Class Library White Paper on Recruiting and Managing Event Volunteers

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  • Title:White Paper on Recruiting and Managing Event Volunteers
  • Category:Planning & Logistics
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Instructor:Howard Givner
  • Length:26 pgs
  • Posted:3/15/2012
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Learning Outcomes

    1. Define the various reasons why people volunteer, and understand how that should influence your thinking.
    2. Identify strategies for reducing no-shows and walk-offs with your event volunteers
    3. Illustrate the proper strategic view of volunteers as brand ambassadors and how to implement that philosophy in your volunteer training.
    4. Identify unique challenges and benefits of utilizing volunteers at events, as compared to regular office settings.

Table of Contents

White Paper
Recruiting & Managing Event Volunteers 26 pages

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) is a certification offered by the Convention Industry Council (CIC), an umbrella group comprised of 30 organizations. As part of the application process for the CMP, candidates are required to log a minimum of 25 Clock Hours of approved education. If you see the CMP designation next to a given class on this site, it indicates that class has been approved by the CIC to count toward that educational requirement, for the designated number of clock hours. For more information go to

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