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Taking Charge of Your Professional Development
As a follow-up to January’s Breakfast Workshop on Navigating Your Professional Development, we will explore the successes and challenges that we have faced over the past month in implementing our New Year’s resolutions. Amongst peers, we will then work to develop strategies and support systems to overcome the challenges and continue on our professional development paths.
Please bring your Reaching Beyond Your Bubble worksheets and other handouts or materials that you would like to develop and/or share with the group. If you were unable to make January’s session, all materials are available here.
Take Charge of 2014: Make it Your Best Year Yet!
DATE: Thursday, February 6, 2014
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Westminster Canterbury
1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond VA 23227 (block of Westbrook boarded by Hermitage & Brook Road) – uitilize the Center for Creative Living Entrance (double doors under the canopy circle drive).
MAP: Click here for a map link!
PARKING: Free and ample on campus – security will direct you to the lot and signs will also be up on campus!
COST: Free to GRAVA members; $10 for non-members
GRAVA Scholarships: A Tool for Taking Charge of Your Professional Development
Among the resources available for helping to accomplish your professional development or “continuing competency” skills are GRAVA Scholarships. Current GRAVA Members are eligible to apply for one scholarship of up to $100 per year for professional development workshops, seminars, conferences, books, or other resource materials that support their work in the field of volunteer management. Contact Kim Frola, Professional Development Chair for your application form.
Volunteer Administrator of the Year Award: Reaching a Professional Development Destination
While we are developing our pathways to reach our 2014 and beyond destinations and goals, we should be plotting a course to nominate a candidate for GRAVA’s Volunteer Administrator of the Year Award – to be presented at the annual conference in July. The nomination forms will be out in early spring, but start identifying a candidate – yourself, a colleague, or peer – whom you would like to nominate. Then start collecting supporting documentation – specific examples, positive quotes, photos, etc.