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ALCE 5154: Partnerships and Volunteerism

Concentration: Education and Leadership Studies
Credits: 3 graduate credit(s)


Students will develop competencies in the development and direction of community volunteer partnerships and collaborations. Students will explore current volunteer development models, collaboration process theory, and key management areas including: visioning, organizing a partnership or collaboration; creating motivating volunteer positions; recruiting, screening, and interviewing; orientation and training; supervising; evaluation; retention and resolution; risk management; and measuring program effectiveness.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • Describe current volunteer development models that effectively use collaborative leadership.
  • Develop a plan for a high impact volunteerism program with empowered volunteers and alliances with public and private partners that incorporates how to:
  • Organize and maintain community partnerships, alliances and collaborations.
  • Assess required administrations and risk managements of volunteer programs.
  • Design effective volunteer positions.
  • Implement methods for effective recruitment and screening of volunteers.
  • Maintain orientation, training, and supervision of volunteers ad stakeholder groups to retain volunteers and program supporters.
  • Evaluate effective reward and recognition systems for volunteers.
  • Conduct and analyze methods of evaluation to assess volunteerism programs and collaborative program effectiveness.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Graduate Standing


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