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July 2018

Emotionally challenging situations and difficult conversations – London

July 10, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury Street
London, E1 6QR
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Managing volunteers can sometimes be an emotionally challenging experience.

- Do you have the guidance and support necessary to cope effectively with these situations?
- Have you had useful guidance on saying 'No' to volunteers, or on supporting volunteers and /or clients in stressful situations?

This event aims to discuss these crucial issues and offer some practical guidance both on techniques and best practice. With a combination of presentations and interactive workshops from experienced practitioners, this promises to be a busy and rewarding day.

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August 2018

New perspective on measuring health and well-being benefits – London

August 9, 2018 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Crypt – Spitalfields, The Crypt, Christ Church, Spitalfields
London, London E1 6LY
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- How can we measure wellbeing improvements effectively?
- How can we utilise the resulting data?
- How do the positive health and wellbeing benefits to volunteers impact the wider organisation?

This event will look at some really innovative work with volunteer programmes, not only in measuring the health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering, but also in integrating the lessons learned into future activity. We know that volunteers benefit from volunteering, but how do we quantify that benefit, then use it to motivate and encourage volunteers and other stakeholders?

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September 2018

A Rob Jackson Consulting training day – hosted by AVM – London

September 5, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
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£85.00 – £99.00

A training day by Rob Jackson Consulting: the training will cover two important topics for leaders and managers of volunteers to engage with:

- Understanding & Engaging 21st Century Volunteers​ - This session will look at some of the key ways in which society is changing and how these changes affect volunteerism
- Influencing to make change happen​ - how to influence and help their senior leadership gain a new perspective on volunteering and lay the foundation for the effective volunteer involvement

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Inclusive volunteering, Inspiring participation – Stirling

September 19, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ
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AVM are delighted to announce our first event in Scotland, as part of the Stirling Volunteering Festival and in association with HVOS. The focus of this event will be inclusion and how good volunteer management inspires great participation. Includes:

- Keynote address: "Inclusion at Macmillan Cancer Support is only possible through proper support of volunteer managers" - Ruth Leonard, Head of Volunteer Development, Macmillan Cancer Support; Chair, AVM
- "Inclusion and participation in youth volunteering" - Matthew Linning, Volunteer Scotland
- Stirling's bid to become the first Scottish European Volunteer Capital and a national volunteering expo - George Thomson, Volunteer Scotland/ Stirling Council

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October 2018

The end of the committee? Volunteering structures in a changing world – London

October 2, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sport England, 21 Bloomsbury Street
London, WC1B 3HF
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£50 – £100

Sharing good practice in group volunteer management This event is hosted by Sport England Sold out An AVM learning and development event, hosted by Sport EnglandIs your organisation made up of local or regional groups?Are your local activities delivered by groups of volunteers?Are your volunteer groups run by committees?Do local volunteer groups form part of your governance structure and constitution?Do you want to engage new diverse volunteers to run your activities?If you have answered yes to any of these then…

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AVM Conference 2018 – London

October 18, 2018 | 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
Royal National Hotel (North Reception), Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0DG
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The premier event for volunteer managers, leaders and heads of volunteering. There will be inspiring keynotes, a range of workshops and seminars, networking activities and much more. Includes:

- Keynote speech: Futurology: The UK trends that may impact Volunteering by 2030 - Tiger de Souza, Director (Volunteering, Participation & Inclusion), National Trust
- Keynote speech: Getting past Groundhog Day: Why our leadership needs to change the conversations we’re having about volunteering - Helen Timbrell, People and Organisational Development Consultant
- Keynote speech: Putting Volunteering at Our Heart: England Athletics Strategy - Chris Jones, CEO, England Athletics

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November 2018

International Volunteer Managers Day Networking – Manchester

November 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cafe Bar at Home Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street
Manchester, M15 4FN
Free

You can let us know you intend to attend this event by sending us a RSVP below - and you'll receive confirmation of the event details by email. We let AVM members know all the latest news and event information by sending it straight to their inboxes. Now non-members can sign up for the latest event, membership and news updates too! Sign up for the latest news

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International Volunteer Managers Day Networking – London

November 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drink, Shop, Do, 9 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
Free

You can let us know you intend to attend this event by sending us a RSVP below - and you'll receive confirmation of the event details by email. We let AVM members know all the latest news and event information by sending it straight to their inboxes. Now non-members can sign up for the latest event, membership and news updates too! Sign up for the latest news

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Volunteering’s impact on the community – London

November 28, 2018 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Crypt – Spitalfields, The Crypt, Christ Church, Spitalfields
London, London E1 6LY
£50 – £100

"Many volunteer managers are in isolated positions within organisations - the opportunity AVM gives to network and share good practice is a valuable resource that cannot be over estimated." Sue Van Horen Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Community engagement through volunteering - different approaches, universal results?Come and be inspired.  Book now This event will look at how different organisations have a positive impact on local communities, and how community engagement can be a vital element of volunteering. Are you looking to…

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January 2019

Walk this way: diversity in volunteering – London

January 14 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
Free

Diversity in volunteering: myths and misunderstanding Why most of what we think is wrong and what leaders need to do about itThis event, aimed specifically at chief executives and heads of volunteering, shares the results of two recent research projects exploring different aspects of diversity in volunteering. Our aim is to present an open, energetic and engaging forum for an exchange of relevant information and views.Led by an expert in equality, diversity and inclusion the day is an opportunity to…

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