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Constructive Criticism and Conflict: Some Tips
Volunteers can often use a tune-up in their performance of skills to do the job. Here are some constructive feedback techniques to help them on their way without anger at the supervisor.
If there is conflict when presenting constructive feedback here are some dos and donts.
Much has been written
by Sue Vineyard, Marlene Wilson, and others in the field of volunteer
management about the need to care for yourself. The stable
and healthy volunteer manager is more capable of leading a corps of volunteers
than one who is burned out. But, what about volunteer burnout? A reader
of Volunteer Today sent a request to this writer asking for some help
with the topic of volunteer burnout. The topic is a big one. In this issue
we will tackle what to look for.
Junes issue of Volunteer Today will bring tips and hints for dealing with burnout.
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Member Idea Exchange
One more reason to join The Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA): a member idea exchange. The Member Knowledge Exchange is part of member benefits. On the Web site members access the restricted area and click to the Member Knowledge Exchange. You can be listed as willing to answer questions on areas of recruiting and managing volunteers. Or you can find an expert to help with your problem. There is an inventory to complete or people to contact if you have a question. If you are not a member of AVA this is one more reason to pay your dues. If you are a member, visit the web site at http://www.avaintl.org/.
WSU ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
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.
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.
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