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2024 Academy Resources

Resources and materials provided during the Academy are available below:

General Sessions & Info

 Academy Photos

 Change Management

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Coming soon

 New Model Planning - Field Secretary Region Meetings

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 Provisional Chapter Education

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 Ritual Updates

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Graduate Volunteer Resources & Conference Sessions

For information on the Graduate Volunteers sessions, contact Senior Director of Graduate Engagement Dionysis Protopapadakis.

 Courageous Mentality for Chapter Leadership

Description

Courageous Mentality (facilitated by Bonny Shade) educates students about sexual violence, healthy relationships and victim/survivor support. It also increases members’ interest in critical thinking about the topic, examining what occurs in their own chapter, and challenging their patterns of behavior to implement key takeaways they learn. Through this session, members will examine multiple levels of sexual violence prevention and data while developing best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence in their chapter.

Resources
  • Contact Lauren Tanner-Leif, Senior Director of Education, for resources on sexual violence prevention.

 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

Description

In this session, participants joined Director of DEIB DeVere Kutscher (Davidson 1997) and Director of Education Abby McCollom in a conversation about actions needed related to DEIB incidents happening globally, locally or within the chapter. The session also included a brief overview of DEIB resources provided by Phi Gamma Delta.

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 Goal Setting & Successful Transition

Description

A key element of being an advisor is supporting chapters through leadership transitions. In this session, led by Senior Director of Graduate Engagement Dionysis Protopapadakis (Appalachian State 2017), covered best practices with chapter goal setting and officer transitions. Areas covered during the session included: SMART Goal Setting /Officer transition/Chapter retreat and Helping your UGS make the most of Academy.

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 Graduate Leadership Forum (GLF)

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 New Purple Legionnaire Training

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 Using Your Membership Survey Results

Description

Remember that survey you and all your brothers took? In this session, participants learned how they can use their members's responses to guide the choices they make as leaders. Additionally, participants were shown how to read their chapter’s report and given space to consider how the data from their members can be used to elevate the chapter experience. The session was facilitated by Senior Director of Chapter Services Noah McHale, Field Secretary Jordan Archer (Alabama Birmingham 2021) and Field Secretary Sean Moskal (Mississippi State 2021).

Resources
  • Find session materials here (Using Your Membership Survey Results PowerPoint Slides and Workbook)
  • Videos used during the session are available on the Fraternity's LMS
  • Contact Assistant Executive Director Todd Rotgers if you would like a copy of your chapter's individualized Brotherhood Assessment results or to schedule a consultation to review your report
  • Contact Senior Director of Chapter Services Noah McHale if you have any questions
 

Pursuing Excellence Sessions: Menu Experience Showcase

 Ability, Duty & Opportunity: Partnering With Purpose

Description

Logan McLendon (Alabama Birmingham 2020), Grants & Research Analyst at the University of Alabama Birmingham, led a discussion on service, a foundational value of Phi Gamma Delta. Participants also discussed how the chapter's participation in meaningful civic and philanthropic work can help strengthen their bonds as brothers.

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 Executive Leadership: Which of the Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership Are You?

Description

Participants explored the Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership with facilitator Kirk Walden (Texas Arlington 1972) and learned how to guide a group with different leadership styles. Participants also took the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) to learn the leadership style that is most natural to them. And they identified ways the Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership can enhance member engagement, chapter meetings and programming.

This session focused on the LPI. Chapters can use the link to learn more about inventory. If chapters are interested in using the LPI as an Executive Leadership Menu Experience, they can email Director of Education Abby McCollom to get the facilitation materials. Chapters can also find information for purchasing assessments here (including cost and different options for assessments). The LPI is also used as a tool at The Leadership Institute over the summer.

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 Life Skills: MarketingU

Description

What sets you apart from the other 1,000 job seekers who are applying for the job you want? Learn how to highlight your Phi Gam leadership experience in a way that gets your application noticed. Facilitated by Section Leader Jade Metcalf (Washington State 1992).

