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UPCOMING ACADEMY WEBINARS

These upcoming webinars are designed to explore new concepts, share successful practices and set innovations in motion as we address the challenges ahead. By attending, you'll receive credit towards completion of your Leadership Certificate


INNOVATIONS IN VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT: CREATING A NEW LIFE CYCLE FOR TODAY'S VOLUNTEERS

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Jennifer Bennett, VolunteerMatch
Competency: Organizational Planning
Track: Volunteer Management
Certificate Credits(s): 1
Fee: $25

Do you feel like your volunteer program is stuck in neutral? Are you doing the things you've always done, but with less success? For years we have talked about the 3 Rs of volunteer management – Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition – but this old life cycle doesn't meet the needs of today's volunteers anymore. Join presenter Jennifer Bennett, the Senior Manager for Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, on Tuesday, March 21 for part one of a two-part webinar series on volunteer engagement where we will discuss how you can provide volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of your organization, as well as the needs of today’s volunteers. In addition, we will discuss how you can leverage technology to create a successful volunteer engagement program. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create collaborative, mission-driven volunteer opportunities (not task-based); 
  • Understand the importance of incorporating more flexibility into volunteer roles by offering either opportunities for leadership/responsibility or impact-driven opportunities that require less time commitment;
  • Explore how you can use social media and online networks in recruitment, training, education and story-telling activities;
  • Work on designing volunteer opportunities that tap into the time and talent of remote/home-based volunteers; and
  • Hear how you can incorporate online tools into relationship building activities.

Part two of this series “From the Inside Out: Create a Culture of Volunteer Engagement” will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST. 
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FROM THE INSIDE OUT: CREATE A CULTURE OF VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Jennifer Bennett, VolunteerMatch
Competency: Relationship Building
Track: Volunteer Management
Certificate Credits(s): 1
Fee: $25

Are the things you value and believe about volunteers reflected in your organization’s culture and work environment? Volunteers are a critical component to the success of your operations. Join presenter Jennifer Bennett, the Senior Manager for Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, on Tuesday, March 28 for part two of this two-part webinar series on volunteer engagement as we discover insights about the importance of the inclusion of volunteers in your organization and give you tools to promote understanding amongst your staff for the work volunteers do. We’ll explore how you can create an organizational culture that promotes and supports volunteer engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate how your current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do; 
  • Explore the impact your culture has on volunteer longevity/retention; and
  • Learn how to create a culture that understands and values the work of volunteers.

Part one of this series “Innovations in Volunteer Engagement: Creating a New Life Cycle for Today's Volunteers” will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST. 
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ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH ACTIVITIES

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
Presenters: Holly Kellner Greuling, RDN, National Nutritionist at the Administration for Community Living
Fee: FREE

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign that is celebrated annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Learn more about ACL’s National Nutrition Month Activities plan to support this year’s National Nutrition Month during this webinar hosted by the National Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging (NRCNA). ACL plans to host events throughout the month and resources that can be shared throughout the network.  Time will be allocated for a question and answer period.
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STRATEGIES FOR YOUR REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST TO ADD VALUE AND INCREASE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ENGAGEMENT IN THE HEALTHCARE ARENA

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Presenters: Holly Kellner Greuling, RDN, National Nutritionist at the Administration for Community Living, and Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN, Adjunct Professor in the Division of Nutrition at the University of Utah
Fee: FREE

Home and community-based programs with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) on their staff or that contract with an RDN for services are well-positioned to provide in-home nutrition assessment and consultation. Join the National Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging (NRCNA) on Monday, March 6 to learn more about the importance to healthcare entities and caregivers of having an RDN perform an in-home nutrition assessment and guidance on the questions to add or include in your assessment process. A walk-through of a home visit scenario will be included to highlight biological, psychological and social factors that may contribute to malnutrition. Attendees will receive step-by-step instruction on observational, performance-based and self-reported nutrition indicators and hear how they can apply commonly used assessment tools for a functional, cognitive and nutrition-focused physical exam in an in-home setting. 
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QUESTIONS ABOUT AN UPCOMING WEBINAR?

Please contact us at 703-548-5558 or academy@mealsonwheelsamerica.org.