Education Events

Education Events are held throughout the fiscal year. VMAWM members are polled to see what relevant trends and topics may be of interest for future programming.

2017-2018 Education Events:

Click this link to view our 2017-2018 schedule: VMAWM 2017-2018 Schedule

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11:30-1:00 pm
Wyoming Banquet Center
Distinctive Catering
4945 S. Division
Grand Rapids 49548
Speaker: Sal Alaimo
Topic: Quality Improvement

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
8:00-9:30 am
Jim & Shirley Balk Center for Instructional Services
2400 Plymouth Ave SE
Grand Rapids 49506
Speaker: Katy Chapman
Topic: Mindfulness

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:30-1:00 pm
Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)
920 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids 49506
Speaker: Carol Robinson
Topic: That’s Not What I Meant: Conversations with Diverse Populations 101

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
11:30-1:00 pm
John Ball Zoo
1300 West Fulton St
Grand Rapids 49504
Speakers: Monica Sparks
Topic: Networking Excellence
Register here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
11:30-1:00 pm
Location: TBA
Speaker: Dave Kampfschulte
Topic: How to be a Good Listener

2016-2017 Education Events:

Click this link to view our 2016-2017 schedule: VMAWM 2016-2017 Schedule

Thursday, October 18, 2016
11:30-1:00 pm
Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)
920 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids 49506
Topic: “Training Staff to work with Volunteers”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8:00-9:30 am
First Reformed Church
3060 Wilson Ave. SW
Grandville, 49418
Topic: “Organizing/Planning Your Strategic Plans”
View powerpoint slights shared from our speaker here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Spartan YMCA
5722 Metro Way
Wyoming, 49519
Topic: “The Volunteer Coordinator’s Value”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm
John Ball Zoo
1300 West Fulton St
Grand Rapids, 49504
Topic: “Law & Order”
Please invite your Human Resource Director for only $10

2015-2016 Education Events:

Thursday, November 19, 2015
11:30-1:30 pm
3540 Fairlanes SW, Grandville MI 49418.
Topic: “Communicating with Volunteers” Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 21, 2016
11:30-1:30 pm
920 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Topic: “Toxic Charity- How do Volunteers affect your Organization?”

Thursday, April 21, 2016
John Ball Zoo
Topic: “Law & Order-VMA”

2014-2015 Education Events:

Thursday, November 13, 2014
11:30-1:30 pm
Spartan Stores YMCA
Topic: Needs Assessment

Thursday, January 22, 2015
11:30-1:30 pm
Fricano’s Pizza
Topic: Legal Aspects of Volunteer Programs

Thursday, March 19, 2015
11:30-1:30 pm
Senior Neighbors
Topic: Trends in Volunteerism

2013-2014 Education Events:

March 20, 2014
Spartan Stores YMCA
Topic: The volunteer onboarding process

January 29, 2014
John Ball Zoo
Topic: Why internships are important and how to develop and maintain them at your organization

October 29, 2013
Beacon Hill at Eastgate
Topic: Volunteer Recognition
Format: Roundtables covering awards, incentive programs, recognition events and outside the box volunteer recognition