LTC to Offer Volunteer Management Seminar





Lakeshore Technical College, in partnership with Lakeland College and the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, is offering an opportunity for individuals to learn how to create a high-impact volunteer program.  The seminar will take place on Wednesday, January 22 from 9am – noon at LTC in the Cleveland Training Room.

This seminar is geared for those working in the nonprofit sector who are responsible for volunteers in the organization and are looking for more effective ways to recruit, develop and retain volunteers.  

This seminar will show participants how to design and implement an effective plan. Topics covered will include guidance and discussion on preparing a volunteer program, describing the job of an effective volunteer program manager, designing volunteer positions, recruiting, supervising and acknowledging volunteers for maximum impact.

The instructors for the seminar will be Dr. Don R. Francis, Professor of Sociology and Nonprofit Organization Management at Lakeland College and Leslie Downs Del Ponte, Communications Manager of United Way. 

Dr. Francis spent 17 years in leadership positions in community development at the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, India and Korea before coming to Lakeland where he has served as Dean of Lakeland’s Japan campus and developed the degree program in Nonprofit Organization Management. 

Leslie Downs Del Ponte graduated with a degree in Nonprofit Organization Management from Lakeland College in 2003, and has served with distinction in positions involving volunteer management in the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, and Aurora Health Care working with volunteers on all levels and all capacities with multiple non-profit organizations. 

The cost of the seminar is $22.  To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.<.p>

LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

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