Thursday April 26, 2018 at Bellecourt Manor in Belleville, Illinois

The goal is to provide training and support to those who devote their time and energy to volunteering in their community. We bring quality training to your backyard to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed.

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Attention all Illinois non-profit staff, volunteers, board members, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, churches, social and civic service organizations, non-profit studies majors, and community servants:
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The goal of the Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference is to provide training and support to those who devote their time and energy to volunteering in their community.
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SIVC 2018 Full Event Schedule

SIVC 2018 Attendance Sponsorships:

Nominate a worthwhile individual or organization to receive an attendance sponsorship
courtesy of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and The Meridian Society.
Please fill out the nomination form on our registration page.

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2018 Supporters Include:
Serve Illinois
SIUE and the Meridian Society
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Belleville Senior Corps
Belleville AmeriCorps
Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps
One Hope United Foster Grandparents
Tapestry of Community Offerings

2018 SIVC Keynote Speaker

Colonel  Jill Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. She was in the experimental class where the Army tested to see if women could lead men. She was a 22-year-old commander along the border of North and South Korea. She was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Division; and she was the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division, leading hundreds of Soldiers across six states. Colonel Jill ran homeland security for Illinois. In 1980, Colonel Jill spoiled a Soviet plot to kidnap an American satellite engineer. In Iraq, she faced off with Saddam Hussein. Today, Colonel Jill is a global speaker on leadership and empowerment. McGraw-Hill published her the book Courage to Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.  Her presentation entitled: “Leading From the Front: Leadership Amidst Chaos” shares how organizations face unpredictability every day. She will cover five core leadership components necessary for facing a crisis, showing how to apply specific leadership skills for managing the change or crisis. Crisis leadership skills are necessary to save lives, property and the reputation of organizations.