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Call for participation: 2019 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) – The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT). The program continues this year after graduating over 250 graduates to date. VoLT graduates represent all IEEE Regions and over 100 Sections. As a testament to its success, graduates are taking positions of leadership within their local operational units and at the region level.

Participation Criteria – VoLT targets volunteers who have a true desire to learn about the broader IEEE and are considering taking leadership positions within their local units and roles in IEEE committees. IEEE volunteers with 2+ years of volunteer experience in their local units and who have not held a Section Chair position are highly encouraged to participate. The program runs in two phases as described below.  Please read the information carefully.

Track 1 – IEEE volunteers are invited to participate in Track 1, which covers the core organizational units of IEEE and provides key foundation knowledge of the organization. The eight courses are located in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) web site. Participants will need to complete a short quiz at the end of each session. If you are interested in participating in the 2019 VoLT Program you should complete these courses between May 28 and July 9, 2019. 

To access Track 1 courses, log into the CLE (https://ieee-elearning.org/CLE/) with your IEEE account starting May 28 and click on the “VoLT Program” icon from home page to begin. Volunteers who complete Track 1 within May 28 and July 9 can apply for consideration for Track 2.

Track 2 – After completing Track 1, volunteers will receive an email notification in July 2019 with a link to complete an application form, completion deadline, and other details of the program. Track 2 candidates need to send an endorsement note (e.g., email or word file) signed by either his/her Region Director, Section Chair, Chapter Chair, or local Committee Chair. We may consider endorsements from other IEEE volunteer leaders on a case-by-case basis. The endorsement is a short note by a volunteer leader who knows you and believes the program will be beneficial to you. Send an endorsement only if you completed Track 1 within the dates defined above and receive the email with the program application link.

Please note that participation in the program requires a time commitment of 4-8 hours a month.

Track 2 will run from early September thru early December 2019. During these 3 months, participants will have weekly live webinars focused on leadership related topics. They will have a mentor and will work on a project assignment as part of a team. 

 Volunteers who completed Track 1 in CLE after the June 25, 2018 deadline and before the start of Track 2 on September 8, 2018, and are interested in the 2019 Track 2, send us an email at volt@ieee.org.

Thank You.
Diane Bowen Collier, 2019 MGA Training Committee Chair

E-mail VOLT staff with questions: volt@ieee.org