Computer Society R1 Chapter Training      (R10 Hyderabad, India Training PDF)

By Nita Patel ( and Jim Ziobro (


In order to establish better communications with the Computer Society (CS) chapters in Region 1 and to provide basic training on CS resources and chapter chair responsibilities, Nita Patel and Jim Ziobro presented six hours of CS training at the recent Region 1 Training Workshop in Binghamton, NY from August 13-15, 2010. 

Jim and Nita presented the training material to 16 chapter chairs, chapter vice-chairs and section officers in attendance. Although the training was a pilot program held within Region 1, attendance was extended to chapter chairs from neighboring sections in Region 7 and Region 2. Several officers from outside of Region 1 also attended.


Training topics included an overview of the CS and how it fits into the IEEE structure; CS Resources including DVP, MVP, CSDP/CSDA certification and newsletters; chapter basics covering how to form a chapter and requirements for meetings; a discussion on chapter meetings ideas and corporate sponsorship/partnership ideas. The training presentations are available at In addition to the presentation slides, the Chapter Chair Reference guide and the Chapter Chair Position Description are available for download at this link.


John Daniel, CS Staff, requested 30-60 second, video testimonials from attendees on why they joined the computer and/or how they benefited from CS membership. Due to time constraints, we did not get a chance to record any testimonials. If you have a story to share, send your video clips to John at These video clips may be posted to the CS website and shared with individuals considering membership.