Join us for one or all of our 2015 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 (available soon) or call 440.602.8003 to register by phone.
2015 Workshop Schedule
Impact of Age-related Issues on Volunteers
March 27, 8:30-10:30am
Southwest General Hospital - Anderson Hall 18697 Bagley Road Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
While we'd like to keep some of our volunteers forever, age does affect a person's ability to effectively do their job. In this panel discussion, we'll examine some common age-related challenges for older adults, learn about older adult development and and the aging process and get some tools to be able to better engage and support older volunteers as they move through this process. Anne O'Neil, Manager for the Center for Healthy Aging at University Hospitals Health System, will help us discover the signs of cognitive aging through a "virtual dementia" exercise, Maureen Duffy (FVA Member), Coordinator for Volunteer Services Department at the Cleveland Clinic, will provide strategies for appropriate exiting of aging volunteers, and tentatively scheduled is Christine Nelson, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Lakewood Hospital's Geriatric Assessment Center, will dicuss keeping our (and our volunteers') cognitive and and health functioning well.
FVA After Hours: Branding Your Volunteer Program & Networking Event
April 23, 5-6:30pm
The Village Network: 2000 Noble Dr., Wooster, OH 44691
Join us for this new after work networking & educational seminar, free to members or $5 (at the door) for non-members! Social media has become an ingrained part of our society. If your nonprofit organization isn't taking advantage of social media's unique marketing capabilities, you're missing out on an invaluable way to spread your organization's need for volunteers. Bring a colleague and connect with fellow nonprofit professionals after work.
Engaging Veterans in Your Volunteer Program
According to a report written by Civic Enterprises and underwritten by Target and the Case Foundation, 92% of service people say that serving the community is important to them! Come learn how to recruit, work with and support veterans in your volunteer program.
Take Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Program: Tips for Self-care During Stressful Times
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 overwhelmed by the stress of day to day frustrations. Come for an opportunity to spend some time focused on your personal health, in order to improve your overall management abilities.
Volunteer management professionals possess great leadership potential. Come build your skills at this seminar for anyone who works in the nonprofit world.
HR 101 & Holiday Networking Event
What can volunteer managers learn by looking through the HR lens? Come and learn some basics. This will be set-up "speed-networking" style where attendees will have the opportunity to rotate through stations to examine topics such as marketing a position, budgets, public speaking, screening/fingerprinting, placement, and evaluation. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.