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New Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Polly Roach

New Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Promoting Job Equity for Volunteer Engagement Professionals Webinar

Wednesday, August 8, 11 am to 12 pm

Join Karmit Bulman, MAVA’s Executive Director, and our colleagues across the border for a webinar highlighting MAVA’s new research on how volunteer engagement professionals are received, paid, included and understood in the workplace. The webinar, presented by Volunteer Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association, provides an overview of the 2017 study, which examines why there is a lack of true understanding about the essential nature of volunteers and those who lead them. Learn about the findings from this research and how addressing key issues will increase overall effectiveness of nonprofits and government entities. You will come away with affirmative steps that can be taken to address the issues. This is a call to action! To participate, register here.

Engaging Skills Based Volunteers

Wednesday, August 29, 1 to 3 pm at Community Thread, Stillwater
Free for Community Thread Affiliates; $15 for Non-Affiliates

Have you ever wished that you had a "Dream Team" you could call on when you have to...

Develop or pilot a new program
Create a policy or procedure manual
Develop a social media campaign with no marketing background
Make your wishes come true!

Community Thread and HandsOn Twin Cities are teaming up to share information on how to identify and engage skills based volunteers. Unlike traditional volunteers, skills based volunteers want to be of service using their specific skill sets. Attend this training to determine if your organization is ready to engage skills based volunteers and identify specific tasks that would attract them. This workshop will also include communication and change management strategies to help drive innovation and social impact. Register here.

Leading with Authenticity

Tuesday, August 21, all day, at Sunrise Bank, St. Paul
Registration Closed – Contact MAVA for Stand-by Opportunities

MAVA and HandsOn Twin are pleased to announce a unique training and development opportunity – a full day workshop on “Leading With Authenticity,” presented by IBM consultants Joan Hogan and Larry Pastor. This workshop is designed to help participants become more authentic leaders through offering the tools and concepts needed to enhance leadership legitimacy by building honest relationships. Participants are encouraged to bring a team of 3 – 4 people to promote sustainable results. For more details and registration, visit the MAVA website. Registration is currently at capacity; to be put on a waiting list if spots open up, contact Polly Roach (