Monthly Meetings

Schedule of Professional Development Workshops

Annually VAN features a variety of programs that converge on allowing Volunteer Administrators to learn from experts among us and those partnering with us. We hope to stimulate new thoughts and growth in the field by providing a rich variety of professional development opportunities in the forms of presentations, round tables, and networking sessions.

We hope you will join us and share your thoughts, questions, and experiences in the field of volunteer administration! Please note the topics and locations below are subject to change. Please check this page regularly for up-to-date information.

Regular Meeting Times (unless otherwise noted):
Networking: 8:30-8:45
Business Meeting: 8:45 – 9:00
Professional Development: 9:00 – 10:00

August Meeting: Service Enterprise

Join us for our August Monthly Meeting around the topic of Service Enterprise. We have our very own VAN member, Kathryn Wagonrod- Director of Volunteer Engagement at the United Way of Central Ohio who will share with us details around this exciting initiative.

The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national initiative led by Points of Light that strengthens the capacity of nonprofits to fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs. Through a comprehensive research-based assessment, training, consulting and certification model, selected nonprofits are equipped with the tools and technical assistance necessary to support their Service Enterprise transformations.

Location: Alvis, Inc - 2100 Stella Court
Columbus, OH 43215

When: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Price: $

Date: August 16, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

September Meeting: Claiming Your I.M.P.A.C.T.

Claiming Your I.M.P.A.C.T.
Image. Measurement. Professionalism. Alignment. Creativity. Thought Leadership.

Volunteer Administrators are skilled at service delivery, measuring impact and outcomes, and developing people. But all too often, we fail t to claim our own impact as professionals. In this session, participants will explore their own influence and think about new ways to align their unique skills sets to strategy, influence and legacy.

Speaker: Christine Nardecchia
Director of Volunteer Resources
City of Dublin

Location: Ohio History Center
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Price: $

Date: September 20, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

October Meeting: Strategic Planning

Stratgic Planning: More information to come!

Speaker:Christina Brown
Colleague Engagement & Corporate Volunteerism Manager
Huntington National Bank

Location: Mid Ohio Food Bank
3960 Brookham Drive
Grove City, OH 43123

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Price: $

Date: October 18, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited