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NOVAA hosts a variety of workshops, learning communities, happy hours, morning meet-ups and more throughout the year.
All current events are being hosted online via Zoom.
Our diversity can be a strength especially when it comes to motivation and appreciation. Understanding how volunteers are motivated can be key to retaining their partnership and making them feel genuinely appreciated. This workshop will look at three examples for understanding motivation amongst volunteers through a series of short activities and a personal motivation survey. Leaders of volunteers will then discuss the power of gratitude and discuss Languages of Appreciation based on the work of Gary Chapman and Paul White to better understand how they like to be appreciated and to learn how they can flex their appreciation muscle and show gratitude to volunteers who like to be appreciated in ways that differ from them. Be prepared to leave this session with a grateful heart and an understanding of how to express appreciation and motivate volunteers in meaningful ways.
Faiza Venzant CVA is the Executive Director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. With 20 years of leadership experience in volunteer engagement, she continues this work with a goal of centering community amongst the profession, improving equity and access to volunteerism and increasing diversity amongst professional leaders of volunteers. In 2018, Faiza published her first children’s book entitled, My Mamma Wants to Eat Me Up! As a mother of two young boys, she has not actually eaten any of her children up.
Connect with fellow volunteer program professionals for a lunchtime social hour. Let’s come together to share ideas and resources that may help each other, our organizations and the volunteer profession.
Hosted by NOVAA Board members, learn more about us here.
Remote zoom link access will be provided via email prior to the event.
Are you new to the field?
Did 'volunteer manager' just get added to your job description?
Looking to learn 'best practices' to support your organizations volunteer program
This training is for you!
Join us and develop your volunteer program to its fullest potential!
Our Volunteer Management 101 Training will help you maintain a thriving volunteer base that gets more work done, builds community support and increases your organization's effectiveness. Specifically designed to assist anyone new to volunteer management, this typical one-day training has been modified for our remote reality and will take place via Zoom in two 3.75 hour morning sessions, offering a mix of content presentation, activities, and small group discussions in breakout rooms. The training will cover the following topics and address COVID-19 considerations along the way:
Registration for this event will sign you up for both sessions. Zoom links to join this training remotely will be sent in the week before the event to those who have registered, along with a workbook to be used throughout the training.
Trainers: Melia Hadidian Tichenor and Liza Dyer (Bios coming soon)
Join NOVAA’s DEI Committee for a Reflective Conversation around issues of Equity and Inclusion on March 9, 2022 via Zoom. This Learning Community will introduce a new NOVAA program of online conversations, “Diving Into DEI.”
Anyone with an interest in understanding their role in advancing DEI initiatives within their organizations and communities are encouraged to attend.
Facilitated by DEI Chair, Margaret Gunter, CVA, Volunteer Program Manager.
Learning Communities are free for NOVAA Members and just $10 for other guests.
We will be offering this Learning Community remotely via Zoom. A link will be sent to registered participants via email.