AL!VE Academy

AL!VE provides training and networking opportunities through our

AL!VE Academy webinars.

AL!VE Academy provides high-quality educational opportunities specifically designed to assist leaders in volunteer engagement in building and strengthening their leadership, management and technical skills. Throughout the year, AL!VE features a wide variety of topics, conducted by world class trainers and peers in the field.  As new classes are scheduled, they will be added to the AL!VE calendar.  Once complete, members can view on demand on the 'members only' portion of the site. AL!VE webinars are FREE for AL!VE members; the general public is welcome to attend for $25 per webinar.

We also offer training opportunities through our AL!VE Communities of Practice (COP), a small, interactive and idea sharing forum specifically designed to benefit leaders in volunteer engagement. The COP offers our members a way to gain new perspectives and learn practical ideas while networking with other AL!VE members. Throughout the year, AL!VE will feature forums on a wide variety of topics, facilitated by experienced peers in the field of volunteer engagement.

AL!VE also supports training that enhances the nonprofit sector and members' professional development. Visit our AL!VE Calendar of Events for additional training and conference opportunities and to submit upcoming training and conferences in your area.

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2024 Academy Topics (register from our calendar):

January 2024: Restorative Practices as a Tool for Volunteer Program Management - Presented by Nikki Chamblee, Ph.D
February 2024:"B.A.S.I.D.E. in Volunteer Appreciation: Belonging | Accessibility | Safety | Inclusion | Diversity | Equity - Presented by Alana Knoppow, MSW

March 2024:  Leading From Your Identity, Presented by Jared Peer, CVA
April 2024:  AI: How to Have Ethical, Accurate, Human-Centered Results, Presented by Dana Litwin, CVA
May 2024:  Exploring the Career Pathways of Volunteer Administrators, Presented by Kayla Parker and Dr. Allison Russell, University of Texas at Dallas
June 2024:  The Benefits of Engaging Volunteers With Disabilities, Presented by Shelli Beck, CVA

June BONUS 2024: Career Pathways for the Volunteer Engagement Professional, Presented by Cathy Thoma, CVA and Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, PHR, SHRM-CP

July 2024:  Simple Market Research Methods for Recruitment and Communications Strategy, Presented by David Horowitz, CVA
August 2024:  TD Mindpower: Analytics for Social Good Volunteer Engagement Lead, Presented by Jordanya Reeves, CVA
September 2024:  Bridging Generational Communication Gaps in the Non Profit workplace, Pressented by Kate Viana, MA, CNC
October 2024:  No AL!VE Academy - please attend the Hybrid Conference, learn more here.
November 2024:  TBA
December 2024:   TBA

2023 Academy Topics:

January 2023: Create Your Own Career Adventure - Presented by Carrie Hart & Angela Williamson, CVA
February 2023: Transforming Disruption to Impact - Presented by Beth Steinhorn, VQ Volunteer Strategies
March 2023: Finding Your Spotlight - Presented by Corina Sadler, CVA
April 2023: Neurodiversity in Volunteerism, Presented by Sarah Phillippe, CVA
May 2023: Online Recruitment, Presented by Jennifer Bennett, CVA from VolunteerMatch
June 2023: The Relationship Between Volunteer Roles and Well-Being | Using Data to Create Mutually Beneficial Position Descriptions, Presented by Courtney Tull
July 2023: Addressing Mental Health and Ending Stigma in the Workplace: Taking the Next Step, Moving from Awareness to Action! Presented by Ian Adair
August 2023: Recovery & Inclusion: Why Creating Recovery-Friendly Volunteer rograms Benefits Everyone, Presented by Jaclyn Wilmot & Adreinne Potter-Yoe
September 2023:  Recruitment Isn't the Answer, Presented by Rob Jackson
October 2023:  No AL!VE Academy - please attend the Hybrid Conference
November 2023: Hidden Biases in Volunteer Management, Presented by Susan Sanow
December 2023:  Service Enterprise - Success Stories From the Field Presented by Kayla Paulson, CVA

Members can access these past webinars by logging into the 'members only' section.
Choose 'Resources' then 'File archive' to download and view the webinars. Enjoy!

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