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VO Workshop in Volunteer Management: Discipline & Dismissal

October 31, 2017, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Discipline & DismissalNobody relishes the task of meting out discipline or letting anyone go, but this is an inevitable part of managing other people. Poorly-performing staff members, whether they are paid or unpaid, can have a negative effect on your team and on your organization's effectiveness.

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role legislation has on volunteer discipline and dismissal
  • Understand the roles program staff and the Manager of Volunteers/Coordinator of Volunteers play in the process
  • Summarize steps in the process to handle inappropriate volunteer behaviour
  • Determine in which situations a volunteer termination is justified and necessary
  • Use a model to terminate a volunteer
  • Outline documentation considerations – what should and should not be included in a volunteer’s file

Who should attend?

  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Senior managers
  • Program personnel

Your Instructor:

Omaima is a manager of volunteers with over 10 years of varied experience in the Ottawa NPO sector. Before joining the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Association (OCISO) in 2009, Omaima worked as the Internationally Trained Women Volunteer Coordinator for Volunteer Ottawa and as fundraising coordinator for Chair Can. Omaima’s community involvement also includes three years on the Ottawa Community Services Committee. She is Acting Manager of Community Economic Development, and she performs with Ottawa Storytellers.


Volunteer Ottawa, 850 Industrial Avenue, Unit 17F, Ottawa


Volunteer Ottawa would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support in creating this workshop.

If paying by cheque, please make payable to Volunteer Ottawa and mail in prior to the workshop date to secure your spot. In the note section please write the date, your name and your organization. E.g., September 26 workshop - John Doe from Volunteer Ottawa.

Please contact Maria Lahiffe, our Education Officer, at 613-736-5270 ex 114, education@volunteerottawa.ca for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Receipt of registration will be confirmed by e-mail or best alternative. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within five (5) business days prior to an event. If cancellation is received with more than five (5) business days before the event, a $5.00 administration fee will apply. Registered participants who fail to attend an event will be invoiced for the full fee, due 30 days from the date of the invoice. Registration can be transferred to another member of your organization, if you are unable to attend