Regional Officer Training 2018-06-11T18:58:41+00:00

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 887 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)
Chicago, Illinois (Loyola of Chicago)
Des Moines, Iowa (Drake University)

Saturday – January 19, 2019
Los Angeles, California (UC Irvine)
Houston, Texas
Farmville, Virginia (Longwood University)

Saturday – January 26, 2019
Columbus, Ohio (Capital University)
Portland, Oregon
**Indianapolis, Indiana (Laurel Hall)

Saturday – February 2, 2019
Binghamton, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

**This will be a hybrid, two-day program running from Saturday, January 26 through Sunday, January 27. More information will be available this fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION OPEN?
Registration will go live beginning October 1, 2018 and continue through December 14, 2018.

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, 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.

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?
Applications to facilitate track sessions or present breakouts are due July 29, 2018.

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