[act-ma] Young Adult Peacebuilding Conference Planning Committee

Nicole Sheldon-Desjardins nasdesjardins at usahostels.org
Mon May 4 12:43:06 PDT 2009


Seeking Volunteer Planning Committee for


Peace-ing Communities Together:

A Gathering for Emerging Leaders and Peace Builders


In the midst of major world challenges, something profound is being reborn-a
recognition that ordinary people with concern, vision, and commitment can
make significant contributions to changing the world.  And young people are
at the forefront of this shift.


Hostelling International USA is seeking a group of passionate, creative, and
dedicated young adults from the Boston area to help plan the first annual
Hostelling International USA Peace Building Conference in Boston. This
conference will be built off the model created by HI-San Diego in 2008-2009.


This event will bring together a diverse community of young adults who share
a passion for creating positive change and a more peaceful world.  Through
interactive conversations and workshops, participants will discover their
personal strengths, develop leadership skills, inspire others, learn about
resources, and create an action plan for the future.  


The Planning Committee is responsible for choosing a theme for the
conference, arranging keynote speakers, developing content, establishing
partnerships with local universities, and organizing logistics.  


If you are ready to embrace your leadership and become a committed, active
citizen, do not miss out on this amazing opportunity to join our Planning


What's in it for YOU? 

*         Become a catalyst for an emerging global mindset of positive

*         Promote peace and positive change in your local and global

*         Connect with a network that encourages collective learning and
inspires action 

*         Be empowered with skills and confidence for authentic leadership 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

*        Self-starter, excellent leadership skills

*        Excellent oral and written communications skills

*        Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to
work in a team-based and goal-oriented environment

*        Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas to groups

*        Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources,
analyze information and recommend courses of action to be taken

*        Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of diverse
individuals of various social, economic and national backgrounds

*        Excellent time management and organization skills 

*        Must be able to represent HI-ENEC in a professional manner

*        Ability to work evening and weekend hours, and travel when

Interested? Please send a resume and letter of interest to:

Nicole Sheldon-Desjardins

Director of Programs and Education

Hostelling International USA, Eastern New England Council

nasdesjardins at usahostels.org 

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