Sign up to help with Spring to Action 2019

We need your energy to make this year’s Spring to Action a success! The planning committees have been formed – sign up here to help with planning logistics, inviting speakers, budgeting, food, social media, and more!

Spring to Action: Roles and Relationships: A Summit on Mentorship in Grad School and Beyond
When: Saturday, April 6th, all day event (~9am-4pm)
Where: Harvard University

The purpose of this event is to help schools identify mentoring-related programs, provide resources for their implementation, improve current programming, and devise metrics to quantify the impact of programs. The day will include an inspiring keynote speaker, panels of mentees discussing their experiences, a mixture of workshops, and an optional mocktail hour for networking and socializing!

Below are descriptions of the planning committees. As a committee member, you will be expected to attend meetings, contribute to discussions, and help with action items.


Speaker/panel: brainstorm topics of talk/questions, contact speakers, coordinate necessary logistics of speakers, write panel questions (questions for keynote too if do fireside chat)
Breakouts/workshops: brainstorm topics, contact workshop/breakout leaders, coordinate necessary logistics of speakers including supplies, write discussion questions and worksheets, coordinate debriefs/summaries
Media/Publicity committee: swag, advertisements (flyers, articles, FB, Twitter, Eventbrite RSVP, etc.), photography
Funding: look into fundraising/sponsorship, identify how much each school can contribute and collect those funds, make
a budget, make sure costs are shared fairly after the event (coordinate reimbursements as necessary)
Food: order breakfast, lunch, water, and snacks for event, tablecloths, take care of food logistics day of
Logistics: book rooms, supplies, schedule, room setups and A/V; coordinate set up, event itself, and clean up
Survey analysis: summarize and quantify results/statistics from the “mentoring resources” surveys at each school

We welcome all to help us plan our event- whether you’ve been involved with NE GWiSE before or not!
Please email if you have any questions or want to find out other ways to get involved.

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