Volunteer Management Trainings

Are you new to the field of Volunteer Management? Are you seeking basic or advanced training to improve your management skills?

NOVAA offers volunteer management trainings throughout the year at affordable prices to ensure volunteer managers have access to curriculum for best practices and effective program management.

NOVAA workshops are given by skilled presenters who will provide participants with the tools needed to enhance an existing volunteer program or build one from scratch.

Volunteer Management 101

Next offering - May 21, 2019

This one-day workshop covers the fundamentals needed to develop and manage a successful volunteer program. Topics include: developing a volunteer program, recruiting the right volunteers, understanding volunteer motivation, orienting and training volunteers, supervision, risk management and volunteer recognition.

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Volunteer Management 201

Next offering - January 31, 2019

This one-day workshop is ideal for volunteer managers who have completed Volunteer Management 101, or for those who are seeking advanced training in the field of volunteer management. This workshop focuses on next-level topics, including: program evaluation, leadership in management, equipping staff to engage volunteers, and much more.

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Volunteer Management 301

Next offering - March 19, 2019

Have you been working in the field of volunteer administration for awhile now? Are you looking to take your volunteer management savvy to the next level? This half-day workshop covers dedicated to building on themes of our Volunteer Management 101 and 201 trainings and digging in to management skills relevant to advanced practitioners and others looking for a "301" learning experience. 

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About the Trainers:

Liza J Dyer, CVA, has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit and public sectors for 15+ years. 

She is currently a Program Coordinator in Volunteer Services at Multnomah County Library, a public library system which connects over 1,900 community members to meaningful volunteer opportunities each year. In the past, Liza worked primarily in museums and science centers.

Liza has trained staff at various organizations including Volunteers of America - Oregon and Beaverton City Library, and led trainings for new AmeriCorps members through Oregon Volunteers. She has also presented at the Nonprofit Technology Conference and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Conference. Liza is Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) and is a certified trainer through Oregon Volunteers. She has a B.S. in Social Science from Portland State University.

Melia Hadidian Tichenor, CVA

After serving two terms as an AmeriCorps member with Hands On Greater Portland from 2007-2009, Melia joined the permanent staff as Eastside Program Manager and worked for many years supporting hundreds of Hands On's nonprofit partners in developing a wide array of episodic volunteer projects, both for the Hands On Project Calendar and for various national days of service. In addition to her work with Hands On's nonprofit partners, she ran the Hands On Greater Portland TeamWorks program, which brings together teams of 10-12 volunteers to explore specific issue area or neighborhood through the lens of service learning and experiential education. 

After eight years of work at Hands On, Melia took her volunteer management experience abroad to Armenia, where she served for four months as a volunteer consultant and trainer to the staff at Birthright Armenia, a program designed to connect young diasporan Armenians to their cultural and ancestral roots through volunteer positions and internships in the Armenian homeland. Melia received her Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) credential in May 2014 and recently wrapped up a graduate degree in the PACE program at PSU's Graduate School of Education, focusing on service-learning and community-based education.

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