2015 Workshops & Retreats

2015 Workshops & Retreats

November 3, 2015 Uncategorized 0

In addition to our summer programs, GYLI is fortunate to work with a number of schools and organizations on 1 and 2 day retreats, workshops and leadership programs.  We love this chance to extend our work from the summer and interact with students and teachers closer to home. If  you are interested in a workshop for 1 school or many schools in the same community, contact the GYLI office to start the process.

Some recent retreats and workshops we have planned and facilitated.

Episcopal School of Dallas (TX) Middle School Teachers Workshop: August 17, 2015.  Matt Nink led a 1 day workshop focused on Leadership Styles and Multi-cultural identity for MS teachers and administrators.

North Shore Country Day (IL) Senior Leadership Day: August 25, 2015.  Matt Nink led a 1 day workshop for 12th graders focused on helping them assume positive leadership roles in their school  and community.  Student facilitators led small group discussion and a mix-it-up lunch.

University School of Milwaukee (WI) 9th Grade Retreat and 10th Grade Environmental Service Days: October 4-5, 2015.
IMG_2919 These full class programs focused on leadership, community and the environment. GYLI staff worked for 5 months with USM staff to plan and execute both events.  GYLI director, Matt Nink led the 9th grade program, and director of education, Megan Bollen, led the 10th grade program.


Messmer High School Milwaukee (WI) 9th Grade Retreat: October 29-30, 2015.  Matt Nink and Megan Bollen led this 2 day retreat for 240 9th graders at Messmer High School.  We focused on community building, leadership and identity.  We had great student facilitators from University School and Messmer lead small group sessions and activities.  Both students and faculty had great feedback about this program.


Students Participating in a Leadership Activity called “Subway”


Students participating a problem solving activity called “Ancestor Grid” facilitated by a USM student.