Feb. 26, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Professional Development Tools to Help Enhance Your Nonprofit Career
The nonprofit sector is growing and the demand for services is rising. Providing staff with professional development opportunities is crucial to reducing burnout and turnover as well as maintaining positive employee morale. A professional development needs assessment is one way to gather this information and determine the most critical training needs within an organization. Join us and hear about the latest research from the field and learn ways to identify your professional development needs.
Presenters are Dr. Heather Carpenter, assistant professor, Alaina Clarke, graduate student, and Rachel Gregg, undergraduate student, from the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.
Heather Carpenter was selected as the 2012-2013 Mawby Faculty Fellow. Dr. Carpenter conducted a needs assessment to determine the most crucial professional development needs of West Michigan area nonprofits. Alaina Clarke and Rachel Gregg were selected as undergraduate fellows. The 2013 Nonprofit Needs Assessment, A Profile of Michigan's Most Urgent Professional Development Needs was released in June 2013.
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