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Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MST

The 2017 Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement is held on November 2-3, 2017 at ASU West Campus, Glendale. Registration: Student $100; General $125. Summit Hours: Thursday 11/2: 8 am to 7 pm, Friday 11/3: 8 am to 4:30 pm

The Summit provides an opportunity for leaders and representatives of Arizona’s volunteer, civic engagement and service-learning communities to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona. In 2016, the Summit was attended by over 500 community leaders, educators, young people, businesses/corporations, foundations, and other professionals.

SPECIAL SUMMIT RATE! $118/night – Includes Hot Breakfast!
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021, United States
SPECIAL SUMMIT RATE: $118/night – includes a hot breakfast!
Online Reservation: Arizona Summit Room Reservations
Phone Reservation: (602) 943-8200 Group: Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Featured workshop tracks include the third annual Volunteer Managers Academy, Service Enterprise Initiative, Civic Engagement, Service-Learning for Educators, Grant Writing, and MORE!

For A Draft List of Workshops Scheduled, Please Click Here!
(Youth friendly workshops have been highlighted in blue)

Featured Workshops

Celebrating and Sustaining Volunteer Involvement
Nicole Armstrong-Best, City of Phoenix Pueblo Grande Museum
Pam Betz, Betz & Company
Thiis is Session Six of the Volunteer Administrators Academy. In this session we will review best practices in volunteer retention strategies, recognition plans, volunteer satisfaction and strategies to increase engagement. Session Objective: Attendees will become familiar with several different strategies to recognize volunteer accomplishments. If attendees have participated in all six Volunteer Administrators Academy sessions they will receive a certificate of achievement at the close of this session.

The Volunteer Factor – What’s Missing from Your Innovation?
Jackie Johnson, City of Phoenix
This session will share strategies about engaging volunteers as a tremendous resource for your organization. Participants will have a greater understanding of the experience volunteers are seeking and will learn to build successful volunteer programs by meeting those needs. Key points: Volunteers have a purpose and organizations have; Innovate to create projects; Embrace volunteers. Participants will learn new strategies to engage volunteers to build sustainable relationships. The presentation will engage participants as we design an ideal volunteer program based on their organizational goals and objectives.

Service Learning Sounds Great! How do I Convince My Principal?
Karen Grose, Tres Rios Service Academy
This session will provide ideas and solutions to present to school administrators and district office staff when teachers want to pursue service learning in their classrooms. Making the key points is critical in helping you communicate the importance of service-learning as a valuable curricular strategy. Attend this session to gain a deeper understanding of service-learning principles & strategies needed for successful implementation in the classroom. Gain new tools/knowledge and learn how to spark conversations with other teachers and administrators to ignite a spirit of service on campus.

Scheduled Keynote Presenters!

Thursday Opening Plenary Session
“The Art of Significance”
Dan Clark, Dan Clark & Associates
Dan’s Website
Dan Clark is Founder and CEO of an international high performance communication and leadership development company; a New York Times Best Selling Author; a Hall of Fame Professional Speaker; a University Professor; an Extreme Adventurer; and an Award Winning Athlete who fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career.

Dan has been inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, was recently named one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers In The World, and in the last 30 years has spoken to millions of people, in all 50 states, in 61 countries, on 6 continents, to over 5500 audiences including 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, National Trade Associations, Super Bowl Champions, U.S. and Foreign Government Agencies, the United Nations, and to our Combat Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

Dan is the author of 34 books; is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series; has appeared on over 500 television and radio shows including Oprah and Glenn Beck; and has been the feature article in Mayo Clinic Magazine, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Millionaire Magazines.

Dan’s extraordinary life includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy plane; flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds; racing automobiles at Nur-burg-ring; serving on the Olympic Committee and carrying the Olympic Torch in the Winter Games.

Dan currently serves on the International Board of Governors of Operation Smile; has received the United States Distinguished Service Medal; was the nation’s 2016 recipient of the American Spirit Award; and in 2012, was named Utah Father of the Year.

A funny man with a serious message – Dan Clark!

Friday Opening Plenary Session
“Seriously Effective Volunteer Engagement”
Jenny Lawson, President, Networks
Points of Light Institute
Jenny Lawson is the president of Networks at Points of Light, helping companies achieve their social change goals through the actions of their employees and consumers. The Corporate Institute is home to thought-leadership initiatives that include The Corporate Service Council, The Civic 50 ranking of community-minded companies and corporate consulting, training and knowledge centers.

Prior to her current role, Jenny led A Billion + Change at Points of Light, the national campaign mobilizing more than $2 billion in pro bono service pledges from U.S. businesses – the country’s largest commitment of pro bono service in history. The campaign led to a nearly 30 percent jump in corporate skilled volunteering rates across the country.

Jenny came to Points of Light from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (now C2ES), where she led Make an Impact, a global campaign focused on energy efficiency and environmental awareness among employees at some of the nation’s largest companies. Lawson also served as director of the Office of the President at the Nature Conversancy’s national headquarters, leading initiatives to engage corporate thought leaders in sustainability efforts. Her career began with community development and affordable housing advocacy in northern Virginia, where she served as the founding executive director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions and continues to service as a board member today.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and mother to three creative and passionate emerging leaders in the arts and health.



We are grateful to our current Partners, Sponsors and Exhibitors!
Area on Aging, Region One
Arizona Coalition for
Military Families
Arizona Exposition & State Fair
ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
ASU Mary Lou Fulton
Teachers College
Community Engagement Programs
AVACA – Association for Volunteer Administrators of Central Arizona
Celebrate Volunteers
Corporation for National
and Community Service
Dignity Health
Cox Communications – Tucson
Grand Canyon University
Hospice Dreamcatchers Foundation
Harkins Theatres
Mesa Community College – Center for Community and Civic Engagement
Mesa United Way
Northern Arizona University Civic Service Institute
Peace Corps
Public Allies – Arizona
Senior Corps
SAVMA – Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association
United Way of Pinal County
The Volunteer Center At the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona


Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am MST
Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MST
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Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
(602) 943-8200


ASU West Campus
4701 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306 United States
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