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2019 VoLT Program - Track 1 period ended 9 July - Track 2 Applications went out 17 July - Deadline 12 August

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2019 VoLT Program - Track 1 period ended 9 July - Track 2 Applications went out 17 July - Deadline 12 August
by Sean Kim - Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:02 PM

The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT)!

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 following 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. There are eight courses in Track 1. 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 the Track 1 courses, click here 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. 

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

(Edited by Maria T Schneider - original submission Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:22 PM)

(Edited by Maria T Schneider - original submission Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:50 AM)