The Leadership, Volunteerism, and Civic Engagement Program Team invites you to this 50 minute webinar with Dave Close as he discusses working through the unavoidable conflict that we all encounter in our work.
Join Michelle Prysby for a presention on how volunteer programs often can be strengthened by having volunteers serve in leadership roles. How do you move volunteers from simply showing up for a volunteer activity to taking on greater responsibilities? What leadership skills are important to cultivate in volunteers? What are common challenges with volunteer leadership and how can they be overcome? We will discuss these ideas and more, and we welcome your own stories of volunteer leadership triumphs and disasters.
Fuller, J. M. and Friedel, C. R. 2017. Developing volunteer leaders: Let their intentions guide the way. Journal of Leadership Education 16(3): 45-66. DOI: 10.12806/V16/I3/R2
Lockett, L. L. and Boyd, B. 2012. Enhancing leadership skills in volunteers. Journal of Leadership Education 11(1): 233-244. DOI: 10.12806/V11/I1/AB2
The Lockett paper is also available as an Extension publication from Texas AgriLife Extension, but it’s pretty much the same as the peer-reviewed journal article.
Michelle Prysby, Director of the Master Naturalist Program, discusses techniques for retaining and engaging volunteers.