Looking for ways to continue your knowledge in volunteer management?
Watch for the regular editions of Exchange, where current educational opportunities are listed....
Watch for the Canadian Journal..., which also has very good articles and information....
There is also an annual conference, where you can glean further knowledge .....
Don't forget, as a member, you have access to the membership list. This affords you the opportunity to approach colleagues in the same field and benchmark, glean new ideas, talk about projects, new legislation, etc.......
The Professional Development committee of CAVR has compiled this list of web sites to help you find a program that will add to your professional development. With constant changes, the web site addresses give you access to the most current information. Help us continue to build this list by informing us of other programs offering volunteer management or similar programs.
Email our Chair, Professional Development:
Continuing Education and Certificate Programs
- Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology (Kitchener, ON): http://www.conestogac.on.ca Volunteer Program Management
- George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology (Toronto, ON):
http://www.georgebrown.ca/ Business Skills and Management - Fundraising and Volunteer Management Certificate
- Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Toronto, ON):
- Certificate in the Fundamentals of Volunteer Management
- Enriched Studies in the Management of Volunteers Certificate Program
- Certificate Program in the Management of Volunteer Services
School of Media Studies - Postgraduate Certificate: Fundraising and Volunteer Management
- Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC): Bachelor of Commerce (Public Sector Management) http://www.tru.ca/distance/programs/business-management. The B Com concentration in Public Sector Management is designed for those who are, or aspire to be, managers in various levels of government, Crown agencies and corporations, and the non-profit sector. Initial study toward this B Com. Offered in collaboration with the University of Victoria
- University of Phoenix, (Vancouver Campus, BC): Masters of Business Administration, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership. http://www.phoenix.edu/vancouver/
Many other programs offer courses in volunteer resource management as one course in a program. Examples include:
Algonquin College - festivals and community events.
Cambrian College - correction services, gerontology, leisure management, public relations, etc.
Niagara College - geriatrics, community mental health worker, etc.
Other Opportunities to Learn:
The CharityVillage® Learning Institute: http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/learn/index.asp#volmgmt
The CharityVillage® Learning Institute (CVLI) is the place to start when you're looking for educational programs or professional development opportunities as a non-profit professional in Canada. They offer links to dozens of courses available across the country. Charity Village Listing of Post-Secondary Education in Non-Profit Management:http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/learn/postsec.html
This is a quick list of post-secondary institutions across Canada and in the USA that offer programs in Non-Profit Management, Fundraising, Arts and Culture, as well as Social Work and Event Planning.
Johnstone Training & Consultation (JTC) Inc.: http://www.jtcinc.ca/
The best educational resources for not-for-profits inCanada. We have Volunteer Management, Fundraising and Board Development books. We also provide teaching throughLoyalistCollege's online Management of Volunteer Services and Board Development certificates.Muttart Foundation: www.muttart.org/index.html
Since its founding in 1953, the Muttart Foundation has provided millions of dollars to support worthwhile projects in Canada and overseas. Since the early 1990's, the Foundation has focused its funding in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. Most of its funding has supported social service programs, particularly those related to children and youth. In recent years, the Foundation has also been active in programs that increase the capacity of the charitable sector generally. The Foundation makes available bursaries to pay for the tuition or registration costs of short-term courses, conferences and other training opportunities.
The Muttart Fellowships program
provides a sabbatical year to senior managers of social-service charities. During their year away from their agencies, they undertake special projects of their own design. These projects are meant to inform the broader charitable sector. The Foundation's grants provide the salary and benefit costs of Fellows and make available an allowance for expenses incurred in connection with the project.
Graduate Programs About Nonprofits in the USA
With support from the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, Naomi B.Wish, Ph.D., and Roseanne M. Mirabella, Ph.D., of Seton Hall University have been researching the growth and characteristics of programs in Nonprofit Management Education.
The Seton Hall project now has an online resource for exploring educational resources in the field; see http://tltc.shu.edu/npo/. Many of these programs are members of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.