Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you've never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we'll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We'll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.
New Model for Leading at the Speed of Change
Conventional management thought presumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete.
As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a world where advantage belongs to the fast and the adaptable. However, there is a small but growing group of managers who are thriving in this time of great change by designing their organizations around the principles and practices of a new and very different model—Wiki Management.
The practitioners of this new model don’t build hierarchies; they build networks. That’s because in a postdigital world, networks are smarter and faster than hierarchies.
Examples of companies that are consciously focused on not building traditional bureaucratic hierarchies include Google, Zappos, Amazon, and Whole Foods. In addition, there are a handful of established companies that have embraced this paradigm shift such as Procter & Gamble, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and IBM.
This webcast will explore how today’s most successful companies are using the power of networks to master the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Millennials are infiltrating the workforce while managers and older generations are scrambling to understand and work with this fascinating group. The phrase “What’s up with the kids these days?” is not a new one, but with millennials, there seems to be an entirely new set of challenges and opportunities. By 2015, Millennials will outnumber Boomers in the workforce – Are you ready?
Most nonprofits involve volunteers in program areas and administrative areas. You might not be aware, however, of the many ways you can involve volunteers in your fundraising activities. This webinar will outline ways you can involve volunteers in fundraising, where to find volunteers, how to recruit them, and how to keep them enthused about your organization.
- List ways your organization can benefit from getting volunteers involved in your fundraising
- Develop a plan to recruit fundraising volunteers
- Develop a structure for a development committee
- How to advance your volunteers' interest in your organization.
- Transition great volunteers into leaders.
Would your work life improve if the people around you were more accountable?
Employees are feeling the heat to respond to and deliver on higher expectations in the same or shorter time frames. Yet despite the demands noted above, executives are finding that the gap between expectations and delivery still exists.
Experts point to the blatant absence of accountability in many organizations as the key causal factor for the above scenario.
They also state that the problem can be remedied.
Increasing accountability begins with understanding what accountability is and how to apply the mindset of accountability in everyday life.
- Are you noticing an influx of teens asking for volunteer hours at your library and you can’t seem to find tasks for them?
- Have your experiences with teen volunteers been less than positive?
- Are you the only person in charge of teen volunteers at your library?
Managing teen volunteers can often be a challenge that takes time and dedication. Learn how to effectively engage teen volunteers to benefit your library as well as create positive leadership experiences for them and for you.
Most organizations have a formalized mission statement. Too often it is merely posted on a wall in the conference room. Often, employees grow cynical and state that the organization’s mission statement is just that: an empty statement. However, other organizations follow a structured process that allows their managers to lead with integrity while using the core principles of mission-driven organizations.
In this extremely practical presentation, that Dr. Eyal Ronen has never shared in the past, he will describe the practical steps to creating a clear mission, vision, and values for the organization. He will also describe the 4 things every leader must do in order to be effective in accomplishing his or her, and the organization’s mission.
Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
- Do you know what really makes for a good library IT staffer?
- Do you wish you knew what pitfalls to look out for when hiring one?
It’s not easy to hire for a position where it’s unlikely you fully understand the position’s responsibilities or challenges, let alone what exact skill set you need a hire to have. In this webinar, you will:
- Learn what to look for and for red flags that can cause issues down the road.
- Find out how job ads can actually turn off qualified applicants.
- Hear real words of wisdom, from current library IT managers.
When it comes time to hire your library's next IT person, you'll be better prepared!