CVA Certification Overview Jan 2014
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CVA Certification Overview Jan 2014



Join this free webinar, hosted only once a year, to learn more about the CCVA and the process for applying for and receiving your CVA. Credentialing in any profession increases credibility and ...

Join this free webinar, hosted only once a year, to learn more about the CCVA and the process for applying for and receiving your CVA. Credentialing in any profession increases credibility and promotes career development. Learn about this unique performance-based credentialing program, the process for becoming Certified in Volunteer Administration and how it can benefit you and your organization. Recommended for those with at least 3 years of experience in any setting.



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  • 1. CCVA - 2011
  • 2. To hear the presentation by phone call: (470) 200-0305 Access Code: 826-491-149 Katie Cambell @CVACert Executive Director, CCVA Melissa Gilmore CVA Liza Jacobson @Lizaface CVA, Marketing Chair, NOVAA Jennifer Bennett @JenBennettCVA CVA, Senior Manager, Education & Training, VolunteerMatch Follow this webinar on Twitter to join the conversation! Hash tag: #VMlearn CCVA - 2011
  • 3. A Mark of Excellence CCVA - 2012
  • 4.  Early 1980’s - First competency-based, international certification developed by Association for Volunteer Administration: CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration)    2000 – Revision to update competencies & align with national certification standards 2006 - AVA dissolves. CCVA established as new home for CVA credential and AVA “Professional Ethics” material 2010 – CCVA also assumes management of certification program for volunteer resource professionals in U.S. healthcare settings
  • 5.  Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement  Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources  Energize, Inc.  Habitat for Humanity International   International Association of Volunteer Efforts  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  The Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative  United Way Worldwide  Volunteer Canada  VolunteerMatch  Volunteer Today
  • 6. CCVA (Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration) CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration)  Paid or unpaid professionals in any setting  International CAVS (Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services)  For salaried professionals in healthcare settings  USA only  Sponsored by Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP)
  • 7.      Ethics Organizational Management Human Resource Management Accountability Leadership and Advocacy
  • 8.    Understand different types of ethics Act according to ethical principles for working with volunteers Make ethical decisions
  • 9.  Align volunteers with mission  Understand strategic planning  Develop policies and process  Manage projects and programs  Manage change
  • 10.  Engage Volunteers:  Support Volunteers: role design recruitment orientation and training supervision, coaching conflict management, team building recognition sustaining involvement
  • 11.  Collect and report relevant data  Manage money & financial reporting  Manage risks  Conduct meaningful evaluation  Strive for quality improvement
  • 12.  Develop leadership in self and others  Promote diversity and inclusion  Develop community relationships  Advocate for volunteers  Advocate for the organization
  • 13.  IS…  IS NOT… Universal, applicable to all settings Competency-based Developed by peers Voluntary International A “how to” course or class A certificate of completion Linked to a specific college or university
  • 14.   Minimum of 3 years experience (paid or unpaid) At least 30 % of current position related to volunteer resources management CCVA - 2011
  • 15.  Registration Period for 2014 cycle: October 1, 2013 – March 1, 2014 Registration form in Candidate Handbook Two letters of professional recommendation  2014 Fees:   Early Bird Discount (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31) Regular (Jan. 1 – March 1) $220 US $275 US Additional discount for members of Points of Light – HandsOn Network, Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Canada, VolunteerMatch, Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources, and Habitat for Humanity International
  • 16. Multiple Choice Exam  Measures knowledge and application of that knowledge in situations and scenarios  Tied directly to Content Outline topics  Primary & secondary references are suggested for study  Two hours in length  4th Wednesday in May, via web-based system  Candidates arrange local proctor & test site  Scored on a pass/fail basis
  • 17. 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
  • 18. Helping You Succeed!       Conference calls Local study-buddy or support group CVA Mock Exam online Sample Portfolio CVASupport GoogleGroup Connections to CVAs near you or in similar settings
  • 19.        Use of CVA designation Certificate Media release Announcement letter CVA Registry on website Invitation to join committees Lapel pin
  • 20.  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 
  • 21. What's in it for me?.... and my organization?
  • 22. Potential Benefits       Increased confidence Enhanced credibility Learning through selfassessment Increased commitment Transferable validation of knowledge and skills Affirmation of current practice
  • 23.      3+ years of experience More years of experience does not mean you have a better chance of success This is NOT about memorizing what you read Emphasis on understanding universal principles & concepts of effective practice Professional certification is a rigorous process requiring time and focus
  • 24. For more information: Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration 804-794-8689