VAN Conference Update!

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pathwayPlanning is progressing for the VAN conference on Friday, June 24 at Cascadia College in Bothell!  Our theme is “Engagement: the Path to Healthy Communities”. Soon we will have a list of workshops to share with you. Already it looks like an amazing mix of information for new volunteer managers and experienced pros!

Rick Lynch of Lynch Associates has just agreed to present workshops at our conference.  Each year, Mr. Lynch speaks at approximately 100 workshops, conventions, and conferences around the world on topics related to personal growth and management effectiveness. He is the author of several books, including:

* Lead!: How public and non-profit managers can bring out the best in themselves and their organizations.
* Getting Out of Your Own Way
* Precision Management
He is the co-author of the books Secrets of Leadership, Keeping Volunteers, and Volunteer Management, the world’s best-selling book in the field of volunteer management. This book has been translated into four languages! We are so fortunate to speaker of his renown at our conference!

If you haven’t registered yet, now’s the time!  The early bird price of $75 will be available until May 30. Your conference registration includes 2016/17 VAN membership, all workshops, a resource fair, parking, continental breakfast,  a box lunch  from Alexis Catering plus incredible networking opportunities!  We will have a menu that includes food options for vegans, vegetarians, and those who want gluten free.  How can you miss out on all this for that low price!  We have scholarships available too. So please take advantage of that and apply for a scholarship. Scholarships reduce the conference fee to half price plus and hour or so of volunteering. Our volunteers won’t miss a minute of the conference!

Register HERE!

You don’t want to miss our keynote, Beth Steinhorn of JF Fixler Group! Plus workshops by Beth, Rick Lynch and many others!  Thank you to our sponsors for making this all possible: United Way of King County and the Volunteer Centers of Washington.

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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.