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If You Think Education is Expensive Try Ignorance

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Every once in a while the subject of self-development bears revisiting.  Since one of the most important roles a volunteer program manager fills is that of in-house educator – the key advocate for effective volunteer involvement – it is vital for all of us to keep our knowledge current and our ideas fresh.  The payback for carving out time to do this is a broader reservoir of concepts and techniques with which we can tackle our daily challenges.  Steve and Susan suggest nine ways in which volunteer managers can improve their knowledge about the field – both expected and unexpected learning methods.