Calendar of Conferences, Workshops and Seminars By Date

The conferences and workshops listed here are single events sponsored by many different organizations, arranged by date. To be included, a program must offer substantial volunteer management content and be open for registration to the public. If you want to find a specific location, please use the keyword search -- but do consider traveling to meet new colleagues while you increase your skills!

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Organizational Sponsor: Twenty Hats

What’s the most common complaint among volunteer managers? It’s that others are slow to embrace the enormous potential of volunteers to advance a program’s mission. In an ideal world, your nonprofit’s staff would know how to supervise volunteers and create new and purposeful opportunities for them. Getting your co-workers to that point takes buy-in. Achieving buy-in is one of the qualities that separates managers from leaders. It means standing by your vision and communicating it in a way that influences others. In this webinar, we will look at six key principles of buy-in and apply them to a typical volunteer management scenario. 

This webinar will help you:

  • Shift your perspective on what it takes to achieve buy-in
  • Think about buy-in strategically
  • Consider more effective ways to communicate your ideas

Come away from the hour with a new ideas and specific approaches to bring others on board with your important ideas.

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10/03/2018 to 10/04/2018
Organizational Sponsor: BCACG & Volunteer BC

Join BCACG & Volunteer BC - at VOLUNTEER FUTURES SYMPOSIUM 2018 Annual Training Event for Volunteers, Non-Profits & Charities.

Low-cost event known for its inspiring keynote addresses, practical workshops and relevant sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues and volunteers from across BC.

Anyone wanting to learn more about volunteerism and non-profit/charities sector can attend. Sign language interpreters are available making this event accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, Richmond, BC

Fees: $225 (Member)/$325 (Non-member)

Registration fees include: All sessions, breakfast, lunch, coffee & refreshments.

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GoldenColoradoUnited States
Organizational Sponsor: DOVIA Colorado

Engage. Unite. Ignite! Join us to engage in professional development, unite with fellow volunteer management professionals, and ignite your passion for volunteerism. This is the event of the year for Colorado volunteerism, and you don't want to miss it!

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Have you considered creating volunteer impact measures and don’t know where to start? Master the prep for a successful, effective strategy session. This content-packed, interactive webinar takes the guesswork out of creating a volunteer impact strategy session and streamline the process so that you are ready and motivated to create this valuable evaluation tool.

Learn how to:

  • Quantify what you stand to gain from creating these metrics – and assess the time and funding you might be losing without it
  • Identify the staff most likely to inform the process • Select the plans and outcomes that will lead to high-impact metrics
  • Use a special logic model to create metrics that are relevant to volunteer activity
  • Plan an implementation timeline that encourages completion and accountability

*Your registration fee includes everything: a pdf copy of the slide deck, a strategy session prep list, and a volunteer metrics review handout. Spaces are limited. Claim your spot today!*

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Sioux Falls, SD
Organizational Sponsor: Sioux Empire DOVIA

Does your current volunteer program need some REJUVENATION? Join us for the 11th Annual Volunteer Managers Conference hosted by DOVIA of the Sioux Empire to learn how to REVITALIZE your volunteer program. Spend the day networking with Volunteer Managers from across the Midwest, while keynote speaker, Beth Steinhorn, from VQ Strategies provides insight on volunteer engagement solutions, maximizing your resources, and leveraging volunteers for impact and success. Join us October 26, 2018 to be REVITALIZED!

Early Bird Registration Fee — Prior to September 1, 2018
$75.00 Sioux Empire DOVIA Member
$100.00 Non Member

Registration Fee — Deadline is October 12, 2018
$90.00 Sioux Empire DOVIA Member
$120.00 Non Member

Online Registration -

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Organizational Sponsor: Twenty Hats

How would you like to master an interviewing technique that increases the retention and overall fit of highly specialized, high commitment volunteers ― volunteers like the docents, advocates, or group leaders that you need to sustain your program? Behavior-based interviewing has been demonstrated to lower volunteer drop out rates and raise the average volunteer time commitment.

Learn how to:

  • Craft behavior-based interview questions that zero right in on the competencies you seek – including professional skills and interpersonal strengths
  • Interview with behavior-based questions to achieve objective results
  • Evaluate a candidate’s responses to minimize the “maybe” zone and know which volunteers to bring on board
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