Advanced Vtools & other Features Training

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Officer Training Classes - 2023 (Focus: Advanced Features)

In 2024 we offered ‘Officer Training’ to our ‘newly’ elected officers, veteran officers and volunteers; as well as any IEEE member, at any grade level or position.  Our wish is to help all gain a fuller awareness of the communication and management skills used within the IEEE, how they function and how to employ them both as IEEE officers, and in your everyday work and life.  These are referred to as ‘soft skills’ in that they are not based on the physical principles we all learned as we worked toward our engineering degrees. They are psychological, organizational, interpersonal and their training requires that they be ‘learned’ in two associated ways.  

In this session, we will focus on advanced vtools and other features which we could not cover in the prior sessions. We will entertain all varieties of questions and ideas.  

Note: Space for these classes is not like outer space, it is limited, so you must register to receive the necessary codes and passwords to attend. 


  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 Mar 2024
  • Time: 09:01 AM to 11:01 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 11 February 2024 08:17 AM
  • Ends 01 March 2024 08:01 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Sharan Kalwani Sharan Kalwani


IEEE Leadership Training

Advanced vtools and other features


Sharan Kalwani is an industry technology specialist with 25+ years of experience. Sharan has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in many diverse areas and is a sought after speaker at many conferences and seminars, such as Supercomputing, HPC Advisory Council, SIAM, Infiniband Trade Association, AITP, etc. Sharan is a senior member of IEEE, an Emeritus member of Michigan!UNIX/user group (, member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ASEI, ASEE and also leads the SIG-Linux section of He enjoys teaching, holds an Adjunct Faculty position at local educational sites. He has published one book "Linux and Internet Security" and is now working on his second text, about a new computer programming language. He is a recipient of the:

* 2018 IEEE MGA Achievement award,
* 2021 IEEE Region 4 Jack Sherman award,
* 2022 Robert Neff Section award, and
* 2023 IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Service award,

all for his contributions towards a diverse spectrum of IEEE activities.

He has been the Chair of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section since November 2021 and has held various officer roles for many of the Southeastern Michigan Units over the years. He also serves as one of the writers/editors of the Sections monthly newsletter - Wavelengths. He has also served as Vice-Chair of IEEE Sustech 2023, IEEE Sustech 2022, IEEE SusTech 2021 Global Conferences, IEEE Online Forum on Climate Change Technologies (OFCCT).


08:45 AM - Set up, introductions, (ON YOUR OWN) coffee/tea, mini muffins, croissants
09:00 AM - Start of Session
10:45 AM - End of formal session, start of Q&A, discussions, topics not covered by any other IEEE Geo-units
11:00 AM - Wrap Up


An IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section event. All are welcome. If you found this useful, consider becoming an IEEE member (and/or recommending your colleagues to join) as we conduct many such similar events which are of consulting/professional/academic interest to you!