November 4, 2021 from 9am - 3:30pm on Zoom

$60 for members, $30 for students and retired professionals, $80 for non-members.

Our 2021 Virtual Conference, Explore Your Possibilities, will help you discover your potential to best serve your volunteer program. Get the motivation you need to lead volunteers to make an impact on your organization’s mission. Learn from Aaron Davis, an expert in the area of attitude and how it impacts every area of your professional and personal life. Join us on Zoom and get equipped with the tips, tools and techniques on how to change your attitude to reach your full potential! Aaron shares that “attitude, mental toughness and the ability to change and adapt quickly are just a few characteristics that all champions possess.” Become a leader of champions today! 

Also presenting:

Corina Sadler - Going back to square one is never easy. What happens after your volunteer program abruptly pauses and then restarts. How do you re-energize staff who were spread out then regrouped? This continues to be a unique time where we should focus our efforts on rebuilding the best parts of staff and volunteer relationships. Looking for tips? Have lessons learned to share? Join Corina Sadler, CVA and explore new ways to get staff on your side, get rid of myths that follow you around and build your next level team.

Autumn Russell - This session will be a high-level overview of Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM), a process designed to remove barriers and enhance motivation by emphasizing social aspects of behavior.  This process, most often used in the health sector, can be implemented in basic behavior change campaigns that may help those who manage volunteers.  We will explore the steps in this process and provide opportunities to develop behavior change plans of your own.


Presenter Bios

Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis is a thought leader and expert in the area of attitude and how it impacts every area your professional and personal life! He equips audiences with tips, tools and techniques on how to utilize the power of a Champion Attitude to reach their full potential! Aaron was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and from the age of 8 he was helping his Dad work in the evenings as a janitor in two of the town’s most prominent businesses. Through this experience, Aaron learned the importance of having a Champion Attitude no matter what your role or title is. Through mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, emptying out hundreds of trashcans nightly, Aaron learned that it’s not WHAT you do rather it’s HOW you do it! As a professional speaker, coach, and trainer, Aaron doesn’t believe in just making audiences “feel” better. Rather, he seeks to encourage and help them “Do” better both professionally and personally by stressing the importance of a Champion Attitude! 

Aaron’s speaking and consulting company Aaron Davis Presentations, Inc. received the Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding Minority Owned Business” award and Toastmasters International awarded him the “Communication & Leadership Award”. The Lincoln Business Journal also named Aaron as one of Lincoln’s 40 under 40. More notably, he received the Key to the city of Lincoln by former Lincoln Mayor Colleen Seng! A published author, Aaron has written three books and co-authored two others that are changing the lives of thousands! 

Corina Sadler, CVA, Volunteer Resources Supervisor, City of Plano, Texas

Corina Sadler, CVA is the Volunteer Resources Supervisor at the City of Plano, Texas. Her work includes supervising a municipal volunteer program of up to 10,000 volunteers a year. Her career spans 16 years in local government and committee work for several professional volunteer management associations such as AL!VE, CCVA, Engage and the Texas Volunteer Management Conference. She enjoys providing volunteer management guidance to nonprofits and municipalities to empower the community through volunteerism. In 2019, Corina received a national IMPACT Award from the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement as an emerging leader displaying exemplary leadership in the field. Corina has been a featured speaker on several podcasts and has trained volunteer managers through virtual workshops and in-person presentations. Ms. Sadler holds numerous certificates in the fields of volunteer and nonprofit management along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in applied gerontology and nonprofit management from the University of North Texas. She has been a Certified Volunteer Administrator since 2012.

Autumn Russell, Senior Director of Education and Communications, Akron Zoo

Autumn Russell has been the Director of Education for the Akron Zoo since 2008. She has a Bachelor's in Biology, has taught sixth and seventh grade science and has recently completed a certificate program in Sustainability and Behavior Change. She has recently been added to the steering committee for the newly formed Social Science Research and Evaluation Science Advisory Group for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Conference Agenda
8:30AM - 9:00AM
Meet & Greet FVA Members & networking
9:00AM - 10:15AM
Session 1 Keynote - Aaron Davis
10:30AM - 11:45AM
Session 2 Keynote - Aaron Davis
11:45AM - 12:15PM
Lunch Break
12:15PM - 12:30PM
 Annual FVA Update
12:30PM - 12:45PM
 Volunteer Administrator of the Year Award
1:00PM - 1:45PM
 Break Out Session 1
“Starting Fresh with Staff and Volunteer Relations”- Corina Sadler, CVA
2:00PM - 2:45PM
Break Out Session 2
Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM)/Behavior Change - Autumn Russell, Sr. Director of Education and Communications-Akron Zoo
2:45PM - 3:00PM
Closing remarks
3:00PM - 3:30PM 
Additional networking time
*1st 50 People registered will receive “Ten Minute Truths” by Aaron Davis