The Summit 2023

Event Details

The Summit is an interactive, weekend-long event developed for Built to Lead Chairmen, Foundation of Courage Chairmen, New Member Educators and Recruitment Chairmen. This year, the event will be held Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17, at Transylvania University, in Lexington, Kentucky. The registration fee is $100/person and will be invoiced to the chapter after the event. This fee covers: lodging, all training materials and three meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch). Participants will be responsible for travel costs and bringing linens (sheet, pillow, towel, blanket, etc.).

All attendees will be expected to complete the Certified Recruiter Training (CRT) before arriving to the Summit. The training is presented in eight self-paced modules that can be accessed on a phone. The training takes about two hours total to complete. CRT is offered by PhiredUp and is FREE to all Phi Gamma Delta members using the link above.

For Early Adopter Chapters: Chapters that have already adopted the New Model have benefits for attending The Summit. An Early Adopter chapter can use Built to Lead Grant money to cover registration fees for members. The Fraternity will also reimburse reasonable travel costs for up to one member per track.

The deadline to register is Friday, June 2.

Register Now!

Breakout Tracks Descriptions

Built to Lead Track

In this track, Built to Lead Chairmen, Foundation of Courage Chairmen and New Member Educators will work on building facilitation and project management skills and learn how to develop a calendar of chapter events. These skills will be transferable to New Model implementation and work outside the Fraternity. No matter where your chapter is in the New Model adoption process, participants will gain value from this track.

Growth Track

During the Growth Track, Recruitment Chairmen will focus on developing skills and learning how to implement key components of the Fraternity’s Growth System. Participants will talk about year-round recruitment strategies, implementing an effective Courageous Leader Scholarship and using Fraternity resources to mobilize the whole chapter in recruitment.

Tentative Schedule

 Friday, June 16, 2023

Time (ET)
Built to Lead Track
Growth Track
 3:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
 5:00 - 6:00 pm Introductions & Welcome
 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner - Dining Hall
 7:00 - 8:00 pm Ice Breakers/Team Building
Setting Expectations
Review Schedule
Ice Breakers/Team Building
Setting Expectations
Review Schedule
 8:00 pm -  Phi Gam Time


 Saturday, June 17, 2023

Time (ET)
Built to Lead Track
Growth Track
 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast - Dining Hall
 9:00 - 9:10 am Energizer
 9:15 - 10:00 am New Model Overview
 10:00 - 11:30 am Project Management Courageous Leader Scholarship
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch - Dining Hall
 12:30 - 1:30 pm Facilitation Name Joggers & ChapterBuilder
 1:30 - 2:00 pm **Break**
 2:00 - 3:00 pm Calendar Development Planning Quality Events
 3:00 - 4:00 pm Early Adopter Panel/Roundtable Discussion: 
What has the New Model been like for your Chapter?
What helped with the transition to the New Model?
What do you wish you knew before implementing the New Model?
 4:00 - 4:30 pm Early Adopters: 
Feedback session with Fraternity staff
Non-Early Adopter Chapters:
Transition Planning
 4:30 pm Departure



Event Registration

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Friday June 16
Register Now
The Chapter will be billed after the event.
The Chapter will be billed after the event.
Event registration summary
The Summit 2023:
Built to Lead Track
Chapter will be billed
Growth Track
Chapter will be billed


"In every possible way, every breakout session and small group session was amazing. I think that will really help us reorganize our recruitment strategies."
- Matt Ben (DePaul 2022)

"It allows everyone to become vulnerable for a minute and allows the group to learn things that they might not have known." 
- Brady Branscum (William Woods 2022)

"I liked getting different perspectives from many different brothers about all aspects of my program. I enjoyed getting more ideas to incorporate."
- Grant Clayton (William Woods 2020)

"The culture of the chapter starts with recruiting, by getting the right guys we are able to expand naturally rather than having to constantly be on members who are not committed."
- Jake Ari (Rutgers 2021)

If you have any questions regarding The Summit, please contact the Senior Director of Chapter Services.