VMTS Winter 2020

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Volunteer Centers of Iowa in partnership with Volunteer Iowa is pleased to host an online Volunteer Management training series beginning January 9, 2020.

About the Volunteer Management Training Series
The online Volunteer Management series will enhance best practices training and provide a consistent curriculum to be used throughout Iowa. The webinar series is live, interactive, and the online classes are presented by leading experts across the state.
Your involvement in this training series will connect you with other volunteer coordinators and managers throughout Iowa and provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this advanced curriculum.
Our Volunteer Management training series is geared toward individuals that are new to managing or coordinating volunteers for nonprofits, schools, government agencies, faith-based organizations, or service organizations.
Register here: https://wintervmts.eventbrite.com

Session Topics
1. Understanding Volunteering: Exploring the Heart of the Volunteer Sector
2. Planning: Building A Solid Foundation
3. Recruiting and Placement: Matching Volunteer Skills with Service Needs
4. Training and Orientation: Achieving Service Excellence
5. Supervision: Maximizing the Volunteer Experience
6. Evaluation: Improving Results Using Data and Feedback

Thu, Jan 9, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thu, Feb 6, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thu, Mar 12, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $125 for all six sessions

Series Overview
January 9, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Kevin Engle-Cartie, Volunteer Siouxland
Understanding Volunteering: Exploring the Heart of the Volunteer Sector

  • Current volunteer trends
  • Characteristics of effective volunteer programs
  • Volunteer motivation models

January 23, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Amy Keltner, United Way of East Central Iowa
Kayla Paulsen, United Way of East Central Iowa
Planning: Building a Solid Foundation

  • Conducting basic needs assessments
  • Developing position descriptions
  • Developing a purpose statement, policies and budget
  • Volunteer risk management
  • Creating appropriate volunteer positions

February 6, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Lauren Finke, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley
Emma Kain, United Way of Wapello County
Recruiting and Placement: Matching Volunteer Skills with Service Needs

  • Developing and implementing a targeted recruitment strategy
  • Crafting a volunteer recruitment message
  • Interviewing, screening, and matching techniques

February 20, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Justin Ellis, Iowa Campus Compact
Training and Orientation: Achieving Service Excellence

  • Difference between orientation and training
  • Effective training delivery
  • Assess training needs
  • Develop effective volunteer training strategy

March 5, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Sue Prochazka, United Way of the Great River Region
Supervision: Maximizing the Volunteer Experience

  • Defining and communicating expectations
  • Recognizing volunteers
  • Dealing with difficult volunteers
  • Developing volunteer work plans

March 12, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Patti Fields, United Way of Johnson County Volunteer Center
Evaluation: Improving Results Using Data and Feedback

  • Benefits and purpose of evaluation
  • Levels of evaluation
  • Steps to developing and implementing an evaluation plan
  • Introduction to logic model
  • Methods for evaluation and deciding what to evaluate
  • Communicating results to constituents

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