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Memorial to Victims of 9/11
Circulating on the Internet (we received information
on this from several sources), Americans are being asked to wear red,
white, and blue to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks and
the heroes who worked to save them on September 11. At 12:00 noon everyone
is being asked to stop, put their hand over their heart and say the
pledge of allegiance silently or aloud.
Feng Shui Your Work Space
The editor of this newsletter spent two hours trying to find a file folder in her office. It was the last straw. She hired a professional who assessed the work done, equipment and storage needed, and the "flow" (that is the feng shui part). Much moving and sorting followed. It has been a huge success. It is also easy to stay on top of the clutter and keep it to a minimum. Here are some tips to reduce the clutter on your desk.
October 9-12, 2002 - International Conference on Volunteer Administration, Denver, CO, Adams Mark Hotel, sponsored by the Association for Volunteer Administration.
Get to the Root Problem
Problems or challenges are a part of life. However, sometimes much time is wasted because the real problem has not been identified. An effective management skill, no matter the situation, is to be able to ask the right questions to get to the heart of the problem. Here are some possibilities.
Once the problem is identified, then it is the time
to brainstorm solutions.
WSU ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Washington State University offers a Volunteer Management Certification Program through the Internet. Individuals around the world can earn a certificate in managing or coordinating volunteers, without leaving home.
For more information, visit Volunteer Today's Portal site, Internet Resources. Look for the Washington State University listing. There is a hot link to their Web site.
ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER MANAGERS SEEKS MEMBERS
The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) is an association of administrators, coordinators and directors of volunteer programs in local government. Its purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs in local government through leadership, advocacy, networking and information exchange. NAAVPLG is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties and is seeking affiliate status with the National League of Cities.
Cost is $20 for individuals and $75 for group local government membership. An affiliate membership is $25 and is intended for those who are not local government members but may have an interest in the group. There is a quarterly newsletter, national network, and access to NACo's Volunteerism Project.
For more information contact Glenis Chapin, who is a member of the Executive Committee. She can be reached by phone at 503-588-7990. Be sure to mention you read about this in Volunteer Today.
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