May 30, 2020

Certificate in Volunteer Management

Volunteers provide a unique human resource that can enhance an organization’s ability to achieve its mission, priorities, and goals. And, a well-managed volunteer program provides key building blocks that help ensure organizational sustainability.

Kathleen McCleskey and Wendy Biro-Pollard of Long and Short Associates have been collaborating with ACC’s Center for Nonprofit Studies for over a decade. During this time, they have conducted highly rated, four-day courses that provide managers of volunteer resources with state-of-the art, professional development training that is unique in the State of Texas.

Each class includes lecture, class discussion, opportunities for creative problem solving, networking, and useful resources including tools and checklists – all drawn from Kathleen and Wendy’s careers as practitioners and nationally recognized experts in the field of volunteer engagement.

This course will benefit anyone in the nonprofit, association, and governmental sector who seeks to learn how to build a successful volunteer program. Participants will discover the latest volunteer management trends, learn key steps in the volunteer management process and develop skills and techniques that are useful to any organizational leader.
All sessions have been recognized by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration and will cover the Council’s Core Competencies for Managers of Volunteer Resources.

The Certificate in Volunteer Management is four full days of learning from and with nationally recognized volunteer management experts.

Upon completion, participants will earn 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Austin Community College. These may be eligible for use in meeting professional certification requirements.

Visionary Leadership

To achieve success, CASA Boards must be passionately committed to the mission, possess substantial leadership skills and expertise and be organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when boards are facing the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options and planning for leadership succession.

The unrelenting pace of change challenges nonprofit boards to look and act differently.
Some boards have already made the transition. They possess many qualities and characteristics that together define a new profile of board effectiveness.

In this fast-paced session, participants will learn six new board profile characteristics and explore solutions to barriers their board’s face in creating visionary leadership including
• A lack of time
• Risk taking, risk avoidance
• Lack of board involvement in strategic thinking, planning and decision making
• Lack of knowledge in an increasingly complex world
• Micromanagement
• Holding on to old ways
• Failing to find the right members

Texas CASA: Visionary Leadership

To achieve success, CASA Boards must be passionately committed to the mission, possess substantial leadership skills and expertise and be organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when boards are facing the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options and planning for leadership succession.

The unrelenting pace of change challenges nonprofit boards to look and act differently.
Some boards have already made the transition. They possess many qualities and characteristics that together define a new profile of board effectiveness.

In this fast-paced session, participants will learn six new board profile characteristics and explore solutions to barriers their board’s face in creating visionary leadership including
• A lack of time
• Risk taking, risk avoidance
• Lack of board involvement in strategic thinking, planning and decision making
• Lack of knowledge in an increasingly complex world
• Micromanagement
• Holding on to old ways
• Failing to find the right members

Texas CASA: Visionary Leadership

To achieve success, CASA Boards must be passionately committed to the mission, possess substantial leadership skills and expertise and be organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when boards are facing the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options and planning for leadership succession.

The unrelenting pace of change challenges nonprofit boards to look and act differently.
Some boards have already made the transition. They possess many qualities and characteristics that together define a new profile of board effectiveness.

In this fast-paced session, participants will learn six new board profile characteristics and explore solutions to barriers their board’s face in creating visionary leadership including
• A lack of time
• Risk taking, risk avoidance
• Lack of board involvement in strategic thinking, planning and decision making
• Lack of knowledge in an increasingly complex world
• Micromanagement
• Holding on to old ways
• Failing to find the right members

Utilizing Volunteer Skills to Build Organizational Capacity

In order to reach and serve their clients, smart nonprofits utilize every available resource. They strive to fully engage their boards, seek new ways to connect with the community, cultivate new donors and provide customer-focused client services. These nonprofits also effectively utilize volunteer skills and talents to meet their organization’s challenges and leverage its opportunities.

In this half-day session, participants will explore ways to
• Develop mission-focused volunteer positions
• Diversify and expand volunteer opportunities
• Create a recruitment message

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