Volunteer Center of Lubbock Brochure

T R A N S F O R M AT I V E
LEADERSHIP BROCHURE

2019

Develop yourself
and others.
Gather resources.
Be the next generation
of leaders.

BUILDING OUR

COMMUNITY

Our Mission

Inspiring a more Engaged
Community by helping
people find their Purpose
and Act On It

Connecting, empowering, and transforming the
community through purposeful volunteerism and
leadership development.

Why
We believe that everyone has the potential to
become a leader. Let us help you or your team find
your purpose, so that together we can transform
our community.

LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

Emerging Leaders

High Performing Teams

Are you an emerging professional ready to lead the way in your community?
Do you want to make a difference, but you’re not quite sure where to start?

Have you ever started a sentence with the words,
“I wish my team was more…”?

Emerging Leaders will help you take the first step. Through the yearlong
program, you will:

Your team CAN be the team you’ve always wished
for. Through the yearlong High Performing Teams
program you will:

• Discover your leadership strengths and identify your individual assets
through a transformative leadership assessment
• Receive resources to lead more effectively in all areas of your life
• Be matched with your best volunteer fit
• Develop skills for serving on a nonprofit board
• Network and share ideas with other motivated leaders

It’s time to stop
wishing and start
building a high
performing team!

March 7

September TBA

Transformative Leadership Day

Service & Leadership Symposium

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• Discover more about yourself and your best fit
on a team through a transformative leadership
assessment
• Learn to be more accountable and hold others to
the same standard
• Practice being more assertive and authentic with
your team
• Learn to leverage healthy conflict to be a source of innovation
• Develop skills for crucial conversations
• Learn how to become a visionary team

April 2
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

November 12

DATES AND TIMES:

DATES AND TIMES:

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 11

Networking Lunch

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

March 7

September 4

Transformative Leadership Day

Book Club

April 18
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

September TBA

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
COST:
$300 per person

June 20
Book Club

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Discover your
purpose and how to
act on it for yourself,
for others, and for
your community!

COST:
$350 per person

*Contact VCL for Group Rates

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Service & Leadership Symposium

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer Manager Leaders

Executive Director Boot Camp

Do you manage volunteers through
your business, your school, or your
organization? Would you like to build a
more successful volunteer program?

DATES AND TIMES:

The Volunteer Manager Leadership
program gives you the tools to:

March 20
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Discover your leadership strengths
through a transformative leadership
assessment
• Learn how you can best lead your
volunteers
• Develop tools to increase volunteer
participation
• Create quality opportunities that will
keep volunteers engaged
• Utilize skills-based volunteers to make
a greater impact

March 7
Transformative Leadership Day

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

September TBA
Service & Leadership Symposium

Gather resources to maximize your role as Executive Director/CEO of your
organization.
We will focus on:
• Understanding the individual gifts you bring as the leader of your
organization
• Interacting with, engaging with, and supporting your board of directors
• Ensuring that your organization has the necessary resources to deliver
maximum impact

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PRESENTERS:
COST:
$300 per person

Sharon Hyde Bass
Executive Director,
Volunteer Center of Lubbock

Dr. Nathaniel Wright
Assistant Professor,
Texas Tech University

DATES AND TIMES:

COST:

March 7

$300 per person

Do more with
volunteers and make a
bigger impact in your
community!

Transformative Leadership Day

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
March 27
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Transformative Leadership Day

Lubbock HYPE:
Helping Youth Purposefully Engage

A component of all leadership programming is an assessment by David Collins
of I-9 Intelligences. It is offered as a part of the program cost.

Do you know a high school sophomore who wants to learn more about
leadership, volunteerism, and their community?

Participants receive:

Lubbock HYPE - Helping Youth Purposefully Engage is an exciting eight-month
program by the Volunteer Center of Lubbock designed to develop emerging
young leaders from different backgrounds and school experiences.

• A transformative experience focused on the development of each person in
the key areas of their life and work
• Clarity and renewed commitment for each participant’s current situation, role
and leadership opportunity
• Improved skills to optimize participant’s personal leadership style with their
business or organization’s mission, strategy and culture
DATE:
March 7

TIME:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
TBA

Students to be considered for the Lubbock HYPE program will:







Be a high school junior for the 2019-2020 academic year
Be in good academic standing
Have the desire to be a leader on your campus and in the community
Be dependable and committed
Exhibit a willingness to learn
Exhibit energy and enthusiasm

To graduate from Lubbock HYPE, participants are required to attend
every monthly all-day session from September through April in
order to receive the full benefit of the leadership training offered.
Applications for the 2019-2020 class will go live
in March of 2019. Be sure to stay tuned to www.
volunteerlubbock.org for more information. You
can also visit your high school counselor for
more information.

