Getting beyond yes, but

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Getting beyond yes, but

  1. 1. Getting Beyond “Yes, But…”Jennifer Bennett, CVASenior Manager, Education & TrainingVolunteerMatch@JenBennettCVAjbennett@volunteermatch.org#VMLearn - #NCVSSAVEhttp://www.slideshare.net/volunteermatch
  2. 2. What are we talking about?• Identifying barriers• What are the risks and rewards of change?• Setting some ground rules• What are the big questions?• Let’s dish!• Can we get to “Yes, and…”(page 2 #VMLearn)
  3. 3. (page 3 #VMLearn)What are the barriers to change?• Time• Resources• Attitudes• Culture• Complacency• Fear• Higher priorities• There’s only so much• Volunteers can’t do…• We tried that once• It’s fine the way it is• What if we fail? Whatif people find out?
  4. 4. What are the risks and rewards?Risks• Failure• Failure• Anger• Hurt feelings• Failure(page 4 #VMLearn)Rewards• Happier more engaged volunteers• Better service to clients and community• Pride in our work• Re-energized organizational culture• Inspired program staff & leadership
  5. 5. (page 5 #VMLearn)What happens at SAVE…Stays at SAVE. Let’s create a safe space foran honest conversation.• Respectful interactions• Confidentiality outside this room• Listen and connect• Nurture innovation and creativity• What else?
  6. 6. (page 6 #VMLearn)What are the big questions?What’s holding you back?What’s your “yes, but…” situation?How is fear of failure keeping you frombeing amazing?
  7. 7. Let’s talk about it...(page 7 #VMLearn)
  8. 8. What can we do to create change?• What’s your vision? Philosophy?• Strategic plan• Identify your stakeholders• Conversations – listen, don’t defend• What are the barriers?• What are the priorities or needs?• Find your champions• Where are you aligned, where’s the gap• Transparency• With both successes and failures(page 8 #VMLearn)
  9. 9. What do we need to do to get to “yes,and…”What is my (our) role in leading changeas volunteer engagementprofessionals?What do I need to feel confidentleading change?(page 9 #VMLearn)
  10. 10. Questions?Jennifer Bennett, CVASenior Manager, Education & TrainingVolunteerMatch@JenBennettCVAjbennett@volunteermatch.orghttp://www.slideshare.net/volunteermatch(page 10 #VMLearn)

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