Introductory

  • Webinar
    Looking for resources to provide ongoing training for VISTA members? Need templates and documents to onboard and support new sub-site supervisors? Wish there was a way to easily “recommend” online resources to members and supervisors? Join us to explore training and development resources for VISTA members and sub-site supervisors available through the new VISTA Campus.
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  • Document
    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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  • Document
    Learn about the unique needs and perspectives of adult learners. These principles will help you design and deliver effective VISTA member training.
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  • Document
    Use this calendar template to lay out your multi-day member orientation.
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  • Document
    Use this worksheet for planning an engaging orientation for new VISTAs.
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  • Webpage link
    Access a wide collection of informational and learning resources related to national and community service.
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  • Webpage link
    Find resources to support your member recruitment and training efforts. This page provides field-generated resources on recruitment and placement, orientation, supervision, training and development, and transitioning members as their assignments wind down.
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  • Document
    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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  • Video
    Explore this V-Cast series to understand the challenges that may arise for your VISTAs and how to help them develop the skills necessary to solve their own work-related conflicts.
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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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