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Rethinking Volunteerism: NW IL Regional Volunteerism Conference

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NIU Rockford

8500 East State Street

Rockford, IL 61108

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Rethink Volunteerism at this full-day conference focused on innovation and best-practices for volunteer recruitment, management and retention!

On 4.10.2019, NICNE and Rockford Exchange on Volunteerism participants, with support from Serve, IL and Imperial Punch of Rockford, will host a full-day conference at Northern Illinois University – Rockford campus. Schedule and details are listed below.

The Rethinking Volunteerism: Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference will feature keynote speaker Steve Thomas and a variety of topical breakout sessions that will help you, your organization, and your volunteers Rethink Volunteerism!

Full-day conference pricing: $70.00 per person; 10% discount for NICNE members. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, and refreshments. Sponsorship opportunities available -- please contact Keri at kerinelson@rockfordhabitat.org for more information.

Event Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.: Registration —Continental breakfast provided

9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.: Opening SessionKeynote Speaker Steve Thomas invests his life in helping a variety of organizations build leadership, develop people, create team and improve the workplace culture. To put it simply, he helps people navigate through the complexities of human weirdness. He genuinely wants to help people be better in every area of their life and has a passion to develop people get the most out of life and their leadership. Learn more about Steve at his website.

10:00 a.m.—10:10 a.m.: Break—Refreshments provided

10:10 a.m.—11:10 a.m.: Morning Breakout Session (Choose One)

A. Building A Volunteer Culture: Culture is As Leadership Does—Steve Thomas

B. Rethinking Volunteer Orientation & Training—Keri Nelson

C. On Reflection, Recognition, & Retention: Evidence Based Best Practices—Dr. Chris Einolf

11:10 a.m.—11:20 a.m.: BreakRefreshments provided

11:20 a.m.—12:00 p.m.: Area Business Panel—A moderated panel of area business representatives will discuss their volunteer culture, practices, and challenges. Panelists: Field Fastener, Midland States Bank, SupplyCore, Inc., WREX, and Entré Computer Solutions

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Networking (Select lunch option at checkout)

1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon Breakout Session A (Choose One)

A. Innovative & Effective Social Media Marketing—Leah Weyermann

B. Finding & Managing Volunteers of All Ages—Keri Nelson

C. What Does Your Data Say? Data for Volunteer Management—Kris Trusk

2:00 p.m.—2:10 p.m.: Break

2:10 p.m.—3:10 p.m.: Afternoon Breakout Session B (Choose One)

A. Rethinking Volunteer and Board Recruitment Strategies - Lori Berkes-Nelson

B. Innovative & Effective Social Media Marketing—Leah Weyermann

C. Preparing For, Finding, & Retaining A Diverse Volunteer Base - LaShun McGhee

3:10 p.m.—3:20 p.m.: Break

3:20 p.m.—4:00 p.m.: Closing Session

Keynote Speaker: Steve Thomas - Learn more about Steve at his website.

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Parking is available on-site for free. For questions or accomodation needs, contact NICNE at bcallahan@niu.edu *No solicitations for event promotion software of platforms will be accepted from outside vendors

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