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The NOVAA Learning Community 

Volunteer management professionals gathering around relevant topics to both teach and learn from their peers in facilitated conversations. 

The NOVAA Learning Community events are free for NOVAA members  and $10 for non-members.

Register for a Learning Community and need to cancel? Please refer to our Cancellation Policy and contact with any questions.

Learning Community sessions focus on one relevant topic at a time. The sessions start out with a short presentation or panel discussion, followed by Q&A and an open facilitated discussion. All members are welcome to the NOVAA Learning Community, but participants are expected to review any pre-session reading assignments and be prepared for advanced discussions.

Have an idea for a Learning Community topic? Email your idea to

Past Learning Community Topics:
Thursday, September 21st 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Databases- Click here for more information and to register. 

    Past Learning Community Topics:

    • DEI Conversations (May 2023)
    • Engaging Older Adults as Volunteers (March 2023)
    • Labor Law Difference between Volunteers, Interns, and Employees (Jan 2023)
    • Resources to help volunteer administrators succeed (Oct 2022)
    • Coordinating Volunteers while Working within a Union (May 2022)
    • Reflective Conversation around issued of Equity and Inclusion (March 2022)
    • De-Escalating Conflict (Jan 2022)
    • Training Volunteers in Customer Services (Oct 2021)
    • Keeping Volunteers Engaged in a Pandemic (April 2021)
    • Tips for Volunteer Admin Job Hunters (Feb 2021)
    • Volunteer Databases (Dec 2020)
    • Staff & Volunteer Relations (Oct 2020)
    • Process and Tips for Preparing for your CVA Exam (Oct 2019)
    • Creating Inclusive Spaces for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Volunteers. (Dec 2019)
    • Non-violent Communication: How to deliver and give difficult feedback (March 2019)
    • Volunteering While Trans (May 2019)
    • Seen & Heard: Getting a Seat at the Executive Table (March 2019)
    • Recruitment: Removing Barriers by Thinking Outside the Box (Dec 2018)
    • Delegation: Empowering Volunteers and Creating Team Leaders (Oct 2018)
    • ADA & Inclusion (February 2018)
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