Volunteering at TMA Did you know that one of the best ways to realize the greatest value of your TMA membership is to actively engage in the association community? There are many ways for members to take part in TMA’s initiatives – from education program and standards development to membership recruitment and marketing/communications.
Benefits of Volunteering The benefits of volunteering are many for both the individual professional and the member company. Networking building, brand and reputation enhancement, and potential new business are among the benefits most volunteers attribute to their volunteer activities. Volunteering is a win for TMA and a win for the member!
This page contains a listing of volunteer opportunities that TMA staff has identified. It will be updated as opportunities shift – so, please visit often!
Questions? Contact the TMA staff member associated with the opportunity for additional details.
When thinking about if and how you’d like to volunteer within TMA, here are some considerations:
What are your interests…talents…expertise…or passion?
How much time are you able to contribute?
Is there a certain time of year that is better for you over another?
Can you travel?
Do you have team members with amazing ideas who need experience?
Take our 2021 Volunteer Survey! Let us know how and where you’d like to contribute your knowledge, skills, and talents!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call TMA VP of Education and Training Julie Webber directly at (703) 660-4915 to discuss volunteer opportunities in education. Ready to sign up? Click HERE
TMA Webinar Presentation:
TMA webinars are purely educational and provide a “sales free” environment for members to learn about industry trends, updates and innovations.
WHAT’S NEEDED: Topic ideas and speakers for just-in-time 45 min/15 min Q&A virtual programs on topics of interest to the professional monitoring industry.
TIMELINE: Webinars are scheduled based on calendar availability.
HOURS: Flexible hours based on time needed to prepare and practice presentation.
2021 Program Planning:
Help us identify what you’d like to see on the program schedule in 2021! This activity is geared towards best-practice development for monitoring center personnel working at various leadership levels. Session planners are needed for the Mid-Year Meeting in April, the Annual Meeting in October and OPS-TECH in November.
WHAT’S NEEDED: Help to review content survey feedback, select sessions and discussion topics, and identify speakers to provide actionable take-aways. Visit the Speaker Lounge! Manufacturers and service providers are encouraged to participate as they are integral to the success of monitoring center operations.
TIMELINE: Education programs are meant to present just-in-time topics for all levels of leadership in the monitoring center. Programs and speakers are confirmed throughout the year.
HOURS: 30 minute meetings; as we get closer to event, approximately 4 hours per month for 3 months.
Annual Meeting 2021 Planning:
TMA’s annual meeting showcases educational topics that include keynote speakers and panels geared towards executive level company owners and representatives.
WHAT’S NEEDED: Help to select speakers that will provide high value to all attendees. Online research and reference gathering for paid speakers; and program development.
TIMELINE: Our 2021 Annual Meeting is set for Oct. 9-13, 2021 at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Preview the event. Program topic ideas are welcome, as are the selection of keynote speakers.
HOURS: Planning meetings are through email and over the phone on the front end. Requires approximately 1 to 2 hours per month based on marketing deadlines.
TMA is developing two course to support those interested in video surveillance education. If you are passionate about video services and technology in this fast growing area, please let us know!
WHAT’S NEEDED: Help to edit and review course content.
TIMELINE: Program topic ideas have been selected. Target launch date is the end of Q2.
HOURS: Review meetings are through occasional Zoom or GoToMeetings and through email communications. Requires approximately 1 to 2 hours per month based on your availability.
Why Join TMA
When your company joins TMA, you become part of the association that promotes and defends the interests of the monitoring industry, through its work in government relations, regulatory advocacy, and standards development.