Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Professional Development Tools to Help Enhance Your Nonprofit Career
Date: Feb. 26, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Johnson Center for Philanthropy
The nonprofit sector is growing and the demand for services is rising. Providing staff with professional development opportunities is crucial to reducing burnout and turnover as well as maintaining positive employee morale. A professional development needs assessment is one way to gather this information and determine the most critical training needs within an organization. Join us and hear about the latest research from the field and learn ways to identify your professional development needs.
- Hear key findings from the 2013 Professional Development Needs Assessment of Michigan nonprofits.
- Complete a personalized professional development needs assessment designed to help you assess your own learning needs, goals and styles.
- Identify professional development tools to enhance your job skills and accelerate your nonprofit career.
Presenters are Dr. Heather Carpenter, assistant professor, Alaina Clarke, graduate student, and Rachel Gregg, undergraduate student, from the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.
Heather Carpenter was selected as the 2012-2013 Mawby Faculty Fellow. Dr. Carpenter conducted a needs assessment to determine the most crucial professional development needs of West Michigan area nonprofits. Alaina Clarke and Rachel Gregg were selected as undergraduate fellows. The 2013 Nonprofit Needs Assessment, A Profile of Michigan's Most Urgent Professional Development Needs was released in June 2013.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance in order to obtain a parking pass. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.
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Johnson Center for Philanthropy – GVSU
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy serves nonprofits, foundations and others seeking to transform their communities for the common good, and who adapt to constantly changing community conditions.
As a university-based center, we do this through applied research, professional development, the advancement of social technologies, and innovation.