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Mt. Vernonís Marti facilitating workshop for volunteer leaders
May 04, 2012


Mount Vernon's Mollie Marti will facilitate an upcoming event in Eastern Iowa.

The United Way of Johnson County, Volunteer Administrators' Network, and Leaders in Volunteerism are partnering to host a Thriving Leader Workshop aimed to inspire and support those who work with volunteers. The workshop, which is open to everyone, will be held Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the North Liberty Community Center and will be followed by an optional networking lunch,

† The facilitator is Marti, an international speaker and author in the areas of resiliency, servant leadership and mentorship, and life design. Her newest book, "Walking with Justice: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life's Greatest Mentors," shares the wisdom of judge Max Rosenn, an iconic American jurist who lived by the principle that it is service to humanity that defines the quality of life.

The workshop will provide tools to deepen work-life satisfaction and better lead oneself and others. Topics include setting positive expectations, managing time and energy, processing criticism, trusting your decisions, tapping creativity, maneuvering transitions, engaging others, and leading others toward their best self.

† Jill Schnoebelen, the volunteer center and community impact coordinator at United Way of Johnson County, is coordinating the workshop

"After attending one of Dr. Marti's trainings, I left equipped to make immediate, positive changes at work and home," she said. "I am excited for our volunteer directors and other managers to get more tools to feel stronger, be happier, get more done, and manage more effectively."

† The workshop and networking lunch will be interactive, allowing participants to connect with colleagues, share challenges, brainstorm solutions, and learn from each other's best practices.

† Marti continues her crisis recovery and resiliency work in her community and is reaching out to others in need through the Community Resiliency Project, a nonprofit organization that provides tools to help communities grow through crises and build resilient youth. A portion of profits from each book sale goes directly to fund this charitable work.

† The Volunteer Administrators' Network and Leaders in Volunteerism are networking groups that provide professional development opportunities to individuals that manage volunteers. Members of these organizations may attend the training for $25. Non-members are welcomed for $45. The optional catered lunch is $10. Each registration includes one copy of "Walking with Justice: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life's Greatest Mentors."

For registration information, call 319-337-8657.

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