Professional Development

Monthly Meetings

LAVA meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at Innovation Works from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., excluding July and August.

Attendees learn from others in the following ways

Member Profiles

Our member organizations have the opportunity to speak about its work and the nature of volunteers within that organization. Afterwards questions and discussion are taken up.

The Soapbox

Many times the discussion is opened up for general topics in a Soapbox atmosphere, either presented by an attendee or collected at previous meetings. This often generates more discussion than the time allotted allows for and becomes a topic for follow up in the program portion of a future meeting.

Guest Speakers or Self-Led discussion

At every meeting either a guest speaker will be on hand to speak on a timely topic or issue, or group discussion will be led by our program chairs on subjects that have been determined by our members.

Special Meetings

We have 2 workshop Breakfast Meetings throughout the year; one in January and another in June.

Both events bring in special guest speakers to bring information and resources that we can grow as a profession and keep current with trends, policies and best practices.

The June meeting is also our Annual General Meeting where the executive slate is presented for the upcoming year.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Nov 19, 2019    

8:30 am to 10:00 am         Membership Meeting             Innovation Works

10:00 am to 11:00             Executive Meeting

Our speaker will be Sandi Firman, employment development specialist for Pathways. She will be reviewing the  co-op, volunteer, skills development and placement opportunities offered by Pathways. We will discuss ways we can recruit and refer between Pathways and our nonprofit organizations.

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