12-15-2018 8:30 am -3:00 pm
Los Gatos Lodge
Los Gatos Lodge
50 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA

John Lipp Program 101418The Science (and Art) of Leadership for Volunteer-Based Organizations

Volunteer energy and passion can change the world. But it doesn’t happen without skilled and thoughtful leadership. This interactive workshop provides leaders with best practices and hands-on tools to mobilize their volunteer base and drive their mission forward. Topics include: understanding volunteer motivation, recruitment, retention, recognition, situational leadership, and conflict management. Participants will review the latest trends impacting the world of service, and develop practical solutions to their individual volunteer recruitment, retention and leadership challenges.

After attending this workshop, participants will know how to:

  • Translate proven leadership principles to volunteer-based organizations
  • Use motivation theory to improve volunteer impact and retention
  • Design volunteer and membership recruitment campaigns to target a new generation of volunteer leaders
  • Manage “difficult” volunteer behaviors before they undermine your project
  • Create a “culture of appreciation” that makes all volunteers feel appreciated and valued
  • Use storytelling to inspire others to give time and money

John L. Lipp - PresenterJLipp

John is a national leader in the nonprofit sector with comprehensive experience in fundraising, executive leadership, governance, community engagement, and program development. John’s book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers”, was published in October 2009 by Alpha/Penguin. In 2015, he was a featured contributor to the anthology “Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World” from Jossey-Bass.

Light Breakfast and Lunch included.



06-01-2019 8:00 am - 06-05-2019 6:00 pm
AMERON Hotel Speicherstadt
AMERON Hotel Speicherstadt
Am Sandtorkai 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
REQUIRED DEPOSIT: $550 USD Single Occupancy/ $598 USD Double Occupancy

hamburgJoin your fellow District 5170 Rotarians Capture the Moment at the 2019 RI Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June.

The District is managing a fixed number of rooms at the Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt via the RI Convention Housing block. Room rate is at $275 USD per night (inclusive of tax) for Single or and $299 USD per night for Double Occupancy. A two-night minimum stay is required.

DEPOSIT: First and last nights' room and tax charges ($550 USD Single Occupancy/ $598 USD Double Occupancy) for each room reserved.

CANCELLATION: Reservations cancelled between October 2 and December 3, 2018 will be subject to a $150 USD penalty for each room cancelled. Any room cancellations after December 3, 2018 will result in forfeiture of prepayment.


To register for the RI Convention, visit http://www.riconvention.org/en/hamburg/register.


06-02-2019 6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Cruise on the River Elbe in a smaller setting with fellow District Rotarians. Those who sailed on the dinner cruise in Toronto know this is a popular event—we will be sharing our ship with Rotary Districts 5020 and 5050. We have room for 200 only!

Cruise starts at 6:00 pm.

hamburg dinner cruise