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Conference Info Packet and Registration

2017 WADVS Annual State Convention

June 14 - 16, 2017

Holiday Inn South I-94, Eau Claire, WI

Hosted by Wisconsin Association of Directors of Volunteer Services,

NWWI Region

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Network with Healthcare Representatives from across the State

Explore Retail Market Opportunities

Growth and Learning Opportunities

 Full Conference Cost: 
$175 for WADVS Member
$225 for Non Member

Conference Highlights
Susan Ellis, Energize

Susan J. Ellis is president of Energize, Inc., a training, consulting, and publishing firm that specializes in volunteerism. She founded the Philadelphia-based company in 1977 and since that time has assisted clients throughout the world (23 countries) to create or strengthen their volunteer corps. She has an international reputation as a passionate advocate for the power of volunteers and those who lead them.

 Susan is the author or co-author of fourteen books (see below), several of which have been translated into Japanese, Taiwanese, French, and Italian. From 1981 to 1987 she was editor-in-chief of The Journal of Volunteer Administration. She has written more than 120 articles on volunteer management for dozens of publications; has posted a provocative “Hot Topic” essay on the Energize Web site monthly since 1997;  and writes the national bi-monthly column, "On Volunteers," for The NonProfit Times (since 1990). 

Dane Deutsch—“Leading with Character First”

Dane Andrew Deutsch is the owner of three businesses (i.e.-Deutsch's Gymnastics, DCS Netlink IT company, and Leadership Management Development Center), military man, family man, Character Counts ambassador, and 2002 Wisconsin Republican of the year. Age 57, Dane is a candidate for state senate where he will bring the same integrity, honesty, and dependability that he has brought to his business and private life.

 Emphasis on character has been such an important part of Dane’s philosophy of life that he became a national trainer and an ambassador for Character Counts, educational program. More information can be obtained from:                                         

Mary McCormack Author, International Speaker, Consultant

She has shown thousands of people and organizations how to successfully apply creative solutions to challenges involving leadership, fundraising, and best business practices. She is President and CEO of Mary McCormack Presentations. Also a member of Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), Mary has made great contributions to the Association, and has specialized in business and healthcare management for over 30 years.  She is a regular presenter of Principals workshops for the American Hospital Association, who has recently published Mary's definitive book titled: JOINT COMMISSION CONSTANT READINESS: Recommendations for Volunteer Services.

 In 2008, Mary presented at the World Association for Nongovernmental Organizations. at the World Congress held in Toronto, Canada.


A Room Block is reserved. Room rates are confirmed at $113 for

Wednesday 6/14 and Thursday, 6/15. Please use code WAD when you use this link: Online Reservations

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