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NAVPLG Pre-Conference Session
Points of Light Conference, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007 ~ 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Winds of Change Positioning and Sustaining a Volunteer Program in a Government Setting
Government agencies go through lean times, cut backs and political upheaval from time to time. In those uncertain times, budget cuts and organizational changes come quickly. Often one of the first positions to be cut is the volunteer manager's. Learn the methods used by four volunteer managers to create sustainability during financial and political downturns. Presenters: Joan Brown, Kim Sanecki, Tish Sammon, Glenis Chapin Moderator: Sue Irey

The Panel will be followed by Breakout Sessions
Explore the Unexpected - Volunteer Programs in Different Departments
We all ask volunteers to pass out the water at the 5K race and shelve the books in the library, but what about helping out in Public Works, the IT department and Fleet Maintenance? Find out about unusual volunteer programs that have worked well in governmental departments you may not have considered. Facilitator: Bonnie Pittl
The Corporate Connection - How to Partner with the Businesses in your Community (and Why you Want To)
The new buzz word in business is employee engagement. Human resource departments are reaching for a new level of satisfaction to retain employees. Creating valid volunteer experiences is one of the best ways to give companies this edge. Find out how to tap into this new arena of corporate interest to enhance your volunteer program. Facilitator: Sue Irey
Managing Multiples - Lots of Locations and Programs
One of the challenges of managing government volunteers programs is that so often we must oversee a variety of programs offered at a variety of locations. Examine best practices on how to handle the difficult issues posed by having a multiple sites and programs. Facilitator: Jan Koske

Objectives: At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify strategies that will position their government volunteer program for sustainability.
  • define ways to build relationships that will create advocates
  • gain insight for strengthening leadership skills

Annual Meeting - Tuesday, July 17, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Informal Get-together - Sunday, July 15, 2007 after Pre-Conference Session


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