2018 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT)

FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION – 2018 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) – The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT). The program enters its fifth year of implementation after graduating over 180 graduates since 2013, representing all IEEE geographic Regions.

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 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 a key foundation knowledge of the organization. The eight courses can be found 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 2018 VoLT Program you should complete these courses between May 21 and June 22. 

To access Track 1 courses, log into the CLE (http URL) with your IEEE account starting May 21 and click on the “VoLT Program” icon from home page to begin. Volunteers who complete Track 1 within May 21 and June 22 can apply for consideration for Track 2.

Track 2 – After completing Track 1, volunteers will receive an email notification early July 2018 with a link to complete an application form, completion deadline and other details of the program. Track 2 candidates will need to send an endorsement note (e.g., email or word file) signed by either his/her Region Director, Section Chair, Chapter Chair, or MGA Young Professionals (YP) Committee Chair. We may consider other endorsements from IEEE volunteers (e.g., IEEE Committee Chairs) 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 complete 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 2018. 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. Each team will consist of participants across multiple time zones.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
 Participants who completed (or started to complete) Track 1 in CLE after the June 19, 2017 deadline and before the start of Track 2 on September 8, 2017, are welcome to take the 2018 Track 1 sessions.

Thank You.
MGA Training Committee
E-mail VOLT staff with questions

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