Part 2: Intro to SDV Teams and The SDV Network

The Self-Directed Volunteer (SDV) Network™ is a community for training, tips, tools and ongoing support to develop, grow and sustain effective self-directed teams. It is also a great place to promote your projects, events and share your successes.

Self-Directed Volunteer Teams™ are a concept that has become of great interest as organizations are looking to engage new types of volunteers in new ways. Mobilizing teams of volunteers who have the skills, experience and a commitment to your organization is an excellent strategy for maximizing resources. By tapping into the talent latent in a community and enhancing the capacity of your organization, you will expand your organization, you will expand your impact by using volunteers in new ways.

What We Will Learn…

  • What is a Self-Directed Volunteer Team?

    Here we will briefly define exactly what a Self-Directed Volunteer (SDV) team is. A short video will summarize the key components. We will also take the time to discuss some of the roles individuals can play within an SDV team.

  • Why Use Self-Directed Teams?

    On this page we will present the evidence for why Self-Directed Teams work. We will show how and why we believe this strategy will be the right fit for your organization.

The SDV Network Facilitators

Dr. Edmina Bradshaw

Dr. Edmina Bradshaw

Director / Facilitator

Edmina’s work is principally in strategy, evaluation and volunteer program development. With over 20 years of multinational experience, her work focuses on the impact and long tern sustainability of programs that engage volunteers. She developed the SDVN™ model and curriculum for Self-Directed Volunteer Teams™.

Karen Kolb Flude, MS, RFG

Karen Kolb Flude, MS, RFG

Facilitator

Founder and Principal of Age With Ease, an organisation that partners with older adults and their loved ones, businesses, and communities to promote a positive, proactive approach to ageing.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin

Facilitator

A Training Consultant specializing in volunteer management, Boomer engagement and the leadership of volunteer teams. Scott is also a Shiatsu practitioner and his interests include 50+ civic engagement, group dynamics, transformative learning, Jungian psychology, alternative health, traditional Chinese medicine and Quakerism.

Christine Beatty

Christine Beatty

Facilitator

Director of the Madison (WI) Senior Center, a municipal facility, since 1988. She is a national consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker on senior centers, volunteerism, retirement, and aging issues.

Dr. Andrea S. Taylor

Dr. Andrea S. Taylor

Facilitator

Andrea is the developer of Across Ages, an evidence based intergenerational mentoring program (NREPP, 2010) and the first in the nation to intentionally target people 55+ as mentors. Through her business, TaylorConsulting, LLC, she provides training and technical assistance to non-profits in strategies for engaging older adults in a variety of meaningful paid/unpaid roles.

Dr. Leslie Keelty

Dr. Leslie Keelty

Facilitator

An experienced Management and Leadership Consultant, Leslie also serves as Adjunct Faculty at University of Maryland University College, and a ProBono consultant for The Taproot Foundation. She certified as a Human Capital Strategist and Strategic Workforce Planner.

Tutorial Completion Progress

Now that you know who the SDVN is, let’s find out about SDV Teams™.