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Send Us Training Dates
Local, regional, and state conferences will be the "go-to" places for training managers of volunteers. Volunteer Today wants to list any and all such events. Please send information to the editor and it will be posted. We need 60-day advance notice of training. This is not for training volunteers. It is professional development training for managers of volunteers.
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Managing Volunteers: Training Institute
The Washington State University Volunteer Program Management Training Institute will be held November 7-10, 2006 in Kennewick, WA. This four day Institute is aimed at individuals who want to hone their skills in managing volunteers. It is primarily for those beginning work in volunteer management, or with a desire to refresh and re-energize their skills. Some work will be at the advanced level for participants with extensive experience.
The Institute presents information and interactive learning activities on:
There will be special attention to such things as the changing nature of how people wish to volunteers.
Faculty members are experienced managers of volunteers, with University credentials. You can read more about the faculty at the website. For more information on the Volunteer Management Institute contact Susan Butts at the university.
This certificated program is also available through online instruction. For more information on that visit the Web site http://www.capps.wsu.edu/vmcp/.
Arts Competition for the Future
The World Futurist Society is seeking submissions for its 2006 Visions of the Future art contest. The idea is to find the most compelling visual imagery of the world we are building (or hope to build). The winner will receive $500, a one-year membership in the World Futurist Society, and a scholarship to attend the next conference in Toronto in late July 2006.
Each competitor is limited to three entries related to one of the following categories:
Submissions are done electronically and must be received by April 29, 2006. For full competition rules go to: http://www.wfs.org.
Whence a Professional Association for Managers of Volunteers
The demise of the Association for Volunteer Administration has been mourned across the globe. An applied journal, newsletters, an international conference, and a certification process are only some of the services that had been provided by the only international professional association for managers of volunteer programs.
There are continuing developments related to the demise of this 40-year-old organization. VT will attempt to keep readers informed of progress on keeping the professional association activities alive and moving into new and uncharted territory.
If readers of this newsletter know of other activities related to organizing a new professional association, please contact the editor so information can be included in future newsletters.
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