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“I believe so deeply in helping young men and women who want to grow their competency and what you want is people to want to get better. It's just so energizing when they say that they have.”
– Neil Bryant ’82, Vice President for Sales Development at Carestream, Inc.
We offer numerous opportunities to engage with the leadership development of our students and young alumni.
Opportunities for alumni and parents
|Role||Speaker||Workshop facilitator||Panelist||Event host||Leadership coach|
|Description||Speak to students: The GLC offers several opportunities throughout the year to speak to students on leadership-related topics.||Facilitate a workshop: The GLC offers several opportunities throughout the year to speak, teach, or train students on leadership skills.||Serve as a panelist: The GLC offers several events that involve panelists who speak about their leadership experience.||Host a regional event: The GLC occasionally hosts regional events across the county for about 50–75 people.||Serve as a Leadership Coach to young alumni: Skills-Based Leadership Coaching is a personalized service that connects trained Leadership Coaches to young alumni who desire to achieve their leadership development goals.|
|Who can volunteer?||Alumni and Parents||Alumni and Parents||Alumni and Parents||Alumni and Parents||Alumni and Parents|
|Commitment Level||Low: Volunteers discuss their topic with GLC staff via the phone in advance of speaking with students. This commitment requires approximately 1–3 hours per student.||Low: Volunteers discuss their topic with GLC staff via the phone in advance of the session. Volunteers then design the workshop to tailor it to a specific group of students. This commitment requires approximately 4–6 hours per workshop.||Medium: Volunteers participate in a conference call with other panelists, commit to speaking for 1–2 hours, and participate in a networking session with students and/or alumni.||Medium: Volunteers participate in several phone conversations to plan the event. Hosts are required to be present during the day of the event. This hosting role requires approximately 4–6 hours per event.||High: Formal application required.Coaches commit to an introductory training, as well as quarterly conference calls. On average, work with 1–4 young alums each year for 2 years. Coaches commit to approximately 2 hours per month each year, beyond the initial training.|
|Expectations||A speaker talks about their experience or a specific leadership-related topic in a 1-on-1 or small group setting.||A facilitator leads a discussion or presents on a leadership-related topic to a small group of students.||Talk about your experience or a specific leadership-related topic.||A host is required to provide a location for the event free of charge or at low cost. The host is also responsible for providing logistical support for the event including catering, audio/visual technology, etc.||A coach is a committed and trained alum or parent who guides young alumni through a current leadership challenge or in the development of a new skill. Coaches give advice and suggestions, ask thought-provoking questions, and expose them to resources and exercises. All involvement and activities in the program are conducted “virtually.”|