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Presentations Organized by Track

To help you decide which presentation is right for you they are organized by track. The tracks offered are: 

     - Capacity Building

     - Core Competencies

     - Diversifying Engagement

     - Funder Focus: Investing in Volunteer Engagement

     - Impact and Evaluation

     - National Strategies

     - Positioning the Profession

     - Professional Development

     - Volunteer Impact Leadership Series

Full presentation descriptions can be viewed on the presentation descriptions page.



 
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Capacity Building
Capacity Building
   
  Breakout 1
- Applying the All Quadrant Model to Volunteer Engagement
- Sign Up Before You Show Up! (Volunteer Management in Times of Disaster)

Breakout 3
- Inspiring Staff Engagement and Readiness in Working with Volunteers
- Thriving On Engagement: Aligning Volunteer Service With Strategy

Breakout 4
- Champions For Your Cause: Building Advocacy Into Your Volunteer Trainings
- Cultivate Volunteers to Be Lifetime Supporters

Breakout 5
- Better Together: Strengthening Our Nonprofits by Reaching Across the Aisle to Our Fundraising Colleagues

Breakout 6
- How Do You Train Staff? Solve the Puzzle!
- Maximizing Volunteer and Financial Resources through Cross-Department Collaboration
- Plan the Work and Work the Plan: Volunteer Engagement Strategic Plans
- Rev Your Organization’s Governance Engine by Empowering Your Board: Learn What Good Boards (and Board Members) Do and What They Don't Do

Breakout 7
- Customer Service and Volunteering
- I'm a City Volunteer Manager, What's YOUR Superpower?
- Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People: Preventing and Reversing Workplace Tension and Mistrust
- Yours, Mine and Ours: Empowering Volunteers to Serve Within and Beyond Your Organization

Breakout 8
- Building an Effective Association for Volunteer Administration 
- Lead the Change You Want to See: Capacity Building Resources
 

 
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Core Competencies
Core Competencies
   
  Breakout 1
- Creating a Peer Culture Through Volunteerism
- Icebreakers, Energizers, and Games, Oh My! Making Adult Learning Fun
- Training Volunteers Online: How Synchronicity Affects More Than Learning
- Volunteers: Finding Their Happy Place!

Breakout 2
- Community Organizing 101: How to Activate Your Community for Social Justice and Change
- Sticky Situations: Applying Ethics to Your Work with Volunteers
- Tech Tools to Train, Engage, and Inspire Volunteers

Breakout 3
- Rountable Discussion on Volunteer Cleanup Programs
- Using Technology to Transform and Support Volunteer Programs

Breakout 4
- Essential Risk Management: Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers
- How to Have Difficult Conversations with Volunteers: What to Say and How to Say It
- Innovations in Volunteer Engagement
- Using Technology to Enhance Risk Management

Breakout 5
- Managing Conflict with Grace and Generosity
- The Perfect Puzzle: Finding the Right Person for Your Volunteer Position
- The Power of Connection: Utilizing Volunteers to Provide Peer Support
- Volunteer Risks: Get the Myths OUT and the Management IN

Breakout 6
- Engaging Volunteers in Needs-Based Service Roles
- Navigating with a Steady Hand When Volunteers Rock the Boat: Addressing Challenging Volunteer Behavior

Breakout 7
- Make it Compelling and Engaging: Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Assignment Training and Preparation
- No More Tchotchkes: Acknowledging Exemplary Volunteer Performance
 

 
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Diversifying Engagement
Diversifying Engagement
   
  Breakout 1
- Applying Strategies for Engaging Shorter Term Volunteers
- Engaging a Diverse Volunteer Corps

Breakout 2
- Encore Talent Works: An Online Resource for Nonprofits
- Unlocking the Power of Volunteer Leadership

Breakout 3
- From Disenchanted to Happily Engaged: What We've Learned from Retirees
- How to Capitalize on the Me, Me, Me Generation (aka Millennials)
- Social Innovation and Corporate Volunteerism: Minnesota Style
- The Evolution of a Volunteer Program: Lincoln Park Zoo's Journey From a Docent Program
- VolunTEEN Program

Breakout 5
- Voluntolds: Best Practices for Tackling the Community Service and Service Learning Conundrum

Breakout 6
- Generation to Generation: Best Practices for Engaging Encore-Age Volunteers to Support Children and Youth
- Who Would Like to Be a Volunteer?

