Ask Yourself… What skills do your members need in order to serve effectively? (trainings-reading coaches etc..) How can you best prepare them for their term in AmeriCorps?(tell them about every aspect of service year) How can I help them learn how to serve in a team environment?
Creating Your Agenda Icebreakers AmeriCorps 101 Member Contract Specific program procedures Program employment forms/timesheets CPR/First Aid Background Screening
Required Member Trainings (Can be incorporated into Orientation or throughout the year) REQUIRED: CPR/First Aid Diversity Appreciation Citizenship Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Intro to Disaster & 1 additional training the area of Disaster Preparedness or Response SUGGESTED: Teambuilding Conflict Resolution Career Development Life After AmeriCorps
Activities Make it fun! Ice breakers Teambuilding Leadership Service project
Swearing In Ceremony! Memorable The Pledge Certificates Member Gear Refreshments Pictures!
Reminders! Create a checklist Sign-in sheets Extra supplies (i.e. pens, paperclips, staple) Permanent file checklists In-kind forms for trainers/facility Member gear (if available) Camera!
Happy Training! Carolyn Lynn and Audrey McDonough