Leading Volunteers? Resist Doing "All" of the Work!

Free
Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Easthampton Council on Aging (the old Post Office), 19 Union Street, Easthampton, MA  

There are challenges and joys to being a leader in a group or organization that is composed mainly of volunteers. In this workshop, we will work together to tackle a variety of questions related to doing this well.

Leading Volunteers? Resist Doing “All” of the Work!

Trainer: Pamela Marsh-Williams

Marsh-Williams is a retired University Administrator for Academic Affairs, Strategic Planner and Financial Manager, Student Academic Success Coach, and Gardener

Class Description

There are challenges and joys to being a leader in a group or organization that is composed mainly of volunteers. In this workshop, we will work together to tackle a variety of questions, such as: how does a leader cultivate a shared sense of purpose among volunteers? Where is the leader’s influence, without clear authority within the role? How do we increase a sense of ownership and responsibility within the group? How do we forge ahead to get the work done when sometimes people would rather be critics than worker bees? We will also reflect on the issue of trust—how is it cultivated, what increases and what decreases trust within a group or organization. Come with questions, examples, insights and stories.

Donations are always welcome and appreciated!

Pamela Marsh-Williams

Easthampton Council on Aging (the old Post Office), 19 Union Street, Easthampton, MA