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The Training page for Volunteer Today has historically focused on tips for trainers. Each issue will now have information on some aspect of professional development for managers of volunteers and some articles on how to be a better trainer of volunteers. The author of this page, Nancy Macduff, is open to ideas and suggestions from readers on what might be useful information in the area of professional development. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volunteer Management Training in Eastern Washington
Recruiting and Managing Volunteers
Professional Development Certificate
Walla Walla Community College, in Walla Walla, WA is offering a four-session professional development certificate in the management of volunteers. It is designed for those who organize volunteers, paid and unpaid. The course is held on Fridays. January 9 and 23 and February 6 and 20. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participation in all the sessions leads to a professional development certificate. Classes can be taken separately. For more information contact Nancy Kress at 509-527-4561 or email@example.com@wwcc.edu at the college.
Course description: Engaging and managing volunteers in the 21st century is not quite as simple as it used to be. Effective volunteer programs must use a coordinated effort to identify volunteers interested in offering their time and talents to an organization or a program. The Recruiting and Managing Volunteers class offers a four day examination of the elements of recruiting and managing volunteers: Elements of effective recruiting, strategies to plan training for a diverse a audience, techniques to effectively manage short and long term volunteers, methods to evaluate volunteers, and tips on meaningful recognition. In an interactive classroom setting students learn from an internationally recognized teacher with ample opportunity to interact with colleagues.
Class One- Volunteerism in the 21st century and Recruitment of Volunteers
Class Two- Training
Class Three – Supervision and Management
Class Four- Evaluation and Recognition of Volunteers
Instructor: Nancy Macduff, M.A.C.E
Portland State University
Portland State University Launches Training for Managers of Volunteer Programs
Institute for Nonprofit Management Launches Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Courses
Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Program
Portland State University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and the Department of Extended Studies have partnered to offer an educational series designed to build your volunteer program to standards of excellence and provide professional development for you.
Volunteers are engaged in programs and projects around the world in new and exciting ways. Recruiting and organizing them is art and science. This new program teaches you cutting edge strategies to engage volunteers.
The Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Program (VELP) offers two formats to educate professionals and others on how to successfully engage and lead volunteers. Formats provide hands-on practical exercises and experiences for learners at all levels to enhance their work with volunteers.
Learning Option 1- Online course in Volunteer Engagement and Leadership-Students from around the world engage in first class instructions from seasoned veterans in the organization of a volunteer program. Topics include recruiting, screening, planning, marketing, supervision, evaluation, and recognition, to name a few. This is an asynchronous class. For more information visit the PSU Web site.
Learning Option 2-Online learning is not for everyone, so the Institute for Nonprofit Management provides the same content as the online course, but in a face-to-face format. Visit the INPM Web site for more detailed information on the open enrollment Institute or one tailored to a single group. http://www.extended.pdx.edu/degrcomp/programs/v_engagement_training.php
COLLEGE PROGRAMS ON NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Close to 200 colleges and universities offer academic programs on nonprofit and volunteer sector management. They are usually master's degree programs, but not always. American Humanics sponsors undergraduate programs, as well. If you are looking to push out the professional development window, consider taking a course at one of these colleges. A full list resides at http://tltc.shu.edu/npo/. Thank Roseanne Mirabella, of Seton Hall University for keeping up with this list.
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