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Seminar Schedule

Thursday, 5/20/21

  • 8-10pm Optional activities (Sessions area) & networking area open

Friday, 5/21/21

  • 7:30-8:00 – Check in & mingling; Networking area open
  • 8:00-9:00am (Stage) – Welcome & opening keynote speaker Paul Wesselmann
  • 9:00-9:05am – Break
  • 9:05-9:55 – Workshop Session 1
  • 9:55-10:00 – Break
  • 10:00-10:50 – Home Groups
  • 10:50-11:00 Break
  • 11-11:50 – Workshop Session 2
  • 11:50-12:30 – Lunch; Networking area open
  • 12:30-1:00 (Stage) – Ethics & leadership styles activity
  • 1:00-2:00 – Leadership styles breakout activity
  • 2:00-2:10 – Break
  • 2:10-3:00 – Home Groups
  • 3:00-9:30 – Networking area open
  • 7:30-9:30 – Optional activities (Sessions area)

Saturday, 5/22/21

  • 7:30-8:00 – Check in & mingling; networking area open
  • 8:00-8:30 (Stage) – Morning kickoff and personal motto activity
  • 8:30-9:10 (Expo) – Exploring WILS’ pillars activity
  • 9:10-9:15 – Break
  • 9:15-10:05 – Workshop Session 3
  • 10:05-10:15 – Break
  • 10:15-11:05 – Home Groups
  • 11:05-11:15 – Break
  • 11:15-12:05 – Workshop Session 4
  • 12:05-12:45 – Lunch; Networking area open
  • 12:45-1(Stage) – All seminar session & WILS alumni association information
  • 1:00-2:00 – Home Groups
  • 2:00-2:10 – Break
  • 2:10-3:00 (Stage) – Send off and closing keynote speaker Kyle Allen
  • 3:00-3:30 – Networking area & expo open

Helpful Terminology

With a virtual seminar comes some new terminology. We want to make sure that everyone knows what’s going on so let’s get acquainted with those terms!

  • Hopin – our virtual seminar platform.
  • Home Group – a group of 7-8 student leaders plus 1-2 staff leaders who meet together as a small group throughout seminar. Staff leaders have discussions and activities planned for each home group session.
  • Reception/Welcome Area – landing area in Hopin when you log into our seminar platform. This area has a welcome video, the schedule, a chat thread for the whole seminar, and documents like home group lists (in case you forget which group you are in), student engagement packet, etc. On the lefthand side of the reception area are links to all other areas of seminar.
  • Stage – the mainstage in Hopin where we meet when the entire seminar is together listening to the same speaker or doing the same activity.
  • Sessions – breakout rooms in Hopin where home groups meet, workshops take place, and evening activities happen.
  • Expo – an area in Hopin that has “booths” you visit to get information about different subjects. We will have 5 booths; one for each of our four pillars and one for our alumni association. Our pillar booths will have videos, quotes, and articles relating to each pillar and an interactive component where visitors to the booth can share/post answers publicly to group poll-type questions. The alumni booth will have our alumni info video and a link to sign up for the alumni association. These booths are open for participants to visit throughout the seminar.
  • Networking – an area in Hopin where you can go when we are not having an activity like during meals/beginning or end of day/evening when you want to meet other participants to chat with. When you enter the area, you are matched with someone else in the networking area in a 1:1 video chat who is also looking to network and meet people. A timer is pre-set by WILS for people to chat and get to know each other. It’s okay to be nervous but remember that everyone is here to make new friends and learn what other young leaders are passionate about!
  • Profile – Everyone will build a profile when they log into the Hopin platform. Your profile contains your name and you can include a picture, your school, and preferred social media link. Participants can ‘connect’ with each other throughout seminar. If each party accepts the connection, it goes into your Hopin account so you can access those connections at any time, even after seminar. People can send each other direct messages by clicking on their profile as well. 
  • Workshops – Sessions led by community leaders on leadership development topics connected to our four pillars. Each of our workshops relates to one or more of our four pillars. The workshops are labeled with the pillars they connect to. Your goal is to attend a variety of four workshops so that your workshop selections cover knowledge in all four of our pillars.

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