Xperitas Community Partnership Programs
Team Leader Training
Each fall, Xperitas offers a training course for those interested in becoming a Team Leader for our Community Partnership Programs. Over the weekend, we focus on building the competencies and knowledge base required to successfully lead diverse groups of people through an Xperitas cross-cultural learning experience.
Our Team Leader training curriculum was developed through research and decades of collaborative experience, including input from staff, partner communities, trainers, program participants and team leaders. Topics include cross-cultural communication skills, conflict management, philosophies of development, group dynamics, leadership styles, and more.
If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please keep reading to learn more about the role and application process.
Team Leader Role
The team leader facilitates trip logistics, assures capable leadership for team reflection and experiential learning and serves as the primary person responsible for ensuring a positive relationship and interactions with the partner community.
Team Leader Qualifications
Team Leaders have a lot of responsibilities and a wide range of skills! They manage logistics, handle trip finances, serve as a cultural liaison between participants and the host community, and lead daily reflection exercises. Here is what we look for in our Team Leaders:
- At least 18 years old to participate in Team Leader Training
- At least 18 years old to be a Leader-In-Training
- At least 21 years old to be a Team Leader
- Strong relationship-building skills
- Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a team
- Group facilitation skills
- Desire to experience new culture, foods, and customs
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Cross-cultural experience
- Leadership experience
- Experience working with youth or college-age students
- Willingness to commit to CP principles and approach to partnering with communities
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Enthusiasm for life outside of your comfort zone
- Foreign language skills (preferred)
Steps to becoming a Team Leader
- Attend the Team Leader Training weekend workshop.
- Contribute as a leader-in-training (LIT), during which you work as an “apprentice to a Team Leader on a CP program. (LIT is responsible for air travel for their program.)
- Serve as a CPP Team Leader. (All program costs are covered)
2020 CPP Team Leader Training Details
Dates: September 11-13, 2020
Location: Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI
Registration Fee: $350
Early Bird Discount: Register by May 31, 2020, and you will receive a $50 discount!
Student Discount: $50
*May combine special offers
For more information:
Our dedicated Team Leaders are what make our programs unique. If you are interested in getting involved, please visit our website at https://www.xperitas.org/team-leader-training or contact Brooke Marchewka.