MANITOBA ASSOCIATION FOR VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATION

Strengthening the field of
​Volunteer Management
​ through advocacy, learning,
​and networking.​

Events

Transgender and Gender Diverse Inclusivity

2/16/2017

Please join The Rainbow Resource Centre's Dr. Reece Malone in this interesting and relevant discussion about how to input the best practices when working with our gender diverse culture. Dr. Malone will discuss initiatives to change the way our systems work in areas such as policies, program development, and service delivery. We will also learn just how diverse gender identity and expression can be.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Norwood Hotel (Tache Room)

Agenda:
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m. – Greetings from MAVA
8:45 a.m. – Transgender and Gender Diverse Inclusivity - Best Practices for Our Organizations
Deadline for Sign-up: Tuesday, March 7th
Cost:
Members - 30$
Non-Members - 50$

 

 


MAVA Annual Conference: Building Your Volunteer Management Toolkit

11/3/2016

Join MAVA on November 3, 2016 in honour of International Volunteer Managers Day for a full day conference focused on volunteer management.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with others who work in volunteer administration while enhancing and expanding your knowledge in current volunteer management practices.

You will have a choice of sessions in both the early and late morning (chosen when you register), and will also have an opportunity to be inspired by our keynote speaker, Dianne McCoy.

Buffet lunch and light refreshments are included in your registration fee.

Where: Canad Inns Polo Park. 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba
Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Parking: Free
Food: Included
Rate: $150 per person for MAVA members or $175 per person for non-members

Registration closes on Thursday, October 27, 2016

 


Agenda

​8:00am-8:30am Registration and morning refreshments

8:30am-9:05am Keynote Address: Dianne McCoy, MA, PCC

9:05am-9:15am Coffee break

9:15am-10:45am Early morning sessions

10:45am-11:00am Break

11:00am-12:30pm Late morning sessions

12:30pm-1:45pm Buffet Lunch *please address dietary needs with restaurant staff*

1:45pm-3:30pm Large Group Experience: KAIROS Blanket Exercise

3:30pm-4:00pm Closing Remarks

Keynote Address 8:30am-9:05am

You are the Leader! Leading from the Inside Out with Dianne McCoy, MA, PCC
Spiral Effects Coaching and Consulting www.spiraleffects.com

A Certified Executive Coach and Facilitator with extensive experience and strengths in coaching, leading, managing and supporting leadership development, organizational change, administrative management and human resource management and managing interpersonal conflict.

 


Choice of Early Morning Sessions 9:15am-10:45am

1. Create your own set of Affirmation Cards

Workshop: Creative Self Care Workshop – Create your own set of Affirmation Cards. Join us for a fun, interactive workshop devoted to the art of self-care. During this workshop you will learn: What affirmations are and how you can incorporate them into your life positively –providing you with benefits like encouragement, inspiration, energy and motivation, etc.! Give the gift of self-care to yourself - create a personalized set of affirmation cards just for you! All supplies provided.

Facilitator: Colleen King, BSW
Colleen graduated from The University of Manitoba with a Social Work degree from the concentrated program. She has been working in the not for profit sector for over 9 years with extensive experience in workshop coordination and facilitation, volunteer management and marketing as well as supporting and empowering individuals in the community. Passionate about self-care, Colleen enjoys spending her time creating and selling handmade paper crafts for all occasions as well as traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

2. Sticky Situations: Applying Ethics to Your Work with Volunteers

Workshop: We all encounter situations which involve ethical questions and issues. Learn how to recognize an ethical issue, understand the difference between personal and professional ethics, and explore the ethical principles which apply to volunteer management. Practice a decision-making process for navigating real-life ethical dilemmas you face on the job, and gain insight into how to incorporate ethics into the fabric of your organization.

Facilitator: Suzie Matenchuk, CVA
Suzie is the Manager of Volunteer Services for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority specializing in Community Health and Corporate programs. Prior to this she worked in acute care and long term care settings and has over 20 years’ experience in the volunteer management sector.

In addition to this, Suzie is a Certified Administrator of Volunteer Resources, a past president of Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) and is a current Board member of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).

3. Adventures in Online Volunteer Training

Workshop: In 2014, the Volunteer Services team at the Vancouver Aquarium embarked on a journey to re-design their core volunteer training series by moving to a blended model of online modules and in-person sessions by February 2015.

