2024 Lunch & Learn Topics


Nevada Volunteer is excited to present our topics for our 2024 Lunch & Learns. In the past the majority of our presentations have centered around Volunteer Management and helping those with volunteer programs build capacity and volunteer infrastructure. This year we are adding some topics that could be interesting to a variety of people within your organization - all presented by experts in their field. We hope you will join us and share with colleagues and friends!

Lunch & Learns are always the third Thursday of each month from 11:00am - 12:30pm. Grab your lunch and join us for some learning, idea sharing, and networking. Do you have a topic you would like to present? Please contact Shannon at shannon@nevadavolunteers.org.

February 15th - Professional Ethics in Volunteer Administration

Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement

We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work with and for community, but rarely do organizations focus on ethics related to volunteer engagement. This session provides an opportunity for practitioners to understand the difference between personal, organizational and professional ethics. The core values and principles identified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) will be shared. Participants will learn a process for ethical decision-making that can be applied in any situation, and then practice this using real-life scenarios related to volunteers. Finally, several specific strategies will be offered for increasing awareness of ethics within an organization and helping both volunteers and staff become more effective at handling ethical dilemmas.

Presented by Faiza Venzant, CVA, Executive Director, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

March 21st - Roadmap to a First Class Board

The Roadmap to a First Class Board introduces executive directors to a practical, dynamic strategic planning model and mission critical board development tools that when combined can take your board to the next level of engagement and greater success for your organization. You will come away understanding how to: • Recruit a more diversified board • Assess board effectiveness • Develop SMART objectives • Engage your board in planning your organization’s future • Manage a dynamic business plan.

Presented by Mary Ann McCauley, ABC, IABC Fellow, Principal, McCauley Consulting and Christi Cakiroglu, CNBC, CCEP, Principal, CC Consulting Solutions.

April 18th - A Conversation About the State of the Workforce

  • Where are we? 
  • The value of mission driven work.
  • Tips and tricks for businesses to find and retain the best.  

Presented by Celeste Johnson, MBA, PHR, Chief Executive Officer, The Applied Companies - Solutions for today's workforce. 

May 16th - Certification in Volunteer Administration

Learn about the CVA process and important details to earning your certification. This is a great time to ask any questions you've ever had about becoming a CVA including why certification matters and what resources are available.

Presented by Ashley Rieser, CVA, Director of Volunteer Services and Front of House Guest Experience at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

June 20th - AL!VE

Al!ve is the national professional association for leaders in volunteer engagement to provide networking, professional development, mentoring, and advocacy. Please join us to learn all about resources and how membership can benefit you!

Presented by Gretchen Jordan, CVA, Al!ve Association Manager

July 18th - The Nevada Pathways Project

The Nevada Pathways Project is an AmeriCorps VISTA outreach strategy to build capacity in Nevada communities. We will discuss how AmeriCorps VISTA members act as community navigators to build relationships, conduct needs assessments, develop resources, and connect communities to beneficial partnerships in addition to the AmeriCorps service streams.

Presented by Jocelyn Runnels, CCHW II, Nevada Volunteers Rural Community Navigator VISTA

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