The annual Pivot Conference is Volunteering New Zealand’s leading professional development initiative for leaders and managers of volunteers. Its perennial theme, “Linking vision to action” challenges leaders and managers of volunteers to translate new ideas into action.
The 2018 annual national conference will be held on the 29th of October in Christchurch 9 am to 5 pm followed by an optional Masterclass led by Andy Fryar on 30th October, 9 am to 3 pm.
At the Conference, leaders and managers of volunteers will be inspired by a range of speakers who are experts in their fields. Pivot is your chance to connect with your peers, and to share and learn together. With a range of International and New Zealand practitioners and thought leaders, you’ll leave inspired and invigorated with skills and ideas that will take you into the future.
Pivot 2018 will deliver the latest information on the volunteering landscape and the outlook for the future. With content ranging from sustainable volunteer involvement, best practice in volunteer management, engagement with a diverse volunteer base and creating messages that resonate with wide audiences.
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For more than 30 years has contributed significantly to the Australian volunteerism community. His achievements include serving as President of Volunteering Australia and convening the working party that later evolved into AAMoV - the Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers.
Andy has helped produce three books on volunteer management and is a co-author of Volunteer Program Management: an essential guide (3rd edition) - Australia’s premier guidebook to volunteering. He has served on the editorial committee of the Australian Journal of Volunteering and since 2000, has been a founding member of the editorial team for e-volunteerism, an international electronic journal of volunteerism based in Philadelphia.
Andy travels extensively and has conducted volunteer management training and worked with volunteer involving agencies in many countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and the UK, where between 2004 and 2010 he was a faculty member with the prestigious ‘Institute of Advanced Volunteer Management’. He is also a co-founder of the Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer Management that was held annually between 2005 and 2012.
Since 2008, Andy has volunteered his time as Chairperson of the global committee overseeing the promotion of International Volunteer Manager’s Day, celebrated on November 5 each year.
In 2003, Andy was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian government in recognition of his services to the volunteering movement in Australia.
Kerri Tilby Price
Chris’s work and thought leadership are all geared toward helping practitioners – engaged clients or not – strategically grow and scale their employee volunteer programs. Chris became Executive Director of the RW Institute in 2017, and is a founding member of IMPACT 2030.
The future of volunteering and volunteer management
Presented by Andy Fryar
It’s easy to get comfortable with the way volunteering works in our agencies and across our communities, but in this ever changing, fast paced and technological era, how often do we take the opportunity to gaze into our crystal ball and explore what possible futures might lie ahead for volunteering?
Just as important, how do we, as volunteer managers and organizations respond and position ourselves to meet these potential changes?
Join Andy Fryar as he examines the evolution of volunteering and the tools, qualities and characteristics we will require to meet these challenges head on.
Registrations are now open. Fill out the form below to attend. Early bird prices currently apply.
The conference was everything I expected and more; great opportunities to learn, share, and network.
Well organised; the speakers were excellent and I really enjoyed the day. Thank you
Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the opportunity to connect with others and share best practice around volunteerism.
Please note, while the following speakers have been confirmed, their sessions may pivot slightly to fit the flow of the whole day.
- State of Volunteering | Chief Executive or Board Chair VNZ
- Formal Opening | Opening Address – Minister Peeni Henare
- Henare O’Keefe – “Walking backwards into the future”
- Keynote Address – Kay Saville Smith
Vital to the success of your day
TrustPower Award Winners 2017
- Lead: Professional Development – what’s coming next?
- Panelists: TBC
- Diversify: Removing the barriers – diversity into the future
- Panelists: TBC
- Engage: Engaging with a wider base
- Panelists: TBC
4:00 – 5:00pm Keynote address
Chris Jarvis, Realized Worth
VNZ Annual General Meeting
The 2018 conference is currently set be held at the Rydges Latimer Christchurch.
Accommodation: Conference attendees can access discounted accommodation rates from $199 per night. Contact the Rydges reservations team directly and mention the Volunteering NZ Conference firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking: There is lots of free parking at, and around, the venue.
See the map below for location details.