VISTA Leader Webinars

Upcoming Leader Webinars

3 Ways Leaders Support Member Onboarding

Thursday, May 20, 2021
2-3 pm ET

AmeriCorps members new to serving at a VISTA project receive an official orientation from AmeriCorps and an On-Site Orientation and Training from their direct supervisor. VISTA leaders can enhance the onboarding experience by covering topics that will make service more effective or make life easier for members. This webinar examines the roles leaders can play in onboarding members to the realities of subsisting on the living allowance, fitting in with the community and organization, and navigating professional work behavior and organizational expectations.

In this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify appropriate roles in onboarding new members
  • identify key areas in which many members need Leader’s guidance
  • gain tips and resources to implement at their site

Register here 

Questions? Email us at vistatraining@cns.gov 

On-Demand Leader Webinars

Click on the title of each webinar listed below to view a recorded video of that webinar, or to access a PDF version of the webinar.

Responding to Conflict with Emotional Intelligence
Explore the role emotions play conflict and gain strategies for cultivating and applying emotionally intelligent responses to conflict situations. (Recorded 3/11/2021)

Designing Effective Surveys
Learn how to create a simple survey using a logical order for well-written questions that will get the data needed to achieve your goal. (Recorded 1/14/2021)

Supporting VISTA Member Wellbeing
Explore ways to build a culture concerned with member wellbeing and learn how to support VISTAs in ways that balance accountability and support. (Recorded 12/10/2020)

Five Ways VISTA Leaders Support Members and Projects
Gain clarity on appropriate ways VISTA leaders can provide support to the VISTA project and members, and roles reserved for supervisors. (Recorded 11/9/2020)

Navigating Working Relationships with Site Supervisors
Learn how to establish a process for working effectively with site supervisors and identity techniques for creating a customized approach for each site. (Recorded 10/8/2020)

Training Your VISTAs Remotely
Examine four cornerstones of effective online training, review options for engaging activities, and find ways to reinforce learning after the training. (Recorded 9/10/2020)

Assessing Professional Development Needs
Explore ways to guide your VISTAs to identify, prioritize, and plan the areas where they want to develop their skills, using practical tools that support the process. Recorded 8/13/2020)

Resilient Leadership
Discover what it means to be resilient, four resilience strategies, and science-based practices to strengthen resilience in yourself and your team. (Recorded 7/16/2020)

Building and Supporting Remote Teams (Recorded 6/25/2020)

VISTA Leader Roles in Member Recruitment (Recorded 4/22/2020)

Maintaining Member Motivation (Recorded 1/22/20200)

Coaching for Performance and Potential (Recorded 9/16/19)

Mindfulness as A Leadership Practice (Recorded 7/13/18)

Designing and Conducting Effective Member Site Visits (Recorded 6/8/18)

Communicating with Confidence (Recorded 5/18/18)

Time Management (Recorded 4/27/18)

Empathy as a Powerful Leadership Tool (Recorded 3/16/18)

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership (Recorded 2/16/18)

Enhancing Project Performance (Recorded 12/15/17)

Motivating Your Members (Recorded 10/13/17)

Building Leadership Resilience (Recorded 8/22/17)

Leader's Approach to Stress Management (Recorded 8/18/17)

Leading Positive Change (Recorded 5/12/17)