The Leadership Institute

On April 2, 2020, the Fraternity made the difficult decision to cancel The Leadership Institute for summer 2020 in the best interest of the health and safety of our members due to COVID-19.

The Leadership Institute: Building Courageous Leaders is a five-day premier leadership experience that will empower brothers to work on real issues and challenges facing their chapters. The Institute works through those chapter issues that are incongruent with the values and Ritual of Phi Gamma Delta. Brothers that attend The Leadership Institute will be able to:

  • Articulate their own definition and personal style of leadership.
  • Define what a “personal value” means and identify their own personal values.
  • Create a realistic action plan in consultation with other brothers and facilitators for guiding themselves and their chapters.


We plan to bring the program back summer 2021.


Asbury University – Wilmore, Kentucky


An identifiable rising leader in the chapter. Ideally, this is a brother between their sophomore and junior years who can serve as a catalyst for positive change in your chapter. One member from all chapters and colonies are highly encouraged to attend.  If space is available, up to 2 brothers from the same chapter or colony will be accepted to attend.  


The Leadership Institute comes at no cost to undergraduates (1-2 members from each chapter). Thanks to generous gifts from graduate brothers all lodging, meal, and transportation costs will be covered. This includes airfare.

For questions or to recommend a brother to attend, contact the Director of Education.

The below video captures brothers' responses to questions asked about their experience at the 2017 Leadership Institute. 140 undergraduate brothers attended two sessions.