Volunteer Engagement Symposium 






September 25 - 27, 2013
Hosted by: Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Cultivating Volunteer Relationships and Reaping the Benefits


Thank you to everyone who attended this well-received event. Below are the presentations given during each session of the symposium. (If the presentations do not appear immediately, try refreshing your internet browser).


Keynote Address:  Tips and Tools for Working With Volunteers: Preventing Heroic Suicide

Speaker:  Dr. Nancy Franz, Iowa State University

Session Handout #1

Session Handout #2


Session 1:  From Alpha to Omega - Interviewing to Retaining!

Speakers:  Chuck Hemric, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Judy Cashen, Chicago Botanic Garden


Session 2:  Partnering With Senior Volunteers: A Win-Win

Speaker:  Jennifer Margrett, Iowa State University


Session 3:  Recruitment, Recognition, and Retention = Revenue. Volunteers Managing Volunteers.

Speaker:  Sandi Helgerson, Dubuque Arboretum


Session 4:  Volunteering for Good Health  

Speaker:  Carolyn Cutrona, Iowa State University  


Session 5:  What Volunteers Want

Speaker:  Connie Haclerode, Powell Gardens

Presentation not available.

Session Handout


Session 6:  Volunteers in Disasters

Speaker:  Keith Morga, Story County Emergency Management  


Session 7:  Supporting Excellence in Volunteer Management

Speaker:  Dawn Elliot, Edgewater  

Presentation not available.

Session Handout.


Presentations are not available for Sessions 8 and 9.


Session 10:  Program Evaluation - Fine Tune Your Volunteer Program

Speaker:  Jackie Juras, Missouri Botanical Garden  


If you know of a professional development opportunity and would like to share with the section, please email info@publicgardens.org with the organization, location & dates of educational opportunity and ay registration/contact information.


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