ABOUT DAVID COLLINS
David Collins enjoys helping people discover a sense of mission and passion in their lives
and work. After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1984, his sense of personal mission emerged –
helping people lead more meaningful lives and be of more service to others.
He founded and ran Obik for 10 years – a premier career intelligence company whose
clients included the National Association of Independent Schools, PBS, a career partner
to Blackboard and US News & World Report, Peterson’s Guides, Chase Manhattan’s
Mentor Matching Initiative, and the Arthur Ashe Foundation.
His personal assessment tool offers insights into personality attributes, intelligences, and
motivators and how these converge to indicate certain roles and personal development
strategies that enable one to enjoy, be good at, and really “fit into” their work.

“My favorite part of
HYPE was discovering
new businesses and
organizations I would
have never known
about.”
-Past HYPE Student

SUMMER SERIES
Leadership Open House
Want to learn more about how you or
your staff can develop as a leader in
2019?
Come join us for hot chocolate and
desserts as we share about all of our
upcoming leadership opportunities!

Board Basics
DATE:
January 22
TIME:
5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
VCL Conference Room

Do you currently serve on a
board, work with boards or
are interested in serving on
a board?
Our Summer Series Board Basics will include
conversations and resources
to enhance board service.
Join us each day as we cover
different important topics to
help you better serve your
organization.
*Lunch will be provided

Conversations
and resources to
enhance board
service.

DATES AND TIMES:
May 22 - Establishing Organizational Identity
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 26 - Ensuring Resources
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
July 24 - Providing Oversight
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
COST:
$20 per session
Register for all 3 for $50

CONSULTATIONS
We offer consultations as a way to provide specialty training for your
organization. We have services in general areas, but we are also happy to
customize trainings for your needs. We can come to you, or we can host up to
35 people at our location.
Our areas of expertise include:
• Board governance
• Strategic planning
• Organizational assessments
• Volunteer recruitment and management
• Fundraising
• Team building
• Stress management
• Effective meetings
• Servant Leadership
• Nonprofit Social Media
COST:
Fees and consultations are based on an hourly rate.

NONPROFIT BROWN
BAG LUNCHES
Our Brown Bag Lunches are
opportunities for you to connect with
other organizations working to address
community needs. We encourage you to
discover how you might work with other
local nonprofits to increase your impact.
Each event will cover a different topic.
Plan to come and collaborate!
Stay tuned to our website www.volunteerlubbock.org - for
additional Brown Bag information.
TIME:
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
VCL Conference Room

Agency Partners receive a discount.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:
To schedule a consultation, please contact Sabine Jacobson at
sjacobson@volunteerlubbock.org

There is no fee for
these events. You
bring your lunch, and
we’ll provide drinks
and desserts!

DATES:
January 31
March 28
May 21
August 29
October 24
December 4

WORKSHOPS
Grant Writing - Spring Workshop
PRESENTER:

DATE AND TIME:

Sharon Bass
Executive Director,
Volunteer Center of Lubbock

February 21
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:
VCL Conference Room

Grant Writing - Fall Workshop
Writing grants can help you build the ideal partnership between funders
and your nonprofit organization. Foundations exist to give away money. This
workshop gives you insight into how you can set yourself up for success and
apply for those dollars.
In this workshop you have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and
knowledge to be more successful when the time comes to submit your
proposals to funders. Learn all you need to know from an experienced grant
writer.

COST:

PRESENTER:

DATE AND TIME:

$65

Dr. Nathaniel Wright
Assistant Professor,
Texas Tech University

October 2

COST:

LOCATION:

$65

VCL Conference Room

$50 for VCL Agency Partners

$50 for VCL Agency Partners

“Everything was so
good – identifying the
need for fundraising vs.
grant writing. All the
grant writing aspects
were helpful & vital.”
-Past workshop attendee

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Advanced Social Media

Powerful Presentations

Once you have a grasp of what each social media platform does and how
to use them, this workshop teaches you how to truly involve your audience,
expand your reach, and create appealing content on appropriate platforms.

Nearly everyone has used or seen a PowerPoint presentation at some point
in their career, but not all of those presentations have truly gotten across the
message they were trying to communicate. What if you could use PowerPoint
to create presentations that really stood out and could make more of an
impact?

In this workshop, Allison Matherly, the Coordinator of Digital Engagement for
Texas Tech, will share her expertise to help you learn best practices, platforms,
and techniques for more engaging social media.

