Boston June 20-23, 2013
www.housedirectors.org | www.aflv.org Fraternal Housing Conference
Presented by the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
Overview WHY ATTEND?
Since 1992, we have hosted the National House Directors Conference. The conference helps house directors improve their skills and efficiency while becoming more aware of the value and importance of their roles. This year, we are pleased to announce the rebranding of the conference. Formerly the House Directors Conference, the AFLV Fraternal Housing Conference maintains the high level and in-depth learning experiences for house directors while adding an enhancing component for house corporation professionals and others who work in the fraternal housing industry. At the conference, participants will learn to create appropriate and effective relationships with their many constituencies (students, parents, alumni, faculty, vendors, and house employees). The goal of the conference is to provide participants with unique and comprehensive skills and knowledge that encourages teamwork, leadership, fraternal values, and effective use of resources while supporting the shared mission of fraternities/sororities and the university. Conference participants will develop skills in problem-solving, communication, resource allocation, and facility management and will leave the conference with a better understanding of issues and trends affecting higher education. Attendees will also connect to a network of colleagues who can be relied upon for support and assistance throughout the school year.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference provides the perfect professional development experience for house directors, potential house directors, house corporation officers, fraternity and sorority headquarters staff, and volunteers and campus professionals who work with house management. Participants of both audiences will engage in some shared learning opportunities, although most of the content will be presented in side by side tracks.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE
We are pleased to announce the S. Shelley Sutherland Scholarship. In honor of Shelley Sutherland, longtime leader and innovator in the fraternal community, these scholarships are specifically designated for those participating in the Fraternal Housing Conference. Download the scholarship application online at: http://aflv.org/EventsPrograms/FraternalHousingCon/Scholarships.aspx. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 15, 2013.
Programming SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Thursday, June 20 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 2:30 - 2:55 p.m. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Orientation for first time attendees Registration and check-in Opening Session Welcome Dinner
Friday, June 21 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Noon - 1:15 p.m. 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions Walk to lunch Lunch Board a bus for city tours Evening and dinner on your own
Saturday, June 22 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Educational Sessions Noon Exhibitor Luncheon 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Exhibits with conference sponsors & affiliation photos 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Education Sessions 6:00 p.m. Evening and dinner on your own Sunday, June 24 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Educational Sessions Recognition Brunch and Conference Closing
More information at: www.housedirectors.org
House Corporation Track
The House Corporation Track is designed to educate and develop House Corporation board members and professionals on todayâ€™s issues in the fraternal housing industry. This track will go in depth in the following seven areas: 1. The Importance of Property Assessments Addressing health and safety concerns, determining the health of the structure and the housing board, and developing a capital plan. 2. Developing Your Capital Plan Determining options regarding renovation or building new, determining costs, and creating your vision to drive your case for support. 3. Raising Capital Developing a planning study, establishing fundraising goals, evaluating the readiness of the housing board, and running a well-organized capital campaign. 4. Construction Learning the ins and outs of project management, developing a timeline. 5. Insurance and Surety What needs to be considered in all phases of construction and, once occupied (including personal belongings); understanding the issues and challenges of insurance. 6. Developing an Ongoing Facility Plan Effective ways to develop, implement, and enforce policies; supervising care and maintenance; creating contracts. 7. Alumni Development Developing a regular communications program as well as an annual appeal for financial support of the home. Weâ€™re partnering with these AFLV Associate Member organizations to provide you with the best, most useful and cutting-edge information possible:
PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR OPTIONS Kennedy Presidential Museum and Grounds
Thursday, June 20
The museum, one of Boston’s most popular tourist attractions, features 25 multimedia exhibits and period settings from the White House, offering an exciting “you are there” experience and creating a stirring account of President Kennedy’s thousand days in office. Also housed at the Library are all the personal and public papers and artifacts of John F. Kennedy, his family, and members of his administration, making the Library one of the nation’s most important resources for the study of mid-20th century American history. Transportation to the museum and lunch are included in this excursion.
Boston Red Sox Game
Wednesday, June 19
More information including specific times will be posted in the spring. Group tickets go on sale on January 19. Transportation to and from the game will be arranged.
