We rely on volunteers to provide informative sessions during the different session times offered on Saturday. If you would like to present a session please complete a session proposal today! A session could be a formal presentation, an experiential learning activity, a panel which focuses on an aspect of leadership and/or being an "international student." Some previous ISLC sessions have covered a wide array of issues: cross-cultural communication, women in leadership, the importance of relaxation, tools for being an effective student org. exec. member, etc. Think of the skills, experiences, perspectives that you have to bring and offer to others and present them in a creative and interactional way. Remember that the more interactive the workshop is the better!

Presenters are expected to facilitate an interactive session during the allotted time of 60 minutes and are intended for an audience typically of 25-40 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a “hands-on” experience for attendees.

In addition to wanting basic information, we will need the following information:

  • Session Title (limit 20 words)
  • Which category best describes your session? 
    • [Critical Skills] - these sessions are meant to provide participates with concrete leadership skills through scenarios, lessons, practices and discussions. Examples of such sessions based on previous years' themes are: Engaging your followers/community, Tips and Tricks for Fundraising, and Tough Decisions 101.
    • [Social Bonds] - these sessions are meant to work on areas which promote social connections with others that build leadership capabilities.
    • [Global Awareness] - these sessions are meant to discuss issues of importance to our global society and can be more informational and/or educational.  The presenter(s) is a scholar or is very experienced in the field of the hot topic that he/she will be presenting. The purpose of this type of sessions is meant for participants to take away some concrete information, and/or to help them lead and advocate for changes in this particular topic. Examples of previous year's sessions are: climate change, humanitarianism, terrorism, gender, elections, civil rights.
  • Session Description:
  • How will you guarantee audience participation during your proposed session?

We look forward to receiving your session proposal form by February 15th!

Please submit proposals to Marlee Meikrantz Sharp at meikramk@jmu.edu.

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