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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.

Professional Development meetings are included in VAN membership unless an additional cost is noted, Members please LOGIN to RSVP at no cost. Guests are invited to attend one meeting for free and subsequent meetings for $20 each.

November Meeting: Celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day 8:30am-10:00am


Come and celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day at the November VAN Meeting!


“Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community.” Mary V. Merrill, LSW

As managers of volunteers you support the amazing contribution volunteers make on our community each day. Help us celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day and the impact we make by joining us on November 9th. We will celebrate with a special treat to thank you for your contribution and a celebration of the work of a major contributor to the field of volunteer administration, Mary Merrill. Mary Merrill served as a trainer and author in volunteerism and was an adjunct faculty and co-teacher for Ohio State University’s Institute for Community Leadership. We will share a body of her work and discuss what it means to be an effective volunteer administrator. To cap the celebration we will re-introduce the Volunteer Administrators’ Network awards celebrating our community and the impact we make.

**Please note: The meeting is being moved up a week to Thursday, November 9th from 8:30am – 10:30am, to coincide with the celebration of International Volunteer Mangers Day (November 5th).

Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, Room 1A

When: Thursday, November 9

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.