Monday, September 14, 2009

Workshop - Volunteer management

Save the Date! Friday October 2, 2009 at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio*

Registration will be available soon for a workshop on Volunteer Management. Look for an informational email on this listserv and an announcement on the Society of Ohio Archivists website with details on registration shortly.

The workshop will be split into a morning and afternoon session with a SOA business meeting held during lunch. Boxed lunches will be included with the $40 registration fee.

Workshop description
This workshop will provide direction and helpful information for those who manage volunteers. With an emphasis on proper planning and wise management, the workshop will be led by Mary Canon of the Ohio Historical Association and will include ample time for discussion and questions. The class sections include:
1. Defining volunteers and reasons for involvement
2. Preparing for their presence
3. Recruitment
4. Interviewing and screening
5. Orientation and training
6. Staff relations
7. Evaluations and recognition
Instructor biography
Mary Cannon has a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Mary has almost 10 years of training and experience in volunteer administration. She is currently the Lead Volunteer Coordinator with the Ohio Historical Society where she oversees a statewide volunteer program. Her prior experience includes service with AmeriCorps where she received top-notch volunteer management training, working with grassroots organizations on capacity building initiatives, service-learning, developing internship programs, and working with community and college campus volunteer centers. In 2006, Canon was chosen to represent Central Ohio in the first Nonprofit Congress in Washington D.C. She is currently on the board of trustees for the Volunteer Administrator's Network of Central Ohio and the League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus.

Hope to see you there!
Please contact Christine Schmid Engels with any questions, 513-287-7066 or