“How many dogs do you walk at one time?” “How do you get them all to behave?” People are amazed to see one person walking along the river in Saint Paul with upwards of 14 dogs of various sizes and differing breeds walking perfectly side by side as if it’s the easiest thing in the world.
Dogs are great teachers! In this dynamic and interactive session Travis will share fun and humorous lessons these dogs have taught him over the years.
Participants will explore five key qualities in their role as “leader of the pack” and how to engage adaptive action to walk their pack and maximize the mission of their organization. Participants will engage best practices from the eight MAVA volunteer leadership modules (capturing motivation, designing position descriptions, managing risk, recruiting, supervising, positioning for success, measuring impact, and recognition/retention). And, participants will be provided with an evaluation tool to walk their pack to success!
This session is perfect for those new to the profession as well as those wishing to re-engage skills in a fun, interactive environment.
Presenter: Travis Salisbury
Travis Salisbury is a volunteer engagement professional at The Basilica of Saint Mary (a large and dynamic Roman Catholic parish in downtown Minneapolis) where he has served for 17 years. In addition to his work for the Church, Travis is a professional dog walker taking packs of 8-14 dogs on socialized midday walks in Saint Paul. Travis serves MAVA as chair of the board of directors and as a trainer for the Volunteer Impact Leadership Training series (VILT).