized tech groups, as well as four industry focus areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 240 Student Chapters </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Who We Are <ul><li>SME… Where Manufacturing Comes Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 1932 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World’s leading resource for manufacturing knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary, multitechnical and multi-industry focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A noncompetitive environment for sharing best practices </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. THE BIG MOTIVATORS FOR BEING INVOLVED IN A PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY To Learn To Contribute ...Together
    6. 6. GLOBAL CHALLENGES WE ALL FACE <ul><li>Maximizing productivity and minimizing cost through lean manufacturing and other process improvement methodologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about leading-edge technology and advances in manufacturing tools, processes and other core areas of manufacturing. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding global markets and growth opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing knowledge on emerging technologies with counterparts from around the world. </li></ul>...facing the challenges together
    7. 7. What We Do <ul><li>SME: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate the manufacturing workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep members abreast of emerging technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurtures the manufacturing leaders of tomorrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps manufacturing professionals and companies become more efficient, more effective, more competitive in a global economy </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. SME LEADERSHIP <ul><li>Growing professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference </li></ul>SME has introduced major professional innovations to help members put the pieces in place for…
    9. 9. WHO “BELONGS” IN SME <ul><li>Manufacturing practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Industry experts </li></ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>All working to support the manufacturing community with vital services. </li></ul>
    10. 10. SUCH MEMBERS CAN . . . <ul><li>Participate in Professional Development Conferences to improve leadership, business & communication skills. </li></ul>Develop leadership skills through the chapters and the technical communities. Support the SME Education Foundation. Attend local national, and international programs to exchange valuable industry insights Contribute ideas and content through SME’s Technical Community Network.
    11. 11. MAKING CONNECTIONS . . . Locally… ...Globally
    12. 12. Testimonials <ul><li>“ Most of my professional opportunities came through my involvement in SME. I investigated SME’s online courses and other resources to better my professional position.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wendy Stary, CMfgT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SME Member, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2006 SME Member Council </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Engineer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Philips Plastics Corp. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. What is the Technical Community Network (TCN) <ul><li>A network made of communities (parent) and niche-specific technical groups (children) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to match member practitioners with peers to share manufacturing information and solve problems </li></ul>
    14. 14. What Communities Comprise the TCN? <ul><li>Automated Manufacturing & Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Forming & Fabricating </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Laser </li></ul><ul><li>Machining & Material Removal </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Education & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Plastics, Coatings & Composites </li></ul><ul><li>Product & Process Design and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing </li></ul>
    15. 15. PARTICIPATION IN TECHNICAL COMMUNITIES OFFERS <ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference calls for building new programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online discussion groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical forums and conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SME Daily Executive Briefing, tech papers, e-newsletters, peer-reviewed journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines, books, videos … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certification program development </li></ul>
    16. 16. WHAT IS A TECH GROUP? <ul><li>A working committee within a technical community </li></ul><ul><li>They drive their own technical agenda </li></ul><ul><li>They learn and work together to further knowledge and resources within their discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Staff support is provided </li></ul>
    17. 17. EXAMPLES OF TECH GROUPS <ul><li>Lean Tool & Die </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Composites Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics & Motion Control </li></ul><ul><li>Human Side of Lean </li></ul><ul><li>Nanomanufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design & Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Stamping & Dies </li></ul>
    18. 18. A tech group is comprised of SME members with a common technical interest and a desire to share and gain knowledge
    19. 19. A tech group is a working committee within a Technical Community Technical Community
    20. 20. Tech group members can be geographically local …
    21. 21. ... or tech group members can be geographically distant
    22. 22. Tech groups create assets in the form of knowledge
    23. 23. Knowledge only has value if it can be communicated + =
    24. 24. Who do we want to communicate with? Tech Group
    25. 25. Who do we want to communicate with? Industry Tech Group
    26. 26. Who do we want to communicate with? Industry Government Tech Group
    27. 27. Who do we want to communicate with? Industry Academia Government Tech Group
    28. 28. Who do we want to communicate with? Industry Academia Researchers Government Tech Group
    29. 29. Who do we want to communicate with? Industry Academia Researchers Government The Public Tech Group
    30. 30. Who else do we want to communicate with? Tech Group
    31. 31. Who else do we want to communicate with? TCN Leaders Tech Group
    32. 32. Who else do we want to communicate with? SME Staff TCN Leaders Tech Group
    33. 33. Who else do we want to communicate with? SME Chapters SME Staff TCN Leaders Tech Group
    34. 34. Who else do we want to communicate with? Other Tech Groups SME Chapters SME Staff TCN Leaders Tech Group
    35. 35. How do we communicate knowledge?
