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Prime vp training

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  2. 2. Women’s Initiative’s Programs<br />Volunteers: 500+ volunteers/year, at every level of the org where we have staff and beyond<br />Fellows: 20+ hours/week over 10 weeks, runs quarterly<br />Interns: 150 hours of work (minimum), ongoing<br />VISTAs: an Americorps program that provides full-time, one-year positions for capacity-building<br />
  3. 3. Recruiting<br />Colleges/universities career centers<br />Volunteer centers<br />Social media<br />Org website<br />Through personal networks of staff, volunteers, board, etc<br />Job descriptions<br />“general” posting: include examples of types of skills or projects volunteers will/do support<br />
  4. 4. Screening<br />Create a standard for screening candidates based on:<br />Skills<br />Org culture<br />Mission-driven<br /><ul><li>Appoint people to the screening team
  5. 5. Regular communication</li></li></ul><li>“Managing”<br />Empowering and engaging<br />Members of the team<br />Regular appreciation<br />Build in coaching sessions<br /><ul><li>Jim Collin’s philosophy: get the right people on your team and you don’t need to manage them</li></li></ul><li>Training<br />Create a manual for the data collection process<br />Mock-interviews/group practice<br />Sharing best practices, interview scripts, outreach scripts and templates<br />Regular check-ins already scheduled for all participants<br />
  6. 6. Conducting Data Collection<br />Creating a due diligence standard and modeling it<br />Creating an easy, visual medium to assess if due diligence has been completed<br />Creating a standard instrument with interviewing notes on the process/best practices<br />Weekly check-ins to offer support, share best practices, and keep everyone on the team energized and engaged<br />
  7. 7. Quality control and data entry<br />Training manual with screen shots as reference guides<br />Step-by-step personal trainings (or group trainings) with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic components built in:<br />Training Manuals and PPT (visual)<br />Reiterating and explaining the written materials (auditory)<br />Practice data entry as part of the training (kinesthetic)<br />
  8. 8. References for Building Volunteer Programs<br />John L. Lipp The Complete Idiot’s Guide series: Recruiting and Managing Volunteers<br />Kathereine Noyes Campbell and Susan J. Ellis The (Help!) I-Don’t-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management<br />Flora MacLeod & Sara Hogarth Leading Today’s Volunteers: Motivate and Manage Your Team<br />

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