Seminar Topics Available for Rent

With an Everyone Ready® seminar rental, you get your choice of any one of the 19 seminars listed below. 

  • Bridging the Gap between Volunteers and Employees: Keys to Effective Partnership

    Online Seminar: Steve McCurley, Trainer
    One universal issue in volunteer management is how to get employees and volunteers who work together on a daily basis to be more enthusiastic and supportive of each other. This seminar examines the root causes of possible tension, attitudes and assumptions that hinder teamwork, and effective practices to grow partnerships among everyone.

  • Building and Sustaining Strong Volunteer Leadership

    Online Seminar:  Carol Weisman, Trainer
    How can we recruit, encourage, and support potential volunteers to take on positions of leadership in today's commitment-averse world? This includes everything from volunteering to be board members and officers, special events coordinators, chairs of various committees, special project managers, and team/shift leaders.

  • Building the Foundation for Volunteer Involvement

    Online Seminar: Susan J. Ellis, Trainer
    This seminar introduces the potential scope of volunteer participation, explores the basic principles of volunteer management including what needs to be in place to support volunteer engagement (establishing  policies and allocating resources for volunteer and employee accomplishment), and the 12 elements of successful volunteer management. This seminar sets the stage for learning about volunteer management and prepares you to participate knowledgeably in all the learning opportunities Everyone Ready has to offer.

  • Challenges and Obstacles to Volunteer Involvement: Your FAQs

    Online Seminar: Sheri Wilensky Burke, Trainer
    Not just another pep talk about volunteers!  This seminar accepts all the positives about volunteer involvement and then "gets real" about some of the hard challenges and serious concerns that often surface.  Where to find the time?  Is it OK to fire a volunteer? How to give volunteers a role in directing their work?  When to say no?  Join the dialogue.

  • Connecting Social Media and Volunteers

    Online Seminar: Rob Jackson, Trainer
    Social media has radically transformed Internet communication and, increasingly, our lives. With a bewildering choice of social networks and new ways to access them on the run, we are all still figuring out how social media can help engage and support volunteers. This online seminar will provide a framework of principles you can use in deciding whether and which forms of social media (those that exist today and the next tools likely to evolve) you can successfully adopt in working with volunteers.

  • Cutting-edge Trends and Issues in Volunteerism

    Online Seminar: Susan J. Ellis, Trainer
    There are all sorts of world events and social/cultural changes that impact volunteer involvement today. Because of the rapid pace of change, Everyone Ready periodically devotes a seminar to current key trends and issues affecting both volunteers and the organizations in which they serve.  Many of the points considered in this newest seminar were identified by Everyone Ready learners themselves, particularly issues created by the global economic recession.

  • Demonstrating the Impact of Volunteer Involvement

    Online Seminar: Susan J. Ellis, Trainer
    Counting heads and hours is a very limited way to measure the impact of volunteer service.  Explore better options to assess and demonstrate the substantive difference volunteers make to the work of the organization. What is the real "value" of volunteering (way beyond financial return-on-investment)? Learn how to generate reports that impress, educate, and influence a wide range of stakeholders – and gain data that gives recognition to volunteers and attracts new recruits.

  • Designing Work for Today's Volunteers

    Online Seminar: Steve McCurley, Trainer
    This seminar helps you identify and define tasks for volunteers that benefit the organization, provide the volunteer with a significant and appealing way to make a positive contribution, and still fit within the abilities of today's time-challenged population.

  • Educating Up: Gaining Executive Support for Volunteer Engagement

    Online Seminar: Susan J. Ellis, Trainer
    There are many important decisions and actions necessary to maximize the contributions of volunteers, many of which cannot be made or taken unilaterally by front line staff or even a designated volunteer program manager. This seminar helps you gain (or provide) the necessary executive support to engage volunteers most effectively.

  • Generations: Adapting to Volunteers of Different Ages

    Online Seminar: Peter C. Brinckerhoff, Trainer
    The clock is ticking and seismic change is coming – is your organization ready to accommodate all age groups and their differences? Generation change affects everything, including volunteering.  How will you adapt to the retirement of the Boomers? The GenXers who are being followed by Millennials? And what about volunteers who are even older and younger than the people in the paid workforce?

  • Handling Challenging Behavior by Volunteers

    Online Seminar: Steve McCurley, Trainer
    Dealing with difficult volunteers is not an easy or pleasant task, and is one that is often uncomfortable for those who believe that tolerating poor behavior is necessary when it comes to volunteers. This seminar will stretch your thinking and give you practical suggestions. If you've encountered challenging behavior from volunteers, don't miss this opportunity to take a closer look at methods and examples for improving the situation.

  • Interviewing, Screening and Placing Volunteers

    Online Seminar: Andy Fryar, Trainer
    Discover how an effective interviewing and screening process identifies the best volunteer applicants, minimizes agency risk, and is a key step to greater retention and volunteer program peace of mind.

  • Keeping Volunteers Motivated (So They Stay!)

    Online Seminar: Betty B. Stallings, Trainer
    Avoid the costly “revolving door” of people who lose their initial motivation and enthusiasm and ultimately stop volunteering. This Seminar will help you create an environment conducive to keeping volunteers motivated, committed, and onboard!

  • Managing Change (and Dealing with Resistance to It!)

    Online Seminar: Connie Pirtle, Trainer
    Change is inevitable and its pace is increasing.  Organizations must adapt to today’s economic, social and political climate, requiring both paid and volunteer staff to be open to new ways of doing things.  But change can be threatening.  Explore how you can understand and minimize resistance to change and work with those who resist the most.

  • New Approaches to Recruitment

    Online Seminar:  Susan J. Ellis, Trainer
    Despite many new online tools, the fundamentals of the recruiting process have not changed.  Revisit how you find and attract the volunteers you most want by designing appealing volunteer work, looking in the right places, presenting your opportunities well, and making the most of social media.

  • Volunteer-related Issues in Risk Management

    Online Seminar: Linda L. Graff, Trainer
    The seminar defines risk management, with special attention to the risks that arise out of the implementation of a volunteer program and out of the actual work done by volunteers.

  • Welcoming Diversity in Volunteer Participation

    Online Seminar: Tracy Brown, Trainer
    This seminar looks at the critically important topic of diversity from the perspective of inclusion:  assuring that all volunteers are invited and welcomed into your organization, using their differences to strengthen your work.

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