AmeriCorps 101

Member Training and Management (AC 103)


Description
AmeriCorps members represent a critical resource your AmeriCorps program is leveraging in your community. As such, creating a structure and environment in which each of your AmeriCorps members feels confident and supported in his/her mission is critical to your AmeriCorps program’s success in reaching its impact goals. This course will review AmeriCorps member management requirements and best practices to ensure all AmeriCorps*Connecticut programs are positioned to engage and support members who successfully complete their service terms. Content includes AmeriCorps and Connecticut Commission on Community Service compliance elements, creating the right environment for service, setting clear expectations, orienting and training members, prioritizing member development, and helping members connect with other AmeriCorps members.
Content
  • Course Outline
  • AmeriCorps Pledge
  • Lesson 1
  • Member and Grantee Responsibilities
  • Creating the Right Environment for Service
  • Site Management
  • Prevent, Detect, Enforce
  • Site Agreements
  • Site Agreements: Things To Consider
  • Prohibited Activities
  • Member Management Plan
  • Lesson 2
  • Setting Clear Expectations for Members
  • Member Position Descriptions
  • Position Descriptions - Lessons Learned
  • Lesson 3
  • Orienting and Training Members for Success
  • Example Member Orientation/Training Outline
  • Member Orientation and Training - Lessons Learned
  • Training Plan Activity
  • Lesson 4
  • Helping AmeriCorps Members Connect
  • Program and the Member Experience
  • Lesson 5
  • Prioritizing Member Development
  • Member Evaluation - Lessons Learned
  • Lesson 6
  • Compliance Considerations
  • Resources and Other Questions
  • Member Management Course Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
Prerequisites