Introductory

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    Get an overview of the training and development opportunities available to VISTAs during the service year, including online and in-person learning.
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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 calendar template to lay out your multi-day member orientation.
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    Use this worksheet for planning an engaging orientation for new VISTAs.
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    Follow these guidelines to include the elements required in your member orientation.
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  • Video
    Hit the ground running by developing a strong working relationship with your team. View this V-Cast to guide you through key early relationship-building steps that will serve you over the course of your term as a leader.
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