We believe that everyone has the potential to become a leader. Let us help you or your team find your purpose, so that together we can transform the world.
Emerging Leaders will help you take the first step. Through the yearlong program, you will:
•Discover your leadership strengths and identify your individual assets through a transformative leadership assessment
•Receive resources to lead more effectively in all areas of your life
•Be matched with your best volunteer fit
•Develop skills for serving on a nonprofit board
•Network and share ideas with other motivated leaders
Dates: February 15, March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day), April 18, May 23, June 6, August 1, October 24, November 1, December 4 (Closing Celebration)
Time for all Meetings: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (*Transformative Leadership Day is an all day event)
Cost: $250 per person
Your team CAN be the team you’ve always wished for. Through the yearlong High Performing Teams program you will:
- Discover more about yourself and your best fit on a team through a transformative leadership assessment
- Learn to be more accountable and hold others to the same standard
- Practice being more assertive and authentic with your team
- Learn to leverage healthy conflict to be a source of innovation
- Develop skills for crucial conversations
- Learn how to become a visionary team
Dates: February 6, March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day), March 21, May 30, June 13, August 8, October 31, December TBA (Closing Celebration)
Time for all Meetings: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *Transformative Leadership Day is an all day event
Cost: $300 per person, contact the VCL for group ratesRegistration
The Volunteer Manager Leadership program will give you the tools to:
•Discover your leadership strengths through a transformative leadership assessment
•Learn how you can best lead your volunteers
•Develop tools to increase volunteer participation
•Create quality opportunities that will keep volunteers engaged
•Utilize skills-based volunteers to make a greater impact
Dates: February 20 (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.), March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), April 4 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), May 2 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Cost: $250 per person
Location: VCL Conference RoomRegistration
Lubbock HYPE– Helping Youth Purposefully Engage offers high school juniors the opportunity to engage in their community in a whole new way by:
- Developing a concept of what it means to have purpose and act on it
- Finding their best volunteer fit
- Using their strengths to be a leader and a strong team member
- Exploring the opportunities and challenges in our community
- Imagining a community that they want to continue championing
We believe that by encouraging young people to explore their leadership potential and understand the importance of service we are building a more engaged community. To that end, we want every program participant to walk away knowing that they can use their unique skills and characteristics to make an impact in the world.
At meetings, participants:
- Hear from and interact with leaders from various business and organizations.
- Give back to the community through hands-on service.
- Develop leadership and teamwork skills.
- And much more!
Dates and Times:
Monthly meetings September – April
8:00 AM – 3:45 PM*
*Times may vary based on the day’s activities
The Volunteer Center of Lubbock exists to inspire a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Through collaborative partnerships, we work to build a culture of service and develop the next generation of community leaders.
Lubbock HYPE is the new name for New Century Leadership, formerly a program of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. The Volunteer Center is very excited to add Lubbock HYPE to our programming and is proud to partner with United Supermarkets and a volunteer committee of Lubbock business leaders to bring the program to you.
(Please print the application and submit to your counselor.)
Volunteer Center Staff:
2017-2018 Committee Members
Shannon Elrod, United Supermarkets
Yvonne Limon, Lee Lewis Construction
Michael Horton, Betenbough Homes
Jake Mahan, Peoples Bank
Abie Rampy, Chick fil A
Raymond Richardson, Lubbock Christian University
Chelsea Salazar, Peoples Bank
Jerrod Shelton, Contract Cre8ive
Opportunities offered to all community-based groups, individuals and nonprofit organizations for a nominal fee. Workshops are designed to share knowledge, enhance leadership and management skills, and provide tools and techniques that help board members, staff and volunteers respond effectively to the needs of their organization.
Take Action:Check out our Workshops
The Volunteer Center offers consultations that address:
• Organizational assessments
• Volunteer recruitment and management
• Team building
• Effective meetings
• Other topics of your choice
Fees for consultations are based on an hourly rate; agency partners receive a discount.
To schedule a consultation, contact Sabine Wohlschag
Gather resources to maximize your role as Executive Director/CEO of your organization.
We will focus on:
- Understanding the individual gifts you bring as the leader of your organization
- Interacting with, engaging with, and supporting your board of directors
- Ensuring that your organization has the necessary resources to deliver maximum impact
Sharon Hyde Bass Executive Director, Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Dr. Nathaniel Wright, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Dates and Times:
February 21 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 28 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$300 per personRegistration
A component of all leadership programming is an assessment by David Collins of I-9 Intelligences. It is offered as a part of the program cost.
- A transformative experience focused on the development of each person in the key areas of their life and work
- Clarity and renewed commitment for each participant’s current situation, role and leadership opportunity
- Improved skills to optimize participant’s personal leadership style with their business or organization’s mission, strategy and culture
Date: March 7
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
About David Collins:
David Collins enjoys helping people discover a sense of mission and passion in their lives and work. After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1984, his sense of personal mission emerged – helping people lead more meaningful lives and be of more service to others.
He founded and ran Obik for 10 years – a premier career intelligence company whose clients included the National Association of Independent Schools, PBS, a career partner to Blackboard and US News & World Report, Peterson’s Guides, Chase Manhattan’s Mentor Matching Initiative, and the Arthur Ashe Foundation.
His personal assessment tool offers insights into personality attributes, intelligences, and motivators and how these converge to indicate certain roles and personal development.
Please join us for our 2018 Service and Leadership Symposium. The Symposium is a morning dedicated to living out everything the Volunteer Center of Lubbock is about – inspiring a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Our goal is for every attendee to leave with a renewed sense of purpose and practical tools to act on their personal and organizational missions. The event brings together business and community leaders, teachers, students, and nonprofit organizations with the purpose of building a stronger South Plains.
The 2018 Service and Leadership Symposium will feature Susan Heath Hays as the keynote speaker. Susan is the sister of Chip and Dan Heath, who are coming out with their new book, “The Power of Moments.” We will explore why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us, and how we can create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. The Symposium will also feature:
- An opportunity to interact with area nonprofit organizations
- The chance to complete hands-on service projects
- A celebration of outstanding volunteers and leaders in our community
September 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center