Training Volunteers
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Learn about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program.

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
3:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Amber Mitchell

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How can we train our volunteers for projects that will help them make a difference in our organizations? And how do we make it fun and empowering while avoiding conflicts? Learn about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program. This session will be presented by staff from two Field Services offices and will be jam-packed with ideas for how to train volunteers and make their service a rewarding experience. 

About the Faculty:

Tamara Hemmerlein is Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. As the director of a field services office, Tamara has experience working in and with local history organizations, libraries, museums and historic sites. She works with her team to design workshops, facilitate community and organizational meetings, help with board development and training and coach organizations through the challenges they face. Throughout her museum career, she has frequently presented at local, state, regional and national conferences on a variety of museum –related subjects. Prior to coming to IHS, Tamara worked as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Historical Society and of the Montgomery County Cultural Foundation in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Jeannette Rooney is Assistant Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society and Chair of the Field Services Alliance, and is a 2012 graduate of Developing History Leaders @SHA. As a part of the field services team in Indiana, she serves as a Grant Coach for the Indiana Historical Society's new Heritage Support Grants Program, develops and presents interactive workshops and manages the program for the state's 92 volunteer county historians. Jeannette holds an M.A. in Art History from Indiana University.

Laura Hortz Stanton is the Executive Director of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA). Ms. Hortz Stanton previously served as CCAHA’s Director of Preservation Services and as Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she managed a significant collection of historic artifacts. She received her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Temple University and her MA from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

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