Managing Volunteer Push-Back and Maintaining Your Sanity
Have you raised standards and expectations for your volunteer program, only to experience resistance from your volunteers? Push-back is a natural response to change - but it must be addressed to ensure a transition that's smooth for the volunteers and low-stress for the volunteer manager.
In this highly interactive workshop, you and your colleagues will devise practical strategies for managing volunteer push-back. Using a structured facilitation process, the group will use its collective knowledge to build consensus and create action steps to implement in your programs. After the workshop, you will receive a summary of the action steps as a reference.
Presenter: Elisa Kosarin, CVA, of Twenty Hats
Elisa Kosarin, CVA, is a nonprofit professional with 20+ years of experience in volunteer management, marketing, and development. She founded her business, Twenty Hats, to provide leadership skills training to volunteer managers.
Elisa blogs, trains, holds retreats, and runs leadership circles to help volunteer managers experience more pride and satisfaction in their work with less burn out. Elisa is a Past President of NVAVA, where she sat on the Board for five years. She serves on the faculty of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the Catalogue for Philanthropy. She is a regular guest blogger for the VolunteerMatch Engaging Volunteers blog and has trained for the AL!VE community and VolunteerPro.