2019 Certified Volunteer Manager Program Application
The Certified Volunteer Manager (CVM) Program is designed to teach the leadership and management skills required of volunteer professionals including:
-Recruiting, placing, supporting, supervising, engaging, and recognizing volunteers
-Creating policies and procedures that reduce volunteer risks and liabilities
-Identifying ways to gain staff support and involvement in a volunteer program
-Assessing a volunteer program's outcomes and achievements
-Aligning a volunteer program with an organization's or agency's mission and goals

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
This training requires approximately 60-hours of time to complete including:
-A four-day, three-night training retreat with instructors who are experts in the field. This retreat is held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, Arkansas beginning at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 28 and ending by 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 31.
-Assignments include assessing your volunteer management skills, learning from another volunteer program's intake process, and auditing your volunteer program's current strengths and weaknesses.
-A capstone project plan where you apply what you have learned to your volunteer program.
Participants who complete all requirements in full achieve the Certified Volunteer Manager designation.

PROGRAM FEE
$1,300 includes food and lodging for the four-day training retreat. All participants will have their own room. The fee also includes all training materials, instruction, mentoring, and support.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, September 20, 2019

BEFORE APPLYING
We recommend that you complete the following before filling out this application:
-Have a PDF copy of your resume ready
-Inform your supervisor, if you have one, of the training requirements
-Be sure that you can take the time away from the office that the program requires (October 28-31)
-Determine who is responsible for paying the program fee (yourself or your agency/organization).

ABOUT APAC
The Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC) is dedicated to improving the quality of public service. This work is accomplished primarily through management training for public and nonprofit organizations. APAC is a cooperative program of the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock), the University of Arkansas (UA), and Arkansas State University (ASU). For more information about this program, contact Marie Lindquist at mtlindquist@ualr.edu or (501) 569-3044. For more information about APAC, visit our website at https://ualr.edu/publicaffairs/apac/
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