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NSCC Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N0A6

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Organized by the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre, this Volunteer Leadership Symposium will include keynote speakers, learning sessions, and a chance to network with volunteers and volunteer organizations in the Kings County region.

The Symposium will take place Wednesday, May 16th from 8:30am – 3:30pm at NSCC’s Kingstec Campus. Admission is only $10 +Tax, and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

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Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am

Keynote Speaker: 9:00am - 10:30am:

The Value of Volunteering: Global Trends within the Canadian Context - Paula Speevak, CEO Volunteer Canada

With 12.7 million Canadians contributing an average of 154 hours each year, volunteers continue to play an essential role building and restoring strong and connected communities, a just society, and a sustainable planet. Yet, the nature of volunteering is changing. With the emergence of the do-it-yourself movement, web-based technologies, and the shared economy, people can do great things outside of the structure of organizations. Informal volunteering and organic movements are growing. What does this all mean for the field of volunteer resource management? How do we continue to carry out our duty of care, through standards of practice, policies, and procedures while making space for people to engage in communities in new ways? How can the infrastructure that we have created for our structured volunteer programs be used to support Individual Social Responsibility and informal community action? This key note will explore these issues and serve as springboard for participants to assess the relevance of these trends to the work they do.


Morning Workshops: 11:00am – 12:30pm:

*PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE AM SESSION

Getting the Word Out - In this workshop, you will use real examples, or your own situation to learn how to craft your message, and the most effective ways for reaching your target audience through different mediums of communication from print to social media.


Unleashing Human Potential - Through Values-Driven Leadership and Cultures - In this interactive workshop we will: Inquire into your personal values and consider how these values are reflected in your daily work and in the culture of your organization. Explore how the values and beliefs of a leader are instrumental in determining the culture of an organization, and the how culture of an organization is instrumental in driving its performance. Consider how the leader’s personality (values and beliefs) has a significant influence on the performance of an organization, and on any group of individuals that share a common identity.


What's New in LGBTQ+ Issues? – What are the latest developments in how to support LGBTQ+ people, including changes to intake forms and techniques for responding to complex situations? How can understanding the history of LGBTQ+ social change movements help us create more welcoming spaces for people of all genders and sexualities? What do our views of sexual orientation have in common with views of disability, illness, and medicine, where do they come from, and how does it help us create change? Join us for a whirlwind tour of the Valley Youth Project's workshops to learn a few new things and see what we have to offer your organization.


Volunteering and Mental Wellness - Volunteering is not only a way to give back and help others but is actually good for our mental health! However, finding the right balance is key. How do I work in service to others and achieve the mental health benefits while maintaining a healthy balance? How do I know when I am overdoing it? What are my coping strategies for stress? Come learn about positive mental health and volunteering so you can both give of yourself AND take care of yourself.


Afternoon Workshops: 1:30pm – 3:00pm:

*PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE PM SESSION


Enhancing Volunteer Engagement - This workshop will give you practical skills to enhance your engagement with volunteers. We will look at creating engaging volunteer opportunity descriptions, what platforms and tools are available to assist you, including technology, and talk a little about the PanCanadian Volunteer Matching System.

Oh No, Not Another Meeting. Help is here! - Is going to a meeting one of the worst parts of your day? Is it an exercise in frustration? Do you struggle to get things done and hold people accountable to their commitments? Meetings don’t have to be this way. Join us to learn a wealth of tips and tricks to make your next meeting efficient, effective and dare we say Fun. It is possible?


Introduction to the Volunteer Code – The 2017 version of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) contains updated standards, reflects the current social context and incorporates a more streamlined format. We look forward to discussing the CCVI, the 2017 updates and how you can apply it within your work.








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236 Belcher Street

Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N0A6

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