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Group Leader Training. Neal Rakesh, Udayan Bubna, Chrstine So. The Guide. Read and Re-Read Everything you need to know Training Guide Schedule Ask us questions Tech Day HQ: 1303 EECS (5-2526) or (734) 615-2526 on any phone. Tech Day. Remember its Saturday, Nov 8 th

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Group leader training

Group Leader Training

Neal Rakesh, Udayan Bubna, Chrstine So

The guide

The Guide

  • Read and Re-Read

  • Everything you need to know

    • Training Guide

    • Schedule

  • Ask us questions

    • Tech Day HQ: 1303 EECS

    • (5-2526) or (734) 615-2526 on any phone

Tech day

Tech Day

  • Remember its Saturday, Nov 8th

  • Tech Day Depends on you

    • Group Leaders are responsible for presenting what the University of Michigan is all about

    • Group Leaders are the first impression people get about the University of Michigan

How to lead

How To Lead

  • Share your personal experiences

  • You have the power to keep things on time

  • Groups of two

    • Back each other up

    • Both of you need to provide your inputs on campus

T shirts


  • Group Leaders

    • Maize Tech Day T-Shirts

  • Planning Committee

    • Red Tech Day T-Shirts

Check in


  • By 8:00 a.m. at 1311 EECS

  • Pick up

    • T-Shirt

    • Folder

    • Name Tag

  • Breakfast

  • Go to Opening Session Assignments (8:30 a.m.)

  • By 8:50 a.m. have your group seated in their correct Opening Session Rooms

  • Student groups should only have students

  • Parent groups should only have parents

Opening session

Opening Session

  • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Keep focus towards the speaker

  • Help Others Find Seats

  • Cell Phone on Silent

  • DON’T LEAVE!!!!

  • At the End

    • Gather your Group In the Front

    • Hold up your Group # Sign

    • Take a Head Count (Remember the Number)



  • Talk About Yourself

    • Name

    • Year

    • Major (No Abbreviations)

  • Go over the day schedule briefly

  • Make Sure Each Person has

    • Bag

    • Name Tag

    • Welcome Packet Publication

    • Flyers

    • Lunch Ticket

    • Feedback Survey

    • Exhibit Map

  • Break the tension….

Campus walking tour

Campus Walking Tour

  • 10:25 – 11:00 a.m. (PG)

  • 1:05 – 1:35 p.m. (SG)

  • Turn Cells ON

  • Tours are 35 minutes

    • About 3-5 minutes for each stop


  • Campus Tour Page

    • A Guide not a necessary thing (Don’t Recite it….)

    • Talk about your own experiences

    • Answer all questions possible

Department presentation pg

Department Presentation (PG)

  • 11:05 – 11:40 a.m.

  • 2 Department Presentations – 35minutes each

  • Stay with your group

  • Cell Phone on Silent

Design competition sg

Design Competition (SG)

  • 50 minute Session

  • Led By Design Competition Leader

  • Help or Participate in the Competition

Department tours sg

Department Tours (SG)

  • Refer to Schedule for Times

  • 2 Department Tours – 50 minutes each

  • Stay with your group

  • Cell Phone on Silent

Transfer students sg

Transfer Students (SG)

  • 1:40 – 2:30 p.m. & 3:45 – 4:35 p.m.

  • Volunteers will drop off Transfer students with you.

  • They will join you for the first Department Tour.

  • At 2:30 p.m., the transfer students will be picked up by their volunteers at their designated ending points (on the schedule).

  • Make sure transfers students are not with you after 2:30 p.m.



  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (PG)

  • 12:25 – 1:05 p.m. (SG)

  • Need a Lunch Ticket to get lunch (given at check-in for visitors)

  • Visitors Cannot Buy Lunch

  • Pick it up at the Lunch Distribution Room (on Schedule)

  • Follow Trafficking Signs (Enter/Exit)

  • Eat in the Lunch Room

  • Talk and have fun with your group

  • Lunch

    • Sandwiches

    • Chips

    • Pop/Water



  • 12:25–1:15p.m. (PG)

  • 10:25–11:15a.m. or 11:25a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (SG)

  • Cell Phone Ringers ON

  • 50 Exhibits

    • Housing exhibits – Dude

    • Other exhibits – EECS

  • Locations on Exhibit Map and Description in Welcome Packet

  • Runners between the Dude and EECS to make sure you group doesn’t get lost

  • Allow for a bathroom break

  • Set a time and place to meet when your session is over (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)

  • Use your Group # Sign

Raffle ticket game sg

Raffle Ticket Game (SG)

  • The purpose is to allow students to interact with different societies.

