Volunteer Management Educational Series – Summer 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps is offering leaders of volunteers quality professional development opportunities at no cost. Why? Because AmeriCorps is all about strengthening communities and we know that more effective use of volunteer resources can increase nonprofit capacity.

Check out the options offered over the summer and participate in any of the recordings-feel free to share the links as well so that others may also benefit from these topics. Our goal is to help you learn new techniques to effectively engage volunteers and expand your skills as a volunteer engagement professional.

 

WEBINARS

 

Saying Goodbye to Problem Volunteers – This webinar has aired
Presented by Shawn Steen, Director of Volunteer Services, Literacy Network of Dane County, Madison

Problem volunteers can run the gamut from being unreliable/unprofessional to being outright toxic to your programs, and when you ignore these issues you can sabotage your programs just as much as the problem volunteer (even if you don’t realize it’s happening). In this webinar we will cover common problem behaviors, prevention, setting clear boundaries/expectations, and when it becomes necessary—letting them go!

Click here for downloadable PowerPoint slides.

Register and Watch Recording

 

How a Leader Generates Engagement at Every Phase of the Volunteer Life Cycle – This webinar has aired
Presented by Barry Altland, Author of Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer, 2015

Join Barry for a leadership development session to broadly examine key ways of thinking and skills that foster a culture of engagement for volunteers. You will be challenged to rethink some of your standard practices in favor of enlightened approaches that touch others’ hearts.

Click here for downloadable PowerPoint slides.
Click here for downloadable worksheets.

Register and Watch Recording

 

Special Event Planning – This webinar has aired
Presented by Cheryl Lewis Hartl, Executive Director, Soup or Socks, Marshfield

Take the fear out of planning or organizing a special event for your organization. You can have fun and achieve your goal, without stress. Success starts with a plan.

Click here for downloadable PowerPoint slides.
Click here for downloadable sample event survey.

Register and Watch Recording

 

Leading With and For Compassion – This webinar has aired
Presented by Leah Thibodeau, Volunteer Program Manager, St. Joseph Food Program, Inc., Appleton

Leading with compassion is known to improve innovation, quality, collaboration, retention, adaptability to change, and engagement. Join our discussion in which we’ll examine the building blocks of compassion competence throughout our organization, and what we can do to personally cultivate compassion in our lives.

Click here for downloadable PowerPoint slides.

Register and Watch Recording