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.
Spring 2020 dates and locations will be announced soon!
Day one introduces a map of core department components and delivers foundational knowledge on each component.
Day two guides participants in synthesizing core components into a collective strategy and developing executive leadership skills and attitudes necessary for implementing lessons learned.
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.
Contact Dan Wrona for more details about the event.