The MGA Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) was designed to: a) accelerate volunteers’ knowledge of the IEEE organization, products & services, and resources available to them; b) help volunteers understand their role within their local units and within the larger IEEE and c) create a succession tool that develops and prepares future IEEE volunteer leaders.

The program consists of two tracks: Track 1 includes the 8 sessions below. They cover an introduction to each organizational unit of the IEEE and is available to all IEEE volunteers. Track 1 runs each year around April through June. Volunteers who complete Track 1 within this period and by the deadline provided each year may apply for consideration for the program's Track 2.  Track 2 starts around September each year and lasts three months. It consists of live weekly webinars on leadership related topics. During Track 2 participants work on a project assignment.

Track 2 is targeted to volunteers who have not been a Section Chair and have at least 2 years of volunteer experience within their local units. 

This session  provides information about the IEEE as an organization, its structure, its governance, and strategic direction; it includes who is who in IEEE and how volunteers play a critical role in its larger picture.

This session provides an overview of IEEE Affinity groups (Women in Engineering, Young Professionals, and Life Members), their  structure and role in the IEEE; their main products, resources, and professional development programs available to volunteers.

This session provides an overview of Standards Association structure, its role in the IEEE, and services and resources available to volunteers.

This session provides an overview of Publications products and services,  its structure, its role in the IEEE, and resources available to volunteers.

This session provides an overview of Educational Activities structure, its role in the IEEE, its professional development programs, and how volunteers can take advantage of them.

This session provides an overview of Technical Activities structure, its role in the IEEE, its main products and resources available to volunteers.

This session provides and overview of Member and Geographic Activities structure, its role in the IEEE, its main services, and resources available to volunteers.

This session covers the types of membership programs in IEEE combined with discussion about membership retention and growth.