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Professional Development

For Volunteer Coordinators / Administrators

 

 

Some suggested presentations, seminar and workshops might include…

 

 

 

Protect Your Reputation: Ensuring Great Volunteers Act Accordingly in The Eye the Public!

 

So many volunteers work consciously and dedicate themselves to acting appropriately…but it only takes a few to impact the reputation of your organization or agency in the community…especially in the age of social media.

Learn what to do before an incident does harm to your reputation.

 

Appreciating and Guiding Your Aging Volunteers!

 

More and more organizations are seeing an aging volunteer base, which presents challenges and opportunities. What will you do with your “silver tsunami”

and how will you ensure your older volunteer will stay vital to your success?

 

Motivating Your Volunteers on a Budget!

 

You know you have a modest budget so how do we motivate and inspire your volunteers? This seminar looks at innovate and of course, cost effective solutions!

 

The New Three R’s for Volunteer Organizations!

 

From recruiting, new volunteers to replace retiring volunteers or building your skill base, keeping your volunteers inspired and motivated to contribute when called on to using the power of word of mouth to build your

volunteer corps, this a great presentation to point out the new ways of organizational volunteer development.

 

Recruiting, Training and Retaining Your Volunteers!

 

Where will your next volunteers come from and when you get them, what is the best way to ensure they are thoroughly trained and competent in their roles.

 

Coaching and Evaluating Volunteers!

 

Valuable seminar designed for anyone who provides guidance or administration to volunteers. Lessons revolve around how to coach volunteers and how to evaluate their efforts and performance. What does it

mean to “coach” volunteers and what are the benefits for them and your organization? We will look not only at coaching but setting up a system so you can also objectively evaluate your volunteers and ensure success in their efforts

 

Effectively Interviewing Volunteers!

 

This informative presentation looks at the important and considerate approaches of interviewing your potential volunteers as you look to add to your volunteer base.  Areas covered and discussed includes interviewing for

volunteers, constructing the position – the role of a job description / definition, effective listening and interviewing skills and questions that are the key to a great interview.

 

Dealing with Difficult People: Seven Simple Steps to Success!

 

Throughout your career as a volunteer administrator or coordinator, you will all have to deal at sometime with difficult and challenging people and personalities. This inspiring and insightful seminar

presents seven very basic and common sense solutions to enact when you find yourself having to go “toe to toe” with that difficult person.

 

 
 
Art of Delegation: How to Delegate Responsibility with Respect to Your Volunteers!

 

Delegation is a critical volunteer leadership skill and one that cannot be ignored.  To delegate responsibility with respect builds great people and great teams. In this workshop, we will define what delegation means and

how it frees managers to manager and empowers staff with valuable workplace skills. We'll examine the appropriate attitude and approach to delegating and how to ensure we clearly define the tasks required.

 

Making Meetings Work: How to Organize and Conduct Effective, Productive Meetings!

 

Meetings are humorously defined as “events where minutes are kept and hours are lost”. Making meetings work is about drafting a design and system that will work every time and that everyone’s time is well invested.

 

Greater Volunteer Engagement: Strategies to Keep Your Volunteers Passionate and Fulfilled!

 

How do we keep the fires burning in our volunteers? What happens when tasks start to feel routine and the thrill and purpose behind making a difference fades. As leaders with volunteers it is up to us to be mindful

of the level of engagement and then respond with solutions to address fading commitments. 

 

TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves Miracles!

 

It takes teamwork to make your dream work and getting everyone aligned and pulling together is how even a small group of dedicated volunteers can achieve a lot and in some cases…miracles.

Discover simple tools to build a real sense of connection and team and learn that together everyone can achieve so much more.                                                                                                                                  

 

How to Make Things Right, When Things Go Wrong!

 

As a volunteer coordinator / manager it might fall on you to resolve differences between volunteers. As you can imagine and maybe well know, volunteers can get quite passionate and emotional about their

feelings about contributing. Sometimes they may encounter another volunteer who is equally passionate and a dispute or conflict will emerge. This seminar outlines how to approach the situation and what

restorative questions can be asked to get people talking and healing. 

