VAN Conference update!

pathwayEngagement: the path to healthy communities!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Keynote Speaker: Beth Steinhorn, President of the Fixler Group

Keynote: Leading Practices: The Path to Connecting Hand, Heart, and Impact

Here is our conference flyer: Flyer 1

Don’t miss the annual VAN conference where  volunteer administrators from around the region gather to explore current industry standards and exciting innovations in the world of volunteer management!  Our keynote speaker, Beth Steinhorn, is a renown author and volunteer management expert! We will also have breakout sessions tailored to you, whether you are a beginner in the field or a seasoned professional.  We also offer vendors and resources that you’ll find useful, door prizes and excellent meals!  This is the not to miss conference of the year!

Visit Beth Steinhorn’s website at, a virtual center of cutting edge tools on engagebeth-steinhornment and organizational leadership and planning.  Beth Steinhorn will do our keynote plus two breakout sessions.  Beth says,” Revitalizing organizations begins with the most valuable resource of all—the human resource. My trainings are designed to revitalize staff and volunteer leaders through lively, comprehensive presentations that inspire participants to envision a bigger future for their organization and give them the tools and tactics to make that future a reality.”  You definitely don’t want to miss out on that!  You can find more information about her keynote and workshops HERE!


  • $75 (early bird)
  • $85 (after May 31)
  • $60 for a second person to join you so ask a volunteer or co-worker to come too! (Buy one, get one discounted to $60.)
  • Scholarships are available!  $40 + volunteer for an hour or two (you’ll get to attend all sessions still)

On-line Registration will open sometime in April 2016. Keep your eyes peeled at for the on-line link. Mail in registration is available too.

Would you like to share some of your expertise at the conference? Requests for Proposals are ready!  Apply now!

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About Lisa Yeager

Lisa Yeager has more than 15 years experience in Volunteer Management. She has lead volunteers at the Bellevue Art Museum, WACAP, Hopelink, Encompass, Autism Speaks (Walk Now for Autism), and the Sno-valley Senior Center. She has won the DuFort Award for Volunteer Management, and Program Manager of the Year in 2000. She is currently Treasurer and conference chair for VAN.
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