i-Program Facilitator

Become an i-Program Facilitator!

Facilitators are crucial to the success of our i-Program series, programs designed as interactive seminars focused on a particular aspect of leadership practice. Facilitators assist in shaping the experience and environment of the programs.


Lead Facilitator

Responsible for:
• Training small group facilitators (in conjunction with ILC staff).
• Introducing main concepts and objectives during the program.
• Leading discussions among the large group of 60 to 200 participants.

Small Group Facilitators

Responsible for:
• Building community and rapport among a small group (8 to 12 participants).
• Helping participants find meaning in the program and ways to integrate the concepts into their daily lives.
• Providing feedback on Canvas modules to student participants prior to the program (for hybrid format i-Programs only).
Time Commitment

Facilitators are expected to be present for the entirety of the program. For fully in-person i-Programs, which are typically on Saturdays between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, facilitators are asked to be present from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Facilitators of in-person i-Programs are expected to be present for a one-hour training session, which is typically the Wednesday afternoon immediately preceding Saturday’s program.

Facilitators of hybrid i-Programs are required to commit three hours of time to provide feedback on Canvas modules and attend the three-hour discussion session portion of the program. Training will be provided on how to give feedback prior to the program deadline.

All i-Program facilitator experiences require the same level of time commitment. All facilitation materials and resources will be shared weeks ahead of the program. Facilitators are asked to be somewhat familiar with the content prior to training, so some additional preparation time may be needed.


We cannot provide our i-Programs without the commitment of our facilitators. In return, facilitators receive the opportunity to engage with students and foster their own leadership skills at the same time.

In addition, the ILC offers facilitators a stipend for each session they facilitate if they qualify based on their employment classification with the University. Please note the following classifications are not eligible to receive a stipend, but can still volunteer as a facilitator:

  • Faculty & Staff members who are Academic Hourly or Extra Help;
  • Graduate Students who are Grad Hourly (unless their appointment is less than 50%);
  • International Students who are GAs/TAs/RAs (due to workhour restrictions).

Application Process

Interested facilitators can begin applying in mid-June for the slate of i-Programs for the upcoming academic year. However, the application is open year-round in case additional or replacement facilitators are needed. Please see below about the selection process.

To submit an application, please go to: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/173470246

Please note, all applicants must upload a current resume and answer the following two questions: 

  • Why are you interested in facilitating an i-Program?
  • Please outline your experience with facilitation and/or giving presentations.

If you need to update your availability after you have submitted an application, please delete your submitted form and submit a new application. 

Selection Process

Facilitator selection typically begins in July, and full consideration is given those who apply by July 29. 

Selected applicants will be notified at the beginning of August, and selection will continue until all facilitator spots are filled or as needed.

Selected applicants will need to complete additional paperwork and may need to acquire approval from their supervisor to be a confirmed facilitator and receive the stipend (if eligible).

Please note prior facilitation experience is not a requirement to be an i-Program Facilitator. However, applicants with experiences in teaching and/or guiding group discussions are preferred.