2022 LEAD Schools Recap

Dec 06, 2022 – Fall 2022's LEAD Schools provide abundant networking and development opportunities.

Three fall LEAD Schools, taking place in Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., attracted more than 1,000 registrants.

Each LEAD School began with a Friday-night networking hour that provided Deltasigs with robust conversation. Saturday programming offered additional networking opportunities, personal and professional development programming and more. The keynote speakers, sponsored by the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation, included:

  • In Phoenix, Stephen Sorenson, South Carolina, spoke about Thriving as a Modern Leader. As a customer success leader at Microsoft, he has a depth of experience leading customer success teams across enterprise and consumer segments while launching innovative and strategic customer success systems.
  • In St. Louis, Austin Bristow, Indiana, discussed The Skills Cycle: How to Prove You’re Ready for the Job or Promotion. Austin’s experience as a business-intelligence manager and entrepreneur, helped him to encourage attendees to use their time more effectively, manage their money more responsibly and develop their relationships more intentionally.
  •  In Washington, D.C., Elliott Ferguson, Savannah State, delivered a talk on The Future of Leadership. Elliott is president and CEO of Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, D.C. Elliott’s 33-year career in the travel and hospitality industry enabled him to provide an in-depth perspective on how being an organizational leader has evolved and will continue to change.

Breakout sessions provided at each LEAD School covered topics such as managing tough conversations, recruiting best practices, how to thrive and not just survive in a global workforce, resume and interviewing best practices and pledge education best practices.

Thank you to attendees who supported Ronald McDonald House Charities through donations and filling out supportive cards for Ronald McDonald House guests. We also appreciate support from our partners, Enterprise Holdings, Rocket Companies, Fraternal Composite Services, IES Abroad/IES Internships, Mecca Specialties and The Fund For American Studies for helping make our LEAD Schools successful.

Be sure to make plans to attend the 2023 LEAD Provincial Conferences in February and March and plan to attend Grand Chapter Congress in Houston, August 16-20, 2023. Don’t forget to take advantage of our regularly scheduled webinars on operational, personal, professional and leadership development topics, or review even more at Deltasig University





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