Professional Development Designed For You

Join us for an upcoming program! These opportunities will help you advance your volunteer management knowledge, allow you to connect with other professionals and gain leadership skills. Download our 2018 flier.

Buy the “Five to Thrive” Series        $100 members | $185 non-members
workshops for the price of 4 (available through 3/8/18)
BUY THE SERIES - All 5 workshops

Individual Workshops                          $25 members | $40 non-members

Must be a member in good standing to be eligible for member discounts. No refunds.

2018 Workshops Series

Thursday, March 15, 8:30-10:30am - Engaging Volunteers of All Abilities
Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities
8090 Broadmoor Rd, Mentor, Ohio 44060
Learn about increasing diversity in your volunteer base by incorporating volunteers of varying abilities. Presented by Lynnmarie Landwei-Phillip, Director of Marketing, Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Good Life  Ambassador and Amy Smith, Community Outreach Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Thursday, April 26, 8:30-10:30am - 2019 Planning Meeting (this is a free event and not a fee based workshop)
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
10415 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
This session is for YOU! FVA programs are planned with valuable input from members. Let’s brainstorm together the topics and presenters which would be most helpful to you and your colleagues in 2019 and beyond.

Thursday, May 17, 8:30-10:30am - Volunteers: Equal Members of the Team
Hospice of the Western Reserve
300 E. 185th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44119
Learn how to deal with conflict & become proficient at those crucial conversations which will enable your volunteers to improve performance. Presented by Lisa Scotese-Gallagher, Director of Staff Experience, Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Thursday, July 19, 8:30-10:30am - Change Resistance
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
 3747 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Learn how to help your volunteers adjust during management and organizational change.
Presented by a panel of leaders from varying organizations.

Thursday, September 20, 8:30-10:30am - Proving Your Worth
Cleveland Metroparks
Watershed Stewardship Center
2277 W. Ridgewood Dr, Parma, Ohio 44134
Hear about analyzing the impact your volunteer program has on your organization. Learn what analytics other organizations use to show the benefit of investing in volunteers. Presented by a panel of leaders from varying organizations.

Thursday, December 20, 8:30-10:30am - Designing Work for Today’s Volunteers 
Location TBD
Meet to view and discuss a webinar from Everyone Ready by Energize, Inc. a volunteer management skill-building website. If you are unable to meet and discuss, ask about viewing from your desk when you register.


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