Senior Corps Training Archive

See below for a list of trainings offered by Senior Corps over the previous six months. When available, links to slides and recordings are provided as well. Courses are listed in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent appearing first.

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You can find all of Senior Corps's recorded trainings in Litmos.

CHC Call Recording

Monday, June 17, 2019

In this call, recorded on June 17, 2019, Lori Giblin, Chief Risk Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, outlined CNCS' revised Enforcement Policy for noncompliance with the National Service Criminal History Check requirements. She also answered questions from the audience.

Access the recording, slides, and transcript in Litmos here.

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Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: Tools, Training and Free Technical Assistance for Effective Practice In Mentoring from the National Mentoring Resource Center

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This is a recording of a live webinar held on June 11, 2019. In this webinar, Melissa English from the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC), a program developed and funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, introduced us to the NMRC’s suite of research-informed and practitioner-approved resources for mentoring programs all across the country, including free public tools and tops. We also learned how to request no-cost, personalized technical assistance from the NMRC to help you solve local challenges and heard from a Senior Corps program that has benefitted from their support.

Access the recording, slides, and transcript in Litmos here.

Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: Aging Well Across the Lifespan

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

This is a recording of a live session that occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. How can we best support the well-being of our volunteers, our community members and ourselves? Aging well is not merely the absence of disease, it encompasses multiple dimensions including: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial, and environmental. These dimensions contribute to a person’s quality and length of life. Daily actions that include: what we eat, how much we move, what our stress levels are – all impact our health and well-being. In this webinar, Heather Haslem, the Wellness Director of the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, an RSVP sponsor, outlined nine key components of well-being, along with how to address potential barriers that people face and how you can integrate them into your work with Senior Corps.

Access the recording, slides, and transcript in Litmos here.

RSVP Continuations: Getting to Know the New Performance Measures

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Did you know that Senior Corps has published new National Performance Measures this year, and that you will have the opportunity to take advantage of these right away? Every RSVP grantee that is going through the continuation process – that is, applying for a new budget period – will be asked to submit new work plans that utilize these simpler, more inclusive performance measures. In this webinar, we outlined the changes, why we think they will make performance measurement easier for RSVP, and what it means for your application.

Access the recording, slides, and transcript in Litmos here.

FGP and SCP Continuations and Renewals: The Baseline Augmentation Opportunity and New Performance Measures

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In this webinar, we discussed the continuation and renewal process for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs, focusing on the two ways this year’s cycle is different from prior years. First, all FGP and SCP grantees have an opportunity to request a permanent increase to their baseline funding to aid their compliance and internal controls, including, but not limited to, using CNCS’ Criminal History Check vendors, Truescreen and Fieldprint. Second, all grantees will begin using new, streamlined National Performance Measure Instructions. We examine both of these changes in more depth, including some specific examples. This content is relevant to all FGP and SCP grantees with start dates in the 4th quarter of the fiscal year–between July and September–whether they are entering a new three-year performance period, or just a new budget year. The webinar was offered three times with identical content. This is a recording of the first session, held on February 26, 2019

Access the recording, slides, and transcript in Litmos here.

February Tuesday Talk: The Launch of the Longitudinal Study-Takeaways and Communication Tools for Senior Corps Grantees

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Many of us in the Senior Corps community have long known that volunteering can be beneficial for the health and well-being of seniors. CNCS is pleased to report that we now have exciting new research supporting this intuition with rigorous research. In this webinar, we reviewed some of the most important findings of our longitudinal study of the health and well-being of new Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers, and walked you through a communications toolkit that you can use to spread the word! This is a recording of a live webinar that occurred on February 19, 2019.

Access the recording, slides, and transcript in Litmos here.

The Final Rule in Action: Implementation Details for FGP and SCP

Thursday, January 24, 2019

While the Final Rule offers new possibilities to all Senior Corps programs, FGP and SCP programs in particularly have new options to consider, from instituting more flexible terms of service for their volunteers to new budget flexibility resulting from the removal of the Direct Benefit ratio or 80/20 rule. In this webinar, we’ll take a deeper dive into these issues and map out the different considerations a grantee needs to consider to take advantage of these new possibilities.

Access the recording, slides and transcript in Litmos here. 

Getting to Know the Final Rule for FGP/SCP

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In this webinar, we’ll explore the “Final Rule,” which significantly revises the core regulations that support all Senior Corps programs for the first time in roughly 15 years. We’ll identify what Senior Corps grantees need to do and know now, review the process that brought us here, and examine a couple of the most important changes in more depth, including the removal of the so-called “Direct Benefit Ratio” or 80/20 rule, and a reduction in the minimum numbers of hours that volunteers need to serve.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: Recognition is FUNdamental

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In this webinar, Barb Brady of the St. Vincent Healthcare Foster Grandparent Program in Billings, Montana, adapted her highly successful presentation, “Recognition is FUN-damental” (most recently presented live at the 2018 Senior Corps Convening). She helped learners celebrate service and boost recognition by incorporating FUN, an acronym for Formal recognition, Unusual recognition, and Necessities, the things you need to know to make recognition plans successful. Whether you are celebrating the service of an entire program or acknowledging the daily success of a single volunteer, we explored resources you can use to enhance your program.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Getting to Know the Final Rule for RSVP

Thursday, January 10, 2019

In this webinar, we explored the “Final Rule,” which significantly revises the core regulations that support all Senior Corps programs for the first time in roughly 15 years. We identified what Senior Corps grantees need to do and know now, reviewed the process that brought us here, and examined a couple of the most important changes in more depth, including the removal of the requirement of an annual service plan and a limitation on more than 5% of volunteers in administrative roles.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

FGP and SCP Continuations and Renewals: The Baseline Augmentation Opportunity and New Performance Measures

Thursday, January 3, 2019

This webinar discussed the continuation and renewal process for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs, focusing on the two ways this year’s cycle is different from prior years. First, all FGP and SCP grantees have an opportunity to request a permanent increase to their baseline funding to aid their compliance and internal controls, including, but not limited to, using CNCS’ Criminal History Check vendors, Truescreen and Fieldprint. Second, all grantees will begin using new, streamlined National Performance Measure Instructions. We examined both of these changes in more depth, including some specific examples.

This content is relevant to all FGP and SCP grantees with start dates of April 1, 2019 – whether they are entering a new three-year performance period, or just a new budget year.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

RSVP Continuations: Getting to Know the New Performance Measures

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Did you know that Senior Corps has published new National Performance Measures this year, and that you will have the opportunity to take advantage of these right away? Every RSVP grantee that is going through the continuation process – that is, applying for a new budget period – will be asked to submit new work plans that utilize these simpler, more inclusive performance measures. In this webinar, we outlined the changes, why we think they will make performance measurement easier for RSVP, and what it means for your application.

This is a recording of a live webinar that occurred on January 2, 2019. It was one of three identical sessions offered between December 27 and January 8. 

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

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