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    • 06/09/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    FREE Event!

    You know the feeling you get when you know you should speak up about an issue, idea, or concern? 85% of people* don't feel safe speaking up in their organizations. This session will focus on identifying coaching habits that can be used to build psychological safety and promote innovation, creativity, and problem-solving in groups and teams. 

    *Amy C. Edmondson in The Fearless Organization, 2019

    Speaker Bio:

    Katy Manley (she/her) is a graduate student in the University of Georgia's Mary Frances Early College of Education where she is completing her Master's in Adult Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development and a graduate certificate in organization coaching. Her research focuses on the connections between psychological safety and professional coaching. Outside of the academic realm, Katy volunteers as a Georgia Master Naturalist, is an avid birder, and a dog mom. She lives with her spouse in the Athens area (Georgia) where she is a Senior IT analyst. Katy is currently working to establish her own Coaching and Leadership Development Practice, Katy Manley Coaching, LLC in the fall of 2022. 

    • 06/23/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Zoom


    Many organization have advisory or governance boards, and much of the time board positions are voluntary roles. Board members may also be fundraisers, organization representatives, or serve in other volunteer roles. So how do we engage these leaders? Join us to learn some tips and tricks to empower volunteer board members. Join our fantastic experienced presenters to dive into everything board members.

    Speaker Bios:

    Ivey Hall, MBA, CVA, is the Executive Director for the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, who has many years of experience engaging board members and volunteer leaders both with Habitat for Humanity and with Goodwill.

    Regina Sweeney is the Director of Development at St. Peter Claver Catholic School and is the chair of the board for the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity.

    • 07/14/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom


    This presentation will offer strategies & practices to support your success and well-being while recognizing the difficult role that you, as a volunteer manager play.  We will discuss the importance of taking care of one’s self in order to properly care for our teams and lead a strong program.

     Speaker Bios: 

    Lori Showalter is the Manager of Volunteer Services & Community Outreach for Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah in Fishersville, Virginia.  She has been working for hospice since 1995 and is proud to be part of an independent, non-profit, community health system.

    Forbes Ellis started as a Hospice Volunteer at the Zen Hospice in 1996. Have since served at 6 different Hospice and Cancer Wellness Centers in Colorado and California. Forbes is dedicated to serving end of life care needs across multiple platforms, including Education, Training, Supervision, Direct Service, Innovative Program Development.

    • 09/20/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Presented by GAVA and COVA Atlanta... free attendance for all!

    Join our Virtual Technology Fair where we will be bringing representatives from Volunteer Management software companies. These organizations have developed systems to help you engage, track, and manage your workforce. Each system has unique benefits that may be great for your organization.

    Organizations include:

    Better Impact - https://www.betterimpact.com/

    Galaxy Digital - https://www.galaxydigital.com/

    Rosterfy - https://www.rosterfy.com/

    ShareNest - https://www.sharenest.com/

    Volgistics - https://www.volgistics.com/

    Volunteer Hub - https://www.volunteerhub.com/

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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