Breakout 7
- Engaging Volunteers in Rural Areas
- Expanding Impact Through Volunteer-Led Strategies
- From Angst to Amour: How to Fall In Love with the Episodic Volunteer
- How to Use Focus Groups to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program

Breakout 8
- Beyond Corporate Responsibility: Engaging Corporate Employees through Skills-Based Volunteering and Pro Bono Projects
- Engaging Diverse and Immigrant Communities in Civic Volunteerism
- Leveraging Skill Based Volunteers to Strengthen Your Volunteer Program
- Updating Service Roles for Multi-Generational Volunteers
- Virtual Volunteering: It's Not a Fad
 

 
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Funder Focus: Investing in Volunteer Engagement
Funder Focus: Investing in Volunteer Engagement
Breakout 1
- Building the Case for Funder/Volunteer Engagement Partnerships: Research and Resources

Breakout 2
- Boots on the Ground:  Innovative Volunteer Engagement Partnerships

Breakout 4
- Both Sides of the Table: Perspectives on Investing in Volunteer Engagement
 

 
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Impact and Evaluation
Impact and Evaluation
   
  Breakout 2
- What Can We Learn When We Really Listen to Volunteers?

Breakout 3
- Telling Our Stories: Advocating Through Storytelling

Breakout 4
- Sharing Your "Community Impact" Story

Breakout 5
- Converting Volunteer Energy into Results: Meeting the Demands for Effective Volunteer Management
- Software for Volunteering Impact

Breakout 6
- What's the Value of YOUR Volunteer?

Breakout 7
- Busting the Volunteer Hours Myth

Breakout 8
- Know and Show Impact

- Valuing Volunteers: Beyond the Independent Sector Rate
 

 
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National Strategies
National Strategies
  Are you interested in adding your voice to others in our field from across the country?  Would you like to develop creative solutions to address some of our well-known challenges in new ways?  

If so, join your peers for one or more of the strategy sessions offered during the National Summit.  These 90 minute sessions are designed to provide a platform for dialogue and innovative thinking. Participants will focus on how to address a specific issue, consider next steps, and generate a suggested plan of action that can be implemented individually, organizationally, and sector wide. 

Unlike typical conference workshops, strategy sessions are structured conversations involving everyone in the room to tap into the group’s collective experience and wisdom.  The goal is to develop a few high-quality strategies and solutions. 

These sessions will be a major factor in accomplishing the desired outcomes of the National Summit.  Join us and help discover how, together, we can build a new national presence, tackle the challenges that affect our work, and ultimately improve our community impact.

  Breakouts 1 and 2
- Open Space Technology - Mapping Our Future, Strengthening Our Voice (Spans Both Breakouts)

Breakout 3
- National Strategy: Building and Sustaining Local Networks

Breakout 4
- National Strategy: Advocating for Strategic Volunteer Engagement

Breakout 5
- National Strategy: Cultivating Emerging Leaders

Breakout 6
- National Strategy: Expanding the Higher Education Connection

Breakout 7
- National Strategy: Maximizing Collaboration at the National Level
 

 
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Positioning the Profession
Positioning the Profession
   
  Breakout 1
- Service Enterprise: A Holistic Approach to Engaging Volunteer Talent

Breakout 2
- Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program
- It's OUR Profession: Investing in Yourself
- Understanding and Engaging 21st Century Volunteers
- Mapping MAVA's Past and Future: Implications for a New National Model

Breakout 3
- Carve Your Own Path
- From the Inside Out: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

Breakout 5
- The 2017 Global Volunteer Management Progress Report: Key Trends and How to Use Them to Advocate for Our Field

Breakout 6
- Drawing Up the Map for MAVA and More

Breakout 8
- Advocating for Your Volunteer Program From Within The Organization
- Blogging About Volunteer Engagement: How to Say What's Important So Readers Take Notice
- Leading the Way: Building Executive Commitment to Volunteer Engagement
 

 
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Professional Development
Professional Development
   
  Breakout 1
- From Manager to Leader: Elevating Volunteer Management
- Empowering YOU as a Leader of Volunteers

Breakout 2
- Balancing It All: The Shifting Role of Volunteer Engagement Leaders

Breakout 4
- Authenticity: The Cornerstone of Effective Engagement
- The CVA Credential: A Mark of Excellence
- The Untold Story of Burnout and Volunteer Resources Managers

Breakout 5
- Challenge Accepted! Invest in Your Own Development
- Improv Crash Course: Saving the World Without a Script
- The Philosophy of Volunteering

Breakout 6
- Ready for the Next Step? Career Mobility in Volunteer Leadership
- The Paradigm Shift in Volunteer Engagement - Becoming a Transformational Leader

Breakout 7
- Tools to Help You Advocate On Behalf of the Volunteer Program

Breakout 8
- Oh, the Humanity! Managing Volunteers While Keeping Your Sanity
 

 
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Volunteer Impact Leadership Series
Volunteer Impact Leadership Series
   
  Breakout 1
- Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews

Breakout 2
- Designing Volunteer Positions

Breakout 3
- Managing Risk

Breakout 4
- Recruiting Volunteers

Breakout 5
- Supervising Volunteers

Breakout 6
- Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success

Breakout 7
- Singing Your Praises . . . Measuring Your Impact

Breakout 8
- Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers