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Peer Facilitators

Training

  • Receive six weeks of training on how to proficiently facilitate a class.
  • Gain facilitation skills through role-playing, group exercises, self-reflection, and group and instructor feedback sessions.
  • Attain mentorship from BLI staff and returning peer facilitators.
  • Learn BLI Leadership Lab content in detail and contribute to building the curriculum.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to identify and work towards individual professional development and leadership goals.
  • Develop confidence and abilities in public speaking through experiential learning.
  • Experience overseeing and coaching a diverse set of teams and projects.
  • Learn to effectively give and receive critical feedback.

Time requirement

Eligibility

  • Peer Facilitator is a paid professional development position with the BLI
  • 5-7 hours per week
  • Minimum commitment: 1 academic semester
  • Preferred commitment: 1 academic year
  • BLI Fellows who have completed ALA 170 or 175.
  • Available to complete Peer Facilitator Training class Mondays from 7-9 pm
  • Available to facilitate one of the Leadership Lab sections during the second half of Fall 2019.

Learn more and apply

Applications open in April for the following academic year. If you have any questions about becoming a PF, please contact Academic Program Manager, Fatema Haque

“I think the most important aspect of becoming a PF that fascinates me is the ability to facilitate so many different project groups and to see how the team members grow stronger as leaders and how they work better as a team as time goes. Moreover, it is also great to see how the teams work through different challenges and bring their action plan and project to life by working closely together towards their ultimate goals. I really enjoy helping people address the topics that are important to them. Most importantly, you as a leader can practice your skills and widening the breadth of your knowledge. It really is a win-win opportunity that not only helps your mentees improve, but yourself along the way as well.”

Ken Zhang, Peer Facilitator 2018-2019

“Being a PF has challenged me to grow in ways that I both expected and did not expect. I came in walking to develop my public speaking skills, and I achieved that, as teaching a class forces you to. But, I also worked on my interpersonal skills when interacting with my fellow PFs and the groups that I mentored. I gained dispute settlement and problem solving skills and learned how to implement improvisation into my presentation skills and unexpected situations.”

Semia Clay, Peer Facilitator 2018-2019