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Upcoming Webinars

    • January 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • online

    COVID-19 and Resilience in the Voluntary Sector

    with Kathleen Douglass

    From seniors’ centres to hospitals, sports groups to food banks, we in the not-for-profit and voluntary sector are on the frontlines as we support and continue to serve our clients and communities during this unpredictable and turbulent time of COVID-19.  Though physical health is our top concern, we’re also worrying about job loss/layoffs, financial impact, school closures, emotional exhaustion, and vagueness about what the future holds.

     During this webinar, we will discuss and share resources:

    • Your own wellness needs as a person affected by the pandemic
    • Your role as a volunteer engagement professional
    • How we are managing our volunteers and volunteer programs
    • Ideas on how can we build resilience to plan ahead for the future
    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Kathleen Douglass

    Business experience: 35 years of international experience working at both the field and leadership levels with formal education in the not-for-profit sector has given her a solid background in understanding the unique roles of working equally in the voluntary and private sectors.

    Douglass Leadership Group 2013 – present


    Through Douglass Leadership Group, Kathleen offers training and development opportunities for not-for-profit, sports and recreation, culture, health care, social services and volunteer based organizations to improve their staff-volunteer relations, enhance board governance skills, develop strategic plans and strengthen volunteer programs through workshops and consulting.

    Leadership Development: Over the years, she has presented at international events and conferences; has worked as a certified trainer for the U.N. Rights of the Child training workshops, a National Trainer for Girl Guides of Canada; held a number of leadership roles on community boards and most recently delivered workshops on the topics of leadership to several organizations and groups in the US. Kathleen has served on the PAVRO board as a board member twice before, including as a proud President and is currently assisting the board as a Past President.

    Education includes an MBA, Strategic Leadership, Voluntary Sector and Arts Diploma and Fundamentals of Volunteer Management and recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy.

Check back soon for another great PAVRO webinar! 

PAVRO welcomes proposals from association executives and suppliers, consultants and professional speakers. While your knowledge of the topic area and speaking skills are expected to be strong, it is not essential that you have previous speaking experience with PAVRO or other organizations within your community of practice. A desire to share your insights and ideas, plus a demonstration of how you will engage the audience will be highly valued.

Download the RFP for topic suggestions and application instructions. 

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