National Extension Conference on Volunteerism 2021 (virtual)
April 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am – April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Details obtained through the NECV Planning Team:
“Our plan for 2021 is to host the lite (NECV-L) online conference over the previously planned in-person dates starting April 26th. During this virtual lite conference, we want to stay in touch with our volunteer professionals to share resources and ideas to help us to continue to be effective while our interaction with volunteers has been changing. We want to provide a platform for sharing timely resources, relevant research, and practices in volunteerism. Conference participants will gather tools and skills through virtual poster showcases and lightning sessions to apply to their volunteer programs.
The virtual presentations will be in the form of pre-recorded lightning sessions and posters, with the presenters available to interact and answer questions afterwards. The NECV-L request for proposal instructions can be found at: https://go.umd.edu/necvliterfp2021. Completed proposals should be submitted online at: https://go.umd.edu/necvliteproposals2021 no later than 11:59 pm PST on October 31, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be given by December 15, 2020.
As part of the lite virtual conference, we will be inviting participation in an appreciation session titled Appreciating Volunteers using The 5 Languages of Appreciation presented by Jamie Morris from the University of Maryland. This session will draw upon “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” by Gary Chapman and Paul White and the presenter’s work and experiences with volunteers in the Maryland 4-H Program. You are encouraged to purchase this book prior to NECV-L and to complete an included assessment to prepare to fully engage in the session. In the book, participants will find a complimentary access code to the Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) Inventory which will assist in participating in the session.
To purchase the book (and the complimentary code) visit the following website:
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