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 is a members-only benefit and is a reactivation of the Advanced Practitioners member benefit. 

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.

Upcoming Learning Community Sessions

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:30 to 10 am at the ReBuilding Center. Topic is CVA Certification: Process and Tips for Preparing for your CVA Exam
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Oregon Community Foundation. Topic is Creating Inclusive Spaces for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Volunteers. 
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2019 from 8:30 to 10 am. Location and Topic TBD. 
  • Thursday, May 7, 2019 from 3:30 to 5 pm. Location and Topic TBD. 

Past Learning Community Topics:

  • 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)
  • Embracing Volunteer Turnover (December 2017)
  • Volunteer Recognition Deconstructed (June 2017)
  • Performance Issues and Difficult Conversations (April 2017)
  • Developing a Communications Plan (March 2017)
  • Internship Programs (Oct 2016)
  • Training Staff to Work with Volunteers (June 2016)
  • ADA & Inclusion in Volunteer Programs (April 2016)
  • Facilitating Service-Learning & Engagement Students (Feb 2016)
  • 'Tis the Season... Avoiding Burn-out (Dec 2015)
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