Presentation on theme: "Wrapping Up Your VISTA Year. Workshop Objectives Group problem solving and idea sharing Identify priorities Work on strategies for a successful transition."— Presentation transcript:
Wrapping Up Your VISTA Year
Workshop Objectives Group problem solving and idea sharing Identify priorities Work on strategies for a successful transition Share Green Book best practices VISTA recruitment
Find your group 1. My project will be continuing after one year 2. My project will be continuing after 2, 3 or 4 years 3. My project is wrapping up after three or four years 4. Im going to do a second year!!
Discussion question: What is your top concern about the upcoming transition?
What are your top three accomplishments this year? 1. Identify three aspects of your work that you would like to live on.
VISTA = Relationship Building Host site staff Community Partners Volunteers Program participants Literacy Council Staff Future VISTA 2. Identify key individuals/groups with a stake in your project.
What do stakeholders need? 3. Identify needs of key stakeholders.
Communication Information Simplicity Clarity
Continuity Transfer of relationships Awareness of transition plan Clarity of roles
Strategies Plan ahead! Get others involved Communicate with your supervisor Empower others to take leadership Leave a helpful green book Collaboration & Communication
Collaboration Who do you identify as key individuals who will help to keep the priorities identified alive? How do you foster greater collaboration between different groups to ensure these priorities dont hinge on your participation?
Communication How and when will you start to communicate about the transition to different stakeholders? What information will they need?
How many of you felt you had the information you needed to ease your transition into the position last fall?
Discussion questions What information that was particularly helpful to you when you started your VISTA position? What information would have been helpful to have? What will be different next year? What has been particularly challenging for you when thinking about completing a Green Book?
Large group sharing Transition strategy tips Green Book wisdom Stellar Green Book examples