Introductory

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    Use this checklist to ensure you are meeting all the basic requirements for effective supervision of VISTA members.
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    Organize and track due dates for VISTA project progress reports (PPR), report supplements (VPRS), sponsor-verification forms, and member milestones.
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    Learn the responsibilities that a VISTA leader can take on, as well as ones that need to be handled by the VISTA supervisor.
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    Read this excerpt from the Supervisor Orientation workbook to learn about the VISTA leader program and see if a leader might be a good addition to your project.
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    Get new ideas for how to celebrate your VISTA members and leaders including personal and public recognition, awards and gifts, personal growth opportunities, and events.
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    Use this overview of supervisor roles and responsibilities to get a clear picture of what CNCS expects in terms of reporting and project/member management, as well as the support provided.
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    Adapt questions from this template when preparing to interview VISTA candidates for your open positions. These questions are generalized and relate to VISTA-specific aspects of an interview.
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    Train sub-site supervisors with visual aids from the Supervisors Orientation. Topics include supervisor roles, capacity building, VISTA Assignment Description (VAD), Coaching, Recruiting, Orientation, and more.Train sub-site supervisors using the visual aids from the Supervisors Orientation.
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    Apply these facilitative training resources to help your VISTAs grow into leadership roles.
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    Refresh your knowledge and skills about coaching by exploring resources that focus on coaching VISTA members.
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