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    • 02/23/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Are you hearing whispers of doubt?  Do you think others will discover at any moment that you’re more of a fraud than a bona fide leader of volunteers?  That’s the problem so many of us face no matter where we are in our careers. Join us to talk about building self-confidence as we face and fight imposter syndrome as volunteer directors, managers and coordinators.  We will chat about this very common feeling, identify coping skills and figure out how to believe that we can be a great leader of volunteers!   

    Presenter:  Susan Sanow, CVA, Senior Manager, Special Projects and Training, Volunteer Fairfax, Fairfax, VA  

    Speaker Bio:  Susan Sanow, CVA, is the  Senior Manager for Special Projects and Training at Volunteer Fairfax (Fairfax, Virginia) since 2011. She leads the volunteer management educational programming including webinars, roundtables, book clubs and the area’s Civic Circle Cohort. Susan is an experienced meeting facilitator and trainer in nonprofit management and volunteer management. She has presented educational programs in the local area, statewide conferences and at national meetings.  Susan holds a B.S. in Consumer-Community Services from Michigan State University. She became a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) in 2020 and joined the board of  the Northern Virginia Association of Volunteer Administrators in 2021.  In 2022, Susan was named an Exemplary Leader in Volunteer Engagement by the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE).    

    • 03/23/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Regardless of what work or volunteering we do, or what our roles may be, we all have our own sphere of influence that is unique to us. How we leverage this sphere can be important in how we grow as individuals, and how we support our own personal missions and interests.  Join us as we dive into what our spheres may look like, discuss opportunities to successfully leverage our spheres, and how to improve ourselves. While the content is most relevant to leaders of volunteers (LoVs) it is relevant to anyone!

    Bio: Tim Suda, CVA is and experienced leader of volunteers whose niche is empowering leadership volunteers who support their own teams of volunteers. He has a passion for volunteerism and brining volunteer engagement professionals together. Tim is the Vice President for the Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration (GAVA) where he supports efforts for professional development, networking, industry updates and information. He additionally works for the American Red Cross and focuses on the engagement, empowerment, and support of more than 4500 volunteers across Georgia. Tim is also on the board of directors for the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, which is the international certifying agency for Certified Volunteer Administrators (CVAs).


    Tim was a 2021 Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) Impact Award recipient for the Emerging Leader Award. Prior to working in the Volunteer Engagement field, Tim had a 12-year career in Information Technology (IT). He regularly uses his technology skills in supporting both volunteers and leaders of volunteers to streamline processes, empower volunteers, and make life easier for everyone around. When he is not working or volunteering, Tim can be found in his amateur wood shop.

Past events

01/31/2023 GAVA 2023 Volunteer Engagement Professional Networking Event
12/13/2022 Introducing AL!VE's Standards for Organizational Volunteer Engagement
11/10/2022 Neurodiversity in Volunteerism
10/06/2022 Irresistible Organizations and Supportive Environments: Keeping Volunteers and Attracting Their Friends & GAVA Annual Meeting
09/20/2022 Virtual Technology Fair: Volunteer Management Software Tips & Tricks
08/11/2022 Using the Internet to support all volunteers - what does that look like & why it matters.
07/14/2022 Self-Care for the Volunteer Manager
06/23/2022 Engaging Your Board: How to Empower Your Leaders
06/09/2022 Safe to Speak Up: Exploring the Role of Coaching in Psychological Safety
05/02/2022 Becoming the CEO of Your Life
04/12/2022 The Perfect Fit...DEI and Volunteer Services
03/15/2022 Building Confidence and Leading with Confidence
02/22/2022 Engage Your Audience through Social Media
01/19/2022 Volunteer Motivations Across Age Groups
12/14/2021 Working with State Agencies and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters
11/09/2021 Engaging Volunteers in the Post-COVID World by Special Guest: Mrs. Plus Size America Elite, Tanya Holloway
10/26/2021 2021 GAVA Annual Meeting
09/30/2021 Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement
08/19/2021 GAVA’s Ask a Colleague!
07/22/2021 GAVA Event: Being a CVA, What's That All About?
06/01/2021 Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
05/20/2021 GAVA Training: Volunteer Recruitment
05/19/2021 GAVA Training: Emotional Intelligence
02/16/2021 GAVA Q1 Event: Training Volunteers Online
10/21/2020 Board Involvement Information Session
06/29/2020 GAVA Roundtable - COVID Questions!
03/19/2019 GAVA Q1 Webinar: Writing Awesome Volunteer Job Descriptions
10/12/2018 GAVA Annual Conference
05/23/2018 GAVA Lunch & Learn Round-table - Strengths and Struggles of Your Volunteer Program
04/04/2018 Lunch & Learn - Volunteer Appreciation
02/28/2018 GAVA Lunch & Learn - Volunteer Recruitment
11/03/2017 GAVA/COVA Conference
07/18/2017 Lunch & Learn

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