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 the 2018 flier.

Buy the “Five to Thrive” Series        $100 members | $185 non-members
workshops for the price of 4 (extended to 3/15/2018)
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
This workshop has been moved to the Main Campus o the Lakewood County Board of DD at 8121 Deepwood Blvd, Mentor, Ohio 44060.  From Route 90 it is a right off of 306.  Turn right at the fourth light which is Deepwood Blvd. The apartments and condos are on the right, the campus in on the left.  The workshop will be held in the A Building.
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 Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Good Life  Ambassadors.
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, OH 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
Greater Cleveland Volunteers, 4415 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
Learn how to help your volunteers adjust during management and organizational change. Presented by a panel of leaders: Cecile Harris, Program Manager, Greater Cleveland Volunteers; Mary Kate Hageman, CVA, Manager of 24 hour Services, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Tracee Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator, Holden Forests and Gardens.

Thursday, September 20, 8:30-10:30am - Proving Your Worth
Cleveland Metroparks, Watershed Stewardship Center, 2277 W. Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 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: Barbara Nalette, Director Volunteer Services, University Hospitals; Lynne Lisner, Director of Volunteer Services, Cleveland Metroparks or James Bluher, Volunteer Manager, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Merle Walker, Volunteer Manager, Lake Metroparks.
Thursday, December 13, 8:30-10:30am - Designing Work for Today’s Volunteers 
The Gathering Place, 25425 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake OH 44145
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