| MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION
Find tips to oversee the work of volunteers and practical suggestions to supervise them. Everything from ideas to help you work more efficiently to the latest in research on keeping volunteers happy and productive.
~ March 2007 ~ Topics
To Learn or Not to Learn
There is a Buddhist Proverb that states, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." We all go through times when we have mastered knowledge and other times when we want or need to learn some things. As mangers, we will also spend time training others. Here are the stages of learning people pass through and tips on how to navigate through each stage smoothly:
These tools are to illuminate the learning process. People will all be on different levels and move at different speeds. As the students proficiency and self-confidence increase, the instructors job will be a gratifying one.
Interested in more information? Check out our online bookstore for Secrets of Leadership by Rick Lynch & Sue Vineyard and Best of All: The Quick Reference Guide to Effective Volunteer Involvement by Linda Graff.
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.
Liz Needham is currently the Volunteer Services Coordinator for the City of Raleigh Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Foster Grandparent Program. She has 12 years of managerial and supervisory experience in the non-profit, local government and business sectors. She can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: (919) 831-6098.
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