WHAT IS A PEER GROUP LEADER? 


A Peer Group Leader (or PGL) is a MUSE Facility or Associate member volunteer eager to lead and facilitate open, relevant discussions, and to encourage participation from all MUSE members. This networking role focuses on a specific MEDITECH module or topic.

Pre-requisites to be a PGL:

  An excellent working knowledge of a specific MEDITECH module or topic
 

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  Superb communicational and interpersonal skills
  The capacity to commit to the PGL responsibilities
  The ability to attend the 2017 International MUSE Conference
   Approval from your supervisor

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITES OF THE PEER GROUP LEADER? 

The PGL is mainly responsible for hosting the peer group meeting at the 2017 International MUSE Conference. And, to foster ongoing networking, the PGL will work to engage more users to participate.

The duties include: 

1. Prepare presentations

At the International MUSE Conference, offer a Show & Tell presentation, and recruit other Show & Tell presenters. Prepare JAM session topics.

The Peer Group Leader hosts and facilitates the peer group meeting. There are two main components to a peer group meeting: Show & Tell sessions and a JAM session.

Attendees may offer brief presentations – called a Show & Tell session – that demonstrate their achievements and innovative solutions. Show & Tell sessions are designed to be short, informative sessions in the peer group meetings where ‘users teach users.’

Each Show & Tell session should be about 15 to 20 minutes in duration. It can be as simple as a quick online demonstration, a handout of a unique report, a straightforward PowerPoint show, or just a speech that explains a helpful tip or trick. A Show & Tell presentation can be interactive with the audience and it should generate good discussion.

It is expected that the Peer Group Leader ‘lead by example’ and offer the first Show & Tell presentation. However, this may not be required if enough volunteers are recruited to provide Show & Tell presentations to fill the allotted time block. A peer group meeting should have at least one Show & Tell presentation.

A JAM session provides informal dedicated networking time for the peer group participants. Peer group meetings focus is networking, education, and solutions. During the JAM session, the Peer Group Leader is expected to facilitate the discussion. It may be necessary to come prepared with a few topics in case you need to ‘jump start’ the discussions.

 
Notes:
The duration of the peer group meeting – and thus the duration of the Show & Tell and JAM session components – is determined by the Peer Group Leader. An early commitment to the desired duration is best as each meeting must appropriately fit into the conference schedule.

Sessions are open to any MUSE member wearing a valid conference registration. MUSE Commercial members are excellent resources for current and topical information. As such, they may attend peer group meetings, but they cannot present or co-present a Show & Tell session. While we welcome their expertise and input during the JAM session, they cannot command or direct the discussions.
All presenters are expected to post their presentations to the MUSE website.
2. Lead and monitor an online discussion.

We want to engage interested users for each peer group. We can use an online tool to network and to build attention and momentum prior to the conference – for example, the users can help determine the JAM session topics.

And, the intent is that each peer group will continue to communicate year-round so that solutions are shared independent of the MUSE conference. It is expected that the PGL will support and monitor the online forum through 2017.
 
3. Attend a pre-conference PGL webinar (to review responsibilities).

In the spring of 2017, MUSE will announce a webinar for PGLs. The 60-minute webinar will provide details about the International MUSE Conference, PGL expectations, and related topics. It will also offer an opportunity for PGLs to pose questions to the MUSE organizers.

4. Assist at the MUSE booth at the International MUSE Conference.

At the International MUSE Conference, MUSE constructs a booth in the exhibit hall. The purpose of the booth is to meet with conference attendees to promote the mission and value of MUSE, to respond to inquiries, and to advertise future MUSE events.

We seek qualified volunteers to assist in the MUSE booth. An orientation will be provided. Details to follow once the conference scheduled has been developed.


5. Register!

You must register online for the International MUSE Conference. Those who do not register will not receive a conference name badge onsite, and may forfeit the benefit of receiving a complimentary registration.
 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND REWARDS?


Benefits of leading a peer group:

  Developing professional and personal growth, especially leadership skills. 
  Enhancing your presentation skills before a friendly audience of your peers.
  Supplementing your skillset with facilitating and teaching experiences.
  Supporting your peers.
  Cultivating the MUSE organization through volunteerism. 


 Benefits of successfully fulfilling the outlined peer group leader responsibilities:


A complimentary registration to the 2017 International MUSE Conference to be held Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, Texas.
Special recognition at the conference.

A unique ‘thank you’ gift.        


Questions?
Please contact MUSE if you have questions: muse@museweb.org, 844-491-4703 ext. 5