"Alive" Hybrid Conference

  • 23 Oct 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Shriners Hospital for Children—Northern California 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817


Registration is closed

Three presentations from dynamic, knowledgeable, and engaging trainers are live streamed to your local group.  A local facilitator guides group discussions in concert with the trainers.

Registration at 9am.
Conference from 9:30am-3:30pm.

Shriners Hospital for Children—Northern California
2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817

Lunch is provided.

$35 for members and non-members

This Year's Presentations:
Cultivating and Empowering Volunteer Leadership
Heidi Jakop, CVA

Empowering your volunteers to take ownership, initiative, and lead provides opportunities for your volunteers to grow and flourish, just like your organization. Surrounding yourself with those who have strengths and talents that differ from yours not only builds your organizations capacity but allows staff to hone new skills as you work alongside them.

This session will share examples, steps, and opportunities for cultivating and empowering leadership in your volunteers and engaging a diversely talented team. Drawing from the Servant Leadership style, we will also explore creating the conditions and environment that allow volunteers to shine.

Heidi Jakop, CVA is the Director, Volunteer Engagement for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association. Heidi is the President of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources of BC. Heidi was most recently an instructor at Langara College for the Volunteer Coordinator Certificate Program and facilitates workshops and webinars for university, municipality, volunteer centres, and professional associations.

How I’ve learned to lead my way and take charge of my day
Angela Williamson, CVA

I want anyone listening to find at least 1 idea that they can implement that moment, or the next day to either save them time, create larger capacity of volunteering in their organization, or empower them to add volunteers in their own work. A practical talk with many take-away points.

Angela Williamson, CVA, has been the volunteer manager at Hagley Museum & Library in Delaware for 11 years. She has been the president of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators (DAVA) 4 years and supporting in other roles in other years. She worked in education at a public garden prior to Hagley. She loves pursuing and promoting volunteering as an important role in society. Angela comes from the US Midwest of friendly people.


Getting a Seat at the Table: How your peers went from Coordinator to Director and from a Do-er to an Influencer
Beth Steinhorn

In this session, participants will:
• Understand where they can find research to support strategic volunteer engagement.
• By hearing case studies from the field, learn at least three different paths for advocating for strategic engagement.
• Gain tips on how to get a seat at the leadership table and shift from managing volunteers to, instead, serving as an internal consultant to support staff from across the organization in effectively engaging and supporting volunteers.

Beth Steinhorn is the President of VQ Volunteer Strategies and partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations.

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
P.O. Box 162464
Sacramento, CA 95816

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