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Session Schedule & Presenters

Check in & Breakfast, 8:30-9 am

Welcome & Keynote Address, 9-10 am

Morning Sessions

Session One, 10:10-11 am

How to Utilize Community Service Restitution Volunteers

Latoya Thomas, Central Texas Food Bank & Christie Williams, Travis County Adult Probation

Developing Volunteer Leaders in Your Organization, Your Community, and Beyond

Jennifer Himstedt, Generation SERVE

The Riddle of the Volunteer Board Member

Tara Levy, Non Profit Consulting

Session Two, 11:10 am-12 pm

Mindset for Success: Shut Up Your Inner Critic and Get the Life You Want

Jack Allen, Dynamic Coaching, LLC

Taking Your Volunteer Training to the Next Level

Brittany Yelverton, Girls Empowerment Network

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention for Challenging Programs

Jessica Miller, NAMI Austin

Afternoon Sessions

Session One, 1:10-2 pm

Grant Writing Fundamentals

Ellen Moutos-Lee, University of Texas

What Your Volunteers Wish You Knew: Retention From the Volunteer's Perspective

Sharon Yarbrough, SW Key Programs

Boosting Volunteer Engagement With Social Media

Karen Bantuveris,

Session Two, 2:10-3 pm

Panel: Mobilizing Volunteers During a Disaster

Reihaneh Hajibeigi, American Red Cross

Vivian Newdick, City of Austin

Thomas Monahan, Austin Disaster Relief Network

Your Data, Your Message, in Your ONE PAGER

Alejandra Peña, Data & Reporting Consultant

Closing Panel: How to Form Successful Partnerships, 3:10-4 pm

Louise Liller, Volunteer Program Administrator, City of Austin

Jackie Padgett, Culture & Development Strategist, Silicon Labs

Kara Arteaga, Manager, Charles Schwab

Enjoy our post conference happy hour! Keep the conversation going and join us for snacks and drinks.

It's walking distance from the conference, so no need to find new parking.

First drink and all the snacks are on us!

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