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    • 09/30/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
    • 71

     We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work.  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 a real-life scenario 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.  



    Joy S. Parker, CVA, Director of Ethics

    Joy is the Director of Volunteer Services at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA, and has been in this role for the past 20 years.   CHKD is Virginia’s only freestanding full-service pediatric hospital and the volunteer department hosts more than 700 volunteers annually.   Prior to CHKD, she held similar positions at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk and King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY, for a total of 26 years of hospital volunteer management experience.  Joy received her Masters of Education in Health Promotion from Virginia Tech.  She is past president of the Virginia Society for Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services and has held her Certified Volunteer Administrator credentials from the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration since 2005, where she currently serves as Director of Ethics.


    • 10/26/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join GAVA for our 2021 Annual Meeting including our keynote presentation Developing a Leadership Pipeline by volunteer leader Kathleen Innes. This presentation takes a deep dive covering all that is needed to successfully develop volunteer leaders and build a pipeline that ensures there is always a plan for support and coverage.


    After our keynote presentation, we will cover the GAVA Annual Meeting including the election of officers, recognition, discussion on membership, upcoming workshops and presentations, and the announcement of our SERVE ACROSS GEORGIA campaign!


    Developing a Leadership Pipeline

    Presenter: Kathleen Innes, Regional Recovery Lead – American Red Cross


    Kathleen’s varied career background includes time as a writer, journalist, television director and producer, graphic artist, traditional and social media consultant, college professor, public relations, adult professional training services, music school director and a business owner. Her experience gives her a unique perspective on working with and developing leaders.


    Kathleen joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer for the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has deployed to over 100 disasters across the United States. She has worked in various leadership roles in disasters including Recovery Chief, Assistant Director of Recovery, External Relations Manager, and the many leadership positions that build into those assignments. In blue skies, she has successfully led a recovery team of volunteers and paid staff of over 100 individuals for many years. She has also served as an on-scene leader on many apartment fires and larger disasters across Atlanta and Georgia.


    Kathleen has developed many teams including multiple levels of leaders. She has built fully functioning leadership pipelines that ensure there is always a plan for support and coverage.

If you are interested in presenting on a topic, or if there is a topic that you want to learn more about, please let us know at programming@mygava.org

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