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The New Breed of Volunteers with Thomas McKee

Title: The New Breed of Volunteers with Thomas McKee                 

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse

Member Price: $105.00
Non-Member Price: $210.00

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Length: 1.5 hours
This session was recorded at NHPCO’s Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference on July 30, 2012.
Join Tom McKee, a leading volunteer management consultant, for the opening plenary session of NHPCO’s Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference “Ignite the Future!” From Tom’s perspective: “Volunteerism is hot. From American Idol, Disneyland, Glee, Lady Gaga, President Obama to Wells Fargo, Intel and Wal-Mart, giving back is the rage.” He poses two critical questions to frame his presentation: How do we take advantage of this trend?  How do we mobilize the passion and power of a whole new breed of volunteers?

To answer these important questions, Tom believes we need a 21st Century leadership strategy that responds to six tectonic shifts that are changing volunteerism, including:

Twitch Speed: How nimble is your organization in responding to today’s volunteers?
Generations: Gen Y and retiring boomers present a new frontier of volunteers
Technology: Social networks provide important leadership tools.
Empowerment: The knowledge worker demands to be led, not managed
Slacktivism: You can get involved with the click of a mouse
Episodic Volunteering: Today’s volunteers Short-term projects or only when not engaged in work
In this session, Tom will identify and explain six 21st century leadership strategies that enable volunteer leaders and managers to impact the new volunteer culture so that they can recruit and empower a whole new breed of volunteers. You’ll learn how to awaken volunteers’ passion, help them develop, increase their loyalty and impact your program in new and exciting ways.


  • Identify trends in volunteerism
  • Discuss volunteer leadership strategies to engage and empower today’s volunteers
  • Apply strategies to your own programs to improve volunteers’ experiences and your program

Tom McKee, Volunteer Power, Orangevale, CA

A leading volunteer management speaker, trainer and consultant, Tom McKee is recognized as one of today's foremost international authorities on volunteer management. For the past 35 years, Tom has worked with national and state associations including AmeriCorps Vista, PTA, Ducks Unlimited, The National Audubon Society, DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) and SAP Users Group.

Tom is the owner of Volunteer Power, a leadership development firm specializing in volunteerism. Over the past 40 years he has trained over 100,000 leaders how to manage the chaos of change in an organization.
Tom has delivered presentations and trainings in Europe, Africa and the United States and he is author of They Don't Play My Music Anymore - How to Plan Your Future When the World Keeps Changing, How to Make the Team Work (a supervisor training manual for new managers) and is co-author of The New Breed - Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer. Tom has been an active volunteer since high school for a variety of organizations and concerns.

Disclosure: Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Faculty:  Tom McKee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
CE/CME Credit Hours: Nurse: 1.5 Contact Hours
Social Work: 1.5 Contact Hours
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase.  

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Course Release Date: 12/1/2012
Course review date: 10/16/2015

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