  • Societies: 5 RED raffle tickets each

  • Students: 5 BLUE raffle tickets each

  • RED tickets are awarded after the students talk and interact with great interest to the different societies

  • BLUE tickets are given by student to society that they like

  • The student that is picked from the raffle wins

  • The society with the most BLUE tickets win a cash prize

Snack break sg

Snack Break (SG)

  • 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Drink and Snacks

  • One per person

  • Bathroom Break (locations on the map)



  • 1:25 – 4:35 p.m. (PG)

  • 10:25 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (SG)

  • Tell your group you are leaving (PG)

  • Someone else will take them to their closing sessions

  • Help visitors take their seats

  • Leave them your e-mail, if they want to ask you more questions

Participate in panels

Participate In Panels

  • Sign Up Now if you want to volunteer for panels

  • Parent Group Leaders

    • Stay extra in order to do panels (Refer to Schedule)

  • Student Group Leaders

    • At Tech Day for the entire time

  • Answer Questions

  • Be appropriate

Closing session sg

Closing Session (SG)

  • 4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Before entering the room

    • Tell students to fill out the feed back survey with the pencils provided (for more raffle prizes)

    • Write their name clearly on each RED raffle ticket

  • Raffles will be drawn for students

    • Winners for both RED tickets and Feedback surveys

  • Help the student find their seats

  • Leave them your e-mail, if they want to ask you more questions

  • Stay until the end of the closing session to fill your group leader surveys

Group leader survey

Group Leader Survey

  • Can be found in your folders

  • Please Fill the Survey

  • It allows us to make Tech Day better for coming years

  • Turn it into 1303 EECS

  • Sign Out at 1303 EECS

Final thoughts

Final Thoughts

  • Keep your comments appropriate

  • Make sure you know all rooms before Tech Day

  • Ask us questions

    • Tech Day HQ: 1303 EECS

    • (5-2526) or (734) 615-2526 on any phone

  • Bring a watch and check it a lot

  • Turn your cell phone on during exhibits and campus tours

  • During lunch read traffic flow signs


  • Remember You have the power to keep your group ON TIME

  • Answer Questions



  • Watch

  • Warm Jacket

  • Cell Phone

  • M-Card

  • Writing Utensil

  • Comfortable Shoes

  • Your Brain and Experiences

  • Your Enthusiasm



  • Group Member Want to leave in the middle of Tech Day

    • They cant leave!

  • Group Member Wants to switch groups

    • Cant switch! (if they persist, send them to registration at Chrysler Center)

Problems cont

Problems (cont.)

  • What if you don’t know the answer to a question that needs to be answered immediately?

    • Call Headquarters for serious issues.

    • Give email if its an academic issue.

  • What if a group member wants to attend a department tour other than the two he/she is registered for?

    • They cant! (it’s the same as a switch!)

Problems cont1

Problems (cont.)

  • Group Member gets lost

    • Call Tech Day HQ and tell a runner to find the member

  • Department speaker doesn’t show up

    • Contact Us and Tech Day HQ

    • Speak on behalf of the speaker until he/she gets there

    • Make sure you are on time

Problems cont2

Problems (cont.)

  • What if you realize that your group is off schedule?

    • You have authority to make group leave department sessions early.

  • You get lost

    • Refer to schedule and training guide first

    • If that fails, call Tech Day HQ for a runner to help you



  • Group Member wants medications

    • You cannot give or buy them medication (they can buy it at U GO’s themselves)

  • Group Member is injured

    • Call Tech Day HQ

Crisis cont

Crisis (cont.)

  • Fire Alarm

    • Take your group safely out the building

    • Count the number of people in your group

    • Contact Us and Tech Day HQ to get building problem solved

Group leader training


  • What day is Tech Day?

    • This Saturday, November 8th

  • What time and where is Group Leader Check-In?

    • 8:00 a.m. at 1311 EECS

  • What do you do if you don’t know what to do?

    • First, refer to your group leader training guide and schedule. If you can’t figure it out call us or find a Committee member.

Quiz cont

Quiz (cont.)

  • What if group members want to go to Bursley?

    • NO ONE can go to Bursley!

  • What is Tech Day HQ phone number?

    • (5-2526) or (734) 615-2526

  • What if group member wants to go to Panda Express?

    • No one is allowed to buy their own food!

Panel questions

Panel Questions

Contact us

Contact Us

  • Neal Rakesh

    • rakeshnk

    • (989) 430-6527

  • UdayanBubna (udy)

    • udayanb

    • (734) 846-9922

  • Christine So

    • caso

    • (248) 219-3400

  • Tech Day HQ

    • (734) 615-2526

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