Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Join ADVR at our March Meeting!

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time: 8:00—9:45 a.m.
Location: 921—68th Avenue SE Calgary
(The Salvation Army—Glenmore Temple)
Cost: Admittance for ADVR members and first time guests is free
Admittance for returning guests is $5.00
Parking is free. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Topic: Ethics in Volunteer Administration 
Our March ADVR meeting with discuss the issue of ethics in Volunteer Administration. Discussion will be lead by Dr. Keith Seel, author of the CCVA Code of Professional Ethics. This code is based on core ethical values, and emphasizes ethical decision making as a tool.

Keith Seel, PhD

Dr. Keith Seel is the Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University.  Through the Institute, Keith is engages with other researchers in three broad research streams focused on Canada’s nonprofit sector: governance of the sector, policy development and analysis, and sustainability issues. 

Keith has been associated with the profession of volunteer administration since 1993 and has held board positions with the Association for Directors of Volunteer Resources and the Association for Volunteer Administration.  He has been a volunteer board member for 30 years largely in the human services field.  Currently he holds appointments to two provincial boards in Alberta with responsibilities in education and children.

Keith is the past-Chair of the national Human Resources Council for the Nonprofit Sector which examines labor force issues particular to the sector.   

As an author, Keith has been widely published in books and journals. Most recently he was the editor for Volunteer Administration - Professional Practice, a 500-page text detailing the body of knowledge associated with the profession. He co-authored the AVA Statement of Ethics and he is a major contributor to the nonprofit management series by John Wiley & Sons, New York. For the same publisher, Keith has written on ethics and its impact on management and the risks and opportunities associated with commercial ventures by nonprofit organizations, governance issues for boards of directors and sustainable development for the charitable sector.  

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