**New venue this year. St. Louis Park City Council Chambers. Parking info below.***
Many organizations struggle to engage volunteers who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the communities they serve. In response to this issue, the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) recently embarked on a research study which resulted in a set of eight strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer program within nonprofit and government organizations.
These strategies serve as a starting point for leaders who are seeking concrete next steps for better engaging volunteers from racially diverse and immigrant communities. Join Lisa Joyslin, inclusive volunteerism program manager at MAVA for an interactive session in which you'll learn about the eight strategies, share your own experiences and create an action plan for launching a more inclusive volunteer program within your own organization. Learn more about Lisa Joyslin at mavanetwork.org.
Program begins promptly at 8 a.m. Please arrive early to enjoy conversation andbring your own coffee, tea or favorite morning beverage. We'll break at 9 a.m. for those who need to leave, but you are welcome to stay and continue Q&A and conversations with peers.
St. Louis Park City Hall is located at 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., just east of Hwy. 100 in St. Louis Park. From Minnetonka Boulevard, turn south on Raleigh Avenue then take the first left into the city hall parking lot. Park in any open parking space, then enter the building through the main lobby on the first floor. The workshop will take place in the council chambers on the third floor – the receptionist will direct you to the stairs and elevator. On-street parking is also available on both sides of Raleigh Avenue, if space is unavailable in the parking lot.
Admission is free, please register and feel free to invite your colleagues.
We hope you can make it!
Cheers,West Metro Communicators Connect
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