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Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day
10/23/2018 - 10/24/2018

Event Description
AL!VE – Better Impact – VMPC present
The Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference
‘Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day’
October 23 – 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Pacific & 10:30 - 4:30 PM Mountain time zones
October 24 – 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Atlantic 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM , Eastern, & 8:30 AM -2:30 PM Central time zones
'Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day' Hybrid is the volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC.  Now in its fourth year, this year's topic will explore how leaders of volunteers can move from managing to LEADING.  Our current streaming event will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by a moderated discussion with the other presenters (think Ted talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience.

This year's presentation team:
Dana Litwin, CVA – Host and Moderator
Dana is a public speaking and management professional with background in environmental conservation; 13 years’ experience building  volunteer and community engagement programs, as well as developing relevant training and educational materials, and presentations.   She is a Board member representing the (Pacific Region) Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE). Member of National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG). Dana is Certified in Volunteer Administration (Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration –

Heidi Jakop, CVA  -  Leading from Behind
Heidi Jakop, CVA is the Director, Volunteer Engagement for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association. Heidi is the President of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources of BC.  Heidi was most recently an instructor at Langara College for the Volunteer Coordinator Certificate Program and facilitates workshops and webinars for university, municipality, volunteer centres, and professional associations.

Beth Steinhorn:  Getting a Seat at the Table: How Your Peers Went from Coordinator to Director and from a Do-er to an Influencer

Beth Steinhorn is the President of VQ Volunteer Strategies and partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement. Her consultations have included developing engagement strategies for Save the Children USA, Special Olympics Southern California, Best Friends Animal Society, and Repair the World. As a Service Enterprise Trainer, she has also trained and supported dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises. Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director with education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist. She draws upon her anthropology experience still, helping organizations through the culture shift process – from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing engagement as a strategy to fulfill mission. Beth has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended University of Washington for anthropology and museology.

Angela Williamson, CVA – How I’ve learned to lead my way and take charge of my day   
Angela Williamson, CVA, has been the volunteer manager at Hagley Museum & Library in Delaware for 11 years.  She has been the president of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators (DAVA) 4 years and supporting in other roles in other years.  She worked in education at a public garden prior to Hagley.  She loves pursuing and promoting volunteering as an important role in society.   Angela comes from the US Midwest of friendly people.

This unique event will broadcast live from Hamilton, Canada (near Ontario) on two separate days, October 23 and 24 as the broadcast will present to Eastern/Central/Atlantic time zones October 24, and Pacific/Mountain October 23).  You may register for the day and time zone that works best for your local group. 
The broadcast will be streamed live to more than 50 remote locations in the United States and Canada, with the likelihood of an audience of 1000 or more.  One of the goals of this event is to provide quality, high level professional development events in local areas where access and resources may be limited to local associations of volunteer engagement professionals, volunteer centers, or other entities with an interest in professional development for those who engage volunteers.

How does it work?
Same as before, your local group pays a connection fee and arranges for a location (with a screen, speakers, and space for an audience), meals and a local facilitator to guide local discussion).  You can charge your local attendees whatever price you choose.  It could be a free event, or charge a fee you determine per person and make some profit for your local network.

Your local association provides:
  • suitable bandwidth, sound system and viewing screen
  • Meeting space
  • local facilitator
  • registrations
  • food & refreshments
We provide:
  • customizable marketing tools (flyers & videos)
  • special 'marketing your event' webinar
  • training for your local facilitator 
  • ideas for icebreakers and additional content
  • certificates for CVA recertification tracking
  • two free annual AL!VE memberships for each remote host to use as door prizes
  • speakers (more than 5 hours of content)
  • handouts for the day of the training. 
  • support for managing the livestream event 
Would you like to host a local event?
Local Associations of Volunteer Engagement Professionals, AVAs, DOVIAs, Volunteer Centers or organizations with multiple volunteer management staff are all invited to participate.  International speakers are presenting to you, locally !
The basic requirements for hosting include:
Register on the AL!VE website and pay the conference hosting fee ($550 or $500 for AL!VE members)
Securing a venue that can support the audio/visual and internet requirements
Organizing refreshments an option for lunch (it can be brown bag if your venue allows it)
Running your own registration process (the fees you charge are your own)
Providing a host for the day who will be trained in advance to interact with the local participants.  

Consider partnering with a nearby local association if you are close enough to do so to avoid local competition.

(Note:  this registration link is for USA residents.  Outside the USA, please visit this link:)

$550 for general public
$500 for AL!VE, local association members
$25 early bird discount if registered by June 30, 2018

20% membership discounts for those local associations who also wish to become AL!VE Members

50 members:  $80 (regularly $100)
51-100 members:  $ 140 (regularly $175)
100+ members:  $200 (regularly $250)
(If you wish to use the new member discount, register FIRST as a new member here and enter code LAVEP20 to get the discount on a new Local Associations Membership; after you register as a new member, we will email you the discount code to register for the conference)