Our Founder ANDY FRYAR is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer, who works regularly at conferences and seminars right around Australia as well as internationally. He has trained in the USA, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, NZ, India, Singapore, Canada, and England – where he is a regular visitor.
He has also visited with volunteer involving agencies and examined volunteering practices in all of the above countries, as well as South Africa and Hong Kong.
Andy’s training sessions are practical, thought provoking and challenging and his quick wit, humour and down-to-earth style make his sessions an enjoyable experience.
In 2004 Andy became the first person from the southern hemisphere to be invited to join the Faculty of the prestigious Institute of Advanced Volunteer Management in the UK.
He is also a Faculty member and co-founder of the annual Australian Retreat of Advanced Volunteer Management
Not only do we hold a deep passion for the field of volunteer program management, we also appreciate that through our daily work with leaders in the international volunteerism community – we are well positioned to share a wide range of experiences with volunteer management professionals everywhere
We are happy to work with groups of all sizes – from individual volunteer managers to volunteer management networks to large conferences.
Session lengths can be varied to suit your needs, and at OzVPM, we are happy to tailor training to meet your specific circumstances. Simply contact us to discuss your requirements.
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Here’s just a small selection of workshops we can run for you:
Probably our most popular workshop. In 2004, OzVPM Director Andy Fryar and two English colleagues created an e-book titled ‘Turn your organisation into a volunteer magnet’. A 2nd edition was published in 2007. In this workshop Andy will share the lessons learnt from the tri-continental project and discuss some challenging truths about the willingness of volunteer managers to give back to their profession
Trends and Issues in Volunteer Management Today
No longer can we recruit volunteers simply by testing to see if they have a pulse. Today’s volunteer management and recruitment environment is one intrinsically entwined with all the leaglities which the ‘real world’ imposes on us. As a result it is important to keep up to date with the latest trends in the field. Through his daily international interaction with leaders in the volunteerism field, his work with e-volunteerism and his many travels, Andy is ideally positioned to take you on a journey of all things current
Attracting young people to volunteering
In this interactive workshop Andy examines the demographic characteristics of Generation Y and what these mean to having young people join our agencies as volunteers
My Boomerang won’t come back!
Behind every problem there’s a perception or false assumption at play! This interactive workshop will examine the role that perception plays in effective volunteer program management
From Obsession to Profession
Where have we come from and where are we going as a profession? This workshop, developed with Martin J Cowling, will take you on a 40 year journey of volunteer management, from the past to the future. It will also challenge participants to think about what role they might play in where we are heading as a sector
A lack of time is often cited as the number one reason VPM’s don’t network more or progress as much as they’d like in the development of their programs. This workshop looks at effective time management strategies specifically from the perspective of a volunteer manager
So just what is ‘advanced’ anyway?
What does it mean to be working at an ‘advanced’ level in volunteer program management? What are the traits and qualities a volunteer manager should exhibit to be considered ahead of the field? Let Andy walk you through ten of these characteristics and see how you compare!
Volunteerism in Australia
Andy’s long association with the Australian volunteer sector in a variety of roles, including time spent as President of Volunteering Australia, places him in an ideal position to disect for you, the structures and intricacies of the Australian volunteer movement
Turning Bad News into Brand New Energy!
This workshop examines our responsibilities as volunteer management professionals to the well being and care of volunteers experiencing difficult times. What are our ethical and moralduties and what is the long term pay off for programs that do this well?
Getting involved with International Exchange
Being in tune with international trends is critical to running a volunteer program – even at the local level, and thankfully the internet now makes meaningful exchange an option within the reach of most volunteer program managers. Andy will guide you through a range of ways to get involved in international exchange opportunities, both online and in person.
Competition is fierce these days to recruit – and keep the best volunteers. Let Andy walk you through some of the many issues related to recruiting the right volunteers for you and your agency
Resourcing & Planning for Volunteer Involvement
Volunteers are great – not only do they contribute to the goals of our organisations – they do so for free! However, they do come at a cost, and if you want a volunteer program that is long term and sustainable, volunteers need to be resourced and supported properly. This workshop examines all those things an organisation needs to have in place to establish a volunteer program that works!
Using technology to improve your volunteer program
With the ever growing developments of web2.0 and the many and varied opportunities to use technology to our advantage, it often is difficult to know where to start! In this workshop, Andy explores the options for using technology to recruit, maintain and evaluate the efforts of volunteers.
Volunteering as a pathway to employment
Volunteering is an amazing way for individuals to gain ‘hard’ skills in order to gain paid work. In this workshop, Andy explores ways that volunteer programs can position themselves to take advantage of volunteers who come to our programs with this as a primary motivation
The requirements placed on volunteer managers grows every day, but often the support mechanisms do not exist to help them cope. In this interactive workshop, Andy will walk VPMs through some key tips to not only survive – but to flourish
Optional Database Demonstrations
If you are having Andy present a workshop for you, speak to him also about presenting your group with a free demonstration of the Volunteer Squared volunteer management software as an added bonus of your workshop event
…and much more
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Our Training Rates
Half day training rate = $ AU495
Full day training rate = $ AU990
All rates listed are in AU$ and are inclusive of GST
Rates quoted are our standard rates but we are always happy to negotaite should you have special circumstances