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Information about the Volunteer Administrator credentialing process

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    Cva Overview Slides 2010   W Notes Cva Overview Slides 2010 W Notes Presentation Transcript

    • The CVA Credential:
      A Mark of Excellence
    • Founded late -1970’s by AVA. Major revision in 2000.
      Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration founded in 2006 as new home
      Current supporters:
      Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE)
      Energize, Inc.
      Idealist.org
      International Association of Volunteer Efforts (IAVE)
      International Volunteer Managers Day
      National Assoc. of Volunteer Programs in Local Government
      National Human Services Assembly
      People First – Total Solutions
      Points of Light Institute & Hands On Network
      United Way
      Volunteer Match
      Volunteer Today
    • What does it mean to be a professional?
      What profession do you identify with?
    • CCVA Core Competencies
      Ethics
      Organizational Management
      Human Resource Management
      Accountability
      Leadership and Advocacy
    • THE CVA CREDENTIAL
      IS…
      Generic, applicable to all settings
      Performance-based
      Developed by peers
      Voluntary
      International
      IS NOT…
      A “how to” course or class
      A certificate of completion
      Linked to a specific college or university
    • ELIGIBILITY
      Minimum of 3 years experience
      (paid or unpaid)
      At least 30 % of current position related to volunteer resources management
    • HOW TO APPLY
      Registration Period for 2010 cycle:
      October 1, 2009 – March 1, 2010
      Registration form in Candidate Handbook
      Two letters of professional recommendation
      2010 Fees:
      Early Bird Discount (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31) $200 US
      Regular (Jan. 1 – March 1) $250 US
      (additional discount for members of Points of Light – Hands On Network and the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement)
    • THE PROCESS: Exam + Portfolio
      Multiple Choice Exam
      Measures knowledge, application and analysis
      Tied directly to core competencies
      Based on specific primary references
      Total of 80 questions; two hours in length
      4th Wednesday in May, via web-based system
      Candidates arrange local proctor & test site
      Scored on a pass/fail basis
    • THE PROCESS: Exam + Portfolio
      Portfolio
      Philosophy Statement(100-250 words)
      Very personal and reflective
      Beliefs and values related to your role
      Ethics Case Study (100-250 words)
      Description of a real-life dilemma you have faced
      Connection to CCVA professional ethics
      Management Narrative(1500-1750 words)
      Describing and analyzing your real-life experience
    • CANDIDATE SUPPORT
      Helping You Succeed!
      Conference calls
      Local study-buddy or support group
      Practice Exam on-line
      Sample Portfolios
      CVASupport GoogleGroup
      Connections to CVAs near you or in similar settings
    • Award of CVA Status:
      Use of CVA designation
      Certificate
      Media release
      Announcement letter
      CVA Registry on website
      Invitation to join committees
      Lapel pin
    • CERTIFICATION RENEWAL
      Required every 5 years
      Must earn 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) per 5-year recertification cycle.
      One PDU equals one contact hour or 0.1 CEU.
      Demonstrate learning, professional growth, leadership
      Maximum flexibility, minimum time to track
      Details and tracking forms provided
    • THE CVA CREDENTIAL
      What's in it for me…
      …and my organization?
    • The CVA Credential
      For more information: www.CVAcert.org
      Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
      804-794-8689 ccva@comcast.net