What is a Peer Group Leader?
A Peer Group Leader (or PGL) is a volunteer eager to lead and facilitate open, relevant discussions, and to encourage participation from all MUSE members. This networking role focuses on a specific topic.
Please note the application period for this year's conference is closed.
Prerequisites to be a PGL:
(Note that the opportunity to be a PGL is available to current Facility members or Associated members only.)
What Peer Group meetings are available to lead?
See the list of topics and modules here.
What are the benefits of being a Peer Group Leader?
Benefits of leading a peer group:
||Developing professional and personal growth, especially leadership skills.
||Enhancing your presentation skills before a friendly audience of your peers.
||Supplementing your skill set with facilitating and teaching experiences.
||Supporting your peers.
||Cultivating the MUSE organization through volunteerism.
||With the commitment to accomplish the defined responsibilities, MUSE provides a complimentary registration to the conference.
What are the responsibilities of the Peer Group Leader?
The PGL is mainly responsible for hosting the peer group meeting at the MUSE Inspire Conference. And, to foster ongoing networking, the PGL will work to engage more users to participate.
The duties include:
At the MUSE Inspire Conference, offer a Show & Tell presentation, and recruit other Show & Tell presenters. Prepare JAM session topics.
The Peer Group Leader hosts and facilitates the peer group meeting. There are two main components to a peer group meeting: Show & Tell sessions and a JAM session.
Attendees may offer brief presentations – called a Show & Tell session – that demonstrate their achievements and innovative solutions. Show & Tell sessions are designed to be short, informative sessions in the peer group meetings where ‘users teach users.’
Each Show & Tell session should be about 15 to 20 minutes in duration. It can be as simple as a quick online demonstration, a handout of a unique report, a straightforward PowerPoint show, or just a speech that explains a helpful tip or trick. A Show & Tell presentation can be interactive with the audience and it should generate good discussion.
It is expected that the Peer Group Leader ‘lead by example’ and offer the first Show & Tell presentation. A peer group meeting should have at least one Show & Tell presentation.
A JAM session provides informal dedicated networking time for the peer group participants. Peer group meetings focus is networking, education, and solutions. During the JAM session, the Peer Group Leader is expected to facilitate the discussion. It may be necessary to come prepared with a few topics in case you need to ‘jump start’ the discussions.
Note that Peer Group meetings are open to any MUSE member wearing a valid conference registration. MUSE Commercial members are excellent resources for current and topical information. As such, they may attend peer group meetings, but they cannot present or co-present a Show & Tell session. While we welcome their expertise and input during the JAM session, they cannot command or direct the discussions.
2. Attend a pre-conference PGL webinar
3. Assist at the MUSE booth at the International MUSE Conference.
A few months prior to the conference, MUSE will announce a webinar for PGLs. The 60-minute webinar will provide details about the conference, PGL expectations, and related topics. It will also offer an opportunity for PGLs to pose questions to the MUSE organizers.
At the conference, MUSE constructs a booth in the exhibit hall. The purpose of the booth is to meet with conference attendees to promote the mission and value of MUSE, to respond to inquiries, and to advertise future MUSE events. We seek qualified volunteers to assist in the MUSE booth. An orientation will be provided. You will be invited to sign-up for specific dates and times once the conference schedule has been developed.
Please contact MUSE if you have questions: email@example.com, 844-491-4703 ext. 5