DOVIA Mini-Conference

DOVIA Mississippi’s Creativity Day Camp
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum
Education Center (formerly the Museum Craft Store)

FREE for 2018 paid DOVIA Members; $25 others.
Limited to 20 lucky participants for this fun and hands-on Day Camp!

Limited to 20 Day Campers… REGISTER HERE today!

9:00        Welcome & snacks

9:15        Activity 1 — Start the day stress free

10:45      Activity 2 — Share your successes

noon       Picnic Lunch (provided)

12:45      Activity 3 — Move your body, engage your brain

2:15        Activity 4 — Envision your ideal Volunteer Program

4:00         Vote for 2019 officers, wrap up & evaluations, closing comments, adjourn

Each activity will last 80 minutes.

Stress Busters — Fran Baker

In a previous DOVIA meeting, we learned about Trauma: how to recognize it, its short and long term affects, and the psychology and science behind the field of Trauma Informed Care.  Now that you know what Trauma is… learn how to deal with the Stress that is the result!  Fun, informative, and with lots of hands-on exercises!

101 Great Ideas to Reward Your Volunteers — DOVIA Members as a Group

We know you’ve got great people and great processes already happening at your organization – so now we’re asking you to SHARE that with us!  Please bring 20 copies (or samples, or packets…) of each of your great ways to thank volunteers – everyone leaves with a whole bagful of great ideas to borrow!

Ag Museum Scavenger Hunt — Grant Briscoe, Ag Museum

Small groups of Day Campers will browse the Museum grounds to find 5 different locations and answer questions about how that station relates to your Volunteer program. (For example, find the print shop and then answer the question, “What creative ways are you using to get the word out about your volunteer needs?”) A fun way to get moving after lunch and get to know the Ag!

Using Vision Boards to Ramp Up Your Volunteer Program — Michele Baker

Pull out your scissors and glue sticks, because we’re going to envision the Ideal Volunteer Program! Each person will have the opportunity to create a Vision Board using magazines, newspapers, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, etc. to create a graphic representation of her new-and-improved volunteer program!

FREE! for current DOVIA Members or $25 per person (non-Members and lapsed DOVIA Members)