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The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Nonprofit Management & Leadership (NPML) program, the UMSL School of Professional & Continuing Studies (UMSL PCS), and the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA) are partnering to produce and manage a noncredit “Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management” under the auspices of UMSL PCS.
Volunteers are an essential resource for every nonprofit organization, regardless of mission or purpose. Recognizing the need for professional development in the critical field of volunteer management, MVMA, the NPML program, and UMSL PCS will offer classes and events that individuals can use to qualify for a noncredit “Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management” from UMSL.
In order to obtain this noncredit chancellor’s certificate, individuals must enroll in, and complete, 16 or more hours of training in classes and/or events that are produced as part of the collaboration between MVMA, the NPML program, and UMSL PCS. The chancellor’s certificate can be earned by any participant who obtains the necessary 16 or more hours of training/education. Individuals do not have to be members of MVMA to obtain the certificate. Moreover, individuals working to obtain the certificate do not have to take the 16 hours of training within a certain time frame. Classes or training that counts towards the certificate can be accumulated over an extended amount of time.
Although this Chancellor’s Certificate is not an academic certificate, the training offered as part of this Certificate program will help to sharpen and develop the skills of anyone involved in the important task of volunteer management for a nonprofit organization. Classes are taught by experts and leaders in the field of volunteer management, and class topics will help both experienced professionals, as well as those new to the field of volunteer management, to advance their understanding and enhance their professional capabilities.
$50 for MVMA members, $75 for non MVMA members
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Kinney, Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program
Learn about the recession's impact on volunteering and how it shapes the climate of volunteering today. How does the current state of the economy affect the recruitment of new volunteers and the retention of pre-recession recruits? How can you successfully recruit the right volunteers to fill your organization's needs with a new generation of prospective volunteers, and how do you recruit them using new technological trends?
When: June 7, 2013 | 9 AM–1 PM
Where: 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center, UMSL
Fee: $50 for MVMA members, $65 for non-members – Click here to Register
When organizations look for areas to reduce spending, volunteer management positions are in danger of being eliminated and/or the responsibilities shifted to fundraising, programmatic, or human resource positions. Volunteers are often critical to accomplishing an organization's mission, so why is managing volunteers viewed as a luxury? Reinforce the importance and potential of your volunteer program and advance your position as the leader of volunteer engagement by gaining an understanding of organizational change, communicating with upper management, gaining staff commitment, and training fellow employees to effectively work with volunteers. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.
Instructor: Wanda Lee Bailey, MS, Consultant, Nonprofit Management & Volunteer Engagement. Bailey brings more than 25 years of experience in the service/philanthropic sector, particularly working with local and national, community based and public organizations in a variety of capacities ranging from program director, development director, executive director, project strategist, and chief service officer. Throughout her career, Wanda has been committed to fostering leadership in the area of volunteer engagement as well as supporting collaboration as a way to solve community problems.
About the NPML Program: Since 1993, the NPML program has enabled hundreds of nonprofit professionals to help others more efficiently and effectively. Guided today by academic experts and an advisory board comprising some of the most respected names in the nonprofit sector in the region, NPML is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the independent sector through a variety of programs. The NPML program at UMSL is the only graduate program in nonprofit education in the St. Louis area recognized by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, which develops standards for nonprofit education.
In addition to a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership, NPML offers a wide variety of professional development workshops to keep everyone from experienced executives, board members, staff and volunteers to new employees and even those just considering entering the field up-to-date on the latest trends and issues in the nonprofit sector.
The NPML program is one of several within the Public Policy Administration (PPA) Program at UMSL. The PPA program also offers a Master’s Degree, a Certificate in Local Government Management and professional development programs for the public sector.
About MVMA: MVMA is a professional organization comprised of professionals who are employed in the field of volunteer management. Our membership is diverse and rich in information regarding all aspects volunteer program administration. We meet each month to discuss topics pertinent to our field and to share our experiences and expertise. Membership in MVMA ensures that members have access to tools and resources that enable them to successfully and proudly wear the many hats associated with their field: recruitment, retention, communication, budgeting, event management, public relations, training and technology utilization, to name only a few. MVMA member are well-equipped to lead their agencies and communities in the call to service and community enhancement.