Saturday, August 29, 2015

Volunteer Support Team Conference

Dealing effectively with conflict, whether it is in your personal or professional life, can be beneficial on many fronts. If you can manage conflicts, you're also getting a handle on railing in stress in your life. Being able to manage conflict also opens lines of communication and strengthens relationships. In the workplace, conflict can lead to poor productivity and reduced levels of teamwork.

This fall, at the Volunteer Service Team conference on September 12, guest speaker Mary Edna Wuertenberger will be leading a workshop on the subject. She’s a Girl Scout alumna who spent most of her career as a professional which has included positions with three stateside councils and Girl Scouts of the USA through their operational unit USA Girl Scouts Overseas. She is a former instructor of trainers for Girl Scouts of the USA and Red Cross.

Mary Edna continues her involvement with Girl Scouts of the USA as a National Volunteer Partner (NVP) and as a member of the planning team for Convention 2017. She is currently self-employed as a contract hire in nonprofit management and foundational learning.

The Volunteer Support Team conference will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. This free conference is open to volunteers serving in support team positions, adult learning facilitators and volunteers who are considering a position on the volunteer support team. Get more information here.