Introductory

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    Use this sample VISTA Leader Description (VLAD) to help you write your own.
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    Use these sample VADs to help you write your own.
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    Gain an understanding of the elements your site should include to market your program effectively.
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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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    Use this template when you are drafting or revising VADs. You can later copy and paste your VAD text into eGrants.
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  • Webinar
    Find out how best to include your service experience on your job resume and learn the latest trends in creating successful job application materials. Original webinar took place in 2013.
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    Apply these resources to create the base needed to develop, implement and evaluate a recruitment plan that ensures the health of your service site.
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    Use these resources to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a leader needs in order to foster a high-functioning relationship with team members.
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    Apply these resources to your role as a facilitator and educator. Helping VISTA members’ learn and develop over the course of their service year is a key feature of the leader role.
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    Explore these resources to help you excel in your role as a liasion by improving your communication and conflict resolution skills.
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