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Leading Our Future. GSEMA Volunteer Conference 2020.

2020 Volunteer Conference

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Join us for the first virtual Volunteer Conference on Tuesday, October 13-Sunday, October 18, 2020! With a focus on Leading Our Future, this week-long event of more than 30 virtual workshop sessions will inspire you, help you create more inclusive spaces, and provide you with resources and helpful information for your role as a Girl Scout volunteer. Sessions will be recorded and available on gsLearn to registered attendees one week after the conference.

Registration will be open soon to all Girl Scout members (including members of sister councils) and GSEMA Girl Scout Ambassadors. The registration fee is $15. Non-members are also welcome to register, but will have access to live sessions only.

Financial aid and conferenceships are available! Email us at customercare@gsema.org to request. 

Presenting Sponsor

Candlewick Press

Conference Sessions

Tuesday, October 13

10:30 AM

Executive Functioning: SPOT it and SUPPORT it
Elise Wulff with MGH Aspire | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Our History of Making the World a Better Place
Girl Scouts Museum Team | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces 

12 PM

Gold Award Digital Pivot
Stephanie Galvin | Track: Virtual

Intro to the Cookie Program
GSEMA Product Program Team | Track: Virtual, New Volunteers

6:30 PM

Structuring Self-Awareness: Building Self-Expression, Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination
Elise Wulff with MGH Aspire | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Virtual STEM Engagement for Junior and Cadette Leaders
Eileen Koury | Track: Virtual

8 PM

Living Mindfully
Jennifer Lynn | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Silver Award Digital Pivot
Stephanie Galvin | Track: Virtual

Wednesday, October 14

10:30 AM

Candlewick Presents: The Iconic Zora Neal Hurston: A Woman of Courage, Confidence and Character
Victoria Bond | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Wampanoag People of the First Light
Timothy Turner with Plimoth & Patuxet | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

12 PM

Lift Your Voice: Discussing Racism with Your Troop
Ashley Eadie | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Taking Troops Digital
Jennifer Collier | Track: Virtual

6:30 PM

Supporting Neurodiverse Volunteers
Leslie O’Brien with MGH Aspire | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Virtual Cookie Season
GSEMA Product Program Team | Track: Virtual

8 PM

Pediatric Injury Prevention
Barbara DiGirolamo with Boston Children’s Hospital | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Keep the FUN in Girl Scout Meetings 
Track: New Leaders

Thursday, October 15

10:30 AM

Leading Yourself in Uncertain Times: Strategies to Strengthen Your Resilience Platform
Nacie Pereira | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Journeys and Take Action—Moving Forward
GSEMA Program Team | Track: Virtual, New Leaders

12 PM

Q&A with GSEMA Chief Executive Officer Caitríona Taylor!

6:30 PM

Lift Your Voice: Discussing Racism with Your Troop
Ashley Eadie | Track: Building Welcoming Spaces

Taking Troops Digital
Jennifer Collier | Track: Virtual

8 PM

Cookie Program: Network with Neighbors
GSEMA Product Program Team | Track: Experienced Leaders

Online Leadership Tools that Make Leading Easier
Lori Beverage | Track: Virtual

Friday, October 16

10:30 AM

Bronze Award Digital Pivot
Stephanie Galvin | Track: Virtual

Virtual Cookie Season
GSEMA Product Program Team | Track: Virtual

12 PM

Virtual STEM Engagement for Daisy and Brownie Leaders
Eileen Koury | Track: Virtual

Service Unit Communication
Kim Lambert and Joanne Gibson | Track: Experienced Leaders

6:30 PM

Outdoors and Camp at Home
GSEMA Outdoor Program Team | Track: Virtual

Submitting a Gold Award Proposal
Gold Award Committee | Track: Experienced Leaders, Ambassador Girls

8 PM

Virtual Campfire Sing-A-Long
GSEMA Outdoor Program Team | Track: Virtual

Service Unit Games 
Track: Experienced Leaders

Sunday, October 18

6:30 PM

Conference Closing Session
GSEMA CEO Caitríona Taylor and keynote (to be announced)


Thank you to Boston Ballet for supporting the 2020 conference.