Last month we had a great session with VAN. Members brought challenges and as a group we brainstormed and shared ideas and personal experiences. It was a great discussion and a wonderful reminder to me of the value of VAN. VAN has not only provided me with professional development but connections with others in the field who can help me problem solve or bounce ideas off of. Sometimes we get so deep in the weeds, or entrenched in the ways of an organization or department, that it is important to have that outside perspective to move forward. I am excited about the May meeting, and the discussion that will follow, as we have another great opportunity to learn from the professionals in our field of work.
VAN Central Ohio President
May Monthly Meeting:
Using Our Skills to Get Ahead
and Help Others
Thursday, May 17
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
CAPA- Ohio Theater Lower Level Rm. 1
55 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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The VAN Awards help us recognize the professionals who make an impact in our communities through volunteerism. This year we received multiple nominations for each category: The Mary Merrill Award, Corporate Champion, and Executive Leadership Award. A small committee has been formed to conduct a blind review of each of the nominations. We have been the process of reviewing each nomination and are discussing our final candidates that we will recognize in celebration of International Volunteer Managers Day in November. An announcement will be made soon of the selected winners.