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Thursday, June 11, 2015
9:00 am — 3:00 pm
University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL



2015 Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference

Beyond The Coordinator!
Getting Your Staff, Manager, And Other Partners On Board
With Your Volunteer Program And Practices

Please join us for CIVC 2015. This will be a day of learning, sharing ideas, and networking with volunteer managers from dozens of organizations. You won't want to miss this chance to become energized with new ideas to help strengthen your volunteer program.

The 2015 Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference is scheduled for June 11, 2015 at University of Illinois Springfield.

Chris Smith

Volunteer Service as a Strategic Solution

Chris Smith

Chris is the Executive Director for Hands On Suburban Chicago (HOSC). Their mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to volunteer and take action to build vibrant and prosperous communities. Since the recession, Chris has been focusing on “Reimagining Service as a Solution” to bridge the gap between existing funding sources and the growing needs in the community. HOSC signed on as a pilot region for new AmeriCorps programs, Innovation Grants and most recently the Points of Light Service Enterprise Initiative. She is thankful she did. Nonprofits that operate as Service Enterprises more effectively address community needs and run on almost half the median budget than those nonprofits that do not leverage volunteers across all levels of the their organization. When an organization leverages volunteers, managing them effectively, it is in a better position to transform and grow. Listen to Chris as she walks us through their journey of becoming a Service Enterprise and steps each of our organizations can take to do more with less.  

Rick Skinner

The Emotionally Intelligent Team:
5 Fast Ways to Rev Up Your E.I.

Emilie Shoop

Have you ever worked with someone who showed no interest in anything but the end result? Were you ever on a team that was a breeding ground for fear or anger? Have you found yourself unable to manage your own emotions to fit a specific situation? In each situation, Emotional Intelligence (E.I.) is critical. How you understand and manage your emotions and interact with the emotions of others shapes your experiences and outcomes. Emilie is the Full Throttle Leadership Coach and Team Culture Creator, and founder of ShoopTC. Emilie can help you see the people in your organization in a unique way that will help you bridge the gap from old and new, then and now, getting by and enjoying success. Discover with Emilie five fast ways to boost your E.I. so you can avoid assumptions, eliminate conflicts, and succeed in your team.


Program Brochure

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We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

CIVC Steering Committee Partners

The Serve Illinois CommissionUniversity of Illinois Springfield • United Way of Central Illinois Senior Services/RSVP of Sangamon, Menard and Logan CountiesCommunity Elements Illinois Department of Human Services Community Foundation of East Central Illinois Coles County Council on Aging Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Mid America PreparednessScientific Internet Marketing

Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference: A volunteer management network event, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Serve Illinois Commission.