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Executive leadership training for fraternity/sorority department leaders

We are currently planning the next EXCEL Summit for 2020!

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RISE is excited to introduce the EXCEL Summit!

There are more director-level leadership roles within fraternity/sorority life on campus than there have ever been, which means there is a greater need for advanced training on supervision, operations management, and departmental leadership. RISE created The EXCEL Summit to answer that need with insights from dozens of external reviews and strategic planning projects, the best research and thinking on fraternity/sorority life, and the extensive professional expertise of our team members.

Designed specifically for current and aspiring fraternity/sorority department leaders, this 2-day intensive training experience helps you develop your executive leadership abilities and learn how to better organize a department.

EXCEL prepares you to:

  • Identify and map the core components of a university fraternity/sorority department

  • Gain technical knowledge in:

    • Identifying and tracking department objectives,

    • Generating and allocating resources,

    • Developing operational systems, and

    • Structuring and supervising staff

  • Use a strategic management framework to align each component of the department with institutional characteristics and objectives

  • Develop executive leadership skills for directing a department

What to expect

  • Work in community with peers in similar positions facing similar challenges

  • Combine operational information from your institution and others to help create a body of knowledge about executive leadership in fraternity/sorority life

  • Gain advanced training on executive leadership in higher education

  • Pre-session assignments help organize your thoughts and prepare for learning

  • Get a comprehensive workbook with program content and materials to help you implementation lessons learned after the event

  • Access to ongoing coaching and support from presenters after the event

Who should attend

The EXCEL Summit is designed specifically for current fraternity/sorority department leaders on campus.

The program is also open to those pursuing a director-level campus position, provided they have relevant experience and support from their supervisors. Those who do not have experience managing department data, budgets, objectives, programs and services, or staffing may find it difficult to learn and apply program content.

The program may not be relevant or appropriate for those who do not work on campus, those who are not a lead decision-maker for the office, or who have fewer than 5 years of post-graduate experience.

Attendance is capped at 40 to ensure we are able to provide a personalized experience.

Event Details

Spring 2020 dates and locations will be announced soon!

Schedule

Day 1

Day one introduces a map of core department components and delivers foundational knowledge on each component.

Day 2

Day two guides participants in synthesizing core components into a collective strategy and developing executive leadership skills and attitudes necessary for implementing lessons learned.

Presenters

Dan Wrona  is the CEO & Project Leader of RISE Partnerships, where he has worked with more than 300 campuses and 30 organizations over the past 20 years. He has also served as a university administrator, a national fraternity staff member, and as a consultant on NIC staff. Dan combines lessons from his MBA and his obsession with systems theory, organizational leadership, and productivity hacks to guide professionals in how to produce better results from their work in fraternity/sorority life.

Dan Wrona is the CEO & Project Leader of RISE Partnerships, where he has worked with more than 300 campuses and 30 organizations over the past 20 years. He has also served as a university administrator, a national fraternity staff member, and as a consultant on NIC staff. Dan combines lessons from his MBA and his obsession with systems theory, organizational leadership, and productivity hacks to guide professionals in how to produce better results from their work in fraternity/sorority life.

Paul Mintner  is the Associate Director for Leadership & Service Programs at the University of Iowa, and a Project Leader for RISE Partnerships. He may not admit it, but Paul is a master of strategy, leadership, and organizational development. He has the knowledge, the skill, and the experience to prepare fraternity/sorority professionals for their departmental leadership role. We turn to him regularly when we need a critical eye, a new leadership perspective, and an elevated way of thinking,

Paul Mintner is the Associate Director for Leadership & Service Programs at the University of Iowa, and a Project Leader for RISE Partnerships. He may not admit it, but Paul is a master of strategy, leadership, and organizational development. He has the knowledge, the skill, and the experience to prepare fraternity/sorority professionals for their departmental leadership role. We turn to him regularly when we need a critical eye, a new leadership perspective, and an elevated way of thinking,

Supporters

We would like to thank our event host, The Ohio State University, for providing meeting space and logistics support.

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors endorses programs that provide professional development like the Excel Summit.

Questions?

Contact Dan Wrona for more details about the event.