AL!VE Academy

AL!VE provides training and networking opportunities through our AL!VE Academy webinars.

AL!VE Academy provides high-quality educational opportunities specifically designed to assist leaders in volunteer engagement in building and strengthening their leadership, management and technical skills.  Throughout the year, AL!VE features   a wide variety of topics, conducted by world class trainers and peers in the field.  As new classes are scheduled, they will be added to the AL!VE calendar.  Once complete, members only side of our website to view on demand. AL!VE webinars are FREE for AL!VE members; the general public is welcome to attend for $25 per webinar.

We also offer training opportunities through our AL!VE Communities of Practice (COP), a small, interactive and idea sharing forum specifically designed to benefit leaders in volunteer engagement.  The COP offers our members a way to gain new perspectives and learn practical ideas while networking with other AL!VE members.  Throughout the year, AL!VE will feature forums on a wide variety of topics, facilitated by experienced peers in the field of volunteer engagement. See our calendar for the COP.

AL!VE also supports training that enhances the nonprofit sector and members' professional development. Visit our AL!VE Calendar of Events for additional training and conference opportunities and submit upcoming training and conferences in your area.

Would you like to suggest a topic or be a presenter?  Learn more here.

2022 Academy Topics: Coming soon!

2021 Academy Topics:
January 2021:  Jerome Tennille - Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Environment Through the Mechanisms That Engage Volunteers

January 2021:  Karen Reid - Making the Case for your Volunteer Program

February 2021: Lisa Joyslin - No “One Right Way”: Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement

March 2021: Beth Steinhorn - Navigating Difficult Situations: Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

April 2021: Paula Allen, Emilie Bromet-Bauer, and Nicole Smith - Make it Personal - Building Inclusion in Your Volunteer Corps

May 2021: Alana Knoppow, Saying No to the Wrong Things So We Can Say Yes to the Right Things

*Bonus: June 2021: Michelle Wiesner: 9 Years and Counting:  Lessons learned from a Virtual Volunteer Program

June 2021
Sue Carter-Kahl, The Volunteer Value Proposition: Capturing Numbers and Impact Presented by Dr. Sue Carter Kahl

July 2021: Alec Lawson - Advancing Your Volunteer Program

August 2021: Heather Hiscox, Pause for Change - Centering Empathy, Equity & Experimentation in Volunteer Management

September 2021: Brian Rosenbaum, Building Strategic Partnerships - Or Not!

October 2021:  No AL!VE Academy this month.  Attend our international Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference!  You may join a host site or register as an individual.  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:  Real Impact For the Real World is a livestream conference direct to you, or with a group in person or virtually.  Learn more here.

November 2021: 
Corina Sadler -  Creating Your Professional Brand...Yesterday!

Bonus November 2021:  Kyra Altman - Overcoming Hustle Culture:  Why Leaders in Volunteer Engagement Must Stop Wearing Burnout as a Badge of Honor

December 2021: Brian Rosenbaum, Engaging Corporate Volunteers

For members to access these past webinars, log in to the 'members only' section (see top right of the screen).  Choose 'Resources' then 'File Archive' to download and view webinars.  Enjoy!

2020 Academy Topics

January 2020:  Managing Volunteer Risks:  What Could Possibly Go Wrong?  Presented by William Henry

February 2020:  Advocacy Series, Part 1:  Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement: Who, What, Why, and How,
  presented by Emilie Bromet Bauer and Kellie  Crawford 

March 2020:  The Accidental Trainer:  Developing Immersive Learning as Part of Your Volunteer Engagement Strategy, Presented by Barry Altland 

April 2020:  Partnering with Volunteers Motivated by Faith, Presented by Faiza Venzant, Brittni Coe, and Jordanya Reeves

May 2020:  Advocacy series, part 2:  Elevating Leaders of Volutneers:  It's time to strategize advocacy, Presented by Meridian Swift of Volunteer Plain Talk
May 2020:  COVID 19 International Survey of Practioners and Volunteers, Initial Results, Presented by Erin Spink 

 This webinar is available to all.  You may view and download the slide deck here.  The recording may be viewed here on zoom.

May 2020:  Advocacy series, part 3:  Engaging Elected Officials to Promote Volunteerism, Presented by Tom Branen and Emily Steinberg. 
This webinar is available to all.  You may view and download the slide deck here.  The recording may be viewed here.

June 2020:

July 2020:  

Leadership Strategies: Boosting Volunteer Communications in the Covid-19 Era, Presented by Karen Reid, MA, CVA  of Kaber Communications  

August 2020: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Volunteer Engagement, Presented by Lexi Bollis

September 2020 – Corporate & Skills based Volunteers, Presented by Marjie Bland from Common Impact

October 2020– Managing Risk Hybrid Conference Debrief, Panel Presentation & Discussion

November 2020 – Advocacy:  Building Buy-In and Making a Case for Your Volunteer Program (Part 1), Presented by Karen Reid of Kaber Communications

December, 2020 – Modern Trends in Volunteer Engagement - Panel hosted by Kellie Crawford

2019 Academy Topics:

January 2019:  “Playing the Board Game:  Engaging High-Level Executives In Your Volunteer-Supported Organization”
Presented by Barry Altland

February 2019:  What you need to know about the CVA credential. Presented by Tammy Holland, CVA  

March 2019:  Masterclass:  Volunteer Management Game Changers - Driving Your Strategy with Greater Focus and Clarity  
Presented by Tobi Johnson 

April 2019:  Claim Your Seat at the Table: How to Position Yourself as a Strategic Partner 
Presented by: Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, PHR, SHRM-CP 

May 2019:  Supporting and Engaging Volunteers with Mental Illness 
Presented by Katie Mahoney, MSW  

June 2019:  Taking Volunteer Training Online 
Presented by Tomomi Summers 

July 2019:  A Recap of the Points of Light Conference and Update on the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement 
Presented by Dana Litwin, CVA

Aug 2019:  Busting Myths and Believing Benefits: Strategies to Help Staff Want to Work with Volunteers 
Presented by Lisl Hacker  

Sept 2019:  Certificates, Certification, and Credentialing:  
What does it mean and why does it matter? 
Presented by Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA
and Michelle Raymer, CVA   And Faiza Venzant, CVA 

Oct 2019:  Time Well Spent: Learnings from An English  National Survey on the Volunteer Experience
Presented by Amy McGarvey 
 and Shaun Delaney 

Nov 2019:  Practice & Research  presented by Erin Spink  & Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA  

Dec 2019:  Leading With, and For, Compassion  presented by Leah Thibodeau  

For members to access these past webinars, log in to the 'members only' section (see top right of the screen).  Choose 'Resources' then 'File Archive' to scroll and view webinars.  Enjoy!