The Winter Leadership Series

Phi Delta Theta will host its largest Ihlenfeld University for Online Education (PDT U) educational effort—The Winter Leadership Series—virtually from January 4–21, 2021. At the heart of the series is the desire to provide education tailored for the moment, onboard new officers and members, generate momentum for the upcoming term, and build the skills needed to lead chapters on rapidly changing college campuses.

The series will feature the Fraternity’s trademark educational offerings; Presidents Leadership Conference, Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, and vital education for both recruitment chairmen and Phikeia educators through the Recruitment Conference and Phikeia Education Conference. The collection of conferences will feature world-class general session speakers, self-directed learning exercises, and faculty-guided small group sessions utilizing the online class platforms powered by PDT U.

Each chapter is required to register its chapter president for the Presidents Leadership Conference and two emerging leaders for the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute. For the first time, additional emerging leaders can be registered for Kleberg at no cost to the chapter.

It is strongly encouraged that the chapter’s recruitment chairman, recruitment committee members, and recruitment adviser register for the Recruitment Conference and its Phikeia educator for the Phikeia Education Conference.

The majority of the general sessions throughout the Winter Leadership Series will also be streamed live on Facebook and recorded for those not attending the conference.

Events Coordinator Renee Crist Lefter can be contacted for any questions.


Dates:

  • Recruitment Conference: January 4–7, 2021
  • President Leadership Conference: January 11–14, 2021
  • Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute: January 11–14, 2021
  • Phikeia Education Conference: January 18–21, 2021

Registration:

Registration for all conferences should be completed by December 1, 2020.

Per the Fraternity’s minimum standards, chapters are required to register their chapter president for the Presidents Leadership Conference and two emerging leaders for the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute.

Chapters are strongly encouraged to register their recruitment chairman, recruitment committee members, recruitment adviser for the Recruitment Conference and their Phikeia educator for the Phikeia Education Conference.

Registration Links:


Conference Overviews:

Presidents Leadership Conference

Dates: January 11–14, 2021

Who Should Register: Per the Fraternity’s minimum standards, chapters are required to register its chapter president.

Overview: The Presidents Leadership Conference (PLC) develops leadership skills and provides training for each chapter’s president. PLC participants learn the fundamentals of being a chapter leader, with emphasis on leadership, ethics, managing chapter operations, and external relations, risk management, and character. The conference features prominent general session speakers and breakout team meetings facilitated by volunteer faculty members.

Schedule: The full schedule of events will be released shortly. Programming will occur from 7:00 p.m –9:30 p.m. EST each evening. All attendees are expected to complete pre-conference and self-guided homework. Attendees should plan to maintain a flexible schedule January 11–14, 2021.

Register Here: December 1, 2020 Deadline


Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute

Dates: January 11–14, 2021

Who Should Register: Per the Fraternity’s minimum standards, chapters are required to register two emerging leaders. For the first time, additional emerging leaders can be registered for Kleberg at no cost to the chapter.

Overview: The Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute (Kleberg) was created to develop strong leadership skills from the beginning of one’s membership. By bringing together emerging freshman and sophomore leaders from our chapters across North America, Kleberg creates a Phi Delt learning laboratory, where one can learn valuable leadership skills. The conference features prominent general session speakers and breakout team meetings facilitated by volunteer faculty members.

Schedule: The full schedule of events will be released shortly. Programming will occur from 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. EST each evening. All attendees are expected to complete pre-conference and self-guided homework. Attendees should plan to maintain a flexible schedule January 11–14, 2021.

Register Here: December 1, 2020 Deadline


Recruitment Conference

Dates: January 4–7, 2021

Who Should Register: Chapters are strongly encouraged to register their recruitment chairman, recruitment committee members, and recruitment adviser for the Recruitment Conference.

Overview: Adapting the chapter’s recruitment practices during the COVID-19 era is vital to long-term sustainability and success. After a disrupted fall term, many chapters are facing pressure to succeed in their upcoming recruitment efforts. The Recruitment Conference brings together chapter recruitment teams to build an action plan for success and to learn about topics such as: target markets, value proposition, lead generation, relationship building, and diversifying your chapter’s membership, all with a virtual twist.

Schedule: The full schedule of events will be released shortly. Programming will occur from 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. EST each evening. All attendees are expected to complete pre-conference assignments and guided homework alongside their recruitment teams throughout the week. Attendees should plan to maintain a flexible schedule January 4–7, 2021.

Register Here: December 1, 2020 Deadline


Phikeia Education Conference

Date: January 18–21, 2021

Who Should Register: Chapters are strongly encouraged to register their Phikeia educator for the Phikeia Education Conference.

Overview: Adapting the chapter’s Phikeia education program has become a key factor to successfully navigating the operational disruption that COVID-19 has created. Phi Delta Theta’s four-week Phikeia education program offers an opportunity to conduct a meaningful, effective, and efficient experience for your newest members. The Phikeia Education Conference will help your chapter build confidence in the shortened and virtual nature of today’s new members education. The conference features prominent general session speakers and breakout team meetings facilitated by volunteer faculty members.

Schedule: The full schedule of events will be released shortly. Programming will occur from 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. EST each evening. All attendees are expected to complete pre-conference and self-guided homework. Attendees should plan to maintain a flexible schedule January 18–21, 2021.

Register Here: December 1, 2020 Deadline


Would You Like to Serve as a Faculty Member?

Are you interested in volunteering to be a faculty member for the following conferences within the Winter Leadership Series?

  • President Leadership Conference: January 11–14
  • Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute: January 11–14
  • Phikeia Education Conference: January 18–21

Faculty members are not needed for the Recruitment Conference.

As a faculty member, you will participate in all sessions with the undergraduate attendees and lead a group of twelve to eighteen undergraduates through the team meeting curriculum.

Complete the Faculty Application: December 1, 2020 Deadline