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

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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