November AL!VE Academy, Nov 15 @ 1 PM E: Practice & Research presented by Erin Spink & Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA
Practice & Research - Have you ever wondered about what research has been done about volunteers and best practices for leaders of volunteers? Join us for a lively, interactive discussion on the landscape of volunteer engagement-related research, why you should consider integrating research into your practice and where to go for resources. Presenters Emilie Bromet-Bauer and Erin Spink will share information and ideas you can put into place immediately and things to consider for the future- Ph.D not required! Don't miss out!
About our Presenters:
Erin Spink, MA
Erin Spink’s interest in volunteers started at the age of six when she pronounced that while it was wrong to eat animals, hamburgers at McDonald’s came from “volunteer cows” and therefore an exception could be made.
Fascinated by the subject, she completed a Certificate with Distinction in Volunteer Program Management, followed by an M.A. (Leadership) where she submitted the first-ever academic research quantifying the concept of “volunteer engagement”. Spink’s academic and thought- leadership work has since been published around the world. Erin had the honour of serving on the Board for PAVRO for five years, including two as President, during which she lead the association to sit at key decision-making tables such as presenting to the Ontario Minister for Economic
Development. For the last several years, Erin has volunteered as the Training Designs Editor for e-Volunteerism. Recently, Erin was recognized with the 2017 recipient of the Linda Buchanan Outstanding Leader of Volunteers award for her contributions to the profession. After 20 years working in Volunteer Engagement, she has changed her mind and no longer believes in eating volunteers.
Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA, MA
Emilie has over 30 years experience leading volunteer engagement and developing volunteer management systems for organizations in a variety of industries. She served on the board of AL!VE for nine years and continues to volunteer as a member of AL!VE's Program and Advocacy Committee. She helped develop NAVE, the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement, and participates in NAVE's Research and Accreditation workgroup. Currently, Emilie stays involved in the field through writing, coaching, and consulting. In her work, Emilie promotes the application of research and critical thinking to the practice of volunteer management, organizational development, civic engagement, and social change. She believes in the transformative power of volunteering for the volunteer, organization, and society, and the role of the volunteer engagement leader in facilitating this transformation.