2022 Conference Schedule

Event Timeline - The Hybrid Model
*Sessions are tentative*

Day 1: Thursday, October 13th 
9:00am - 10:30am - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speakers (virtual and in-person options)

10:30am - 11:00am - Coffee Break (virtual and in person)
Travel break (30 minutes)
11:30am - 12:30pm - Session 1  
(Attendees will choose one) 

  • Hidden Biases in Volunteer Management with Susan Sanow, CVA
  • Be the kind of leader you want to follow! with Ali Starr
  • Beyond the 3 Rs - How the ABCs and Rs of Volunteer Engagement Work Together with Traci Lato-Smith, CVA
  • News Overload and its Effect on Mental Health with Bobbie D'Addario

12:45pm - 1:45pm - Session 2 (Attendees will choose one)
  • Supporting Volunteers in Times of Stress and Trauma with Laura McArthur
  • Introduction to the CVA Credential with Lisa Marie Mooney, MA, CVA
  • From Assessment to Onboarding - Laying the Foundation for Volunteer Engagement with Traci Lato-Smith, CVA
  • The Young and Restless - Re-Think How You Can and Should Engage Youth as Volunteers with Kelly Streck
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Day 2: Friday, October 14th
9:00am - 9:30am Virtual Networking - breakout rooms: share what we learned from yesterday


9:30am - 10:30 am - Session 3 
(Attendees will choose one)
  • One of us: Establishing volunteer culture throughout your organization with Lauren Rolfe   
  • Transforming Disruption to Impact with Beth Steinhorn
  • Volunteers United with Steven Buchanan, Christina Perea, & Jillian Allison            
  • Centering Youth in Your Volunteer Strategies with Emily Dobish, María Islas-Lopez, & Chris Rios            
10:45am - 11:45 am - Session 4 (Attendees will choose one)
  • Communication Tactics for Elevating Volunteer Engagement with Karen Reid   
  • Neurodiversity in Volunteerism with Sarah Philippe     
  • Managing Challenging Volunteer Situations with Betsy McFarland  
  • Restructuring Councils and Auxiliaries – A Story of Change Management with Justine Gregory Dodson & Beth Steinhorn

Travel break (30 minutes) 
12:15pm - 12:30 pm - Closing Remarks & What’s Next (virtual and in-person options)
12:30pm- 1:30pm - Lunch Networking (virtual and in person)


For any questions about the conference, please contact Conference Chair, Allison Waldvogel, CVA @ dovia.ccov@gmail.com