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New Model Resources

Materials Needed to Implement the New Model

The New Model Implementation & Programming Guide (shown below) has links to all program facilitation guides. 

 Growth System Resources

 Foundation of Courage Checklist

  • Make sure to schedule space for each session.
  • Share the schedule and location in advance.
  • Review supply list to ensure you have all necessary materials for the programming.
  • Curriculum to ensure each member has the tools and knowledge to be an active and engaged brother is prepared for you. Make sure to review the facilitation guides and the PowerPoints linked within the New Model Implementation & Program Guide before the sessions.
  • To fully participate, brothers will need a copy of the Foundation of Courage Workbook. Make sure to print one copy per brother.
Materials the Chapter Needs:
  • Post-It notes
  • Writing utensils for each participant
Materials Provided By IHQ:
  • Facilitation Guide (linked above)
  • PowerPoint presentations (linked above)
  • Purple Pilgrim
Room Specifications the Chapter Should Consider:
  • Max capacity doubles the number of brothers participating in the activity (e.g., room for 10 for a group of 5 brothers)
  • Set using tables and chairs with room for movement
  • AV available including computer, projector, screen, audio outputs, online video platform such as Zoom offered by the International Fraternity or campus

 Built to Lead Checklist

  • Create and share chapter calendar with members of the chapter. We encourage chapters to consider required campus programming that may meet expectations and work with IHQ staff to get approval for required campus programming to fulfill Built to Lead programming expectations.
  • Review all Built to Lead programs to ensure they are scheduled at the appropriate time.
    • Election Prep: 4-6 weeks prior to elections.
    • Ritual Education Retreat: 1-2 weeks before initiation
    • Excellent on Purpose: end of academic term.
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging: once annually.
    • Health & Safety: Once annually – assigned and scheduled with IHQ staff.
  • Curriculum has been developed to help there be a consistent Phi Gamma Delta experience and to reduce burden of planning on chapters. Review curriculum and provide materials prior to each program.
  • Review Menu Experience examples and resources provided and consider local campus resources you can use to host the required two programs for each Menu Experience.
  • Submit Chapter Calendar on Phi Gamma Delta Learning Portal.

Report Your Chapter's Programming

Reporting for Foundation of Courage and Built to Lead programming must be completed through Phi Gamma Delta Learning Portal.

 Step 1: Login to the chapter's Learning Portal Account

IHQ staff will provide your chapter login information.

 Step 2: Click "Go to your Learning Center"

On your learning portal home page, as seen below:
New Model - Report Chapter's Programming Step 2

 Step 3: Select the program you would like to report as completed

 New Model - Report Chapter's Programming Step 3

Then you will select one of the following to submit your program:

  • Foundation of Courage: Chapters will use this to submit each Foundation of Courage program individually.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB): Chapters will use this to submit their annual DEIB program.
  • Excellent on Purpose: The chapter will use this to submit all three Excellent on Purpose programs.
  • Find Your Fit: Election Prep: The chapter will use this to submit Find Your Fit.
  • Menu Experience: Chapters will use this to submit each Menu Experience program individually.
  • Our Most Precious Inheritance: The chapter will use this to submit the Ritual Retreat.

 Step 4: Complete the appropriate form within the program

As seen below:
New Model - Report Chapter's Programming Step 4


Details Regarding Specific Programs

 Health & Safety Programming

Health & Safety Programming will be submitted to the appropriate IHQ staff member.

 Growth Education Reporting

Chapters interested in providing additional education to members through the Fraternity's Growth Programs should contact the Director of Fraternity Growth. The Director of Fraternity Growth can provide information about the chapter's completion rates for Certified Recruiter and ChapterBuilder training. Growth System training will be tracked through the system chapters receive training, so it is critical that chapter members complete the assessment at the end of each course. Chapters should have a minimum of 60% of members complete Certified Recruiter Training. However, we encourage chapters to have 100% of their members complete the training.

At a minimum, Officers, Recruitment Chairmen and BCA Recruitment Advisors should complete ChapterBuilder Training. We encourage all members who help recruit to complete ChapterBuilder training based on their role.


Benefits of Early Adoption

Grants & Scholarships

 Courageous Leaders Scholarship

Those who want to set-up their Courageous Leader Scholarship, please review the Courageous Leader Scholarship Manual. This will guide you through the process. Reviewing this now will allow you to develop your timeline for implementing your scholarship.


For those who want to use grant money, you may use the Grant Template and work with the Senior Director of Education so you are ready to submit reimbursement. When you are ready to submit your reimbursement, please submit your grant request and the invoices/receipts through the online Grant Application Form.

Leadership Development & Training Opportunities

 Free DEIB Training

Phi Gamma Delta has named Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) a strategic priority, meaning all levels of the Fraternity need to take opportunities to learn and grow. Staff, Archons and Appointed Volunteer Leaders (AVL) have led the way by participating in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As an Early Adopter, your chapter can join Fraternity leadership by having your cabinet and DEIB Chairman (if applicable) participate in the IDI: The IDI® assesses intercultural competence – the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalties. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in several studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad, and inter-ethnic relations within nations. To learn more, visit the IDI website. 

Participation in the IDI means all cabinet members and the DEIB Chairman will participate in an assessment that usually takes 15-20 minutes to complete and participate in a debrief to review their assessment. During the debrief, you will discuss next steps for learning and growth based on your results. Individual IDI results are private and will not be shared with anyone other than the trained facilitator conducting your debrief. If you have questions about confidentiality, please contact the Abby McCollom.

Participation is free for cabinet member who sign-up and fully participate in the IDI. If a member does not fully participate, the chapter will be billed for the cost of their participation. Full participation means:

  • Completion of the pre-IDI training course on Phi Gamma Delta’s LMS.
  • Completion of the IDI Assessment.
  • Participation in individual debrief within three weeks of completing IDI Assessment.

Complete the IDI Sign-Up Form to register your chapter. Once the form is received, a chapter leader will meet with the Director of Education to confirm and get the details needed.

If you have questions, you can email the Director of Education Abby McCollom. If chapters want to use the IDI as their chapters DEIB program, they should email Abby McCollom to discuss using the Built to Lead Grant money to have their entire chapter participate.

 The Leadership Institute

Early Adopter chapters can have three members register for The Leadership Institute for free. Visit www.phigam.org/LeadershipInstitute for more information and to register.

If you have questions, contact Director of Education Abby McCollom

 UIFI Scholarships

UIFI (Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute) is a four-day, three-night, immersive leadership experience hosted by AFLV. During UIFI, fraternity/sorority students come together to challenge conventional wisdom, discover new solutions to critical problems and accelerate progress in their communities.

Phi Gamma Delta offers scholarships for 25 brothers to attend UIFI. These scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first-serve basis, and they cover the cost of registration for the Institute. However, the chapter/individual is responsible for the cost of travel to Bloomington, Indiana (many IFCs, Greek life offices and student governments offer assistance for educational travel).

Contact Senior Director of Education Lauren Tanner-Leif if you have questions or to claim a scholarship.


Transition to the New Model

Steps for Transition

Have a conversation about the New Model with chapter leadership and graduate advisors. Evaluate what the chapter is currently doing in compliance with the New Model and identify parts of the New Model the chapter can begin to implement to help make 2024 the end of the transition, not the start. 

 Growth System

  • Have chapter members complete Certified Recruiter Training
  • Start using ChapterBuilder.
  • Establish a BCA Recruitment, a BCA member who is dedicated to supporting the chapter's recruitment.

 Built to Lead

  • Built to Lead Program Planning Guide: Compare the chapter's calendar to Built to Lead programming requirements. Consider programs in the following areas:
    (Use this evaluation grid to start discussions about the chapter's plan to transition their programming as needed. If you need support as you evaluate the grid with the chapter, contact Director of Education Abby McCollom.)
    • Area 1: Currently achieving the program objective.
    • Area 2: The chapter's program is close to meeting the objective, meaning the chapter could add or alter the program minimally to achieve a Built to Lead program objective.
    • Area 3: Not currently completing the objective.
    • Area 4: There are areas you have questions about.
  • Begin adapting current programs to meet expectations detailed above.
    • Programs in Area 1: Build these into the chapters regular programming.
    • Programs in Area 2: Start making adaptations so the program meets Built to Lead program objectives.
    • Programs in Area 3: Begin evaluating the best way for your chapter to meet that objective (this can be part of your conversation with staff).
    • Programs in Area 4: Connect with staff to get questions answered and communicate needs for support.
  • Start conversations about Foundation of Courage. Chapters can begin to use the Foundation of Courage model before they transition to immediate initiation.
    • Discuss the chapter's plan to transition their timeline for onboarding new brothers into the fraternity.
    • Begin using Foundation of Courage programs when possible.
  • BCA Built to Lead: Establish BCA member dedicated to supporting Built to Lead programming.
  • BCA Foundation of Courage: Establish BCA member dedicated to supporting Foundation of Courage programming.

Additional Training & Resources

 LMS Courses

Additional training options are available on Phi Gamma Delta's LMS. Log-in to the website to access the LMS at the bottom of your My Account page. From the LMS, visit your Learning Center, and search for "New Model." This search will show all your New Model courses. You can also search specifically for the following sessions:

  • New Model: Built to Lead Overview (6:29 minutes)
  • New Model: Calendar Planning (4:35 minutes)
  • New Model: Foundation of Courage Overview (3:15 minutes)
  • New Model: Grant & Scholarship Overview (3:22 minutes)
  • New Model: Growth System Overview (4:01 minutes)
  • New Model: Guide to Transition (9:41 minutes)
  • New Model: Role of the BCA (2:45 minutes)
  • New Model: Role of a Coach (1:53 minutes)

 Who to Contact With Questions?

 For Section Leaders & Purple Legionnaires

Recruitment of BCA Members:

Begin reviewing the BCA roles and responsibilities provided for each BCA position associated with the New Model.

As you review, build a list of individuals who fit that criterion. Once identified, work collaboratively to ask those individuals to join the BCA. Provide the Graduate Volunteers & Advising page for more information on resources and expectations.

BCA support comes in a variety of forms and the recruitment of volunteers may look different for each chapter. This may include local or remote advising opportunities. Consider what is best for the chapter and what has already been established by the BCA.

If you have questions about position responsibilities or recruiting volunteers, please contact the Senior Director of Graduate Engagement.


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