VIRTUAL SUMMIT

2020 was the first year MYLead hosted a virtual summit.  It went so well that we have decided to keep it as a part of our core program offerings for 2021. The Virtual Summit will be exclusively available for high school sophomores and juniors that have been nominated by their high school administrators to attend. Dates for the Virtual Summit are: 

Virtual Summit: May 21-23, 2021

MYLead needs STUPENDOUS volunteers like YOU to bring the MYLead magic to life as we prepare for this virtual adventure! Click below to apply, and keep scrolling to learn more about each position!

Group Guide (GG)

Group Guides (GGs) are paired and together facilitate small group discussions throughout the Virtual Summit.  

Working as a team, they ask questions, bring each Young Leader (YL) into the conversation, and help participants reflect on what they are learning. By creating space for individuals to safely be vulnerable with one another, GGs enable the transformation that only MYLead can provide, even in a virtual format. 

Because all sessions are virtual, GGs may assist with technical support, monitoring the chat when speakers are talking, and help troubleshoot minor issues.  

Successful GGs will take the time to build connections with and energize their YLs between sessions. They will create a group chat, using it to energize and affirm folks, encouraging group members to do the same with one another. In short, they will do what it takes to make our time together more meaningful, memorable, and fun.

Previous experience with MYLead is very helpful, but not necessary to volunteer in this role.  

In order to be a GG, you must:

  • Commit to attending all sessions for the Virtual Summit.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check if you are over the age of 18.
  • Provide at least one character reference (preferably from a MYLead volunteer) as part of the application process.
  • Attend the required training sessions to learn how to be effective in your role.

Virtual Interns (VI)

As a team, Virtual Interns (VIs) will come together to provide the magic behind the curtain that makes the summit run so smoothly. Working in the weeks leading up to the summit, through the end of the last sessions, they will ensure all the little odds and ends get taken care of. 

This team will mastermind organizing and operating the technology we use. Prior to the summit, they will schedule all of the sessions and breakout rooms, test to make sure audio and video are working properly for each speaker, and provide general technical support when troubleshooting. During each session, interns will manage questions in the chat, assist with muting and unmuting of guests, in addition to taking screenshots to document our time together.  

Last but not least, they will handle special requests coming in via email or phone, as well as troubleshoot behind-the-scenes when issues arise. In short, we couldn’t make the weekend work without their diligence.  

Previous experience with MYLead is very helpful, but not necessary to volunteer in this role.  

In order to be a VI, you must:

  • Commit to attending all sessions for the Virtual Summit.
  • Commit to providing support in the weeks leading up to the Virtual Summit to ensure all staff and speakers are set up and know how to use the technology.
  • Be comfortable using technology and working together with a team to troubleshoot on the fly.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check if you are over the age of 18.
  • Provide at least one character reference (preferably from a MYLead volunteer) as part of the application process.
  • Attend the required training sessions to learn how to be effective in your role.

Workshop Facilitator

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. It requires a lifelong commitment to not only educating oneself but also educating others along your path. At MYLead, we don’t do boring lectures. We engage young leaders, allowing them to be active learners as they explore new concepts and ideas around leadership and service.  

Workshop Facilitators create and deliver engaging sessions that bring life to these topics by focusing each 50-minute session on helping participants develop core competencies that will make them successful on their journey. At least half of each session is dedicated to participants actively engaging in discussion and practicing what they are learning.  

Session topics allow participants to explore a new way of thinking, navigate common challenges along a leader’s path, or develop one of the many competencies needed to be an effective leader in the service of others. Some of our most well-liked and most influential workshops use creative ways to visually represent concepts being introduced. Words are not always enough. We must strive to engage multiple senses.   

In order to be a Workshop Facilitator, you must:

  • Commit to developing and delivering a highly interactive 50-minute session suitable for high school students.
  • Provide slides and associated materials to the MYLead programming team for review.
  • Agree to abide by the rules MYLead provides.  Ex. No swearing, no politics, etc.
  • Provide at least one reference that can speak to presentation style and ability as part of the application process.