The Very Best Ideas on Volunteer Management, Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Volunteer Recognition.
Judy Esmond, Ph.D.
DipWelPsych(TES), BSW, MSW (Curtin), PhD (WAuth)
Our director - Dr Judy Esmond is one of the leading International experts on civic engagement, social capital and volunteering. She is one of the most in-demand speakers on volunteer management, volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition and has presented to thousands of attendees at conferences throughout the world. She has presented at more conferences on volunteering issues than any other academic in this country. Dr Esmond has also toured Australia, England, the United States and Canada presenting her innovative ideas in hundreds of interactive workshops. Her workshops and seminars always sell out fast!
Dr Esmond is the author of best selling books on Volunteering including Count Me In! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers and Count on Me! 501 Ideas on Retaining, Recognising and Rewarding Volunteers.
Dr Esmond is one of the most prolific academic writers on volunteering throughout the world with over 50 publications to her name including books, articles, reports, conference proceedings, manuals and handbooks.
Dr Esmond has been awarded 17 research grants over the last 18 years of which many were significant grants into volunteering. She conducted the first major research study worldwide into Baby Boomers and volunteering BOOMNET: Capturing the Baby Boomer Volunteer and the largest study ever undertaken into Volunteer Motivations The Volunteer Motivation Inventory.
Dr Esmond comes from a background as a social worker assisting 'at risk' children and their families and as a dedicated academic educator and researcher at University. She has represented both her Social Work profession and the Volunteering sector on numerous boards and committees as a leading academic.
Dr Esmond currently has her own highly successful research, training and consulting company - servicing hundreds of satisfied clients from Government, Councils, Non-profit Organizations, Community Groups and the Business sector.
She is also an adjunct research fellow at the Centre for International Health and in recent times, has expanded her writing and research interests into issues relating to stress and stress management. She is the inaugural Director of the Global Organization for Stress and her latest book is entitled 101 Ways to Less Stress.
Dr Esmond also comes from a background of volunteering in sports and was an Australian and state representative in two sporting fields.