KAVE is excited to host a webinar series in 2019 for volunteer management professionals in Kansas. This virtual webinar series is FREE and a way to receive professional development from the comfort of your office. Individuals can connect virtually the day of the webinar by using this link: www.tinyurl.com/KAVE19. A web cam is not necessary, but you will need speakers or earphones to hear the presenter. All webinars will run from 10am – 10:30am. See the below session descriptions, speaker bios and dates.

For instructions on how to Join a Zoom Meeting, click HERE! If you can't access a computer, then you can call 1-646-876-9923 and input the Meeting ID 820899686 to join by phone only. All webinars will be recorded and posted in KAVE Basecamp in the Online Library.


JANUARY 29, 2019 at 10AM
Getting Things Done – How an AmeriCorps NCCC Can Support Your Organization!


Presenter: Sarah Lyke, Assistant Program Director of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southwest Region Campus
Description: What is AmeriCorps NCCC and how can it help your organization “get things done?” Learn more during this webinar.
Audience: All levels
Bio: Sarah Lyke serves as the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Assistant Program Director performing community project outreach and development in the states of Kansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based service program for 18-24 year olds. NCCC’s mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. NCCC teams complete projects, 6-13 weeks in length, in the areas of education, environment, economic opportunity, disaster recovery, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Teams are available to support non-profits, community and faith-based organizations, schools, local municipalities, state and federal entities, and Tribal governments. Sarah is also national service alumni serving in AmeriCorps NCCC from 2000-2002.


FEBRUARY 26, 2019 at 10AM
Title: Why You Should Earn the Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA)

Presenter: Jamie Crispin, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, CVA at Kansas Volunteer Commission
Description: The Certification in Volunteer Administration is an international certification for professionals like YOU. It confirms you have the knowledge needed to competently attract, onboard, and support volunteers. This certification promotes personal confidence and demonstrates excellence to employers. Learn more about the process in hopes you can become one of the few volunteer managers in Kansas to hold this honor.
Audience: All levels
Bio: Jamie Crispin is passionate about developing volunteer engagement leaders. As an AmeriCorps Alum and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer she understands the impact of volunteerism in our communities and on our personal development. Mrs. Crispin has over ten years’ experience engaging volunteers and recently earned her Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Currently, she is the Outreach and Engagement Specialist at the Kansas Volunteer Commission where she supports the AmeriCorps Kansas members and Volunteer Generation Fund subgrantees. In addition, she is the chair for the City of Topeka Human Relations Commission and the President of the Managers of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE) of Topeka. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts and chasing her 2 sons.


APRIL 23, 2019 at 10AM
The Science Behind Motivating and Retaining Volunteers

Presenter: Britt E. Farley, PhD, BCBA, LBA
Description: Motivating and maintaining volunteers is essential to any nonprofit organizations.  Volunteers become involved in and stay with an organization for a number of different reasons.  Behavior analytic tools can be used to effectively identify what motivates an individual to volunteer and provide insight into maintaining volunteers.
Audience: All Volunteer Manager Levels
Bio: Brittney Farley is the West Regional Director for Collaborative Autism Resources and Education LLC. She has been a practicing behavior analyst since 2015, and working in the ABA field since 2009.  Farley has a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in ABA and is currently a 2018 Doctoral Candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP).  She has presented original research focused on training staff via telehealth and precision teaching along with providing inclusion training for nonprofit organizations.  Her research interests include the application of telehealth within the field of ABA, remote supervision, staff and volunteer training, Verbal Behavior Approach and Equivalence Based Instruction.  Farley has been a peer reviewer for Behavior Analysis Research and Practice and a Teaching Assistant at TCSPP.  Farley is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Washington State, Alaska, Nevada and Texas. 


JUNE 25, 2019 at 10AM
Title: The Three R’s of Volunteer Management

Presenter: Sarah Ball, Assistant Professor of Recreation at Pittsburg State University, MA
Description: In this webinar attendees will learn about volunteer management best practices while following the three R’s of volunteer management.
Audience: New and seasoned volunteer coordinators will be given current information that they can use in the field. 
Bio: Sarah Ball is an assistant professor of recreation at Pittsburg State University. Before joining the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department at PSU, Ms. Ball spent eight years working in Oxford, MS where she spent the last three years serving as director of a community volunteer center housed under the local park commission. Prior to that, Ms. Ball worked five years in a recreation therapy department at a state mental health facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), during which she served two years as the director of Area 4 Special Olympics Mississippi. Ms. Ball holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, both from the University of Mississippi. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health and Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health Behavior and Promotion at the University of Mississippi. Ms. Ball is a member of the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD), and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA).


AUGUST 27, 2019 at 10AM
“A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, But a Video is Worth 1,000 Pictures”

Presenter: Tyler Brickley, McVay Solutions, LLC.
Description: Video is one of the most powerful marketing tools, but most companies are not utilizing it either because they feel they lack the necessary skills, or because it would be too expensive to pay another company to do it for them. Tyler typically does video shoots with over $10,000 of equipment now, but started with a $70 camcorder. He believes that EVERYONE can (and should) be making quality marketing material that works with nothing more than their smart phone and a good script. This presentation will cover scripting and shooting on a budget, as well as some tips and tricks for getting the best possible shots with a smart phone and editing your video without any previous experience.
Audience: Anyone who has a desire to get the word out about their brand and a smart phone in their pocket. 
Bio: Tyler Brickley is the Chief Marketing Officer for McVay Solutions, LLC. He has been a professional videographer since 2009, and has promoted over 20 brands, including several non-profits. He has produced hundreds of very engaging videos that have had great results in their respective markets. A self-labeled “Multi-potentialite,” Tyler’s creativity has carried him into a wide range of hobbies. Including, but not limited to, painting, acting, writing, piano, guitar, drums, photography, videography, special effects, business ownership, and disc golf. Tyler and his wife Molly live in Kansas, have had two daughters and recently adopted their son out of the foster care system. 


OCTOBER 22, 2019 at 10AM
Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion Within Your Volunteer Program

Presenter: Kristine Hart, Associate Director/Lecturer, Center for Community Services, Interdisciplinary Studies
Description: The volunteer landscape is changing and that means your volunteer program has to be ready. This session will discuss the difference between diversity and inclusion and how your nonprofit can create organizational change to welcome and embrace volunteers of different races, abilities, colors and backgrounds.
Audience: All levels