Program: Diversity and Inclusion in Your Volunteer Program
Diversity and inclusion initiatives have been proven to not only make organizations more accessible, but more successful. Intentional diversity and inclusion leads to more innovation in thinking, greater productivity, and a more engaged team. So how can we work to make our volunteer programs accessible to a wide range of people, in order to create an engaged, effective team of diverse volunteers? This interactive workshop will explore the concepts of diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias, in order to help us understand these concepts and their effect on our current practices around volunteer recruitment, engagement, and retention. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate their existing volunteer program through the lens of diversity and inclusion, brainstorm and share knowledge with colleagues through interactive discussions and activities, and develop concrete, measurable action steps toward creating a more diverse volunteer team for their organization.
Catrina Salama – Diversity Awareness Partnership
Denise DeCou – Anti-Defamation League
Julie Strassman – MVMA Facilitator
MVMA members can use a discount code at the time of registration to get the reduced registration fee. The hours earned in this workshop will count towards your UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management.
Breakfast snacks/refreshments will be provided. Lunch is included.
Parking: Once you register online, you will get parking instructions and a parking permit.
Cost: Members:: $60 (with discount code) Non-Members: $75