Getting Started

Overview

Gain a solid understanding of AmeriCorps VISTA programming and philosophy by exploring the resources and links here that highlight the core concepts, competencies, activities, and responsibilities of VISTA Supervisors.

Supervisor Welcome Packet: For Supervisors who are going to Supervisors Orientation

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Review details about your upcoming Supervisors Orientation, including what you need to know ahead of time.
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Enrolling in a Supervisors Orientation Using eGrants

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Follow these instructions to enroll in your Supervisor Orientation.
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Core Competencies of a Supervisor Tutorial

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Learn the core VISTA supervisor competencies and how they apply to your work. This tutorial addresses common areas of confusion and concern, including what it means to be a VISTA member, how to mentor effectively, and the specific skills you'll need to run an effective program.
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Supervisor Orientation Workbook

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Download the workbook distributed at Supervisors Orientation. Use this resource to aid you in orienting and training your sub-site supervisors.
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Creating Effective VADs

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Sharpen your ability to create and refine a VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) by completing this course. Covering the elements of a good VAD, this tutorial can be used as a job aid reference resource.
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