Your Leader Role
- VISTA Leaders (PDF)
Read about the role of a VISTA leader and the goals of the program.
- VISTA Member Handbook: Leaders Section
Learn about the basics of leader roles and responsibilities.
- Leaders Transition Passport (Doc)
Make your transition from VISTA member to VISTA leader efficiently and effectively.
- Leader and Supervisor Roles Comparison (PDF)
Discover how a VISTA leader differs from a supervisor.
- VISTA Leader Roles Reflection Questions (Doc)
Answer three powerful questions to help you relate the six leader roles to your own VISTA leader position.
Training and Development Opportunities
- VISTA Leader Professional Development Institute Overview (Doc)
Learn about all the leadership and skill development opportunities available to VISTA leaders.
- VISTA Leader Professional Development Webinars
Attend online workshops to develop your leadership skills. Learn more about the topics offered and sign up for one!
- VISTA Self-Assessment Tool and Training Resources (PDF)
Assess your skills and find free training resources to develop your skills to succeed as a VISTA.
- VISTA Leader Action Learning Challenge Information (PDF)
Learn how the Action Learning Challenge builds leadership skills through hands-on involvement with a real-world project.
- Leader Orientation Workbook
This workbook is used at VISTA Leader Orientation, which VISTA leaders attend within the first few months of their leader term.
Leading Your Members
- Communication: The Core of Leading (PDF)
Read an article about the role of communication in leadership.
- Action Learning Team Product: Leading your members from a distance (PDF)
Learn from former VISTA leaders how to lead from a distance.
- Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (PDF)
Assess your Emotional Intelligence quotient.
- Leadership and Social Intelligence (Doc)
Build your Social Intelligence.
- Working as a Team
Learn how to create effective teams.