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Volunteers in Transition Certificate Program

July 27–August 1, 2014

Qualities of leadership exhibited by postgraduate volunteers are increasingly recognized by employers. The goal of this week-long certificate program is to offer tools and resources to help volunteers transition from volunteering to employment. The certificate program is open to anyone who has completed a year or more of full-time volunteer service. The certificate program will be held at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana during the week of July 27–August 1, 2014. The program is free and includes a $150 stipend to help cover travel and food. Also, free lodging is available in an on-campus air-conditioned dormitory, double room occupancy.
The Volunteers In Transition Certificate Program in Career Management is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business Master of Nonprofit Administration Program in collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns.

View 2014 Volunteers in Transition Program with the attached document.

View testimonials from past participants.


Program Leaders: Marc Hardy and Michael Hebbeler

Marc Hardy is the director of Nonprofit Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame.  He is completing his Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and has taught nonprofit leadership and management at IU and Butler University. In 2006 he was voted the “Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year” at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He was also formerly the associate director of the Institute for Research and Scholarship at Butler University. He has led several nonprofit organizations and was once the executive director of a private operating foundation, the Fourth freedom Forum, which is now the foremost think-tank in the country on the subject of peace through international trade incentives and economic sanctions.

Marc has served as a board member of several nonprofit organizations, including a term as president of the National Speakers Association of Indiana. An actor, director, and playwright, he is the past president of the Indiana Theatre Association and a board member of his Alumni Association. He is a co-author of two books, “Only the Best on Customer Service,” and “Only the Best on Leadership” as well as several articles on management and leadership. Voted one of the top three speakers in the country during the “World Championship of Public Speaking,” he has spoken to more than four hundred groups in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. He has given over one hundred radio and television interviews, hosted his own morning radio show, and co-hosted a live public television interview show.

Marc Hardy

Director of Nonprofit Executive Education

MNA Program

University of Notre Dame

340 Mendoza College of Business

Notre Dame, IN 46556


Phone: 574-631-1087



Michael Hebbeler serves as the director of Student Leadership and Senior Transitions. He oversees the service activities undertaken by student groups and residence halls, encouraging the development of leadership skills and cultivating a sense of social responsibility, efficacy and vocation throughout the undergraduates’ college experience. He also works closely with senior-level students, facilitating the integration of social responsibility into postgraduate service and/or career choices.

Michael pursued an M.A. in theological studies at the University of Dayton, where he also studied as an undergraduate. After college, he served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as an advocate for homeless families at New Life Community in Cleveland, Ohio. His master’s thesis, “The Sister Karamazov: Dorothy Day’s Encounter with Dostoevsky’s Novel,” explores how a story can inform and shape a truthful life.

Michael Hebbeler

Program Director, Student Leadership and Senior Transitions

Center for Social Concerns

132 Geddes Hall

Notre Dame, IN  46556

Phone: (574) 631-5779


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