Leadership Forum Grant

Leadership Forum Grant

For the safety of all attendees, the IES Annual Conference will be held virtually this year.

The IES Leadership Forum is a full day program designed to teach leadership and management skills to new IES officers. Time-management, team building, project management, communication and leadership skills are developed to help the attendee become more effective when they return to their respective section/committee.

The purpose of the grant is to assist unsubsidized emerging leaders as a way to offset the costs of attending the IES Leadership Forum, held in conjunction with the IES Annual Conference.

Criteria: All applicants shall be a member of IES in good standing. The Leadership Forum should be the first one they are attending, or the first within the previous five years. All applicants must be Officers, Board Members, or Committee Chairs of their respective section.

*Please confirm that no section funding is available.
*Members located in the section that is hosting the Annual Conference are not eligible.

Selection Process: Grants will be awarded to applicants who show high potential as ongoing leaders within their sections. Funds will be available in the form of reimbursement of up to $1,000 per person to attend the Leadership Forum at the IES Annual Conference. Up to three awards are available for each District.

* Restrictions – Reimbursement for lodging of up to two nights only. Airfare and other travel expenses are permitted. IES Annual Conference registration and meals are not included. Grant is non-transferrable.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Relevance – Will this specific Leadership Forum help the applicant achieve their leadership goals?
  2. Drive – Has the member shown willingness to stick with section activities, even when things may not go as planned or objectives are not always achieved?
  3. Communication skills – Can the applicant not only express themselves clearly and effectively on the application, but demonstrated communication effectiveness with their section on programs and tasks they undertake? Regional Directors must research with their section.
  4. Accomplishments – What have they been able to do in IES so far? What would they like to achieve?

Application Process: Applicant must submit the below three items to their District Chair to be considered.

  1. A letter of request, including any details that may augment the application.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a section officer that the applicant has worked with as a member of the IES.
  3. A one-page essay, on why the applicant thinks he or she should be awarded the grant.
      Items to address in the essay include:

    • How attending the leadership forum will relate to the applicant’s future as an IES Officer?
    • Identify ways the applicant will be able to share knowledge and experience from the Forum with others in their section. Is there a potential “team” of leadership in their section to work with?
    • What are the applicant’s career goals? How can the grant help them achieve these goals?
    • How does the applicant think the Leadership Forum will help build their skills? What do they want to get out of the event?

Please send any questions to Jennifer Jaques [email protected]

EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app