TAVA Business Meeting & Workshop: The Glass (half) Full! A Workshop that Promotes Intentionality, Positivity, Proactivity, and Success!

  • Thursday, March 08, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Yonge Street Mission (Classroom B)

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This dynamic workshop, facilitated by 17-year TAVA Veteran and Past-President Ruth Pentinga, will support participants with moving towards a glass full (rather than half full OR half empty). 

Participants will learn to reinforce their successes and abilities through a Solutions and Asset-based approach, and renew and review their sense of Power, Hope and Worth to equip them for even more success.

As a celebration of International Women’s Day, this workshop will also explore volunteer engagement as a women-dominated field and address the question: is there anyone missing?


Ruth Pentinga has worked in the field of volunteer management for over 17 years in both community-based and national programs. For 11 years Ruth has been Director of Volunteer Resources with Yonge Street Mission. There she leads the awesome Volunteer Resources team that engages 3700 volunteers annually. Ruth holds an: Honours BA in Women’s Studies & Sociology, Graphic Design Diploma, Fundamentals in Volunteer Management Certificate, and Practical Management Strategies Certificate. In addition, she is currently at U of T finishing up her Masters of Theological Studies and is also attending George Brown in the Editing Certificate program. As a 17-year veteran of TAVA Ruth has been President as well as Past-President, Secretary and Webmaster. Ruth knows full well that the voluntary sector is full of abundance and scarcity but also joy, surprises, hope and real challenge. At this March TAVA workshop, which also happens to fall on International Women’s Day, let’s: celebrate and acknowledge issues, frustrations and concerns, look beyond these and affirm our roles, reinforce our giftings, promote an attitude of gratitude, and share tips for navigating the waters of volunteer management to capture success!


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