For more than a decade, brothers have come together in Indianapolis for the Phi Kappa Psi Presidents Leadership Academy. As that program has grown and produced tremendous leaders within our organization, parallel programs have been added to the weekend to support the other needs of the organization. From January 28-30, 2011, Phi Kappa Psi is proud to offer the following educational programs at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis:
Presidents Leadership Academy (PLA)
We have seen attendance at this conference steadily increase year after year, and look to have over 100 undergraduates attend PLA this year. Designed for the ultimate leaders of our chapters nationwide, PLA is an intensive weekend of lessons and interaction designed to get our chapter presidents thinking outside the box and lead their chapters to greater accomplishments. The cost of the conference is $75 for undergraduate attendees and second-year colonies, and $0 for first-year colony members. To register for this conference, you can click here.
Recruitment Boot Camp (RBC)
Now in its fourth installment, RBC offers chapter and colony members an all-encompassing curriculum that addresses recruitment, with a holistic approach to changing the entire chapter in a positive manner. Members will learn specific recruiting techniques and tools to build a positive recruitment culture, as well as how to make changes to their chapter or colony to better align it with the values of Phi Kappa Psi. All members will leave with an action plan, which will detail how to implement everything they learned throughout the weekend at their home chapter or colony. Cost varies depending on invitation. Members can register here, or contact Corey Peart, Director of Expansion for more information.
New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)
Also in its fourth year, NVO is designed to give a full tutorial of expectations and skills for alumni entering into a volunteer position for the first time. This year's program is designed, for the first time, specifically for volunteers serving on an alumni/house corporation. Participants will hear from experts on topics ranging from fire safety to working with a younger generation. Some of the curriculum overlaps with the PLA, allowing alumni to interact with undergraduates and become more effective in their position. Space at this conference is by invitation only. To request a spot, please contact Kevin Marks, Director of Alumni Services.
(Note: This conference formerly included chapter advisors, but specific conferences for advisors have been held the past two years, and we hope to offer more in the near future, so please keep an eye out for those opportunities.)
All of these programs are made possible, in some part, by the generosity of our donors and the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation.