Keep “Em Laughing and Learning:
Effective Volunteer Training
One too many PowerPoint’s? Volunteers skipping training sessions? Want to build more enthusiasm for training? Want to build technology into training—other than PowerPoint? This session reviews the essential components of training. Then participants practice creating a training session with excitement, interaction, and fun. Bring your creative hat to plan that next training session.
Creating Job Security:
Building The Internal Influence of the Administrator of Volunteers
Administrators of volunteers create job security by running effective programs. They are indispensible to their organizations. Review a checklist of strategies designed to make you indispensible. Discuss with your colleagues how they build internal influence.
Becoming the Manager of the Motivational Store:
From Theory to Practice
Managers of volunteer programs with a wide cross-section of people are good at providing the motivational “ingredients” that keeps people for the long term or keeps them coming back for episodic stints! Names like Maslow, McClelland, Herzberg, Clary-Snyder are people who can tell us about what motivates people in their volunteer work. This session identifies motivators and translates motivators into action. It is the “food” that attracts people to a program or helps keep them engaged. Review some theory and then apply it to read life. Assess your program to see what your “motivational store” looks like.
The TED lecture outlines why and how money (among other things) can make you happy. If you are reluctant to ask others for money this video will give you the strength to go forward. It is also a great tool for training volunteers about asking for donations.
Do you sometimes wonder if anyone cares? Has apathy taken a grip on people in your community? This TED speaker has an antidote to apathy. You might want to assess your organization on his seven points. Are you doing things that combat apathy and build interest in your organization and mission.