Regional Officer Training
The Regional Officer Training (ROT) program will launch for its third year in 2019, giving officers a chance to learn new skills to better serve their respective chapters in the present and future. The regional approach facilitates a comradery with nearby chapters to expand what the Phi Psi experience is for all members.
Looking to increase the program’s reach, ROT had 892 participants in 2018, and will look to expand and include more positions in 2019.
Below are the 2019 program dates. Chapter and colony officers will be expected to attend the same ROT location as they did in 2018. Registration will go live this fall.
Saturday – January 12, 2019
Birmingham, Alabama (Samford University):Alabama, Auburn, Alabama-Huntsville, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Tennessee
Chicago, Illinois (Loyola of Chicago): Northwestern, Illinois, NIU, UIC, DePaul, Michigan State, Beloit
Des Moines, Iowa (Drake University): Kansas, Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State Mankato, Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State
Saturday – January 19, 2019
Los Angeles, California (UC Irvine): Arizona State, UCLA, San Luis Obispo ,Irvine, SDSU, Riverside, Cal State Northridge, CSULB
Houston, Texas (University of Houston): LSU, Lafayette, Oklahoma, Austin, TAMU, Texas Tech, SFASU, HBU
Farmville, Virginia (Longwood University): JMU, Maryland, ECU, UVA, VCU, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee
Saturday – January 26, 2019
Columbus, Ohio (Capital University): Ashland, Michigan, Toledo, Bowling Green, Akron, Kent State, Case Western, Edinboro, Allegheny, Denison, Wittenberg, Ohio State, Dayton, Ohio U., Capital, Muskingum, W&J, WVU
Portland, Oregon (Lewis & Clark College): Stanford, Berkeley, UC Davis, Colorado, Oregon State, University of Washington, Cal Poly
Indianapolis, Indiana (Laurel Hall): SIUE, DePauw, Wabash, Purdue, Valparaiso, Indiana State, Ball State, Indiana, Missouri
Saturday – February 2, 2019
Binghamton, New York (SUNY Binghamton): Cornell, Syracuse, Buffalo, RIT, Binghamton, Oneonta, Penn State, IUP, Lycoming
West Chester, Pennsylvania (West Chester University): Delaware, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis, Monmouth, TCNJ, Rowan, Rutgers, Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, UPenn, YCP, U. of Sciences, Lafayette, Drexel, URI, Towson
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
Regional Officer Training will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m.
WHICH OFFICERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND?
Chapters are expected to send their President, Vice President, Treasurer/Finance Chair, Corresponding Secretary, Fraternity Education Chair/New Member Educator, Recruitment Chair, Scholarship Chair, Service/Philanthropy Chair, Risk Manager and the new Health and Wellness Chair. The Chapter Advisor is also expected to attend. Attendance at Regional Officer Training is a Core Standard of the Fraternity. All core standards must be met within a reporting period/year to maintain Good Standing with the National Fraternity.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO ATTEND?
Costs are covered in the chapter’s dues. Chapters that drive to ROTs are expected to cover the costs of travel and parking. For the few chapters who fly to locations, their flights will be covered by the Fraternity. Chapters who are required to drive more than 4 hours to the location will have their travel reimbursed at 14 cents per mile (the IRS standard mileage rate for nonprofits).
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED?
Each position on-site will have a track that includes two position-specific workshops covering a variety of topics relevant to their role. There will be several large group sessions that cover CliftonStrengths, organizational culture, etc. There will also be a variety of special topic breakout sessions for attendees and ample opportunities to share best practices with members of other chapters throughout the day. The day will finish with an opportunity for the chapter to evaluate their organizational culture and create an action plan for the coming term(s).
WHO LEADS THIS PROGRAM?
Headquarters staff members and region volunteers will lead each session. You’ll have the chance to interact with a variety of Phi Psi Family volunteers throughout the day.
CAN I BECOME A VOLUNTEER FACILITATOR?
Click here to apply to facilitate track sessions or present breakout/general sessions.