Growing leaders in our community

In Spring 2010, Volunteer Victoria formed our Emerging Leaders Network, a network for the “next generation” of non-profit leaders to form connections with each other and learn how to be leaders in our sector. Now, after holding almost 40 successful Network events, we’d like to share what we’ve learned about emerging leaders and their needs, hopes, fears and challenges as they strive towards leading nonprofit organizations in the near future. No matter what sector you currently associate yourself with, or whether you consider yourself a leader or still heading in that direction, this talk will get you thinking about what leadership looks like today and where it’s headed in the future.

Beth Cougler Blom has been with Volunteer Victoria since 2006, managing their training and outreach programs. She has been coordinating Volunteer Victoria’s Emerging Leaders Network – a network for the next generation of nonprofit leaders – since Spring 2010. Beth works with trainers to provide workshops to the nonprofit community and facilitates workshops herself. She also speaks regularly on topics related to volunteering to local groups of adults.

Beth’s background is in the areas of educational program coordination, human resources and volunteer management. She has experience coordinating executive training programs and graduate programs for international and domestic students at two BC universities. She also carried out recruitment and selection activities for a public health unit in Ontario and managed their volunteer program. Beth holds a Master’s degree in Education with a focus in Adult Education from UBC, a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University, and holds additional certificates in volunteer management and intercultural studies.

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