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~ January - February 2008

 

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Volunteering Australia Has New CEO

Martin Cowling, of Australia, informs us that Volunteering Australia has a new leader.  Cary Pedicini is the new Chief Executive Officer, with much experience in the nonprofit sector and government, working in fields as diverse as sports and recreation and vocational education.  He has worked with the YMCA, Department for Victorian Communities, and as State Director for Mission Australia in Victoria.  He brings experience in corporate volunteer programs to his new job. 
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New Vitality for Volunteer Programs:  New Models, New People, New Strategies

New Vitality for Volunteer Programs:  New Models, New People, New Strategies
Workshop:  Friday, March 7, 2008
9:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by http:  Nonprofit Center of South Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
www.npcenter.org/

It is getting harder and harder to find volunteers.  What is happening? Spend the day with nationally known author and trainer Nancy Macduff as she leads a lively workshop of the issues facing those who manage volunteers.  Explore a new model of volunteering based on how people are asking to volunteer.  Review the practical strategies for recruiting and managing traditional and non-traditional forms of volunteering.  Go home with practical techniques to enhance your volunteer program.  For more information contact: http://www.npcenter.org/


Training Adult Volunteers Workshop

Training Volunteers: 
Adult Learning and Workshop Planning

Friday, March 14, 2008

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Evertt, WA
Sponsored by United Way of Snohomish County Volunteer Center

Trainer:  Nancy Macduff

Fast paced, discussions, experiential, practice exercises—those are terms that describe what adults want from training experiences.  This workshop presents information on the principles guiding the most effective training for adult volunteers.  Learn about training objectives, selecting the best training activities—it is not always the small groups--, and much more.  You will have the opportunity to plan a workshop and get feedback on how to enhance them for better communication with volunteers.  There will also be an opportunity to determine how best to train people for episodic assignments. 

For more information: saraaballard@yahoo.com


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