MAVA Virtual Conference
Wednesday June 3, 2020 Workshop Schedule
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Liz Uram - Communicate Like A Boss Without Being Bossy
Do difficult people ruin your day? Are you tired of people walking all over you? Are you ready to stand up for yourself but are afraid of looking like a jerk? It’s time to learn how to communicate like a boss! Excellent communication isn’t about being bossy, it’s about getting your point across assertively. It’s about building relationships, being influential, and making a positive impact on other people. Let’s face it, communication is complex and it can be hard but it’s a skill worth developing. Building good communication skills will increase your value, make interactions with other people easier, and make you a more effective leader. In this presentation, you will discover: What message you’re sending when you aren’t saying a word. How to be seen by others as confident, not a doormat or bossy. How to shift your perspective on dealing with difficult people. And how to assertively set boundaries with other people.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Paul Langenfeld - 10 Secrets of Being Media Savvy
Certain people know the secrets of "Star Power." Their events get the attention of the media - their groups get written up in the newspapers and magazines, reporters are constantly putting microphones in front of them to capture their every word, and when they have an event, the cameras show up. We'll reveal the mystery of how to command media attention - How you can make your volunteer activities so irresistible that reporters will never want to feel left out. These media Savvy secrets will also allow you to garner respect and admiration from corporate executives and community partners - helping them to realize that partnering with you will shine the same "Star Power" their organization.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Jermaine Davis - Leading with an Inclusive Lens. Achieving Organizational Synergy with Diversity & Inclusion
Leading with an Inclusion Lens begins with a willingness to communicate, behave, and think differently when interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Organizations and teams have become increasingly multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual, and multifaceted. In this engaging and thought-provoking Keynote, Dr. Jermaine teaches leaders and frontline employees how to behave, communicate, and think with an inclusive lens to create an environment that’s respectful of everyone. Identifying leadership blind spots is a key component to moving forward in this area. It’s important to engage in courageous conversations about diversity-related issues. Dr. Jermaine teaches people how to address sensitive issues without feeling awkward, guilty, fearful, or uncomfortable.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Samantha Swain - Inspiring Your Event Volunteers- Going Virtual
This session will explore strategic and equitable ways you can leverage your fundraising event volunteers—planning committee, host committee, and day-of-event support—to provide your event with all of the necessary resources to be successful. We'll look at best practices as well as dos and don’ts for working with a committee to help them help you. We'll also discuss how to prepare day-of-event volunteers to provide a guest experience that stewards donors and keeps guests coming back. The goal is to provide you with volunteer solutions and best practices to implement now.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Katie Mahoney - Supporting Volunteers with Mental Illness (Including the Ones You Already Have But Don't Know About!)
1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness, which means many of our current and potential volunteers are living with mental health conditions. This session will cover simple tools, practical strategies, and next steps to ensure your volunteer program welcomes, supports and sustains volunteers with mental illness. By the end of this training, participants will be better able to recognize common symptoms and communication strategies, identify concrete steps that any organization can take, and create their own achievable action plan to better support volunteers with mental illness.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Polly Roach - Volunteer Engagement during a Pandemic-COVID Response
The Covid-19 pandemic is challenging for all, including organizations that rely on volunteers to meet their mission and provide essential services to our communities. During this time, normal operations are affected and we as volunteer engagement professionals are called upon to find new ways to lead volunteers. This workshop will help guide and inform your efforts. We will cover best volunteer management practices during a pandemic and continuing volunteer engagement for volunteer engagement professionals in organizations that have paused their use of volunteer resources during Covid-19.