PRESENTER:

DATE AND TIME:

Allison Matherly
Coordinator of Digital Engagement,
Texas Tech University

March 21
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
COST:
$65
$50 for VCL Agency Partners
*contact VCL for group rates

In this workshop, you will learn skills that will help you be a better presenter
to both large and small audiences. This workshop will be presented by Rex
Castle, Director of Interactive Content at Tyler Technologies. Rex also has
written a book on presenting titled “Why Not WOW?” and has a wide range of
presentation experience.
PRESENTER:

DATE AND TIME:

Rex Castle
Director Interactive Content,
Tyler Technologies

July 17

COST:

LOCATION:

$65

VCL Conference Room

$50 for VCL Agency Partners
*contact VCL for group rates

LOCATION:
VCL Conference Room

“It will be easier to
decide how to manage
social media posts
after attending this
workshop. Allison
really cleared up some
questions for me!”
-Past workshop
attendee

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

HIRE U
Hire U Consultation and Nonprofit Fair

Digital Marketing
Your organization makes a unique
impact in the community. How can
you share your impact in the most
effective way?
It is easy to be overwhelmed by all
of the options for marketing. This
workshop will help you sort through
all of your choices and understand
the best strategies for your
organization. Come to learn about:





Overall marketing campaign
strategies
Best practices for engaging your
audience
Online marketing tools
The basics of online advertising

PRESENTER:
Jerrod Shelton
Creative Director/Owner,
Contract Cre8ive
DATE AND TIME:
August 27
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:
VCL Conference Room
COST:
$65
$50 for VCL Agency Partners

This consultation and fair are
designed to help you engage students
and recent college graduates through
internships, practicums, and careers.
Executive Directors, Board
Members, Volunteer Coordinators,
and interested staff will learn from
discussions and interactive activities.
Topics include:






For-profit vs. nonprofit
Legal criteria
Position descriptions
Management techniques
Recruitment

*Organizations must have Hire U
training before participating in the
Nonprofit Fair
FAIR LOCATION:
TTU SUB Ballroom
COST:
$50
$35 for VCL Agency Partners

PRESENTER:
Hannah Sutton-Adams
Service Coordinator,
Volunteer Center of Lubbock
DATE AND TIME:
To find out the date and time of this
event, please visit our website and
click the “News and Events” tab:
www.volunteerlubbock.org
Please call (806) 747-0551 to
schedule the consultation.

RESOURCES
Resource Library
Anyone can come in and browse
through the library! We have books
with topics ranging from:






Fundraising
Management
Leadership
Finances
Board Resources

Community Board Bank
HOW TO CHECK OUT BOOKS:

BOARD SERVICE:

BOARD MEMBERS:

Please call us at (806) 747-0551
to schedule a time to come in and
browse

Interested in Board Service?

Looking for board members?

Fill out an application for our board
bank and our staff will help you get
connected!

Agency Partners can come browse
our board bank and learn about
potential board members!

Visit www.volunteerlubbock.org/
get-involved/collaborate/board-bank/
to apply.

Call us at (806) 747-0551 to set up an
appointment.

Agency Partners may check out
books from the resource library for up
to two weeks.

2019 SERVICE

AND LEADERSHIP

SYMPOSIUM
Please join us for our 2019 Service and
Leadership Symposium. The Symposium is a
morning dedicated to living out everything
the Volunteer Center is about - inspiring a
more engaged community by helping people
find their purpose and act on it. Our goal is
for every attendee to leave with a renewed
sense of purpose and practical tools to act
on their personal and organizational missions.
The event brings together business and
community leaders, teachers students, and
nonprofit organizations to build a stronger
South Plains.
DATE AND TIME:
September TBA
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

ADDITIONAL

I N F O R M AT I O N

“I am a high school student,
so the best part for me
was the group and partner
interactions because it
brought us out of our comfort
zones.”

Be on the lookout for additional workshops and other
opportunities to be added throughout 2019! Stay up-todate by signing up for our E-newsletters, or by visiting
www.volunteerlubbock.org.

-Past YIS attendee

If you are looking for an opportunity that you do not see
listed in this brochure, please get in touch with Sabine
Jacobson at sjacobson@volunteerlubbock.org, as we
have the ability to add workshops or provide personalized
training.

“Without a doubt would
attend again!”
-Past Business attendee
“It was great seeing all the
youth eager to volunteer.”
-Past Agency Partner attendee

You can also always give us a call at (806) 747-0551.

1706 23rd Street, Ste. 101
Lubbock, Texas 79411
P: 806.747.0551F: 806.747.8640
volunteer@volunteerlubbock.org
www.volunteerlubbock.org

Special thanks to:
The VCL Helen DeVitt Jones Education Endowment
The CH Foundation
Helen Jones Foundation
The United Family



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