National Service at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

May 30, 2012

From cleaning up national disasters to teaching in low-income schools, national service members are making the country better. This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service honors their commitment by hosting an entire track focused on national service. These sessions will be great tools for not only current, future, and alumni, but also the organizations that host these members. This track will be divided into multiple sessions throughout the conference to allow convenient planning.

Check out all the sessions focused on National Service at June’s Conference.

 RSVP Competition: Strengthening the Program for Greater Impact

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 10:00 a.m. –  11:30 a.m.

Session ID: 3149

This session will offer the opportunity for engaged discussion among attendees on the new competitive process and requirements.

Speaker(s): Mal Coles
Zach Rhein
Erwin Tan

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS3149

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Town Hall

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m. –  2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 3139

Join Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS, to talk about her vision, emerging national service initiatives and to honor the 2012 National Service Impact Awardees. Connect with peers and colleagues who are addressing vital community issues through service.

Speaker(s): Wendy Spencer

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS3139

Building Inclusive National Service and Volunteer Programs: Staff and Member Perspective

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2362

Participants will learn strategies for building stronger local programs and launching statewide inclusion initiatives. Illinois and Iowa inclusion team members, national service participants and program staff will present best practices.

Speaker(s): Lois Barnhart
Sarah Hinzman
Jane Mild
Julie Siebert

Twitter Hashtag: #disabilityinclusion

Grants Management 101

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2652

Organizations can become vulnerable to risk due to a lack of understanding of rules and regulations. This session will provide a basic overview of financial and grants management for new CNCS grantee, subgrantee, sponsor and site staff members.

Speaker(s): Bonnie Janicki

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2652

Civic Reflection and National Service Programs: Case Studies of Public Allies, City Year, and AmeriCorps Project YES!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2793

This session will look at the relationship between service and reflection. We will discuss the model of civic reflection, how it is incorporated into national service programs, and its impact on AmeriCorps members and the communities they serve.

Speaker(s): Becca Bernstein
Yangyang Zong

Twitter Hashtag: #civicreflection

Learn, Share and Connect: The National Service Knowledge Network

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2952

Learn to leverage resources, promising practices, discussion boards and courses available in CNCS’ online learning communities. Discuss how collaborating to document practices benefits your program as well as the entire national service community.

Speaker(s):  Cori Kocher
Laura Norvig
Deb Snow

Twitter Hashtag: #NSKN

MLK Day of Service: What Can Really Be Done in a Day?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2712

Impact is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Join us to learn about projects that increase programmatic impact, community connections and strategic positioning.

Speaker(s): Jacqueline Aker
Rhonda Taylor
Arthurine Walker

Twitter Hashtag: #mlkday

National Service Criminal History Checks: Advanced Briefing

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2650

CNCS officials will offer guidance beyond the basics of National Service Criminal History Checks. The session will include requesting alternative search procedures, exemptions, obtaining FBI checks and evaluating the suitability of vendors.

Speaker(s): Kinza Ghaznavi
Douglas Godesky

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2650

Wide Open Spaces: Multi-site AmeriCorps Program Management

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 3021

Local, statewide and national AmeriCorps program staff will share strategies for managing multi-site programs, including host site support, staff roles and responsibilities, and tools you can implement with your program. Prepare to learn and share.

Speaker(s): Christine Fankhanel
Gabriela Garcia-De Avila
Jennifer Jefts
Peter Rumsey

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVSWideOpen

Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em: Recruiting and Retaining Members Across the Generations

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 3019

We’ll have fun exploring innovative, concrete strategies for recruiting and retaining AmeriCorps members from the Boomer, Gen X and Millennial generations.

Speaker(s): Erica Severson Denniston

Twitter Hashtag: #insightact

Data Collection and Aggregation for CNCS Agencywide Priority Performance Measures

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2641

Discuss with experts and peers the challenges, opportunities and effective practices of collecting data and presenting that data to improve your program and contribute to the local and national story about the impact of service.

Speaker(s): Carla Ganiel
Kelly Griffin

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2641

RSVP Competition: Strengthening the Program for Greater Impact

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2953

This session will offer the opportunity for engaged discussion among attendees on the new competitive process and requirements.

Speaker(s): Mal Coles
Zach Rhein
Erwin Tan

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2953

Turn Done-in-a-Day Service Days into Long-Term Impact and Engagement

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2954

Successful large-scale service day leaders will share their experiences and lead attendees in planning for their own days of service.

Speaker(s): Bob Boylan
Sara Brissenden-Smith
Morgan Owen

Twitter Hashtag: #DaysofService

National Service Criminal History Checks: Basics Briefing

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2647

Criminal history checks are required for all participants and employees serving under grant-funded national service programs. What exactly is required of programs to be compliant? CNCS officials will demystify this requirement.

Speaker(s): Kinza Ghaznavi
Douglas Godesky

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2647

Better Together: Successful Cross-Sector Collaboration Between National Service Programs

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 3020

Learn successful approaches to leveraging time, talent and resources from experienced national service leaders who have collaborated in citywide and statewide initiatives. We will share lessons learned from Montana, Nevada and Dubuque, Iowa.

Speaker(s): Deb Bell
Allison Eybel
Mary Strasser
Abigail Zent

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVSPartnerships

AmeriCorps State and National Town Hall

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 3217

Come meet with the AmeriCorps State and National leadership team.

Speaker(s): Jennifer Bastress Tahmasebi
Rosa Moreno-Mahoney

Twitter Hashtag: #actownhall

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