We laughed as our Keynote speaker warned us to “Stop being so bloody nice!” and as the Theatre of Public Policy actors helped us to recognize some ironies in the world of volunteer engagement leadership. In the words of another conference attendee:
The workshop sessions provided useful tools and strategies to advance the work of volunteer managers in their respective organizations. The presenters were well prepared and made the material both easy to follow and relatable. I felt well prepared to tackle some of the issues concerning volunteer management at my organization and I also felt empowered by these workshops. They were well presented, they had accurate and relevant information, they were engaging and educational. I was very content with giving my time to learn with these presenters.
Another highlight was recognizing MAVA Award recipients at the Twins game!