Online: 2020 Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference

October 21, 2020
08:30 AM to 02:30 PM

Managing Risk: Balancing Aversion and Innovation

'Managing Risk: Balancing Aversion and Innovation' is a volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC. Now in its sixth year, this year's topic will explore how balancing innovation and aversion to risk impacts our volunteers, programs and agencies, now and in the near and far futures.

Our current streaming event will consist of 20-minute presentations followed by a moderated discussion with the other presenters (think TED talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience.

Discussion of each topic will also be done in our own Manitoba breakout room to help you connect with other volunteer engagement professionals in our province.

Faiza Venzant, CVA, is the host and moderator of this year's conference and the presenter lineup includes:

  • Jennifer Bennet, CVA - Is Soft Risk Hiding in your Volunteer Engagement Strategy?
  • Lyndsay Baker, CVA - Taking Smart Risks and Piloting Innovation
  • Lori Gotlieb - Safe and Sound: Volunteer Management Check Up For Your Volunteer Program
  • Sarah Olivieri - Managing Risk through Program Design

Read more about the workshops and presenters here.

Who Should Attend:

Volunteer managers, volunteer coordinators, and those who supervise volunteers.

Important Technical Requirements:

Your computer must have a steady and minimum download speed of 3 Mbit over a wired connection (Wifi may not be strong enough to stream the videos). Speakers are essential, microphone and camera is recommended.

To measure your download speed go to and click the big "GO" button. Wait until the test is completed and then take note of the download speed. Minimum download speed must be 3 Mbit. If you have questions about the technical requirements or testing your computer, contact





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