Monday, March 14, 2011

Please join ADVR at our April meeting!

Our April meeting will centre on the topic of bullying in the workplace. Discussion will be lead by experienced Volunteer Coordinator, Ruth Kenealey, and will cover the work of Valerie Cade CSP. Valerie Cade is well known for her books Bully Free at Work, and What You Can Do to Stop Workplace Bullying Now!.

Date:               Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time:              8:00—9:45 a.m.
Location:        921—68th Avenue SE Calgary
Cost:               Admittance for ADVR members is free as is admittance for first time guests. Admittance for returning guests is $5.00

Parking is free. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Biography: Ruth Kenealey

Ruth worked more than 30 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse in various hospitals and clinical settings and held an active membership in the Association for Licensed Practical Nurses. During this time she also instructed numerous classes for women on proper pre-natal care in a Maternity Care Clinic setting. She has successfully instructed the newly developed Sibling Class Program designed to prepare children for the arrival of a newborn baby. In conjunction with this, she taught the Teddy Bear Program, which was developed to prepare children for their hospital experience.

After 10 years working in the area of brain injury rehabilitation, Ruth accepted the position of Coordinator of Volunteers with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre. It was during her time with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre that she developed a true appreciation and passion for working with volunteers. She considers managing and working with volunteers to be an extremely rewarding and gratifying position.

Ruth has completed her Volunteer Management Program and the Leadership Institute Tier I and II certificates offered by ADVR. Ruth is a member of the Association for Directors of Volunteer Resources and has served on the Membership Committee for several years.

Mostly recently, Ruth was employed for an eight month contract as the Resource Development Coordinator for STARS Air Ambulance. She is currently enjoying some time off at home.