Lindsay will guide participants through the step-by-step process that outlines how they designed, developed and delivered their online training modules. She will also provide insight into best practices in online learning, tips on how to engage leadership volunteers in specialist roles, and our calculation on the return on investment (time and money). Most importantly, she will share insights on what the team learned along the way as well as tips for those just starting this journey.

Facilitator: Lindsay Baker, CVA
Lindsay has been leading volunteer teams professionally since 1999. She is currently the Manager of Volunteer Services at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Prior to her work at the aquarium, she coordinated volunteers for 2010 Olympic-related events in Richmond and led Volunteer Richmond’s volunteer management training programs.

Lindsay is the new Chair of Professional Development for the Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) and Past President of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC (AVRBC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a diploma in Public Relations, is certified in volunteer administration, and also a trained Co-Active coach. She is also passionate about lifelong learning and enjoys sharing her experience through mentorship, training and facilitation opportunities.

 


Choice of Late Morning Sessions 11:00am-12:30pm

1. Off the side of your desk: Time-saving strategies to help staff effectively supervise volunteers

Workshop: Volunteers play a critical role in the delivery of programs and services within non-profit organizations. In many cases, they are supervised by staff who are doing volunteer management off the side of their desks and on top of other roles and responsibilities. In this session, Lindsay will share her time-saving tips, tools, and techniques to help staff supervisors prepare for volunteer involvement, offer excellent orientation and training, and provide ongoing supervision and support. By focusing on these key aspects, you’ll direct your time and energy to the areas where you will realize most impact on your experience working with volunteers.

Facilitator: Lindsay Baker, CVA
Lindsay has been leading volunteer teams professionally since 1999. She is currently the Manager of Volunteer Services at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Prior to her work at the aquarium, she coordinated volunteers for 2010 Olympic-related events in Richmond and led Volunteer Richmond’s volunteer management training programs.

Lindsay is the new Chair of Professional Development for the Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) and Past President of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources BC (AVRBC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a diploma in Public Relations, is certified in volunteer administration, and also a trained Co-Active coach. She is also passionate about lifelong learning and enjoys sharing her experience through mentorship, training and facilitation opportunities.

2. Communication Strategies for Volunteer Managers

Workshop: Do you ever wonder why your volunteers aren’t doing quite what you need them to do? Are they arriving late for their shifts, or unprepared? It may not be because they lack enthusiasm or commitment but rather that they aren’t clear on what you expect from them.
In this session, we will take a look at best practices and methods of communicating with volunteers. Better communication may just be the key to unlocking your volunteers’ potential!

Facilitator: Dawn Bourbonnais, Volunteer Manitoba, Manager of Communications & Outreach.
Dawn oversees VM’s internal and external communications, manages the website and referral services, and is responsible for increasing awareness of Volunteer Manitoba’s mission – to encourage and promote volunteerism across the province. She is also the in-house facilitator for Volunteer Management Levels 1 & 2, and Social Media for Non-Profits.

Prior to working for Volunteer Manitoba, Ms. Bourbonnais spent the past fifteen years working in the not-for-profit and arts sector, most recently in the music and film industries. She is a communications specialist with a talent for interpreting what others mean to say and what some want to hear.
Dawn has also managed volunteers for a many festival and community events held in Winnipeg, and is especially fond of the volunteers at the Jazz Winnipeg Festival (whom she has been managing since 2004).

3. Helpful Tools and Resources to Support your Volunteer Program

Workshop: The volunteer landscape is changing. This session will provide a snapshot of trends in volunteer engagement across Canada and highlight a few tools and resources from Volunteer Canada, including the updated Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and a newly-developed resource for service providing organizations assisting newcomers to Canada. Participants will discuss and explore how these resources can help their own organizations engage, recognize and retain volunteers.

Facilitator: Deborah Pike, Director of Knowledge Assets, Volunteer Canada
Before joining Volunteer Canada in 2014, Deborah spent more than 20 years in the non-profit sector, working in national organizations including the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Council on Social Development as well as community based organizations. Her roles have included program management, research, corporate partnerships and knowledge exchange. Born in Montreal, Deb now lives in Ottawa where she is an active volunteer with two local organizations.​

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