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2021 Virtual Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference Schedule


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Day One: Wednesday, June 9

Time (Central Time)

Concurrent Session 1

Concurrent Session 2

Concurrent Session 3

Concurrent Session 4

Concurrent Session 5

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

Carve Your Own Path

 

Dana Litwin, CVA

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Sponsor Session: Better Impact

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

“From the Ground Up” Volunteer Engagement

 

Terry Straub

 

Volunteer Engagement During COVID-19 and Beyond

 

Maureen Bourgious

Words & Action: Understanding the Language of Diversity & Social Justice

 

Ree Ford

Purpose-Driven Volunteer Impact

 

Sue Carter Kahl

Designing Meaningful Work for Volunteers

 

Betsy McFarland

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Sponsor Session: Volgistics

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

1:15-2:45 p.m.

Supervising Volunteers

 

Kathleen Cannon

What We’re Learning from MAVA’s 2021 Shifting Environment Survey

 

Polly Roach

Jacklyn Cooney

Equity in Rural Volunteerism

 

Cairn Reisch

 

Caring For and Nurturing Volunteers During Social Distancing

 

Ken Culp, III

Beating Burnout: Taking a Proactive Approach to Managing Stress

 

Paul Johnson

 

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Sponsor Session: Galaxy Digital

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Build Capacity with Volunteer Leaders

 

Becky Lunders

Designing Service-Learning Partnerships

 

Dr. Bradley Wolfe

No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement

 

Lisa Joyslin

The Stories We Tell - Using Storytelling for Every Aspect of Engagement

 

Annette Sutfin

Let's Talk Volunteer Engagement in Healthcare!

 

Susan Connolly

Kelly O'Brien

 

Day Two: Thursday, June 10

Time (Central Time)

Concurrent Session 1

Concurrent Session 2

Concurrent Session 3

Concurrent Session 4

Concurrent Session 5

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

Out With the Old, In With the Bold

 

Donte Curtis

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Sponsor Session: Better Impact

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Storytelling Strategies on a Shoestring

 

Nancy Angus

The Elusive All-Volunteer Organization

 

Kathy Ahlers

Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions With Volunteers

 

Wendy Vang-Roberts

How to Use Digital Marketing to Attract New Volunteers

 

Chris Barlow

The State of Greater Minnesota Volunteerism

 

Eleanor Burkett

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Volunteer Engagement Leaders Networking Session

Bring your lunch and meet other volunteer engagement leaders! This networking session is a fun and laid-back opportunity to get to know other volunteer engagement leaders virtually.

 

Sponsor Session: McDowell Agency

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

1:15-2:45 p.m.

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

 

Jennifer Bennett

High Tech, High Touch: Finding the Balance in Volunteer Engagement

 

Dana Litwin, CVA

Courageous Conversations Start with YOU!

 

Danielle Brady

How to Diversify Your Volunteer Program

 

Nicole R. Smith

Valuing Volunteer Management

 

Rob Jackson

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Sponsor Session: Galaxy Digital

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Sharpening Your Leadership Profile with Service Enterprise

 

Polly Roach

Creating Sustainability Through the Power of Volunteers

 

Lauren Spero

Betsy McFarland

Boldly Creating Inclusive Spaces for Volunteers

 

Cydnee Sanders

Navigating Changes in City Volunteerism During COVID-19

 

Diane Erickson, Jackie Maas, Rachel Boggs, Carla Kress

People First: Communicating for a More Engaged Volunteer Workforce

 

Karen Reid

 

Day Three: Friday, June 11

Time

Concurrent Session 1

Concurrent Session 2

Concurrent Session 3

Concurrent Session 4

Concurrent Session 5

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers

 

Cameron Kruger

Managing Challenging Volunteers and Reducing Conflict

 

Betsy McFarland

Speaking Truth to Power: Pushing Back Against Privilege in Volunteerism

 

Sue Carter Kahl

Ethical Issues in Volunteer Engagement

 

Rob Jackson

Why 70% of Potential Volunteers are Not Coming to Your Organization: What We Need to Learn from Informal Volunteerism

 

Karmit Bulman

11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Annual MAVA Member Meeting and Excellence Awards Ceremony

All MAVA members and conference participants are invited to join.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and White Allies Networking Session

This networking session is an opportunity for volunteer engagement leaders to connect with others working on antiracism in volunteerism. There will be breakouts for BIPOC only and white allies only during the session. Feel free to bring your lunch!

 

Sponsor Session: Vsys One

Meet and learn more about our conference sponsor!

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote:

Where Do We Go From Here? Owning the Deep Commitment to Help and Not Harm

 

Breauna Dorelus


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