Fall Dates and Class Topics
1. Successful Volunteer Program Structure
Examine why an organization involves volunteers, the structure of a volunteer program, the role of the manager and the program budget.
2. Planning for Volunteer Involvement
Identify the roles and expectations of paid staff, executive management and volunteers in developing position descriptions and in the placement process; focus placed on risk management.
3. Effective Volunteer Recruitment
Explore what motivates an individual to volunteer and the methods, messages and design of recruitment strategies.
4. Managing the Retention Process
Discuss screening and interviewing techniques, training, and supervision procedures that help dissuade attrition and lead to retention.
5. High Impact Volunteer Experiences
Focus on the involvement of groups in your volunteer program: corporate, youth and others. Examine and determine the value of high impact volunteer experiences for your organization.
6. Volunteer Management Leadership Skills
Explore different management styles, time management strategies, leadership skills, and program evaluation
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Management of Volunteer Programs
The Management of Volunteer Programs (MVP) certification is an earned certificate awarded by the Cincinnati Association of Volunteer Administrators in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. MVP certification supports professionals who manage volunteer programs in both non-profit and for-profit agencies and corporations. Instructors provide developmental tools, detailed methods, current concepts, and best practices in the field of volunteer engagement. Through lecture, classroom discussion, group activities, and video presentations, participants will develop their own professional skills.
Each class may be taken individually or as a series. To earn the MVP certification participants must 1) attend and actively participate in the entire MVP series (6 classes) and 2) write a five page paper after implementation of concepts and submit by the due date. Find complete certification requirements here.
Classes will be held at the Union Institute & University from 9:00am- 12:30pm. Lunch is not served, but you are welcome to bring a snack and drink. Preregistration is required for ALL classes.
$45.00 - Single class price
(members AND non-members)
$250.00 - Entire 6 course series
(members AND non-members)
$275.00 - 6 course series PLUS discounted membership
Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan
Cincinnati, OH 44206
Registration due by September 2nd.
Payment due by September 4th.