Workshops and Events
A Fond Farewell: Exiting Volunteers – SOLD OUT
August 29 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pmA$120.00 - A$150.00
A Fond Farewell: Exiting Volunteers SOLD OUT
There are many reasons why volunteers leave. Perhaps they can no longer safely perform their volunteering tasks, maybe they are just not aligned with the mission or culture of your organisation; or it could be that other parts of their life need attention, at that point in time.
Regardless of the reason, it is important to effectively manage the exit strategy for volunteers who are saying goodbye so they remember their time positively and, crucially, to ensure there is no negative flow-on for your other volunteers and your organisation’s image.
In this workshop, through case studies, we’ll explore:
- the significance of a positive exit experience
- what can go wrong, why, and what to do about it
- important actions when volunteers initiate departure
- key considerations if you need to initiates a change
- safety, care, pride and tricky situations
- how to approach performance management and organisational tools that support you
- helpful tips, phrases and self-management techniques
You will leave the workshop with a toolkit of ideas and actions to help ensure volunteers experience a fond farewell, regardless of the circumstance.
Please note that on the day of the workshop you must arrive for registration at 9:15am for a 9:30am sharp start
About our Presenter, Penny York
Penny’s corporate background has spanned training, business consultancy, project management, sales, marketing, corporate communications, and public relations. Over the past twelve years her focus has been on consulting in volunteer program management, as well as designing and delivering training programs for volunteer involving organisations (VIOs). She has shared her knowledge at a variety of state conferences and has presented at the 2016 and 2018 National Volunteering Conference.
In partnership with The Centre for Volunteering, she has shared her knowledge and skills with such organisations as: NSW Roads and Maritime Services, The National Association of Community Legal Centres, Marine Rescue NSW, Australian Red Cross, Local Government and libraries, SES, ActionAid, The Cancer Council, and RSL NSW.
Penny holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie University as well as a TAE40116 in Training and Assessment.