Frequently Asked Questions About The AMP Leadership Program
What will I get out of being a leader? This is an exhaustive leadership development program and will provide training in many different event specific and life skills areas. Being an emcee for an event, working with comedians and bands, reviewing event riders, working a mixing board for a rock concert, DJing on professional turntables, facilitating group discussions, setting up the lighting effects for the on campus club (1808), and running trips to the big local cities are only a small portion of the exciting activities you'll be doing as an AMP leader. At the end of the year you can essentially add “Event Professional” to your resume if you care to pursue a job in this field and at the very least, own skills you can enjoy for the rest of your life. One of the biggest benefits is that all of the training is free and would cost thousands of dollars anywhere else. Besides all of this, you will no doubt have unforgettable experiences.
Do I need to have previous experience? No previous experience is required. A love for the Mount, a willingness to learn, and a sense of commitment is all you need to be a AMP leader. If you have experience in one of the areas, great! Maybe you can teach us a thing or two!
What is training like? The first semester of training is focused on cultivating technical and judgment skills that will be needed. In the second semester, new leaders will be able to serve as an assistant event planners/managers on for their fellow students while completing their training. While there is a good deal of time involved in training, it is something that is beyond compare since you will be surrounded by like minded people who enjoy doing these things. After the first year of training, AMP leaders will continue to undergo advanced training, such as going to the Scratch Academy in NYC, NACA Conferences, or any other certifications that the leader feels is pertinent to event planning/management.
What kind of commitment is this? AMP requires a large commitment from all those involved. Attending weekly meetings, fulfilling office/operating related roles, and partaking in training are all expectations that take up a lot of time and effort. We expect about four hours a week, not including weekends. Although there is a hefty commitment associated with being an AMP leader, it is well worth it. The skills you will learn and experiences you will undoubtedly have, make it all worth it!
What does AMP mean anyway? AMP stands for the Activity Management Program. AMP believes that event planning and management provides limitless opportunities for growth through the challenges one faces in hosting the highest caliber events. AMP believes that the challenges faced will unleash our true potential as leaders while AMPing up the caliber events for our peers.