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 only side of our website to view on demand. 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. See our calendar for the COP.
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 submit upcoming training and conferences in your area.
Would you like to suggest a topic or be a presenter? Learn more here.
2020 Training Topics:
September 25 – Corporate & Skills based Volunteers
October 28 – Managing Risk Debrief
November – Advocacy: Building Buy-In and Making a Case for Your Volunteer Program
December – Modern Trends in Volunteer Engagement
For members to access these past webinars, log in to the 'members only' section (see top right of the screen). Choose 'Resources' then 'File Archive' to download and view webinars. Enjoy!
January 2020: Managing Volunteer Risks: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Presented by William Henry
February 2020: Advocacy Series, Part 1: Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement: Who, What, Why, and How,
presented by Emilie Bromet Bauer and Kellie Crawford
March 2020: The Accidental Trainer: Developing Immersive Learning as Part of Your Volunteer Engagement Strategy, Presented by Barry Altland
April 2020: Partnering with Volunteers Motivated by Faith, Presented by Faiza Venzant, Brittni Coe, and Jordanya Reeves
May 2020: Advocacy series, part 2: Elevating Leaders of Volutneers: It's time to strategize advocacy, Presented by Meridian Swift of Volunteer Plain Talk
May 2020: COVID 19 International Survey of Practioners and Volunteers, Initial Results, Presented by Erin Spink
This webinar is available to all. You may view and download the slide deck here. The recording may be viewed here on zoom.
May 2020: Advocacy series, part 3: Engaging Elected Officials to Promote Volunteerism, Presented by Tom Branen and Emily Steinberg.
This webinar is available to all. You may view and download the slide deck here. The recording may be viewed here.
2019 Training Topics:
January 2019: “Playing the Board Game: Engaging High-Level Executives In Your Volunteer-Supported Organization”
Presented by Barry Altland
February 2019: What you need to know about the CVA credential. Presented by Tammy Holland, CVA
March 2019: Masterclass: Volunteer Management Game Changers - Driving Your Strategy with Greater Focus and Clarity
Presented by Tobi Johnson
April 2019: Claim Your Seat at the Table: How to Position Yourself as a Strategic Partner
Presented by: Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, PHR, SHRM-CP
May 2019: Supporting and Engaging Volunteers with Mental Illness
Presented by Katie Mahoney, MSW
June 2019: Taking Volunteer Training Online
Presented by Tomomi Summers
July 2019: A Recap of the Points of Light Conference and Update on the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement
Presented by Dana Litwin, CVA
Aug 2019: Busting Myths and Believing Benefits: Strategies to Help Staff Want to Work with Volunteers
Presented by Lisl Hacker
Sept 2019: Certificates, Certification, and Credentialing:
What does it mean and why does it matter?
Presented by Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA and Michelle Raymer, CVA And Faiza Venzant, CVA
Oct 2019: Time Well Spent: Learnings from An English National Survey on the Volunteer Experience
Presented by Amy McGarvey and Shaun Delaney
Nov 2019: Practice & Research presented by Erin Spink & Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA
Dec 2019: Leading With, and For, Compassion presented by Leah Thibodeau
For members to access these past webinars, log in to the 'members only' section (see top right of the screen). Choose 'Resources' then 'File Archive' to scroll and view webinars. Enjoy!