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Cva Overview Slides 2010 W Notes

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

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