Manage Volunteers at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service

May 14, 2012

This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service will host a variety of sessions tailored to the interests and professions of attendees. The sessions will be divided into tracks so that attendees can plan their schedules accordingly.

Check out all the sessions tailored to Volunteer Management.

A Good Man Is (Not So) Hard to Find

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2355

There is a significant gender gap in volunteerism. Females volunteer five times more than men. Most charities are staffed predominantly by women. Join us to learn about The One Man Project and how your organization can engage more men in volunteerism.

Speaker(s): Mark Klukow

Raul Magdaleno

Scott Mayer
Bill Tamlyn

Twitter Hashtag: #TheOneManProject

 

The Scarce Resources Model for Measuring the Return on Investment of Volunteer Engagement

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2514

The Scarce Resources Model method of measuring volunteer ROI is a new way of determining relative priorities for the deployment of volunteers and for demonstrating in, clear and certain terms, the worth of volunteer engagement to your organization.

Speaker(s): Tony Goodrow

Twitter Hashtag: #VolunteerROI

Maximizing the Potential of Every Volunteer: Universal Design and Volunteer Management

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2563

Volunteers bring skills and dedication to our organizations. This session will help you think about innovative practices for creating inclusive programs in order to maximize the potential of all volunteers, including volunteers with disabilities.

Speaker(s): Jewel Bazilio-Bellegarde

Erin Gannon

Chad Gobert

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2563

Essential Advocacy Skills for the Successful Volunteer Leader

Tuesday, June, 19, 2012

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2498

A good volunteer manager is a good advocate. Leaders in the profession from the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement will show you how to be successful advocates for your volunteers, program, position, organization and the profession.

Speaker(s): Douglas Blankinship

Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA

Joy Pietschmann

Twitter Hashtag: #volunteeradvocacy

Recruiting and Supporting Job Seekers as Volunteers

Tuesday, June, 19, 2012

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2782

Common advice to job seekers is to volunteer. This session will give advice to organizations on the latest research on volunteerism and employability, and practical tools for successfully engaging job seekers as volunteers.

Speaker(s): Mary Quirk

Janene Reideman

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2782

Volunteer Management Toolkit

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2848

Any tradesperson has a set of tools they carry with them. They are required no matter the job size or scope. What are the essential tools for creating and positioning a volunteer program? How do you get them or find them? When to throw out a tool?

Speaker(s): Martin J. Cowling

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2848

Maximize Volunteer Impact: Assess Your Volunteer Program

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2617

How can you maximize the impact of your volunteers? Analyze your volunteer program with a comprehensive assessment tool. Share results and hear best practices and lessons learned from use of the tool in 2011-2012 with 19 diverse Chicago nonprofits.

Speaker(s): Bob Dwyer

Susan Fort

Jeanne Mayes

Twitter Hashtag: #ESCSusanFort

Want to Do Something to Support Military Families?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2311

This session will provide participants with outreach strategies and ways to utilize current platforms, such as Joining Forces, to design, market and develop service projects to support and engage military families in their communities.

Speaker(s): Christina Jumper

Twitter Hashtag: #nmfachristina

Leading an Extreme Makeover of Your Organization’s Volunteer Engagement

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2366

Successful volunteer leaders influence their organizations to position volunteers as critical resources to impact their mission. Explore six elements needed to enhance volunteer impact and approaches to build executive and staff commitment.

Speaker(s): Betty Stallings

Twitter Hashtag: #volunteermakeover

The Volunteer Leader as Consultant and Change Agent

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2390

Now, more than ever before, volunteer engagement professionals have an opportunity to be change agents within their organizations. Learn how you can create and sustain innovative change and position yourself as an internal consultant and leader.

Speaker(s): Jill Friedman Fixler

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2390

Why Volunteer? Introducing Youth to Volunteerism

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2326

As our current work and volunteer labor forces age, youth are increasingly becoming the focus of our plans to engage a new generation of volunteers. Learn how we can set them up for success in their careers as volunteers, because youth matter.

Speaker(s): Faiza Kanji

Twitter Hashtag: #faizazarin

Stepping Up: Managing vs. Leading a Volunteer Program

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2752

Knowing when to manage a volunteer team or project and when to lead that work is a critical skill for the volunteer manager. We’ll explore those differences and how to bring the best of our management and leadership skills to the work at hand.

Speaker(s): Barbara Wentworth

Cheryle Yallen

Twitter Hashtag: #steppingupvolmanagement

What Volunteer Managers Can Learn From the People Who Sell Soap

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2728

The process of building a volunteer program has much in common with the process of marketing consumer products. Explore how tools commonly used to sell soap and diapers can also be used to build a volunteer program and increase its effectiveness.

Speaker(s): Terry Monday

Twitter Hashtag: #volmarketing

Telling Our Stories: Business Narratives as Advocacy Tools

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2516

Storytelling isn’t just for small children. It is also a tool for helping potential supporters understand who we are and how we serve. Converting statistics into names and faces can help build relationships and act as a critical tool for advocacy.

Speaker(s): Harriett Edwards

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2516

Volunteer Empowerment: Building Capacity through Organizational Values and Practice

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2437

Move away from traditional volunteer management practices and create a culture of empowerment. Identify ineffective practices and create meaningful opportunities that lead to long-term volunteer retention and organizational sustainability.

Speaker(s): Kaitlin Conway

Shannon Hautman

Twitter Hashtag: #bestbuddiesil

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