"The facilitators were great, and the content and exercises helped spark a lot of new ideas. In addition, the follow up conference call gives me the nudge I need to make time to flesh out and implement these ideas once I go back to my busy routine."
--Laura O'Brien, Bridging The Gap
"Full of eye opening information! I have a much deeper understanding and appreciation for the 50+ volunteer. A great chance to share ideas with facilitators and other students."
--Timothy Russell, El Centro, Inc
"Informative, well planned, and fun. Working in groups is how I learn. Thank you, Thank you, Thanks you."
--Lisa Castro, El Centro, Inc
"This has been a very thought provoking experience...caused me to think 'outside the box'. Makes me realize the many marketing tools that are available to get the word out!"
--Mary Kay Drees, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
"I especially liked the "Cohort Chart" which showed us what motivated the different generations--from tranditionalists all the way to the millennials."
--Wendy Reimann, Collaboration Works
"Gave me a renewed energy to focus on this wonderful volunteer resouce"
--Mary Mahoney, The Whole Person
"This training is invaluable to those who recruit and train volunteers. Knowing how to engage Boomers will be imperative to the future of volunteerism."
--Jane Bardwell, Director of Volunteer Services, Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill
"I walked away from the Learning Labs more enlightened about the Baby Boomers’ characteristics and ideologies, especially since some of us Gen X’ers (hint: me!) think we have this generation pegged.
The material presented and the conversations I had with the presenters and my fellow classmates were very fruitful. I now strategically market the volunteer opportunities featured in both our weekly volunteer opportunities listing and the monthly listing featured on our website. Many Boomers gravitate toward projects that enable to them to use their skills sets and/or explore new ventures, and it’s become easier for me to identify those opportunities that may pique their interest"
--Shelly Bolling-Strickland, Volunteer Center Manager, United Way
"Coming of Age- timely, relevant, important to our future success. Thanks!"
--Linda Ward, Chief Operating Office, Center for Practical Bioethics
"The first two days were great. I really enjoyed listening to others' experiences. The presenters were great about keeping the day moving. I truly appreciate being a part of the program. Thank you!"
--Chris Barnickel, Volunteer Coordinator, Kansas City Public Library
"Thank you for an affordable opportunity to enable me to learn how I can recruit more 50+ volunteers."
--Cindy Hoffecker, Hillcrest Transitional Housing
"This was a very beneficial learning lab. I particularly liked the brainstorming sessions we did as groups. Throwing out words helped us coming up with ideas and catch phrases."
--MS, Social Gerontology