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 Not for College Days Alone: Once a Phi Gam, Always a Phi Gam

Description

Participants joined Purple Legionnaire Justin Halter (Akron 2021) to learn how to increase graduate brother involvement in their chapters through meaningful engagement. Attendees also walked away with strategies to strengthen relationships with graduate brothers, organize effective events and fully leverage graduate advisory support.

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 Success in College: What Does "College, Fraternity, Self" Mean in Practice?

Description

Participants in this session explored what it means to be successful in college and identify personal goals for enhancing their success, and they learned how to articulate what they have gained during their time in college. Facilitated by Educational Director Amelious Whyte (Minnesota Faculty).

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 Work & Play: Facilitating Successful Work & Play Experiences

Description

Attendees joined Daylon Weddle (DePauw 2017), the Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at DePauw University, in a conversation on how to brainstorm engaging brotherhood activities within the Built to Lead framework, providing unique experiences for all members, enhancing friendships and deepening their brotherhood.

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Undergraduate Officer Tracks

Additional resources for undergraduate chapter leadership can be found under the Officers & Chairman section of the www.phigam.org website under the "Undergraduates" menu.

 Built to Lead Chairman

 Corresponding Secretary

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 Historian

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 President

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 Recording Secretary

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 Recruitment Chairman

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 Risk Management (All Officer Tracks)

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 Treasurer

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Undergraduate Officer Conference Sessions

 Courageous Mentality for Chapter Leadership

Description

Courageous Mentality educates students about sexual violence, healthy relationships and victim/survivor support. It also increases members’ interest in critical thinking about the topic, examining what occurs in their own chapter, and challenging their patterns of behavior to implement key takeaways they learn.

During this session, led by Bonny Shade, members examined multiple levels of sexual violence prevention and data while developing best practices to prevent and respond to sexual violence in their chapter.

Resources
  • Contact Lauren Tanner-Leif, Senior Director of Education, for resources on sexual violence prevention.

 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

Description

In this session, facilitated by Director of DEIB DeVere Kutscher (Davidson 1997) and Director of Education Abby McCollom, participants discussed what actions are needed in the face of DEIB incidents happening globally, locally or within the chapter. The session also included a brief overview of DEIB resources provided by Phi Gamma Delta.

Resources

 Member Accountability

Description

During this session, led by Director of Chapter Services - East Ben Blacklock (Sam Houston 2015), attendees were given an opportunity to review the judicial process used to hold members accountable for their actions. Participants also discuss how this process can be used to create member sanctions that are appropriate to the violation and provide an opportunity for member growth.

Resources
  • Find session materials here (Member Accountability PowerPoint Slides and Workbook)
  • Contact Director of Accountability Cat Corso for additional resources on Member Accountability

 Mental Health: Behind Happy Faces

Description

In this session, Ross Szabo helped prepare participants how to lead the Behind Happy Faces Mental Health Curriculum. Participants discussed the main learning objectives of the curriculum, and they received tips how to personalize facilitating the curriculum, continue the conversation about mental health after the lessons, and how leaders can continue to take care of their own mental health needs.

Behind Happy Faces has been a strong way to educate about mental health in Phi Gamma Delta. It's important to continue to learn best practices for how to further mental health education in chapters and understand the public health approach that this curriculum uses.

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 Using Your Membership Survey Results

Description

Remember that survey you and all your brothers took? In this session, participants learned how they can use their members's responses to guide the choices they make as leaders. Additionally, participants were shown how to read their chapter’s report and given space to consider how the data from their members can be used to elevate the chapter experience. The session was facilitated by Senior Director of Chapter Services Noah McHale, Field Secretary Jordan Archer (Alabama Birmingham 2021) and Field Secretary Sean Moskal (Mississippi State 2021).

Resources
  • Find session materials here (Using Your Membership Survey Results PowerPoint Slides and Workbook)
  • Videos used during the session are available on the Fraternity's LMS
  • Contact Assistant Executive Director Todd Rotgers if you would like a copy of your chapter's individualized Brotherhood Assessment results or to schedule a consultation to review your report
  • Contact Senior Director of Chapter Services Noah McHale if you have any questions
 

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