Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Members of Phi Kappa Psi enjoy numerous opportunities to participate in leadership development opportunities hosted at the national level. Some of the most popular opportunities are listed below and info has been taken from our national website, www.phikappapsi.com

Grand Arch Council

The Grand Arch Council (GAC) serves as the Fraternity's biennial legislative convention, which takes place in even years. The GAC is the largest gathering of the Fraternity with over 700 members and guests from all over the country in attendance. The GAC is made of delegations from all chapters and alumni associations and serves as the supreme governing body. It elects the alumni members of the Executive Council and makes recommendations for the future direction of the Fraternity. 
Attendees can enjoy signature events such as the President's Reception and the annual awards. Participants also become a part of the governance by serving on committees which discuss current issues facing the Fraternity.

Woodrow Wilson Leadership School

The Woodrow Wilson Leadership School takes place opposite years of the GAC and allows for undergraduates and alumni advisors to come together for a 3-4 day conference. WWLS provides opportunity for individual leadership development, officer training, chapter operations-specific programming, and legislative proceedings as the Fraternity’s six undergraduate leaders who sit on the national Executive Council are elected at this event

Terrence G. Harper Presidents Leadership Academy

The Terrence G. Harper Presidents Leadership Academy (PLA) is an educational leadership conference held each year for the primary leadership of the Fraternity's chapters and colonies (presidents/vice presidents). The program seeks to equip participants with the necessary tools and best practices to improve communication, effectively manage others, and to develop efficiency as an individual and for chapter or colony purposes.
 Participants will learn together with Brothers from all over the country in both large and small group settings. While exploring common issues among chapters and colonies, participants will gain valuable information on values based leadership and develop their core competencies of communication, problem solving, goal setting, and interpersonal skills.
 Presidents Leadership Academy was named after the Fraternity's 4th Executive Director, Terrence G. Harper Oklahoma State '85, in 2011. Brother Harper served as Executive Director of the Fraternity from 1990-1999 and served in various roles within the Fraternity after leaving his position as Executive Director. Brother Harper passed away on June 2, 2009.

American Leadership Academy (ALA)

The ALA exists to support programs which provide education and training for college students and alumni in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service, citizenship and free enterprise. The curriculum supported by the ALA promotes the value of education; the importance of honorable conduct and the application of ethics for good leadership, citizenship, patriotism and service; and healthy and successful lifestyles. The ALA takes place in Cabo San Lucas which is a small city at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula. This beautiful spot has not yet been corrupted by tourism, and is one of the most worthwhile destinations in Mexico. While having the time of your life, you will also meet influential alumni within the fraternity, make life-long connections with other brothers, and learn valuable leadership skills that can't be obtained anywhere else.
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Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)

UIFI, hosted by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), is unlike anything you have experienced! This five-day, intense, hands-on clinic is designed to reach attendees core and assist them in finding their true fraternal calling. Participants are involved in all aspects of the Institute. UIFI is not for individuals who prefer lecture style leadership experiences. Attendees know and understand the true meaning of belonging to an organization and affecting change not only within their chapter but on their respective campuses and in their communities.
Brothers who attend a UIFI session are changed forever. They are able to return to their chapter and teach what was learned and better understand how to be a leader. The program is geared for those individuals who are ready to realize their potential and ready to achieve goals set by themselves, their chapter, and their Greek and college/university communities.
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Futures Quest

Hosted by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), Futures Quest is a two-day interfraternal program for newly initiated members. Attendees focus on identifying an individual's personal strengths and weaknesses while honing communication and leadership skills. Futures Quest exposes initiates to a variety of situations and new ideas and attendees are encouraged to enact them in future fraternal experiences.
Futures Quest is an outdoor retreat designed to teach team-building, problem-solving and decision-making skills. The highlight of the weekend, a high ropes course, symbolizes the challenges faced when serving in a leadership position. Participants have a mentor who is a seasoned fraternity leader, guiding them through the weekend, sharing knowledge and experiences in many different ways. The bond that is created during the weekend is lasting — everyone arrives as strangers and leaves as friends and interfraternal brothers.
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Lost Lists

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