Member Exclusive Event September 7th – Book Your Place Now!

Engaging senior leaders in volunteering:  workshop, book launch and drinks reception

AVM are pleased to host an exclusive event for AVM members to launch the new UK Edition of “From The Top Down – The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement”, written by Rob Jackson and Susan J Ellis.

First published in 1986 and now completely updated for the UK this classic book explores the importance of senior leadership commitment to volunteer involvement and Susan and Rob will be launching the new UK edition at this exclusive event for AVM members on September 7.

Event details below and you can book our place here.  Hurry as places are limited to 40.

Date:                     September 7 2015

Time:                    3.30 – 7.00pm

Venue:                 Girlguiding, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PT


3.30pm               Registration


4.00pm               Welcome from Girlguiding        

Girlguiding involve over 100k volunteers in their work with girls and young women, including their most senior volunteer, the Chief Guide.  Chief Executive Julie Bentley will welcome us to their newly refurbished venue and reflect on her own personal commitment to volunteering.


4.15pm                 Workshop:  Engaging Senior Leaders in volunteering:  why it matters and how to do it successfully.  (Rob Jackson and Susan J. Ellis)

Drawing on contents from the book Rob and Susan will lead a workshop aimed at increasing awareness of the need to engage senior leaders and offering practical tips on how to do this well.      If you have ever struggled to get your Directors and CEOs interested and engaged in issues of volunteer management and leadership this workshop is for you.


6.00pm                 Book launch and drinks reception           

Susan will introduce the book and all attendees will receive a signed copy and have the opportunity to discuss this informally over drinks.

7.00pm                 Close

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