Professional Development

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NCAVA Certificate in Volunteer Administration

NCAVA Certification/Renewal Application

Refund Policy 


Webinars

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Regional Workshops 

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Online Basics In Volunteer Management Course

NCAVA is pleased to partner with Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC) and offer the Basics in Volunteer Management course online. The 10-week course will cover volunteer recruitment, retention, risk management, recognition, etc. After enrollment, there is no set time to "log on" each day and you can enter the course from any computer with Internet access.

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NCAVA Certification in Volunteer Administration

Administered by the NCAVA Certification Committee, the certification program is part of NCAVA's strategy to enhance the professional identity of volunteer administrators. The goals of the program are to raise standards, increase knowledge, and improve performance of volunteer administrators in North Carolina. The program provides a means to document competency and signify excellence in the practice of managing volunteer programs. The designation CAVNC, indicating a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina, helps employers identify  the most qualified and committed professionals.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

CLICK HERE pay online.   


Got Endorsement?

As a benefit to NCAVA affiliate members, NCAVA endorses qualified workshops so that attendees can earn contact hours toward the Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina (CAVNC) credential. NCAVA also endorses qualified workshops for non-member affiliates, organizations and presenting individuals.  All endorsement contact hours will be provided for a nominal fee to the non-member organization or individual. Applicants must be willing to have endorsed training events publicized by NCAVA.

For complete details and to download the Workshop Endorsement Form. CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE pay online.  


Let's Get Certified, Morganton NC

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The certification program is part of NCAVA's strategy to enhance the professional identity of volunteer administrators. The goals of the program are to raise standards, increase knowledge, and improve performance of volunteer administrators in North Carolina. Learn how you can join others around the state of North Carolina that have achieved the designation of CAVNC. This workshop provides you with the necessary elements of getting your portfolio completed as well as what you need to be aware of in order to be recognized among your peers as the expert in the field of Volunteer Administration.

Bring:

  • completed NCAVA certificates of training,
  • 3 ring binder,
  • dividers, 
  • paper, and
  • names and addresses of the peer references.   

WHERE: Senior Corps Building #43, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, 300 Enola Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone # 828-438-6546.  (If you cannot find the office, go to 2nd entrance of Center - where the light is and pull in around the back of the red house, called Pandora's Box, and call the number above.)

WHEN: Friday, September 26, from 8:00AM - 12:00PM

COST: None! Refreshments will be provided, as well as tea and coffee. 

REGISTER at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054BAEA62EAAFD0-ncava/7200843


 

WAVA 2014 Kickoff Workshops

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The Wake Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) is announcing its 2014 Kickoff Workshop to be held on Friday, September 26, 2014. The cost will be $40. Register at http://wakeava.net/

Workshop topics include:

What Color is Your World?   (Harriett Edwards) This session features self assessments to help participants gain insights into how their personalities affect others and strategies for working with others who see things differently.

Conversing with Confidence:  Handling Difficult Conversations (Harriett Edwards) Clearly communicating messages when people involved are emotional or passionate creates opportunities for hurt feelings and misunderstandings.  This session is focused upon providing strategies and tools to help make those difficult conversations easier to manage.

Recruiting Volunteers: Hints, Strategies, and Ideas (Panel of Presenters – TBA) Volunteer recruitment challenges are always at the top of the list when volunteer administrators gather to share issues and discuss training needs.  This session will feature a panel of experienced volunteer resource managers from a variety of organizations sharing briefly and will invite participants to share personal successes.

Social Media Strategies (Presenter – TBA) Utilizing available technologies to our best advantage isn’t always as easy as we think it should be. This session will briefly share advantages and disadvantages of various media strategies. It is not intended to be a “how to” session, but rather a “which one” discussion.  


 

Online Basics In Volunteer Management Course

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NCAVA is pleased to partner with Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC) and offer the Basics in Volunteer Management course online. The 10-week course will cover volunteer recruitment, retention, risk management, recognition, etc. After enrollment, there is no set time to "log on" each day and you can enter the course from any computer with Internet access.

2015 dates:

  • Jan. 23 - Mar. 27 ~ Registration form MUST BE COMPLETED and RECEIVED by Jan. 16, 2015
  • Sept. 9 - Nov. 10 ~ Registration form MUST BE COMPLETED and RECEIVED by August 31, 2015 (tentative)

Graduates of the class will receive 12 hours toward NCAVA certification as a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina and one Continuing Education credit from Southeastern Community College (Whiteville, NC).

The tuition cost of the course is $70, made payable to Southeastern Community College. (NOTE: College tuition rates are set by the NC Legislation. Rates are subject ot change in July of each year.) Credit cards are not accepted, however, we will be glad to invoice your agency. A handbook is required and will be made available the first day of class at no additional cost.

Anyone, anywhere can take this course. Out-of-state tuition DOES NOT apply.

Click on the links to download registration form or agency invoiceDue to state auditing standards, please mail a registration form with your original signature, NOT a copy, of your completed form. Tuition payment must accompany class registration form.

For more information, contact Dr. Melody Prevatte @ Melody.Prevatte@sccnc.edu


 

Regional Workshops

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...more workshops coming soon!

 

Regional workshop with Harriett Edwards: The Challenges of Leadership and Mentoring

Volunteer administrators are leaders of leaders!  Working with others who seek to serve their communities creates opportunities as well as challenges, and leading programs to successfully engage in service is no small task!  Learning about personal leadership characteristics, developing a better understanding of how to foster leadership skills in others, and working to develop resources to lead more effectively and efficiently will be the foci for this seminar. There will also be an opportunity to apply leadership strengths to concepts of mentoring and coaching others effectively.  It will be a hands-on, interactive session that you don’t want to miss!  Date and time: September 15, 9am – 3pm

Place: SciWorks, 400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Cost: $30 for NCAVA members; $45 for non-members, includes lunch

Registration and pay here:  

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