Because the scope of activities related to membership recruitment, retention, and volunteerism is so extensive, the section should consider utilizing a committee for these duties. The chair of the committee should serve as an officer of the section board.
The year-long section membership contest motivates and rewards section efforts to recruit and retain members. Learn more and see current section standings.
Young Professionals are members younger than age 36 looking to be active in the industry they will one day lead. It is important that sections establish strong relationships with their young members, cultivating them into active section participants and leaders.
The Mentor Chair works closely with young professional members of the section and serves as the main source of communication between the board and young professionals. The mentor chair should not be a YP.
The YP Chairperson also serves on the section board, but should be a young professional. The YP Chair should collaborate with the Mentor Chair and other officers as needed for programs.
The mission of a YP committee is to identify, engage, and develop SPE members 35 years of age and younger by providing relevant technical education and networking opportunities. This committee, as with any other, should be sanctioned by the section board, reporting all monetary and programmatic activities. Study groups, young professional committees and other entities that are part of an SPE section may not adopt their own logos.