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AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter - Monthly Meeting: Working with Volunteers

April 24, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - "Working with Volunteers" : A Two Part Session

About the presentation:

In April, AFP will feature a special two part educational session with Michelle Thompson.  

In session 1, starting at 11 a.m., Michelle will discuss "Hiring (and Firing) Volunteers", as well as other aspects of general volunteer management.

Following a break for lunch and networking from 12:15 - 12:45, Michelle will again take the lead as she discusses "Utilizing and Engaging Volunteers for Special Events" from 12:45 to 1:30 pm.  (AFP realizes that busy schedules may not allow for attendance of both sessions, so attendees may choose lunch and either or both sessions to attend that day.)

 About the speaker:

 Michelle brings her love of organization and unending pragmatism to each project she's involved in. Whether planning a complex event, talking one-on-one with a client in need of a solution or speaking to an audience of hundreds, Michelle uses her down-to-earth problem solving skills to cut through the clutter and streamline communications.

Michelle founded Peacock Events in 2004 to provide a straightforward and strategic solution to event planning. Today, Peacock Events has expanded to provide consulting services and event industry education across the country. Her company works with architects to inform design of event spaces, non-profit organizations to develop systematic planning processes and corporate entities to strategically design and schedule events to maximize resources and achieve financial goals.

Michelle is the author of "Design by Committee Workbook: A Step by Step Guide to Successfully Planning Your Event" and has penned articles for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Senior Planners Independent Network (SPIN).   For more information, go to her website at


When: Wednesday, April 24    Extended Session  

11:00 am to 12:15-  Michelle Thompson "Hiring (and Firing) Volunteers"
12:15  to 12:45 - Lunch
12:45  to 1:30 - Michelle Thompson "Utilizing and Engaging Volunteers for Special Events"  

Where: The Business Development Center (the INCubator) - Conference Room, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 202; Chattanooga, 37405

[Parking is available in the Republic Lot adjacent to the Business Development Center.]

 How much: AFP Members - no charge; Non-members - both sessions, including luncheon $35.00.

PLEASE REGISTER!  RSVP by Friday, April 19, to Tiffany Cobb at!   (Please let Tiffany know if you will require a vegetarian lunch)

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