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November Workshop | Certification and Career Growth

  • Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online via Zoom


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✨ Thursday, Nov 17, 2022

✨  9:30-11:00am 

✨ Meeting virtually over Zoom

✨ Our November workshop is hosted in partnership with Volunteer Toronto.  


Ever wonder why leaders of volunteers get the “CVA” after their name?

Join this conversation around certification and career growth to learn about becoming Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), growing your career, and advocating for yourself. You’ll learn about the CVA application and exam process and hear how certification can be a major step toward career development. Plus, learn about study supports and about the discounted CVA exam fee available to active PAVRO members.

Our Certification and Career Growth Panel

As Manager of Learning, Sammy Feilchenfeld, CVA designs and oversees Volunteer Toronto’s responsive and accessible learning experiences for non-profit engagement professionals, grassroots leaders and volunteer seekers. With a strong focus on diverse educational interventions that support the changing needs in volunteerism, Sammy also develops training for aspiring and established non-profit Board Members. Sammy has been a volunteer for more than 20 years, a volunteer manager for more than 15 years, and an adult educator for more than 10 years. He uses all of these experiences to help his training sessions come to life.

Faiza Venzant, CVA is the Executive Director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. With over 20 years of leadership experience in volunteer engagement, she continues this work with a goal of centering community amongst the profession, improving equity and access to volunteerism and increasing diversity amongst professional leaders of volunteers.  In 2018, Faiza published her first children’s book entitled, My Mamma Wants to Eat Me Up!  As a mother of two young boys, she has not actually eaten any of her children.

Heather Johnson, CVA has been working within the not-for-profit sector since 2003, moving into the sector after 12 years working Enbridge Gas (Toronto).  Her current role as Director, Volunteer Halton affords her the opportunity to share her knowledge and expertise in support of the nonprofit sector in Halton Region.  An active member of PAVRO, VMPC, and TAVA she currently serves as PAVRO’s President; she is also a former President of TAVA.  With a recent move to Cambridge, she is looking forward to volunteering with local organizations in and around Waterloo Region.


✨ This is a virtual online workshop. Once you've registered, information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent in a reminder email a day prior to the workshop.

✨ This workshop is open to TAVA Membership. For the 2022-2023 program year we are offering a one time Pay-What-You-Can ($1-$49) Membership Fee if the full amount ($50) isn't feasible for you. Become a Member!

Thank you  for choosing to be a TAVA member. We love to learn, connect and share with you. We hope your TAVA membership adds value to your daily work and life!  - TAVA Executive Committee

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