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Workshop: Volunteer Management 301 with Jim Laden

  • March 15, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • The Grotto - 8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97220 (Conference Room under the Visitor Center)
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  • Member price (requires log-in)
  • *Partner associations include: DVPA, MVVMA, NOVA, WVDO

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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?

As requested by many of our members, NOVAA is excited to present our first Volunteer Management 301 workshop, 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. 

After years spent training new volunteer administrators in NOVAA’s Volunteer Management 101 and 201 classes, Jim Laden is back by popular demand with this new 301 offering, focusing on:

  • Maximizing the potential of volunteer and volunteer/staff teams
  • Utilizing effective feedback to strengthen your program at all stages
  • Tapping deeper into volunteer motivations to ensure high performance
  • Developing volunteer capabilities that are meaningful to the individual and essential for your organization
  • ... and more!

Jim Laden has had an extensive career in human resources, program management, education, and training. He is currently the VP of Leadership and Talent at FoodCorps. Prior to these experiences, Jim worked as the Director or Learning and Volunteer Resources for AFS Intercultural Programs and in Career Services at Lewis & Clark College. In addition, he spent 10 years as an adjunct instructor in the Human Development Department at Clark Community College. 

Jim has been an active community volunteer since serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone in the mid-1980s. In the Portland area, he has been involved in volunteer leadership roles with The Pangaea Project, the Atkinson Elementary PTA and the Cascade AIDS Project. He has a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Virginia.

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