Learn the techniques, tools and skills to be a more effective leader of your chapter. This Leadership Academy is designed to enhance your capabilities as a new member educator, mentor, trainer and chapter leader. By developing personal leadership skills, participants will be better equipped to provide support to a Chapter-wide and Cornell community-wide initiative for change. In addition, this one-credit course will appear on your transcript and strengthen your resume for employment or other post-graduate pursuits.
UNIVERSITY SUPPORT The senior administrative leaders at Cornell believe strongly in the importance of this initiative; they have agreed to fund 50% of this program and meet with participants during the series. This program was created by us with a strong collaboration with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
BENEFITS to INDIVIDUALS: Enhance your personal skills in leadership, teambuilding and communication • Receive individual leadership coaching and training from nationally recognized leaders in the field of team and leadership development • Meet university VIP’s—upper level administrators and trustees—at networking events • Influence the development of future training programs for Cornell fraternity/sorority leaders • Receive one PE credit on your transcript reflecting your leadership training experience—good resume builder
BENEFITS to CHAPTERS: Chapter leaders receive skills training that is directly applicable to new member education as well as other chapter activities • Chapter leaders receive real-time mentoring and support for their work with their chapters • New members benefit from having well-trained New Member Educators • Chapters in program receive a 4-hour teambuilding program in Spring 2015 for new member class for a significantly reduced fee
TESTIMONIALS FROM GLA ALUMNI:
"The Greek Leadership Academy gave me a realistic view of my leadership style, strengths & weaknesses. It forced me to come and think about myself as a leader for 3 hours every week; and that was very informative and empowering. The program gave me great ideas about new activities and different approaches to the upcoming New Member Period. This program opened my eyes and made me certain that the Greek System needs to come together as one, to fight to keep us strong as a whole, during these trying times. Through the program, I realized that the first step to this is coming together as leaders of our individual organizations to make us realize the impact we can and do have on our members and on the future of the Greek Community." -GLA Participant "My experience with the Greek Leadership Academy has been very beneficial and insightful as a Fraternity President. I left the Greek Leadership Academy with an arsenal of leadership-specific techniques, tools and skills which have lead me to be a more effective leader which members of my chapter have told me first hand. One of the greatest advantages of the Greek Leadership Academy is that it brings together leaders all across the Greek Community to work as one."
*REQUIREMENTS: Individual participants are required to participate in all sessions of the program for academic credit • Individual participants must be chapter officers in Spring 2015 • Participating chapters must be planning to do intake/recruitment and new member education in Spring 2015
DATES: This program occurs in two parts, a 5-part evening series in the Fall, followed by a team development program for new members.
Part 1: LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Select either the Monday or Wednesday night series for your chapter, but not both. Two members of your chapter need to be in the same Section to go through the program together. Dinner is provided for all sessions!
Monday Series: 5-8pm on October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17*
Wednesday Series: 5-8pm on October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19*
*Both Sections: 6-7pm on Thursday, October 23 there will be a networking event with trustees and Greek alumni
Cost: $170 per person, due prior to the first class session.
Part 2: NEW MEMBER EDUCATION
As part of your New Member Education plan, you will be expected to schedule a team development session (either on campus or at the Hoffman Challenge Course) for your new members. The deadline for holding this event will align with the end of the New Member period.
For more information, visit our FAQ's page.
Questions? Contact Amy Kohut,
Director, Cornell Team & Leadership Center