Association Management Week: Effectively Managing Volunteer Committees and Task Forces

Association Management Week: Effectively Managing Volunteer Committees and Task Forces

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Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017 Eastern


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


ASAE Building

J.W. Marriott, Jr. ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector. Because associations are indispensable to industries, professions, and society, it's vitally important that people who work in associations have a full understanding of their nature and history.

This full-day course is part of ASAE's Association Management Week, a series of programs designed to build a strong understanding of the core functions of association management. Specifically designed for those who are new to the profession or have less than five years of experience in the field, Effectively Managing Committees and Task Forces addresses the basics of volunteer management, specifically as it pertains to membership organizations.

You’ll leave this course with a better understanding of volunteer management and how doing it successfully can ensure a healthy and vibrant organization. Take with you concrete ideas on how to recruit, reward, and retain the volunteers you want and need.

Consider taking all five Association Management Week courses to earn the Certificate in Association Management.

  • Agenda

    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.)

      Module One: Volunteer Overview
      Explore the importance of volunteers and the relationship between an association’s governance structure and its volunteers. Define general characteristics of association volunteers, and recognize the benefits of volunteering for both individuals and organizations.

      Module Two: Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
      Differentiate recruitment methods and their applicability to association volunteers. Identify techniques for recruiting motivated and satisfied volunteers. Learn how to communicate opportunities and showcase their benefits, and understand the critical relationship between motivation and retention.

      Module Three: Volunteer Recognition and Rewards
      Explore the benefits of recognition for both volunteers and the association, and learn the basics behind how and when to offer sincere appreciation. Discover the differences between informal and formal recognition, and identify creative ways to reward volunteers.

      Module Four: Volunteer Management
      Learn how to create and foster an environment that will attract and retain volunteers. Identify elements of healthy staff-volunteer relationships, and determine effective systems for communicating with volunteers and ways to empower them.

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