2018 CV Training Webinars

       [R] Required for all CV Grantees:  These occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10am.   [O]Optional : Additional topics open to all. [G] Grants RFA Webinars: connected to the RFA, but helpful and open to all.

[R] CNCS Enrollment UpdateAugust 16 10-11am
As we continue to learn the realities of the new CNCS enrollment system, we want to share the latest with you! Please invite those who do your member enrollment to join the call. A short survey will launch at the end of the webinar -- please take a minute to complete it to inform our TTA Planning for 18-19!
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[R] Onboarding Members
September 20 10-11am
Welcome to the new program year! We'll look at the program timeline, have a short CHC overview and enrollment re-cap, CV updates and more.
Resources: CV-NSCHC-Verification-Form   Member- Covered-Staff-Background    Member-File-Review-Checklist   
CV Report

Powerpoint: General_AmeriCorps_Recruitment    Welcome to new program year
[G] AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity Overview October 3 1-2pm
An overview of the 2019 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity.
[G] AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity Selection Criteria October 10
1-2pm
Grant application selection criteria, grant review process, Q & A.
[G] AmeriCorps Program Management and DesignOctober 17
1-2pm
Appropriate member service activities, staffing, grantee responsibilities, Q& A related to program design or program management.
[R] Prohibited & Unallowable Activities October 18 10-11am
It’s campaign season – a great time to discuss prohibited activities! We’ll also discuss unallowable activities and how to prevent scope creep.
Resources: CNCS Member-Position-Description   Member-Activities   Placement Site Agreement   Placement Site Feedback Form   Scope Creep eith Gilbert Rangel   
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[G] Developing Performance Measure Worksheets October 24 1-2pm
How to create high-quality performance measures that align with program design and meet AmeriCorps requirements. Participants are encouraged to review the Overview of Performance Measurement and High Quality Performance Measures online courses before the webinar.
[O]201: Staying on Top of it All – Program Management Tools & Tips October 26 10-11am
Katie Brym with Super Stars Literacy will share a number of helpful, low-cost tools. We’ll look at how to maximize Google for member communication and how to build a member dashboard for resource-sharing and onboarding. Come ready to share your program management tips as well!
[G] AmeriCorps Budget Development October 31 1 – 2pm
How to create a compliant grant budget. Participants are encouraged to review the Developing and Managing Your Budget and Preparing the Grant Budget for AmeriCorps Programs online courses before the webinar.
[R] National Service Criminal History Checks November 15 10 – 11:30am
An overview of CV’s requirements, followed by a walk-thru of the CNCS mandatory Criminal History Checks (CHC) training. Please have the key staff person for this topic attend, as well as the Program Manager. You’ll be able to complete your annual certification. Note: this is a 90 minute call.
[O] Financial Monitoring and Tracking Budget to Actuals: CNCS webinar November 15 12 – 1:30pm PST [3pm EST]
This is an optional CNCS live webinar you may find helpful. It’s best to register ahead.
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[R] Leveraging Performance Measurement to Prepare for Future Evaluation: December 13 10 – 11am
(note 2nd Thurs.)

What are CNCS’ evaluation requirements? How can you leverage your performance measurement to prepare for later evaluation and planning?
[R] Supporting Members Who Struggle January 17 10 – 11 am
How can trauma-informed care be helpful in supporting your AmeriCorps members? And what about secondary trauma they may experience as they serve the community? We’ll also hear some creative ideas for member support from the field.
Boot Camp February 13-14 Day 1: 9 – 4pm
Day 2: 9 – 1pm