 

Marketing Opportunity: Attracting and Keeping the “Silver Tsunami”

 

It’s estimated millions of North Americans will turn sixty this year and in your community, they are the perfect new group to attract into volunteering. Young enough to being vitality to their new roles

 and yet with ton of life experience to bring maturity and wisdom to a new chapter in their lives. How are you going to reach them and entice them to consider volunteering with your organization? 

How are you going to retain them and keep them engaged and coming back?

 

Managing and Maximizing the Connections Your Generationally Diverse Volunteers!

 

This workshop looks at the diverse differences of four core generational groups of volunteers but makes the case that with a number of strategies you can get a great chemistry or align people better to

make teams work better and more cohesively. Embrace your generationally diverse volunteers and make it all work out.

 

Leading Volunteers Through Changing Times

 

Change can be upsetting and even change the purpose or motivations for your volunteers. However, the times change and it takes clear leadership to refocus volunteers and inspire new commitment.

 Learn how you can guide your volunteers through times of change and transition. After all, they look to you to have the answers.

 

Strategies to Grow Your Base of Volunteers

 

What are your strategies to replace retiring or aging volunteers and where are your future volunteers going to come from? It takes vision, imagination and the willingness to develop and implement

 marketing plan that coalesces with new success in attracting new volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

…And Other Duties As Assigned!

 

To be an effective administrator, you need to have order in your own life and this presentation examines simple ways to do so. Learn how to manage your time, tasks and keep your life better

organized in this often humorous look all the extra duties that life throws at us.

 

 

The Art Of Delegation: How To Delegate Responsibility With Respect.

 

Delegation is a critical leadership skill and one that cannot be ignored. To delegate responsibility with respect builds great people and great teams. In this workshop we will define what delegation

really means and how it frees administrators to manage and empowers volunteer with valuable skills. We'll examine the appropriate attitude and approach to delegating and how to

ensure we clearly define the tasks required. It is a step-by-step how to workshop for any level of leadership experience and if learned and applied, will create a more productive and skilled staff

and workplace able to be more responsive and service focused.

 

Coaching And Evaluating Volunteers

 

What does it mean to “coach” volunteers and what are the benefits for them and your organization?  Everyone likes to know they are doing well and many what or have an interest on how to

 improve their performance. We take a look not only at coaching but setting up a system so you can also objectively evaluate your volunteers and ensure success in their efforts.

 

Effectively Interviewing Volunteers

 

This informative presentation looks at the important and considerate approaches of interviewing your potential volunteers as you look to add to your volunteer base.  Areas covered and discussed

includes interviewing for volunteers, constructing the position – the role of a job description / definition, effective listening and interviewing skills and questions that are the key to a great interview.

 

 

The New Three R’s For Volunteer Organizations

 

From recruiting new volunteers to replace retiring volunteers or building your skill base, keeping your volunteers inspired and motivated to contribute when called on to using the power of

word of mouth to build your volunteer corps, this a great presentation to point out the new ways of organizational volunteer development.

 

Stepping Into Leadership: How To Lead With Confidence!

 

Leadership of volunteers is a privilege that when it is presented fairly, equitably and with respect can build and strengthen relationships. This workshop outlines how to step into the roll of leading others

with confidence and success. This is an excellent workshop for those who have recently taken on a role as a volunteer administrator or coordinator.

 

Workplace Personalities And How To Work With Them!

 

Every workplace will have its challenges and one of those challenges is working with other people with sometimes, very different personalities. Discover how to recognize the different personalities

you need to work with and how to work with them for improved workplace harmony.

 

Motivating Your Volunteers On A Budget

 

Your challenge is how to motivate and inspire your volunteers.  Your other challenge, you have a very small budget. What do you do? How to ensure your volunteers are upbeat and positive and feel

appreciated and how to you motivate them? Discover how in this inspiring workshop!

 

Running Effective Meetings

 

What are the keys to successful, productive meetings that respect the clock ensure results and end with a strong sense of accomplishment? Do you design effective winning agendas and lead with

confidence so to ensure successful, productive meetings? In this motivational and informative seminar, learn how to chair and run a winning meeting that is productive, positive, accomplishes goals and utilizes everyone’s time efficiently.

 

 

The Communication “Toolbox”

 

There can be no doubt how counterproductive miscommunication and misunderstandings can cost you both personally and professionally. Discover common sense solutions to ensure you

minimize typical communication problems and build the basis of better interpersonal communication. Your volunteers deserve clear communication and guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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