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2012 Compact Service Corps Annual Coordinator Meeting

2012 Compact Service Corps Annual Coordinator Meeting

A BIG THANK YOU to those Coordinators who attended, and participated in, this year's annual meeting. There was a lot of networking, sharing best practices and models, active participation, lively discussion and getting to know each other as part of a regional AmeriCorps program. A total of 60 Coordinators came to The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado for the two-day meeting February 16-17, 2012.

Click here for the presentation we used to cover all the material over the two-day meeting.

Agenda Highlights: View the Agenda

Why AmeriCorps/What is the Value of Service?, i.e. "Value-Added" (slides 10-23 in presentation above). 
Value Added at the University of Colorado Boulder
Campus Impact of Service statements
The AmeriCorps Pledge MadLib

Criminal History Check Process Update/Trivia Face-Off Game (slides 25-49 in presentation above).
Click here for the following criminal history check resources: Criminal History Check Procedure, Spreadsheet of ASPs Approved by Campus/Program, Criminal History Check Flowchart, Spreadsheet of Fingerprinting Availability on Campus, Using EBI's J-One Database, and Completing the NSOPR Report.

Training with Accurate Biometrics on Completing FBI Checks. 
Accurate Biometrics Userguide 
Retriving FBI Reports from Accurate Biometrics

Training with EBI on uploading FBI Reports to J-One.
Uploading FBI Reports and Criminal History Check Authorization Forms to EBI

Scheduling Livescan Machines to complete FBI Checks (slides 54-59 in presentation above). 
Campuses Asked to Share Livescan Machines
Livescan scheduling resources

Collecting Performance Measurement Data (slides 61-73 in presentation above).

Capacity Building Project Development (slides 80-116 in presentation above).
Capacity Building Project Development Worksheet
Capacity Building Project Management Ideas
More resources on capacity building project development: www.nationalserviceresources.org/ep-vol-man

11-12 Member File Audit Exercise (slides 118-140 in presentation above).
File Compliance Guidelines for 11-12 Member Files

Service Plans for Success (slides 141-145 in presentation above).  Are your Member position descriptions ready for Congress?

10-11 Evaluation Results from Member Survey narratives (slides 147-162 in presentation above).
10-11 UCAN Serve Community and Member Impact Report
Arizona Member comments
Colorado Member comments
Montana Member comments
North Carolina/Virginia Member comments
Utah Member comments

Member Training Opportunities (slide 163 in presentation above).  Are your Members taking advantage of the Careers in the Common Good Scholarships or the CGI U Scholars Award?  
Professional development ideas for Members
Scholarships Awarded by Campus

Retention Rates
Your campus's Retention Rate for 10-11
Your campus's Retention Rate for 11-12

12-13 Program Calendar
12-13 Program Calendar

12-13 Slot Request
12-13 slot Request by Campus Project


Best Practices Workshops: 

Click here for a description of each workshop below

Get and Stay Organized! File Organization and Management, Student Communication and Problem Solving. 
Presenter: Willie Mae Brown from University of Colorado, Denver.
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Colorado Campus Compact Will Fund Professional Development for My Members?  More Information about the Training Ground Grant, Please!
Presenter: Debra Yazulla Mortenson from Colorado College.
Resources: Training Ground Grant Planning Worksheet and Training Ground Grant Sample Funded Projects.

Successfully Hiring and Working with Student Staff as AmeriCorps Assistants. 
Presenters: Jesse Bedirian and Tera Keller from University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Resources: Academic Mentors InfoAcademic Mentors Student FlyerAcademic Mentors Teacher Flyer.

Developing Valuable New Community Partnerships.
Presenter: Tracey Jette from Montana State University-Northern.
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Recipes of Engagement through AmeriCoprs and Service Learning. 
Presenters: Duane Oakes and Monica Pirshafiey from Mesa Community College.
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Incorporating Media in Compact Service Corps.
Presenter: Angela Shugarts from Colorado State University.
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Make Technology Your Friend: Using Asynchronous Communication with AmeriCorps Members.
Presenters: Laura Tan, Jan Mancini and Beth Wodarski from Arizona State University.
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Resources: Enrollment Packet/Time Log Mock Documents/Time Log Tip Sheet and Themes, Ideas and Resources for Tech Tools.

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

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