- Last Updated on Sunday, 24 March 2013 13:18
Leading Volunteers Masterclass
The Leading Volunteers Masterclass was held in August and September 2012 with over 90 volunteer managers attending. The Masterclass provided an opportunity to discuss how different models of leadership apply to the field of working with volunteers. The program was facilitated by Mark Creyton and Tal Fitzpatrick from our Education, Research and Policy unit.
The Leading Volunteers Masterclass began with a summary of research into volunteer management and leadership, followed by an interactive exploration of three models of leadership: adaptive, enabling and entrepreneurial. Participants explored how these models could be translated and applied to their practice. A highlight of the workshop included a presentation from Anastasia Magriplis, State Manager, Volunteer Management, UnitingCare Community who spoke of the strategic change process she led across volunteer services in her organisation. Grace Hope-Simpson, a researcher with Volunteering Qld provided an overview of the research into international students and volunteering along with practical strategies for organisations working in this space. This provided the basis of a case study to consider leadership in practice.