Training and Technical Assistance for Coordinators
The Compact Service Corps Program provides ongoing opportunities for Coordinators to receive personal and professional development, and offers the following Coordinator training opportunities and initiatives:
Annual Coordinator Guidance
Compact Service Corps Coordinators receive annual updates to changes in program policies and procedures. Click here for the 13-14 Coordinator Guidance document.
Coordinator Training Conference Calls
Compact Service Corps conducts quarterly training calls for Coordinators to attend on specific topics, such as: program compliance, using management systems, Member and community partner recognition events, applying for a Training Ground Grant, etc. Click here for the 13-14 schedule of trainings.
Annual Compact Service Corps Coordinator Meeting
Campus Compact of the Mountain West annually convenes Compact Service Corps Coordinators for an in-person conference. Coordinators are updated on CNCS policies and procedures, share best practices for program management, learn about new national service and higher education initiatives, and network with Coordinators from campuses across the region.
- View the highlights from the 2014 Coordinator Meeting.
- View the highlights from the 2013 Coordinator Meeting.
- View the highlights from the 2012 Coordinator Meeting.
Watch a sample orientation to develop your own Compact Service Corps orientation for Members.
Criminal History Check Resources:
- Criminal History Check Procedure
- Procedure to complete Wyoming Statewide Criminal History Check
- Spreadsheet of ASPs Approved by Campus/Program
- Criminal History Check Flowchart
- Spreadsheet on Fingerprinting Availability on Campus
- Training manual on: Using J-one for campuses in COLORADO to complete the State Repository Criminal History Checks
- Training manual on: Using J-one for campuses in MONTANA to complete the State Repository Criminal History Checks
- Training manual on: Completing the NSOPW Report
- Training manual on: Retrieving FBI Reports from Accurate Biometrics Site
- Training manual on: Uploading FBI Report and CHC Authorization Form to EBI
- Guide for FBI Checks using Rolled Ink Prints (only to be approved in dire situations)
- Fingerprinting Reimbursement Form
- Accurate Biometrics Cover Letter when using Rolled Ink Prints
Resources for Scheduling Livescan Machines:
- Livescan Machine Scheduling Form
- Connect with Coordinators in your area to share the Machine: Sharing the Livescan Machines
- FedEx Instruction Sheet for Shipping Livescan Equipment
Enrolling, Exiting and File Compliance Guidelines:
- Enrolling Members in the Portal
- Enrolling Members using Paper Forms
- Service Plan for Success Guidance
- Service Plan for Success Sample Coordinator Statements
- Exiting Members
- File Compliance Guidelines for 11-12 Member Files
- File Compliance Guidelines for 12-13 Member Files
- File Compliance Guidelines for 13-14 Member Files
Coordinator Scholarship Program for Professional Development
The Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Program provides an opportunity for Coordinators to participate in professional development that enhances their understanding of and connection with national service, community-based learning, service-learning, and civic engagement initiatives. The Coordinator Scholarship makes available up to $250 per Compact Service Corps Coordinator to support training experiences that deepen the individual’s knowledge, skills and self reflection regarding his or her management of the Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Program. Campus Coordinators apply directly to Campus Compact of the Mountain West and all scholarship application forms can be accessed online.
Coordinators receive ongoing training and technical assistance through Campus Compact of the Mountain West for updates on Corporation for National and Community Service policies and procedures, changes in program guidelines, best practices for program management, and local Compact Service Corps Program connections to the national network of participating colleges and universities.
Coordinator Training for Members
Training Ground Grant Program
The Training Ground Grant Program provides up to $3,000 for campuses and their community partners to host local trainings relevant to Member service. The trainings may include specific information related to a Careers in the Common Good academic program, to an identified community need or to a field of service. Examples of past Training Ground Grant Programs include “Making our Schools Safe for Learning”, “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”, “Humane Education, Peacemaking & Environmental Sustainability” and “Healthcare Issues in Rural Communities.” Training Ground application forms can be accessed here and are submitted to Campus Compact of the Mountain West through the local Coordinator.