Tools and Resources
- Principles of adult learning
- Practitioner-based best practices
- Interactive design
- Practical resources for innovation, action and impact
- Needs of the target audience
Tools and Resources
We have a clearinghouse of content designed to help individuals and organizations improve their volunteerism and civic engagement capacity. He serve as a unique learning community where participants access a catalog of learning experiences that allow you to develop or refine expertise in volunteerism and community action through online courses, advanced interactive learning portals, peer mentoring and experiential learning.
Online Courses on topics such as Effective Service, Service Leadership, Serving with Youth, and volunteer engagement are available to help you improve your capacity to effectively engage in service. Our self-paced e-courses are offered individually or are grouped as a curriculum. Try Service Leader Certificate Program today!
In addition to eLearning courses, Points of Light offers an online Learning Center full of comprehensive and interactive classes. Check out the full list of our upcoming classes here and register now for our 2014 MLK Day of Service Webinar Series.
Customized Training and Consulting Programs We offer training and consulting services that are dynamic, innovative, impact oriented, and easily applicable in various settings. Our training and consulting services are tailored to meet the individual needs of your organization and community and include delivery by a certified member of our Leadership Faculty and program evaluation.
Other Learning and Networking Opportunities
Convened by Points of Light, the Conference on Volunteering and Service provides opportunities to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more. The Conference is the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. If you or your organization deals with volunteers in any capacity, this is an event you do not want to miss!
Nonprofits & Government
How your agency can effectively utilize the talents of people who serve…
The Points of Light Corporate Institute is the go-to resource for community-minded companies looking to build and expand effective employee volunteer programs.
HandsOn Action Centers
HandsOn Volunteer Action Centers put people at the center of change, delivering high-impact programming in more than 200 communities worldwide.
We have classes available 24/7, for you to take at your own pace.
Points of Light has partnered with Kansas State University to create a unique opportunity to sharpen your community leadership skills. The Community-Engaged Leadership Certificate is a 12 credit-hour course during which students will have the opportunity to bridge theory and hands-on experience.
Check out our training calendar to register for live instructor-led classes. You can also browse hundreds of our previous recorded sessions at Points of Light’s Learning Center.
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The Leadership Faculty expands our capacity to provide training, through leadership and consulting services.