DOVIA will be hosting the conference in the beautiful and historic Texas State Capitol building. The conference is back and better then ever. This year will play host to a variety of topics including professional resume development, online volunteer managment tools, time management, volunteer management basics and beyond.
9-9:30AM Breakfast and networking.
9:30AM - The Art & Science of Volunteer Engagement with Fusebox Managing Director Brad Carlin
In 2014 Fusebox launched an initiative to make their entire 12-day festival free, and in doing so had to toss a lot of their previous volunteer strategies out the window. In this session, Fusebox Managing Director Brad Carlin will present how they refocused their
volunteer program and what they learned along the way.
10:45-11:45AM - Session 1
Top 10 Tips for new Professionals with Lou Serna: Voluntology, Chief Engagement Officer & Co-Founder
The role of a volunteer engagement professional can sometimes be convoluted and overwhelming. Our positions require us to wear many hats and provide a variety of skill sets to multiple audiences. Sometimes it' is hard to know where to start or what should be done. During our time together we will have open conversations about our field and our roles. Come learn about lessons learned and best practices for successful volunteer engagement strategy. This session guarantees to have new and seasoned professionals critically examine the way they approach their work with volunteers.
Self Development with Angela Loëb
Angela is known internationally for her work in the area of professional and personal development. She's authored three books and hundreds of articles about life purpose, mind mastery, goal achieving, spirituality and career. She offers programs through her firm and is an instructor at the Professional Development Center at the University of Texas. Leveraging her 20+ years spent in the career development field, she offers career advising services as well. Angela also enjoys volunteering for several organizations, including RAD Systems as a certified women’s self-defense instructor.
12:45-1:45- Session 2
Breakout A) Change Yourself. Change Others. Empowerment Practices with Elizabeth Frisch (Double session – will go into Session 3)
Author Elizabeth Frisch, has more than 20 years of experience leading, teaching, designing, organizational development programs for businesses and nonprofits nationally. Her book, titled Mission to Millions$ – Taking Big Ideas and Making Them Happen is publishing in October 2014. This double session is all about developing you so you can empower others to make big changes and support your non-profits vision and mission. Session 1 will focus on change. It’s so easy to judge others. Why can't they change this? Why don't they see that? We spend a lot of life energy working to change others, whether they’re our spouse, our kids, our friends, our bosses, or our co-workers. Yet, we ourselves can't even change our own behaviors, so how can we expect others to change so easily? In this session you will get on the path to self-mastery of changing your own behaviors so you can lead others to shift theirs.
Effective Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits with Blake Welsch
Supercharge Your Social Media focuses on the best practices and uses of social media for nonprofits, with an emphasis on Facebook outreach and marketing. Attendees will learn best practices for community outreach, engagement, increased visibility and volunteer recruitment through the use of social media platforms.
2:00-3:00PM Session 3
Breakout A) Lead Yourself. Lead Others. Empowerment Practices with Elizabeth Frisch (Part 2)
Most great leaders are made, not born! So what does it take to lead yourself to success and also lead others especially in a volunteer environment? We promise you will never look at leadership the same way again! Adapted from the Defying Gravity Leadership Academy and soon to be a book (publishing in 2015), come to this session if you are interested in producing extraordinary results from ordinary practices we take for granted. You will come out of this session with a whole different view of leadership within yourself, at home, at work, and in your community.
Kick Time Management to the Curb – Attention Management is the Skill You Need with Maura Thomas
The rapid advance in technology over the last 50 years is literally shaping the evolution of our brains. The old ideas of multitasking and time management in the “Information Age” are being replaced by new ideas of focus, control, and the Attention Age. The secret of productivity, of getting things done, of living the life we want now comes down to the ability to manage our attention. In this presentation, Maura will debunk the myths about “time management” and “information overload,” empowering attendees with secrets and strategies to:
•More easily manage all the details of life and work
•Master technology that supports productivity -- or sabotages it,
•Find joy and exhilaration in daily activities, not just exhaustion,
•Lower stress, and improve clarity and peace of mind.
Happy Hour and networking to follow. Location TBA.