Presidents' Academy Curriculum

Presidents' Academy Activity

The Presidents’ Academy agenda/curriculum is designed to develop chapter presidents’ leadership potential in a way that has immediate benefits to them personally, to chapters they lead and the Fraternity as a whole. With sessions offered in both large and small group settings, you will meet more than 200 other presidents from around the country.  

Here is a tentative agenda for the 2021 Academy: 

January 15 - 7:00 p.m. ET (ends by 9:30 p.m.)

  • Welcome, Expectations, State of the Fraternity
  • Inspirational Leadership, Piotr Jakubowski, Drake (IA), Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer at nafas-Jakarta Air
  • Organizational Purpose and Principles
  • Small Group Introductions, Networking and Activities

January 16 – 1 p.m. ET (ends by 5:15 p.m.)

  • Address by Onuka Ibe, Past Grand President
  • Strategic Goal Setting
  • Building Successful Teams Featuring Jeff Zych, DePaul (IL), Executive & Insurance Partner at IBM Services
  • Incentivizing, Motivating and Accountability
  • Leading Like a Facilitator
  • Town Hall Q&A
  • Small Group Teamwork, Activities and Networking

January 17 – 1 p.m. ET (ends by 4:15 p.m.)

  • Strategic Planning Review
  • Welcome Back, Grand President Tricia Smith
  • Leadership Foundation Overview
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations
  • Closing Remark 
  • Small Group Teamwork, Activities and Networking

Learn more about the award-winning Presidents’ Academy.