    36. 36. How do we communicate knowledge? Teleconferences
    37. 37. How do we communicate knowledge? Publications Teleconferences
    38. 38. How do we communicate knowledge? Face to Face Meetings Publications Teleconferences
    39. 39. How do we communicate knowledge? Certifications Face-to-Face Meetings Publications Teleconferences
    40. 40. How do we communicate knowledge? Presentations Certifications Face to Face Meetings Publications Teleconferences
    41. 41. How do we communicate knowledge? Presentations Certifications Research Face to Face Meetings Publications Teleconferences
    42. 42. How do we communicate knowledge? Presentations Certifications Research Face to Face Meetings Publications Teleconferences & Webinars The Internet
    43. 43. What are other ways can we communicate valuable knowledge?
    44. 44. What are other ways can we communicate valuable knowledge? Newsletters
    45. 45. What are other ways can we communicate valuable knowledge? Newsletters Broadcast Media
    46. 46. What are other ways can we communicate valuable knowledge? Newsletters Broadcast Media Quarterly Reports
    47. 47. Any way we communicate knowledge ...
    48. 48. Any way we communicate knowledge ... … knowledge takes on more value
    49. 49. SME members create value through knowledge and communication! Technical Community Technical Community Technical Community Technical Community Technical Community Technical Community
    50. 50. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED IN TECHNICAL COMMUNITIES? <ul><li>Community membership is FREE with SME membership. </li></ul><ul><li>Join as many communities and their related tech groups as you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.sme.org/join or www.sme.org/update for more information. </li></ul>
    51. 51. Membership Benefits-SME Education Foundation/Scholarships <ul><ul><li>Scholarships and educational grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SME provides more funding than any other professional society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation has provided more than $17.3 million in cash grants, scholarships and awards – more than any other organization – since 1980 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligible for students pursuing degrees in manufacturing and related fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special senior and student chapter scholarships </li></ul></ul>
    52. 52. SME Is Increasing Youth Awareness of Manufacturing <ul><li>SME provides information, tools and opportunities for students to learn about manufacturing and the exciting, satisfying, lucrative career opportunities it offers </li></ul><ul><li>The SME Education Foundation impacts more than 15,000 K-12 students each year </li></ul>
    53. 53. YOUTH PROGRAMS <ul><li>National Youth Program Council </li></ul><ul><li>Building the Future Award </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway Academies ( Math, Science, Technology, Engineering summer camp program ) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Lead the Way ® </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: To grow chapter programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Engineers Week, FIRST, Lego League, Project Lead the Way, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    54. 54. SME Certification <ul><li>Internationally recognized industry standard. </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the need at every stage of a manufacturing career including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Manufacturing Technologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Manufacturing Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lean Certification was produced in partnership with The Shingo Prize and The Association for Manufacturing Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>SME offers self-assessment exams at a low cost to members to help individuals determine their readiness to take a particular exam </li></ul><ul><li>SME can assist both individuals and companies in getting prepared to take the exam through review courses, study materials and the like </li></ul><ul><li>SME members receive significant discounts on certification exams, review courses and supporting study materials </li></ul>
    55. 55. Jobs Connection <ul><li>Job Seekers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post an anonymous resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Job Alert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Career Account – Login/Register </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employers/Resumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View the Resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post a Job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products/Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Recruiting Account – Login/Register </li></ul></ul>
    56. 56. SME LIBRARY OR RESOURCES <ul><li>Everything you wanted to know about manufacturing but didn't know where to go to ask </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculators & Conversion Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial Statistics & Specifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Government </li></ul></ul>
    57. 57. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BELONGING TO SME? <ul><li>Scope/Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Professional recognition </li></ul>Where Manufacturing Comes Together for You !
    58. 58. How can I participate? <ul><li>Technical Community </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Local Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Focus Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Leader (Chapter, TCN, Membership Consultant, Member Council, Board of Directors) </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Online Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Member-to-Member Dialog </li></ul>
    59. 59. Local Activities <ul><li>Through local chapters, members can participate in: </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical presentations and seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification support events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special-interest discussion groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking and “social” occasions </li></ul><ul><li>Community service projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational programs and projects with local schools </li></ul></ul>
    60. 60. This is Your SME. Get Involved! Questions?

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