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.
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.
- 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.
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.
More specific responsibilities for each position include:
At the time of application, professionals 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.
At the time of application, students must be: a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student who is not a full-time employee at the institution; involved in a college union/student activities department; not set to graduate the upcoming May or August; and committed 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.