Regional Officer Training
The Regional Officer Training (ROT) program launched for its second year in 2018, 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. The cities, dates, and locations for 2018 were:
Saturday – January 13, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama (Samford University)
Des Moines, Iowa (Drake University)
Chicago, Illinois (Loyola University-Chicago)
Saturday – January 20, 2018
Long Beach, California (Renaissance Hotel-Long Beach)
Houston, Texas (University of Houston)
Farmville, Virginia (Longwood University)
Saturday – January 27, 2018
Columbus, Ohio (Capital University)
Portland, Oregon (Lewis & Clark University)
Indianapolis, Indiana (Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters)
Saturday – February 3, 2018
Binghamton, New York (SUNY-Binghamton)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania)
Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN WILL REGISTRATION OPEN?
Registration will go live beginning September 18, 2017, and continue through December 15, 2017.
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 around CliftonStrengths and how that can be used to improve the effectiveness of your chapter. 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?
Yes you can! Please visit this page to sign up.