Thank you for a fantastic 2018-2019 Program Year!
Please note that TAVA meetings and workshops are on break in July and August. We look forward to seeing you on September 12, 2019 for Maggie DiStassi's workshop on "The Mindful Leader: Making the Shift from Reactive to Responsive one Moment at a Time". Check back in July to register for this event and other autumn 2019 workshops.
TAVA Member Spotlight
Name: Christine Martin
Role: Senior Manager, Volunteer Engagement
Working in the Volunteer Engagement Sector for: 18 years
Been a part of TAVA for: approximately 14 years
Christine is the recipient of the 2018 TAVA Innovation Award!
Nominations for the 2019 Innovation Award close on May 15- don't miss out on this opportunity to recognize a TAVA member who inspires you.
"I also recommend expanding your professional development and learning beyond the usual topics - what about learning more about marketing or adult education or event management? Read broadly. Keep learning and expanding your thinking and you are sure to grow!"
TAVA has helped me in so many ways - it is where I have built my strongest networks in the sector and always know I can reach out to other leaders for ideas! The workshops have been inspiring and have helped me to develop personally and to create dynamic, engaging experiences in my work. TAVA has provided a great space to explore challenges and issues together, coming up with creative solutions together. Being a part of TAVA provides the community of peers we all need. I always walk away being inspired.
Volunteer engagement is typically under-resourced and under-valued, compared to other parts of an organization. This makes it challenging to achieve the excellence we strive for and to think as strategically and creatively as we could.
Try something new in your work! Talk to others or think on your own about new ways to tackle challenges or new ideas to deepen engagement. Then come up with a simple pilot and try it out. This is a great way to expand your thinking, improve your impact and build your experience. I also recommend expanding your professional development and learning beyond the usual topics - what about learning more about marketing or adult education or event management? Read broadly. Keep learning and expanding your thinking and you are sure to grow!
I love to spend time with my family and the great outdoors. I am also busy working on a Masters of Design, so there isn't too much free time these days!