AmeriCorps is a wonderful but complex grant, combining both national service members (people) and funding (federal dollars) to allow strong program development. It requires careful planning, awareness of federal requirements, and devoted staffing & partners to implement well. We’ll cover Strong Program Management, Fiscal Management 101, Criminal History Checks, Program Readiness and more. Open to all new programs and new staff.
[R] Attracting & Retaining Members February 21 10 – 11am
From outreach to commitment letters, to enrollment & beyond! We’ll hear ideas for keeping members engaged and committed throughout each phase.
[R] Site & Partner Management March 21 10 – 11am
From monitoring and communications to partner training and MOU development, we’ll cover best practices for managing partner sites.
[O] 201: Strong Progress Reporting for the Grantee Progress Report to CNCS March 29 10 – 11am
We’ll review best practice for completion of CV’s mid-year progress report due April 15. Beyond demonstrating impact, this important document is central to continued funding.
[R] Fiscal Management April 18 10 – 11am
From documentation to staff timekeeping, our fiscal team will cover key areas of budgeting and compliance.
[O] 201: Building Strong Evidence through Evaluation April 26 10 – 11am
From planning and strong research questions, to implementation, analysis and reporting, evaluation is key to demonstrating program effectiveness and to continuous improvement.
America’s Service Commissions Northwest Regional Conference – Boise, Idaho May 22 - 24 more details will follow’
Join CV staff and your peers as we participate in ASC’s regional conference. Designed for AmeriCorps State and National programs only, it promises interesting workshops, plenary speakers and a chance to connect with the broader service network. More details will follow regarding exact dates and more.
[R] Handling Staff Changes June 20 10 – 11am
Staff turnover happens! How to prepare for and handle transitions well.
[O] 201: Making the Most of Returning Members June 28 10 – 11am
How to help returning members make the most of their service year – differentiated training, allowable service as team leads and other topics will be covered by programs with unique practices for engaging these members.
Boot Camp July 10 – 11 Day 1: 9 – 4pm
Day 2: 9 – 1pm
AmeriCorps is a wonderful but complex grant, combining both national service members (people) and funding (federal dollars) to allow strong program development. It requires careful planning, awareness of federal requirements, and devoted staffing & partners to implement well. We’ll cover Strong Program Management, Fiscal Management 101, Criminal History Checks, Program Readiness and more.
Required for all new programs and new staff who did not attend the February workshops.
[R] Celebration of Impact! July 18 10 – 11am
Let’s take time to celebrate all that has been accomplished through your efforts this year!
Mental Health First Aid [R]January 1810-11am
Tricia Harrity with Health 360 will share resources for supporting members struggling with mental health challenges
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Incorporating Reflection into AC Programming [201]January 2610-11am
Creating opportunities for members to reflect on the value of their service to increase satisfaction and improve retention.
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Supporting Sites & Members [NP]February 510:30am-12pm
From monitoring and communications to partner training and MOU development, we’ll cover best practices for supporting your AmeriCorps members in partnership with their placement sites.
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The Member Term & Record Keeping [R] February 1510-11am
From enrollment, CHC and timesheets, to discipline, compelling exits and performance reviews, documentation is critical. This webinar will help with understanding what’s required along with required forms and procedures
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Attracting & Retaining Members [201]February 23 10-11am
This will be a valuable presentation of best practices from our seasoned programs. Helpful for anyone needing ideas for recruitment! Includes tips on attracting members for additional service terms.
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Planning for 18/19:
What’s working, what’s not, and what can be adjusted? [NP]
March 510:30-12pm
This is the time to be reviewing program implementation, considering adjustments, and discussing those with CV. We’ll cover addressing those as part of the grants Continuation Application process as well.
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Fiscal Compliance [R]March 1510-11am
From match documentation to staff timekeeping, our fiscal team will cover key areas to ensure compliance.
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Fine Tuning Performance Measures and PMWs [201]March 2310-11am
We’ll cover the fine points of CV’s Performance Measure Worksheets and get practical with tips from the field on using data to inform changes.
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Planning for 18/19: Training Partners & Members [NP]April 92:30-4pm
Planning your Partner Staff and AC Member training calendar, including developing training plans, materials and helpful resources.
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Partner Oversight & Accountability [R] April 12 [note this is a 2nd Thursday]10-11am
Partner training & monitoring, Site Visits, and MOUs: all key elements of oversight. We’ll also include tips on training members how to deal with ‘scope creep’.
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Service Year Update & Demonstration [R]May 17 10-11am
Service Year's Kristen Bennett will provide a helpful walk-through on making the most of your program profile. Make a digital splash that builds Brand and Corps Members!
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CNCS NEW Enrollment Policy & Process [R]June 21 10-11am
CNCS just unveiled a significant change to its enrollment policy and process, effective July 2. CV will explain the change, its implications and review a DRAFT process for enrolling members for 18/19. It's critical to have those who DO the member enrollment for your organization also attend the call.
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2018 Egrants Member Enrollment Process Updates August 16 10-11am
As we continue to learn the realities of the new CNCS enrollment system, we want to share the latest with you! The Resources button below includes a document with two of the slides that give an overview of the process. Either could be used as a quick reference/handout for staff who are involved in the enrollment process.
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