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Unit Leader Development Tools

Unit Leader Transition

The Unit Leader Transition Checklist is designed to help you make the transition to a new MRC unit leader as smooth as possible so that your MRC unit can continue to develop and grow even during the transition to a new leader. The Information for New Leaders is designed to help you get up to speed with your MRC unit, even if you’ve never worked with the MRC before.

Technical Assistance Assessment Tool

The Technical Assistance (TA) Assessment is a tool for guiding discussion about an MRC unit’s TA needs. The process will help identify areas in which an MRC unit may need additional assistance or help finding resources. It also will help MRC unit leaders identify priorities for organizational development. This assessment process will help the MRC Program Office identify areas in which resources need to be identified or developed to support and strengthen MRC units and the MRC network as a whole. Each MRC unit will be contacted by their Regional Coordinator to set up a time to work through the assessment tool together in the coming months.

Technical Assistance Series

As part of its effort to support the growth of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units across the United States, the MRC Program Office has developed a series of technical assistance publications that address topics considered important for MRC units, including Getting Started, Organizing an MRC unit, Coordinating with Your Local Response Partners, Developing Volunteer Relationships and Capabilities, Establishing and Maintaining Your MRC Unit's Organization, and a Special Topics section.  To best help with your unit's local efforts, the full Technical Assistance Series is available to download.

Promising Practices Toolkit

Although no two MRC units are identical, there are common elements shared by many MRC units, such as the need to recruit volunteers, establish policies and procedures, train members, and evaluate the success of unit activities. This Promising Practices Toolkit presents a selection of documents, templates and other resource materials from a variety of MRC units that may be tailored for use by MRC units at all levels of development.

MRC Registration Criteria 

The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG)/Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (OCVMRC) is committed to helping establish a strong, viable national network of local MRC units. In order to be approved for initial registration, and to continue that registration status, MRC units must continually meet the unit registration criteria outlined below. These registration criteria encompass the basic and fundamental principles necessary to successfully implement and administer an MRC. These criteria serve as a baseline that allows the OSG/OCVMRC to monitor and evaluate initial and ongoing efforts of individual MRC units.

MRC Core Competency Resources

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Last Updated on 8/20/2009

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