PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Upcoming professional development opportunities to help build your organizations volunteer management capacity, to increase your skills or to learn new skills:
- Volunteer Management Certificate Program 2013
- VMC 101 - Volunteer Management Fundamentals - June 17,18,25,26
- VMC 109 - Policies & Procedures for Volunteer Managers - June 27,28
NEW: Volunteer Management Certificate Program 2013
Overview: Volunteer managers often wear many hats. The responsibility for volunteer management may be assigned to staff members whose primary function lies elsewhere e.g., administrative assistant, fund development or human resources. Volunteer management can be a crucial element for the success of the 8,000 nonprofit organizations in Edmonton Region, half of which are run entirely by volunteers. Many organizations could not function without the contributions made by their dedicated, generous volunteers.
Outcomes: The Volunteer Management Certificate (VMC) will provide participants with the knowledge, tools and networking opportunities to align their work with the strategic mission and values of their organization. This in turn strengthens capacity within the organization and the nonprofit sector to fulfill their mission.
Curriculum: The VMC curriculum is based on current internationally accepted core competencies and a body of knowledge which serves as a foundation. This certificate program is a step in the right direction for individuals who may seek to achieve industry designations such as CAVR – Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources.
The VMC offers professional development for individuals developing a career in the volunteer sector as well as those who have been active in the sector for years and who wish to refresh their skill set or learn new skills.
Developed and Facilitated by: Milena Santoro, CMM CMP PIDP - author, international professional speaker, educator, award winning certified meeting and special events professional who has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social clients and not-for-profit agencies. Milena is President and CEO of MS Productions Inc. She is an active member of the volunteer community, serving in various leadership roles: facilitator for the Alberta Culture Board Development Program, President of Volunteer Management Group Edmonton Chapter and Committee, Professional Development for CAVR.
Volunteer Management Certificate Program Modules:
- VMC 101 Volunteer Management Fundamentals - 24 hours - $395
- VMC 102 Leadership and Management - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 103 Risk Management - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 104 Orientation, Training, and Supervision of Volunteers - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 105 Volunteer Recognition and Retention - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 106 Grant Writing - 6 hours - $145
- VMC 107 Ethics and Fiscal Management - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 108 Board Development - 6 hours - $145
- VMC 109 Policies and Procedures - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 110 Event Planning - 12 hours - $195
- VMC 111 Capstone - $100
To register phone 780-732-6649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for the Volunteer Management Certificate Training Schedule for 2013? Click here or select Workshops and Events in the sidebar.
AASCF Leadership Bursary: The Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families offers a bursary which could be applied to cover the fee for taking the Volunteer Management Certificate Program. Eligibility criteria are available on the AASCF website located here. One of the criteria for eligibility is: "Be employed by an organization / agency that is contracted to provide services to the Ministry Human Services of the Government of Alberta through the Children and Family Service Authorities and Services for persons with disabilities.
VMC 101 - Volunteer Management Fundamentals
Next four-day session covers the following topics:
- Monday, June 17, 2013 - Introduction to Volunteerism & Planning for a Volunteer Program
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Recruitment & Selection of Volunteers
- Wednesday, June 25, 2013 - Training, Orientation, Recognition & Retention; Investment in Volunteer Involvement
- Thursday, June 26, 2013 - Risk Management
Cost: $395 (fee includes course materials and GST)
T ime: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (45 minute lunch break - lunch is not provided)
Location: #400, 10025 – 106 street, (The Baker Centre)
Policies and procedures to some volunteer managers can be a daunting task. Policies and procedures are often about writing down what you are already doing. Make it a manageable task by keeping it simple and doing it over a period of time.
In this two day workshop, you will discover the basic framework on how to develop and define policies and procedures, define board policy versus management policy, what should be included, create a policy checklist and introduce new policies and procedures to volunteers.
Date: June 27 & 28, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Baker Centre, #400, 10025 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB
Registration: click here
While Volunteer Edmonton strives to ensure there are no disruptions in our workshop dates there may be occasion where issues arise that are out of our control. As a result we are committed to re-scheduling the program as soon as possible and providing options to participants.