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Workshop: THE MEH TO MARVELOUS VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK —Transform your Volunteer Handbook
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
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Thursday, February 16
Virtual
THE MEH TO MARVELOUS VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK— Presented by Tracee Patterson and Patrick Biliter, Holden Forests & Gardens
Leveraging Volunteer Talent to Transform your Volunteer Handbook

Tracee Patterson has nearly 20 years’ experience with volunteer engagement, working in both nonprofit and academic settings. She taught classes, led workshops and facilitated adult learning through her previous work as an instructor at Kent State University and as the Coordinator for Community-Based Learning at John Carroll University. In her current role as the Associate Director for Volunteer & Employee Engagement at Holden Forests & Gardens, Tracee is building an online learning platform for volunteers, creating instructional videos and trainings, and assisting in the development of staff learning initiatives. She has completed online coursework in emotional intelligence and appreciative inquiry, presented about volunteers and change management with the Forum for Volunteer Administrators (FVA) and Greater Cleveland Volunteers, and was the recipient of the FVA 2020 Volunteer Administrator of the Year Award. A professional actor and long-standing member of the Actors’ Equity Association, Tracee is a skilled communicator and presenter, appearing before audiences in a variety of venues both regionally and nationally. 

Descended from a long line of eastern Kentucky coal miners, Pat Biliter chose to break family tradition to become a geologist instead, studying at The Ohio State University, UCLA, and the University of Utah.  His career spanned 33 years and was spent almost entirely overseas in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, where he specialized in groundwater pollution abatement.  His great passions in life, in more or less the correct order, are (1) his wife of 52 years (and counting), (2) blue tick foxhounds, and (3) sharing his fascination for natural science with adults and children alike through volunteering.  Holden Forests and Gardens, with its 3,500 acres of botanical collections, forests, grasslands, and wetlands, is the perfect place for pursuing the latter passion, where he has donated over 2,000 hours as a school guide, natural area guide, and most recently, as a member of the Volunteer Handbook Review Task Force.

REGISTER HERE to attend this workshop