Thank you for your continued support of TMA programs and education!

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TMA depends on the knowledge and expertise of our member volunteers to maximize the relevancy of our programs. We value and appreciate the time that you choose to contribute to our projects. Below is a list of our current volunteer opportunities with descriptions of each project and associated time commitments.

Please consider volunteering. Giving back to your industry and creating opportunities for professional development elevates everyone!  
Virtual Mid-Year Meeting (MYMeeting) Planning 
TMA will hold a three-day Virtual Mid-Year Meeting on April 26-28, 2022 on the popular Whova meeting platform. The programming for each day will focus on a different area of the monitoring industry. April 26 will focus on Leadership; April 27 will be planned around Operations; and April 28 will cover Technology. Virtual networking events will also be incorporated throughout the three days.
WHAT'S NEEDED: Immediate
help with vetting "hot topics" and suitable speakers to share actionable take-aways with MYMeeting attendees. Five sessions planned daily to include opening Keynotes.
TIMELINE: Session proposals are due by February 11
; for marketing purposes, session topics, descriptions, and speaker confirmations are due by March 1
TBD, based on time commitment; email reviews of course topics, titles and descriptions in February; and speaker identification/confirmation through February; estimated 2 hours per month for 2.5 months.

NOTE: In 2022, OPSTech will take place before TMA's Annual Meeting

OPSTech Program Planning

OPS-TECH is tentatively scheduled this year on September 11 – 16 in Charlotte, NC (Hotel: TBA). This event is geared towards best-practice development for monitoring center management and tech personnel working at various leadership levels. 
WHAT'S NEEDED: Are you a SME in operations and/or technology management? We need your help to review content survey feedback, select sessions and discussion topics, and identify speakers to provide actionable take-aways. Manufacturers and service providers are encouraged to participate as they are integral to the success of monitoring center operations. 
TIMELINE: Eight months away, this event is meant to present just-in-time topics for all levels of leadership in the monitoring center. Requests for proposals are due by May 13. Proposal review begins immediately following. Programs and speakers should be confirmed within a two month period (by June 24).
HOURS:  Kick-off meeting week of May 16; approximately 4 hours per month for 5 months.

Annual Meeting Planning

TMA's annual meeting showcases educational topics that include keynote speakers and panels geared towards executive level company owners and representatives. The annual meeting will take place on October 29 – November 2, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island, FL
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: Requests for proposals are due by June 24. Proposal review begins immediately following in early July. Review and selection of keynote speakers can begin now.
HOURS: Nine months away, planning meetings are through email and over the phone on the front end. Kick-off meeting week of June 27; Requires approximately 1 to 2 hours per month based on marketing deadlines.

Operator Video Monitoring Online Training
Experts needed in best practice operator training for professional video monitoring to include basic call handling, critical thinking, escalation and ECC communication.
WHAT'S NEEDED: Help with module review and exercise development to include video samples for training use. Members of the TMA Surveillance and Video Verificiation committee have completed two drafts and could use additional industry validation on content and application in the real-world monitoring center environment. 
TIMELINE: TMA plans to launch the course BETA by mid-April with a GOLD release by May 13.
HOURS: Module will average about 30 pages of content (including exercises); time needed depends on activity (for example, exercise development may take longer).  Flexible hours based on areas of expertise. Response deadlines must be met to meet production schedule deadlines.

Outside Video Installation Online Training
Experts needed in best practice outdoor video installation training for technicians to include installation checklist, equipment considerations, customer expectation management, and effective sales advice.
WHAT'S NEEDED: Help with module review and when necessary, content development. TMA is providing a written outline and needs industry validation on content and application in the real-world professional monitoring environment.
TIMELINE: TMA timeline id dependent on the release of the operator training module; schedule is pending.
HOURS: Module will average about 30 pages of content; time needed depends on activity (for example, exercise development may take longer). Flexible hours based on areas of expertise. Response deadlines must be met to meet production schedule deadlines.

TMA Webinar Presentations
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.

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