Richmond city skyline with VCU Alumni Volunteer Leaders Summit next to it

Volunteer Leaders Summit

This year’s Volunteer Leaders Summit, Nov. 7-9, is held during VCU Homecoming. Join other VCU alumni leaders for a full weekend of personal and professional development to build on last year’s tremendous success.

$35 registration includes: 

Scholarships

Thank you to everyone who submitted a scholarship application to this year's VLS. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Host Hotels: The Graduate, 301 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220. Discounted rate $147 per night.

Linden Row Inn, 100 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220, Discounted rate $109 per night.

Schedule

Friday, Nov 8
James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303), 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Saturday, Nov. 9
HR Training Facility, 930 W. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23284

Speakers: 

Mim Golub (M.S.85/HP), Another Limited Rebellion

Mim began her career teaching second graders in New York City after studying at the NYU School of Education. She has created programs for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Partners in the Arts School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Richmond.

She taught art foundation at VCU for 18 years and is a staff educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Studio School. Her art has been featured in the Whitney Museum Art-O-Mat and throughout the U.S. She has exhibited work in Korea, Venezuela, Poland, France and more.

She has a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an M.S. in counseling from VCU.

Calvin Hall (B.A.15/H&S; B.S.15/H&S; M.S.18/H&S)

Calvin Hall is a fourth-year graduate student in health psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a passionate social activist. As a scholar, Hall examines the effects of social biases on decision-making processes and their effects on health with a focus on queer, trans, and gender nonconforming individuals of color. 

Hall has worked for eight years with survivors and advocates of sexual and intimate partners on a local, state and national level. He currently serves as a faculty trainer with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance; a passionate member of the Richmond chapter of Southerners on New Ground, a multi-racial queer liberation nonprofit, and a board member at the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.  

Hall received a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in Philosophy, and an M.S. in Psychology from VCU and is pursuing his doctorate in psychology, also at VCU. 

James Wasilewski                            

James Wasilewski has delivered keynote sessions and facilitated workshops – supported by 20 years of improvisational comedy – through “HaHa to Aha: Where Laughter Leads to Discovery.” Through these sessions, he applies improvisational concepts and exercises to a variety of topics, including idea generation, teamwork, communications and other soft skills. He also leads fundraising sessions with individual nonprofits and during conferences.

Wasilewski has served in various fundraising, constituent engagement and student recruitment roles in higher education for 17 years. He is also a local community advocate and volunteer, currently serving on the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives board, the Children’s Museum Associate Board and the Yes, Balloon board for ComedySportz RVA. In 2015, he was recognized in the Richmond publication Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 for his work in fundraising, volunteer service and improv comedy in the community.

Wasilewski is a certified applied improvisation – senior practitioner with ComedySportz. He earned a B.S. degree in accounting with a minor in speech communications from Randolph-Macon College and his M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida.