Introductory

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    Use this document to help VISTA members plan for their transitions out of your program.
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    Customize this PowerPoint presentation to introduce sub-site supervisors to AmeriCorps VISTA, your VISTA project, and their roles and responsibilities.
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    Use this sample agenda to orient new sub-site supervisors and other staff to AmeriCorps VISTA and the unique aspects of your VISTA project.
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    Prepare yourself for VISTA Leaders' Orientation by reviewing this overview and access assignments to complete before attending your orientation.
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    Customize this task list to make sure you and/or your sub-site supervisors have the background needed to manage VISTA members.
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    Sharpen your "ask" skills by learning how to match your program's needs with a company's goals to create mutually beneficial partnerships. From planning to executing, this tutorial will teach you the steps to soliciting charitable funds from business leaders.
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    Learn how to translate the experience you've gained during VISTA service into language that can help you get a job. This document provides background and a training exercise.
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    Use this reading to help you learn the strengths and weaknesses of your own leadership style as well as how to identify and work with other styles.
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    Help VISTA members incorporate regular reflection and "life after VISTA" planning during the entire service year with this resource.
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    Learn to write a mission statement that captures what you do, how you do it, and why, so that others can understand and give their support.
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