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AHVRP 90-Minute Webinar offering:
Integrating Staff and Volunteers

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Integrating Staff and Volunteers
Building a Staff Training Program
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
1:00 p.m. (Central)
12:00 p.m. (Mountain)
11:00 a.m. (Pacific)

In today's healthcare environment there is no one thing Volunteer Services can do that is more important than staff training. Hospitals with integrated "staff/volunteer teams," resulting from an effective staff training program, are seeing incredible results! Nursing partnering with Volunteer Services to build services with high impact on patient satisfaction, staff taking ownership of their assigned volunteers, and staff viewing volunteers as respected members of their TEAM or just a few of the proven results. This session will begin with key "department" readiness steps followed by the How To's for building the training program. The second half of the session will be a mock staff training session giving you first-hand experience as the trainer and as a staff participant!

Through a live presentation with Power Point, a handout in .pdf format (for easy copying and editing) and an interactive Q&A session, participants will learn to:
  • Assess their "infrastructure readiness" to launch an effective training program
  • Take the "How To's" learned to enhance an existing program or build a new staff training program
  • Build incredible "high impact" services to support the integrated program model
  • Does the date or time conflict with your schedule? If so, order the recording in advance — includes all handouts and eligibility for CEU credit!
Download the Registration Form or use our Quick & Easy Online Registration.

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Screening volunteers for attitude
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"When you're in business, there are two doors you can walk through," says Bob Moore, of Bob's Red Mill, a natural-foods chain based in Milwaukee, Oregon. "You can walk through the door where you treat the customer like your guest, operating by the rule that the customer is always right. Or you can be cutthroat." More

Opinion: 'New retail experts' are here to stay
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Today's techno-savvy customers are armed with purchasing firepower unavailable to any previous generation — they use three lethal weapons to secure the benefits they seek and satisfy their intense need to win: Instant and comprehensive information from the Internet, immense choice in every segment of retail and real-time price comparison at the moment and location of purchase. More

Retailers post 2.8% growth in July
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Domestic chain-store sales increased nearly 3% year-over-year for July, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers Inc. The organization expects that to remain pretty steady in August. The Council cites lower merchandise prices as one reason sales posted "modest" growth. More
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