TTA Update for AmeriCorps State and National Grantees

Training and Technical Assistance Update—September, 2017

1. Monthly Conference Call with Direct Grantees and Commissions—Please join the next monthly conference call led by Chester Spellman, Director of AmeriCorps State and National, on Tuesday, October 3, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern. The calls details are below, and the agenda will include updates on the FY18 NOFO and research and evaluation projects.

Call Details:
Title: CNCS Updates
Date: 10/3/17
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern
Call number: 888-906-7802
Participant passcode: 7037458
Replay available until 10/30: 866-434-5256

2. Request for Input on Monthly Call Agenda Items—To help us prepare for future agendas, please take a few minutes to provide feedback on the monthly grantee calls. You’ll find the questions here; it is a brief, anonymous survey and should take just a few minutes. Please reply by COB this Friday, September 29.

3. AmeriCorps Program Development Webinar Series—The next webinar in the AmeriCorps program development series will occur on Thursday, October 12, 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern, and CNCS AmeriCorps State and National staff will present on data collection best practices and planning. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the National Service Knowledge Network later this fall at this link. The participation details are below.

Webinar Details:
Title: Building Effective Data Collection Plans (to be presented by AmeriCorps State and National staff and based on material presented at the Symposium on September 13)
Date: 10/12/17
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern
Log on:  Join Skype Meeting
*Please be sure to access full audio and video in Skype so you can hear the speakers through your computer. Do not use a separate phone line for this session.

4. Symposium—It was a great pleasure to see you at the 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Symposium earlier this month. Here are few follow-up items:

  • a. Thank you! Thank you to all the participants, presenters, panelists and guest speakers, table top discussion coordinators, and meeting leaders who helped make this Symposium a success. In all, we held 38 sessions led by 84 speakers for 460 grantees and CNCS staff.
     
  • b. Overall Evaluation: If you haven’t already, please be sure to share your feedback on this year’s Symposium in writing: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2CJTT6H. There are questions on the survey about the venue, agenda, on-site management, logistics, website, mobile app, and more. And the survey includes fields for comments and general feedback. Please complete the survey no later than September 29. We’ll combine feedback provided on this survey with individual session evaluations submitted during the Symposium to develop and improve future training events.
     
  • c. Presentations: Many of the presenter materials were posted as PDFs prior to the Symposium. And over the next few weeks, all the presentations, handouts, and plenary videos and transcripts will be posted on the Symposium website and linked through the Knowledge Network. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to your CNCS Program Officer if you are looking for a particular set of presenter materials.


5. Symposium Resource Spotlight: Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool—During the Symposium, staff in the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation presented an introduction to a new tool developed over the summer to help organizations assess their capacity in a number of ways. You can find the PPT from the presentation at this link. The tool will also be posted on the evaluation page of the Knowledge Network later this fall.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information at this time.


Thank you – and have a good week,


AmeriCorps State and National

Published Date: 
September 25, 2017
Grantee Type: 
State Commission
National Direct
Tribe
Subject/Category: 
Conferences
Resource
TTA
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