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MAVA Presents the November 2020
Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference

Redefining Volunteerism:
Dismantling Inequities*

A Three-Day Virtual Conference
November 16-18, 2020
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM CST

* MAVA Professional Development Events can be counted for CVA Renewal and will be helpful for those obtaining their CVA.

Each day will feature an exciting Keynote presentation and several deep dive workshops.
You will have multiple workshop options.

Here are some of the sessions we are planning for you:

Confirmed Workshops
Fostering a Culture of Respect and Inclusion
What Microagressions and Allyship Look like in the Volunteer Engagement Sector
Breaking the Cycle of White Supremacy Culture
Accessibility to Virtual Volunteering and Online Programs
Bridging the Gap of Understanding Between Poverty and Privilege
Working Toward Racial Equity in the Time of COVID
Understanding Oppression
Supporting Veteran Volunteers as they Serve the Community
Exploring Gender Inclusivity and Equity in Volunteerism
Embracing and Engaging Older Volunteers
From Allyship to Leadership: Using Social Justice and Emotional Intelligence to Transform our Volunteer Experience
Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Building Anti-Racism Within Your Volunteerism Programming

Jermaine Davis
Faiza Venzant + Panel
Donte Curtis
Jayne Cravens
Danielle Brady
Niila Hebert + Panel
Cardina Esparza
Brittany Biggers
Chuck Bernsohn
Expert Panel
Anne Phibbs

Jerome Tennille

Pending Workshops
Equity in Rural Volunteerism
Exploring New Systems of Volunteer Engagement

And more...

Workshop and speaker information will be updated as pending speakers are added or confirmed


Featured Speaker
Jermaine Davis
Oops …. What Do I Do NOW?
Fostering a Culture of Respect and Inclusion

Is “You have GOT to be kidding me!” one of the first thoughts that comes to mind when you hear inappropriate or offensive comments? Rude behaviors, derogatory language, and divisive unprofessionalism often leaves people feeling speechless, uncomfortable, and unsure of what to do next.
Unaddressed and unresolved diversity-related issues and conflicts produces a stressful, unsafe, and unproductive work environment. This presentation will teach leaders, managers, and frontline employees how to appropriately and competently address hostile-related issues in a professional and confident manner. When co-workers learn how to coexist respectfully and diplomatically with one another workplace morale and motivation increases exponentially.

Dr. Jermaine’s informative, engaging, and interactive style of speaking will inspire and equip audience members with practical tools on how to create a work environment that fosters respect and inclusion so EVERYONE can thrive and succeed. This presentation is based on Dr. Jermaine’s two best-selling books, Be Diversity Competent! and Leading with Greatness! 

Save the Dates! November 16-18, 2020

We hope you will join us!

(If you registered for the recent "two for one" virtual June event, you are automatically registered. No need to register again.)

MAVA Members

Early Bird 
(7/6/2020 – 8/31/2020)

(9/1/2020 – 11/10/2020)

(11/11/2020 – 11/18/2020)


Early Bird 
(7/6/2020 – 8/31/2020)

(9/1/2020 – 11/10/2020)

(11/11/2020 – 11/18/2020)


 3-Day Virtual Conference 








The first 70 to register will receive a FREE copy of

"Be Diversity Competent!" By Dr. Jermaine Davis