Welcome Team Leaders!
Thank you so much for volunteering to make this year's GLTI a success!
We are counting on you to help guide our student volunteers and ensure that they have a positive experience, with plenty of real-world takeaways to help them be better volunteers and better leaders.
Please download our team leader packet for detailed information on your role and the icebreakers and workshops you will be leading throughout the day.
Meet the Managers
Couldn't make it to our training dinner? Don't worry! Meet our team leader managers so you'll know who to get in touch with if you have any issues during GLTI.
Be a Mentor
At GLTI, your most important role is to keep the students engaged throughout the day. The best way to create a positive experience for students is with a positive attitude! Your optimism and enthusiasm will help encourage students to participate and pay attention.
Things to keep in mind:
- Volunteers will mostly be separated from their chapters, so they will be working with students they don’t know. It might require a little extra encouragement for them to make connections and speak up.
- We will have opportunities for students to speak and share their thoughts and experiences throughout the day. Invite them to share, but try not to let one volunteer monopolize the time for sharing.
- Volunteers will follow your lead, if your energy is positive, theirs will be, too.
- Teens might not let on very quickly, but GG National gets journals throughout the year from students saying how much they enjoyed the workshops and the opportunity to meet volunteers from other chapters.
How to get students participating:
- Names are hard, but if you can remember your group members it feels more personal.
- In discussion, ask questions directly.
- Find the person who is most disengaged or hesitant, and pair up with them. Engage the person who seems least engaged at any given time.
What to do if:
Volunteers aren’t engaged: stay positive!
Volunteers aren’t taking direction: Be patient and calm! Remind the group that these activities are what makes GLTI memorable and worthwhile. In order for them to get the most out of it they need to follow directions.
If the group isn't responding to the icebreaker, Team Leaders can take initiative to spin it to something else, like another icebreaker (eye contact, two truths and a lie, etc.). Engagement and participation are more important than sticking to the structure exactly.
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
8:00am - 2:30pm
Please arrive by 8:00 AM. We will provide coffee and breakfast. (Didn't submit your Starbucks order? Email it to Jessica@glamourgals.org.)
The program will wrap up at 2:30 PM and plan to leave the venue by 3:00.
GLTI is at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison, LLP.
It is located in the UBS building at:
1285 6th Ave
New York, NY 10019
What to wear:
Wear your GlamourGals t-shirt! If you don't have one, we will provide one for you. Please send your t-shirt size to Jessica@glamourgals.org. Keep in mind that our shirts are juniors sizes and do tend to run small.
Who to call:
In case of emergency, please call or text 631.404.0716.