Training Resources


On this page, you'll find information on upcoming/past program director meetings,  disability and inclusion resources, upcoming training and events for AmeriCorps programs, and more. 


AmeriCorps Program Staff Trainings

January 13, 2021 Winter Program Director Meeting

November 5 Program Director Training - Recording and Slides

New Program Training Series

Part 1 - National Service Criminal History Checks (NSCHC) slides and recording 
Part 2 - Member Documents slides and recording 
Part 3 - Orientation Updates and recording 
Part 4 - Member Enrollment & Performance Measures and recording 

Starting Strong July 13-15, 2020

Beyond the Rules Management Training Guidance
Virtual Training Engagement Ideas
The Definitive Guide to Faciliating Remote Workshops

Examples- JCU AmeriCorps COVID Waiver and Guidelines

Day 1 Session I - Presentation Slides and Video Recording
Day 1 Session II - Presentation Slides and Video Recording
Day 1 Session III - Presentation Slides and Video Recording 

Day 2 Session I - Presentation Slides and Video Recording 
Day 2 Session II - Presentation Slides and Video Recording 
Day 2 Session III - Presentation Slides and Video Recording 

Day 3 Session I - Presentation Slides and Notes 
Day 3 Session II - Presentation Slides and Video Recording
Day 3 Session III - Presentation Slides and Video Recording


America's Service Commissions Resources
ASC Allowable Member Activities for Racial Equity - October 2020

Recruiting During Social Distancing - 6/9/2020


Winter Program Director Meeting - January 15, 2020


Starting Strong, July 23-25, 2019
Peer Sharing Panel Presentations



2018-19 AmeriCorps Program Director Meetings

Please mark your calendars for the 2018-19 AmeriCorps Program Director trainings, special events, and national days of service.  A detailed agenda will be sent via email prior to each meeting.  At least one program staff is required to attend each meeting unless otherwise noted.

January 15, 2019 Winter Program Director Meeting
Justice Talking Facilitator Training

Each program may send up to 3 members. All new program staff who have not attended this training in the past are required to attend. When registering, please select only one training in the location closest to you. 

Columbus Training
October 2, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
State Library of Ohio, Boardroom, 274 East First Avenue Columbus, OH 43201

Cleveland Training
October 12, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Strongsville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 18700 Westwood Drive Strongsville, OH 44136

Cincinnati Training
October 16, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Public Library, Main Branch, 800 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202


Starting Strong AmeriCorps Orientation: July 18-19, 2018

July 18, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  – NEW Program Directors ONLY

July 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – ALL Program Directors

Vern Riffe Center for Government & The Arts, 77 S. High Street Columbus, OH 43215, 31st Floor - Rooms South B&C

Click here for the agenda for both days.

The presentations slides are available here.

Disability & Inclusion

About Service Inclusion

National Service programs need to be proactive to ensure that everyone - including individuals with disabilities – have the opportunity to serve and to be active participants.  Often managers need more information about accessible and inclusive recruiting or want disability-related information to assists supervisors of members or volunteers with disabilities.  


Why promote Service Inclusion?

There are a multitude of benefits of including people with disabilities in service. Service Inclusion broadens the perspective and enhances the diversity of programs, and promotes the empowerment and independence of people with disabilities. Everyone has something to contribute.


Ohio Resources

  • The State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents. Click here to learn more and to contact your local Library. 
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. They are also charged with making determinations on Social Security disability.
  • The Easter Seals mission is to provide exceptional programs and services for people with disabilities or special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Contact them during recruitment.
  • The Ohio State University Nisonger Center supports the meaningful participation of people with disabilities of all ages through education, service and research. The Center provides assistance to people with disabilities, families, service providers and organizations to promote inclusion in education, health, employment and community settings.


National Resources


For more information or to request support, please contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer.