Upcoming Workshops

Join us for one or all of our 2014 workshops! These programs will help you advance your volunteer management knowledge, allow you to connect with other professionals and gain leadership skills.

Cost: $25-Members, $40-Non-members per workshop

To Register: Click on the links below to register online or call 216.339.9509 to register by phone.

2014 Workshop Schedule:

Topic  Date Time Location Description

Protecting Your Volunteers: Risk Management

Thursday, May 15

9:00am Jones Auditorium, Southwest General Health Center

Attention, Volunteer Administrators! Are your volunteers at risk in the jobs they do for your organization? Back by popular demand, Kathleen Miller, Vice President/Client Executive for Oswald Companies Inc., will present a pertinent workshop on volunteer risk management. This eye-opening session will discuss topics such as general liability, confidentiality, harassment, driving, and volunteer activity levels. In addition, proper screening techniques, volunteer forms, and working with minors will also be included. Whether you are a new volunteer administrator or a seasoned one, these are important topics for us all to explore, again and again. Helpful materials will also be provided for you to take back to your workplace and share with others.


Recharge Before You Burnout Wednesday, July 16 3:00 pm Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Being a part of the budget and time limited world of nonprofits, and in a people-centric, helping profession like volunteer management, its easy to get burned out or overwhelmed by the stress of day to day frustrations. This session will help recharge you with a helpful presentation on stress management by EASE@Work, followed by some "me" time for you with area wellness vendors, light refreshments and networking with peers.


Maximizing the Return on Interns for Nonprofit Organizations Wednesday, September 17 8:30am

COSE Headquarters, 1240 Huron Rd

Cleveland OH 44115

Interns save you time, money, add productivity, build your talent pipeline, and complete special projects. Interns gain career experience and build their resume in high quality internships. Starting an effective internship program is as easy as 1-2-3. First plan your program, then find your interns, and then succeed. Join Patrick Britton, Program Manager for NOCHE (Northeast Ohio Council for Higher Education) to learn how to earn success with interns.


Building the Next Generation of Volunteers Wednesday, December 10 3:30pm Hines Hill Conference Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

When thinking of a typical volunteer, you may not envision a middle school, high school or college student. Teens and young adults may be an overlooked volunteer pool. Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger Josh Bates to learn about a service learning program that is built upon the energy and interests of youth volunteers. Holiday wine and cheese reception to follow!



Get Involved - Consider joining the Professional Resources Committee and help orchestrate programming to connect your colleagues this year! For more information, contact programs@fvaohio.org.