“What Is Excellence? – Pushing us beyond the ordinary”
As leaders of volunteers, we can feel under-resourced whilst being under multiple pressure. Martin believes it’s time we celebrated our excellence and learn how to understand it , capture it and share it. He will lead us in a time of stimulating discussion bringing in insight from organisations from across the globe and Ireland.
Join us on International Volunteer Managers Day 2021, Friday 5 November and hear from Volunteer Management speaker and leader Martin J Cowling.
Tickets are free, but limited and first preference will be given to those who manage volunteers, (paid or volunteer based) in Ireland.
Biography: Martin J Cowling
Over his career, Martin has been a volunteer, hands-on manager, leader, researcher and consultant. He has worked from small grassroots organisations through to senior management roles with large social purpose organisations. He has provided consulting services across the globe.
Martin led the Office of the Not for Profit Sector for the Australian government and helped establish the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) in 2013. He was responsible for the Federal volunteer strategy at the time. He then oversaw national indigenous employment strategies for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Martin is a skilled presenter who has spoken at conferences across Australia and in sixteen countries. Philanthropy 101 ranked him as one of the top 100 speakers on philanthropy.
He has lectured at Universities in Australia, the US and Middle East. Martin has worked with LaTrobe University on research into volunteerism and has written over 30 articles, papers and book chapters on the subject.
He believes that people are the key to an organisation’s success and he is passionate about ensuring that staff (both paid and unpaid) have mutually beneficial relationships and contribute to making lasting positive change.
Martin volunteers to support cancer research, MS and homelessness and poverty alleviation in Australia, Scotland, Thailand and Uganda.