Registration Now Open!
November 2-3, 2017
ASU West Campus, Glendale
Regular (until 9/30): Student $75; General $100
Late (after 10/1): Student $100; General $125
Thursday 11/2: 8 am to 7 pm
Friday 11/3: 8 am to 4:30 pm
The Summit provides an opportunity for leaders and representatives of Arizona’s volunteer, civic engagement, and service-learning communities to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona. In 2016, the Summit was attended by over 500 community leaders, educators, young people, businesses/corporations, foundations, and other professionals.
Summit Hotel… Specifics Coming Soon!
Featured workshop tracks include the third annual Volunteer Managers Academy, Service Enterprise Initiative, Civic Engagement, Service-Learning for Educators, Grant Writing, and MORE!
For A Draft List of Workshops Scheduled, Please Click Here!
(Youth friendly workshops have been highlighted in blue)
VOLUNTEER MANAGER ACADEMY
Documenting Volunteer Involvement
Nicole Armstrong-Best, City of Phoenix Pueblo Grande Museum
Pam Betz, Betz & Company
This is Session Four of the Volunteer Administrators Academy. In this session we will review best practices in establishing secure volunteer record keeping systems, generating statistical reports, developing quantitative and qualitative measurements for volunteer program reporting and using this information to support funding requests. Activities include calculating ROI and developing a logic model for volunteer programs. Session Objective: New volunteer program administrators will be able to evaluate and improve their current record keeping systems.
ADVANCED VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Leveraging Employee Engagement Partnerships to Enhance K-12 Classrooms
Emily Muteb, Freeport-McMoRan
Strong private-public partnerships can add value to organizations and create positive change within a community. STEMPro, an employee engagement program offered at Freeport-McMoRan, leverages the skills and expertise of employees to enhance educational programs within their operating communities. Using the Morenci School District partnership as a case study, this workshop will focus on developing mutually beneficial partnerships with perspectives from both sides of the table including an interactive presentation, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations of educational materials.
From Volunteer to Advocate: Colorado Plateau Service Learning
Michael Chizhov, Grand Canyon Trust
This session will focus on the Grand Canyon Trust’s Youth Leadership Program. We will outline key components that may lead a young volunteer from being new to your organization to one of your most impassioned advocates. In the session, we will discuss: ways to track student outcomes; encourage return volunteers; and set young people up for continued advocacy. This workshop will ask participants to discuss contemporary socio-environmental issues in break-out groups, and consider ways to craft engaging service-learning experiences that will encourage long-term engagement from young volunteers.
Scheduled Keynote Presenters!
Thursday Opening Plenary Session
“The Art of Significance”
Dan Clark, Dan Clark & Associates
Dan Clark is Founder and CEO of an international high-performance communication and leadership development company; a New York Times Best-Selling Author; a Hall of Fame Professional Speaker; a
University Professor; an Extreme Adventurer; and an Award Winning Athlete who fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career.
Dan has been inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, was recently named one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers In The World, and in the last 30 years has spoken to millions of people, in all 50 states, in 61 countries, on 6 continents, to over 5500 audiences including 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, National Trade Associations, Super Bowl Champions, U.S. and Foreign Government Agencies, the United Nations, and to our Combat Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.
Dan is the author of 34 books; is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series; has appeared on over 500 television and radio shows including Oprah and Glenn Beck; and has been the feature article in Mayo Clinic Magazine, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Millionaire Magazines.
Dan’s extraordinary life includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy plane; flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds; racing automobiles at Nur-burg-ring; serving on the Olympic Committee and carrying the Olympic Torch in the Winter Games.
Dan currently serves on the International Board of Governors of Operation Smile; has received the United States Distinguished Service Medal; was the nation’s 2016 recipient of the American Spirit Award; and in 2012, was named Utah Father of the Year. A funny man with a serious message – Dan Clark!
Friday Opening Plenary Session
“Seriously Effective Volunteer Engagement”
Jenny Lawson, President, Networks
Jenny Lawson is the president of Networks at Points of Light, helping companies achieve their social change goals through the actions of their employees and consumers. The Corporate Institute is home to thought-leadership initiatives that include The Corporate Service Council, The Civic 50 ranking of community-minded companies and corporate consulting, training and knowledge centers.
Prior to her current role, Jenny led A Billion + Change at Points of Light, the national campaign mobilizing more than $2 billion in pro bono service pledges from U.S. businesses – the country’s largest commitment of pro bono service in history. The campaign led to a nearly 30 percent jump in corporate skilled volunteering rates across the country.
Jenny came to Points of Light from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (now C2ES), where she led Make an Impact, a global campaign focused on energy efficiency and environmental awareness among employees at some of the nation’s largest companies. Lawson also served as director of the Office of the President at the Nature Conversancy’s national headquarters, leading initiatives to engage corporate thought leaders in sustainability efforts. Her career began with community development and affordable housing advocacy in northern Virginia, where she served as the founding executive director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions and continues to service as a board member today. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and mother to three creative and passionate emerging leaders in the arts and health.