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 7, March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day), April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, October 3, November 14, December TBA (Closing Celebration)
Time for all Meetings: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (*Transformative Leadership Day is an all day event)
Have you ever started a sentence with the words, “I wish my team was more…?”
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
• And learn how to become a visionary team
Dates: February 21, March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day), April 18, June 20, August 15, October 17, 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: $300.00 per person *Contact the VCL for group rates
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 14, March 7 (Transformative Leadership Day), May 9, June 13, August 8, October 10, 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: $250 per person
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.
For more information contact:
Volunteer Center Staff:
2016-2017 Committee Members
Shannon Elrod, United Supermarkets
Wiley Guy, Texas Tech University
Michael Horton, Betenbough Homes
Jake Mahan, Peoples Bank
Jody Reding, Lubbock Christian University
Raymond Richardson, Lubbock Christian University
Chelsea Salazar, Peoples Bank
Sabine Wohlschlag, Volunteer Center of Lubbock
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 Service and Leadership Symposium is a day decided to helping people of all ages find their purpose and act on it.The day features opportunities to get inspired, take action, and celebrate service.
The 2015 Service and Leadership Symposium featured Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, as a keynote speaker. After being inspired by Adam’s story, participants took time to discuss and apply ideas from his speech, discovered best volunteer fits for the personal strengths, met with local nonprofits, completed hands-on service projects, and celebrated Presidential Service Award Recipients and the recipient of the William H. Tinney Ethics in Business Award. Check out the video below to view highlights from the event:
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