Sunday, June 3, 2012
GROW! 21 Modules for Volunteer Management Training
What is lacking beyond the social media chatter is the firm action of having effective and experienced Volunteer Managers across the globe collaborate on what a certificate/diploma/degree should look like.
I have done so many courses and workshops over the years that have served me so well in Volunteer Management. This combined with practical experience has given me the ability to lead with confidence, passion and belief in my own journey.
I believe that as a sector we need to lead in determining what type of education or course needs to be created to bring forth our future leaders of volunteers. We have a choice. We can sit back and accept what others decree is best for us or we can contribute to the discussion on what such training or education looks like. The latter is most important.
Peak bodies for volunteering may eventually come undone when they ignore the voice of those working at the coalface. It’s such an important voice.
So to start the ball rolling here are my thoughts on the skills I believe need to be inducted into any Volunteer Management course! And please, when and if you have the time, add yours!
1. Management and coordination
2. Conflict resolution
6. Event Management
9. Task planning
10. Time management
11. Reflective Counselling
15. Grief counselling
16. Financial Management
17. Business development
18. Legal frameworks
19. Workplace diversity
20. Health and safety
21. Public speaking
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