After more than a decade in the classroom, Sarah Jane Rehnborg has taught volunteer management on the graduate level to students from public affairs, business management, social work, communications, fine arts and other areas of specialization. Along the way, Rehnborg discovered some interesting resources and methods to convey some of the key concepts in volunteer management — teaching tools that are equally applicable to students and any audience that needs to be educated about our field.
In Part 1 of this article presented in our last issue, Rehnborg explored a technique for developing role-play scenarios and the use of current events in the classroom. Now, in Part 2, Rehnborg discusses ways to explore critical thinking skills, the value of guest speakers and the complexity of internship experiences. Just as she did in Part 1, Rehnborg shares useful resources that will help inform your own knowledge of the field, while helping you develop presentations that capture critical volunteer management issues for paid colleagues and volunteers as they learn the ropes of working with the community.