The July 2019 Region 2 Newsletter is now available via web and can be downloaded as a PDF document
by Dr. Rhonda Farrell
Includes information about upcoming Annual IEEE R1 & R2 WIE Forum in late November
**This message is sent on behalf of Martin Bastiaans, MGA N&A Committee Chair**
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2020 MGA committee member and liaison positions.
MGA Committee Members
- IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
- MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
- MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
- MGA IEEE.tv Advisory Committee
- MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
- IEEE Life Members Committee
- MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
- MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
- MGA Potentials Editorial Board
- MGA Strategic Planning Committee
- MGA Student Activities Committee
- MGA Training Committee
- MGA vTools Committee
- IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
- IEEE Young Professionals Committee
MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees
- IEEE Conferences Committee (two members)
- IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) (two members)
- IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
- IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee
Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced. Self-nominations are encourage
The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2019.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Bowen Collier, 2019 MGA Training Committee Chair
E-mail VOLT staff with questions: email@example.com
There are no upcoming events at this time.