Introductory

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    Explore topics in volunteer management, including recruitment and placement, orientation, retention, and recognition. This tutorial provides a foundation for your volunteer mobilization efforts.

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    Read a review of author William Bridges' book, Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, to influence your approach to VISTA members' close of service, as well as your coaching work.
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    Discover how to assess your volunteer leadership needs, develop a framework for the project leaders, prepare your leaders, and recognize their efforts through this tutorial.
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    Read the basic guidelines of the VISTA leader program including purpose, focus and functions, and the distinction between regional and project-based leaders.
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    Recognize the importance on non-verbal communication and monitoring the "temperature" of the room in effective meetings and successful ongoing collaborations with these tips and techniques.
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    Apply the principles in this document to make the most of your collaboration opportunities.
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    Manage your meeting time to be productive and focused by learning and applying the lessons in this document. Facilitating effective meetings is an essential skill, and this document points you in the right direction.
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    Review this sample day-by-day agenda to see the topics and elements to be included in orientations held during the first three weeks of a VISTA's service.
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    Use this document to help you categorize key stakeholders in your program and community and plan timely and effective outreach.
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    Manage group dynamics through this long-standing framework, sometimes called "storming & norming" and learn a multi-stage process that can lead to a high-performing team.
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