The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®)
promotes the personal growth and skill development of college students,
and a vital part of the event are the members of the facilitation team
who help to make it all happen. These short-term volunteer opportunities
are some of the most intense and unique that ACUI offers, but they can
also be some of the most impactful and rejuvenating. Student interns
will work closely with the lead facilitators to prepare for institute
activities and assist in the presentation of select sessions.
Reporting to the lead facilitators and supported by the event staff liaisons, both small group facilitators and student interns are responsible for:
- Being a positive and productive role model for students and professionals.
- Maintaining a strong working relationship with the facilitation team.
a working knowledge of “The Leadership Challenge” (Kouzes & Posner,
2012), and positively promoting the curriculum to the student
- Addressing minor disciplinary problems as needed
with individual students, and bringing larger problems to the attention
of the lead facilitators.
More specifically responsibilities for each position include:
- Small group facilitators
- Facilitating discussions and activities corresponding with the
curriculum, building community, and challenging students to get the most
from their experience during small group sessions.
and supplementing the lead facilitators as needed, while remaining a
positive, active participant in large group sessions.
- Student interns
- Providing logistical support for large group and small group institute activities.
- Preparing and facilitating the presentation of select sessions.
an active participate in large group sessions and informal reflection
times, challenging students to get the most from their experience.
- Supporting small groups by encouraging their team identities.
All travel expenses for facilitation team members are arranged and paid
for by ACUI, as are meals and lodging during facilitation team training
and the institute. If student enrollment is low, ACUI reserves the right
to cancel the session as necessary.
At the time of application, individuals must have: employment at a higher education institution; institutional or individual membership; a signed institutional support form; and a commitment to fulfilling the duties of the position for the length of the term.
Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of ACUI’s vision, core values, and core competencies, as well as knowledge and skills related to the responsibilities of the position.
The time commitments for facilitation team members include:
- Participating in an on-site, two-day training program before the institute.
- Attending additional online training prior to arriving on-site.
- Remaining in residence on site for the full duration of the event.
- Attending all daily facilitator wrap-up meetings.