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 I-LEAD® Program Team Leaders and event staff liaisons, all facilitation team members are responsible for:
- Being a positive and productive role model for students and professionals.
- Maintaining a strong working relationship with the facilitation team.
- Having a working knowledge of “The Leadership Challenge” (Kouzes & Posner, 2012), and positively promoting the curriculum to the student participants.
- Addressing minor disciplinary problems as needed with individual students, and bringing larger problems to the attention of the lead facilitators.
- Participating in pre-institute training calls and webinars.
- Being an active participant in all aspects of I-LEAD®. The institute is one of the most exhausting and rewarding experience one could have in their professional career. The team needs volunteers to be ready to show up, be present, and commit to making a huge difference in the lives of the student participants.
More specific responsibilities for each position include:
This is a serving volunteer position, ideal for those interested in providing opportunities for peer networking and resource sharing, collaborating on special projects that meet a unique need, or communicating the value of the Association.
Applications for this role are now open in several regions. Check out the application section below or your region’s webpage for more details.
- Assisting in the recruitment and training of the I-LEAD® Facilitation Team, including, small group facilitators, and interns.
- Maintaining a strong working relationship with your co-lead facilitator partner.
- Facilitating discussions and activities corresponding with the curriculum, building community, and challenging students to get the most from their experience during large group sessions.
- Leading large group activities with the I-LEAD® Program Team leaders.
- Assisting in the facilitation of training for small group facilitators and daily facilitator wrap-up meetings on-site.
- Addressing minor disciplinary problems as needed with individual students, and bringing larger problems to the attention of the I-LEAD® Program Team.
- Having at least one year of previous experience as a small group facilitator.
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.
- Assisting and supplementing the lead facilitators as needed, while remaining a positive, active participant in large group sessions.
- Providing logistical support for large group and small group institute activities.
- Preparing and facilitating the presentation of select sessions.
- Being 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.