Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in #202 J.C. Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)

Nonprofits and government entities rely on volunteer power to advance their mission. Professionals who oversee and coordinate boards, committees, or work closely with elected officials will benefit from the wisdom of our workshop presenters.  This half-day workshop will provide you with best practices for recruiting for boards or committees, setting expectations and standards for operation, and re-energizing existing members. Additionally, we’ll get a peek into what it is like to work with elected officials as you pursue success in volunteer engagement.

Instructor Carol Weisman is the president of Board Builders. She is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer and consultant who specializes in volunteerism, and fundraising. She works primarily in the US, UK, Canada, Bermuda and Australia. She has served on 39 boards and has been president of 8.
Carol was a medical social worker for many years in pediatrics. She worked at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC.  She is also the author of 11 books. “Raising Charitable Children was featured in The New York Times, Parade Magazine, Money Magazine and Scholastic Parent and Child. She is just finishing, Becoming one of the Grateful Dead: Where there’s a Will, There’s a Way. 

Instructor Rick Skinner joined the United Way of Greater St. Louis in 1999 and is the Vice President of the Volunteer Center.  In addition, Rick also provides consultation and training to organizations and to Fortune 500 corporations to help strengthen their volunteer management programs and is a national and international speaker and leader in the volunteer management field.   Rick has more than 30 years of experience in the field and serves nationally as a member of the Points of Light Affiliate Assembly and on United Way WorldWide’s Employee Engagement Council. Locally, Rick serves a member of the Saint Louis University Chafitz School of Business Service Leadership Advisory Board.   Rick received a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, he is a graduate of the Leadership St. Louis Program through FOCUS St. Louis, and he is also a professional disk jockey.

Instructor Megan Taylor is the Volunteer Services Coordinator for the City of O’Fallon, MO.  She’s held the position for more than 2 years, working closely with event-focused volunteers, department volunteers, program volunteers, city staff, and elected officials.  She oversees an inclusion program at the Renaud Spirit Center, partners with the Leadership classes at (6) local high schools, and places and supervises 2500 volunteers annually at more than 60 city events.  Before her work with the City, Megan managed the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County and oversaw its volunteer program for 8 years.

Registration fee $55 ($40 for MVMA members with the promo code. MVMA members may contact for the promo code).

This class qualifies for four hours toward the noncredit Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management. This certificate is a partnership between the UMSL NPML program, and the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA). In order to obtain this noncredit chancellor’s certificate, individuals must enroll in, and complete, 16 or more hours of training in classes and/or events that are produced as part of the collaboration between MVMA and the NPML program. Click here for more information about the certificate.

Click here to register for Engaging Boards, Committees and Elected Officials in Advancing Your Mission.

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