POST-CONFERENCE TOUR Cape Cod
Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 26
Graced with outstanding natural beauty and replete with historic charm, few places can match Cape Cod and the Islands as a unique destination for an unforgettable getaway. Join us for this special, three-day spectacular opportunity. Bring a guest! Our post-conference trip experience will include transportation from Boston to Hyannis, a day on Martha’s Vineyard, and free time on your own to explore all that downtown Hyannis has to offer. We will conclude the experience with dinner together at the fabulous Paddock restaurant on Tuesday evening. Transportation back to Boston Logan airport will be provided on Wednesday morning. Please make returning flights after 1:00 p.m. Martha’s Vineyard is a wonderful mix of architectural styles and varied landscapes. Up-Island are country stores, remote galleries, sheep farms, and the wind-buffeted, gray-shingled homes of the rural towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark, Menemsha, and Gay Head (Aquinnah). The larger and more active towns with their fine restaurants, galleries, and shops, are located down island in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven. We’ll see it all on our rustic school bus tour of the entire island!
More information at: www.housedirectors.org
THE REVERE HOTEL BOSTON COMMON
Discover a destination that redefines luxury and puts its own spin on the Boston experience. Just a stone’s throw away from the Commons, this boutique hotel takes inspiration from the city’s rich history while reveling in the unpredictable. Each space at Revere Hotel complements the next, allowing you to create your own unique and original Boston experience. Explore a completely new side of Boston! Reservations Each attendee and guest is responsible for making his/her hotel reservations. The special conference rate is $169 plus tax. To make reservations, please go online to www.aflv.org or call 617-482-1800 and ask for the “AFLV rate.” AFLV has reserved a limited number of rooms at this special contracted rate, and they are available on a first come/first serve basis. Once the AFLV block is full, we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms or the rate of the rooms that may be available. Make your reservations early to ensure that you get the conference rate. AFLV cannot be responsible for ensuring that all of our attendees get the conference hotel or that they receive the conference rate.
POST-CONFERENCE TRIP HOTEL
Post Conference Trip pricing does not include hotel accommodations. Participants should make reservations by contacting the hotel directly and asking for the AFLV rate.
The Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis is located on 52 lush acres in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA. Hyannis is the historic summer home of America’s first family, the Kennedys. The Resort is a very short distance from the Kennedy Compound, Kennedy Museum, and the historic waterfront district. Reservations The special room rate is $140 plus tax. To make your reservations, call 866-8289111 and ask for the “AFLV Conference” rate.
Participants attending both the conference and the post conference trip should fly into Boston Logan Airport (BOS). There are several options for shuttles, taxis, and public transportation from Boston Logan to the Revere Hotel. Post-Conference trip participants should make sure flights return on Wednesday, June 26 after 1:00 p.m., EST. Transportation will be provided from Cape Cod to Boston Logan Airport on Wednesday morning.
REGISTRATION RATES Conference Registration
Saturday One-Day Rate*
Pre April 1
After April 1
After June 15
*For House Corp. Track participants, only
New This Year: Save Money by Referring a Colleague!
Recruit first-time attendees to register for the Fraternal Housing Conference in 2013 and receive a $25 credit towards your own registration for each person who registers and pays for the conference! Credits can be applied retroactively or be refunded to you. For more information, contact Kyle Jordan, Director of Member Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a Friend or Family Member!
Your guests are welcome. Their special conference rate starts at $275, and they can join you for all conference meal functions. During the educational sessions, guests can spend time in Boston or at the hotel. There are many amenities at the hotel, and it is conveniently located just a stoneâ€™s throw away from the Commons. Guests will be provided with an information packet about transportation and activities to do in their free time. Guests are also welcome on the pre-conference and post-conference excursions at the same fee as conference participants.
First-Time Participants Orientation
First-timers are invited to attend an optional orientation session on Thursday, June 20, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend this session, but participants are asked to RSVP in advance for proper planning. More information is online at www.housedirectors.org.
Registration is online at www.housedirectors.org.
Questions regarding assistance with registration should be directed to Kyle Jordan, Director of Member Engagement, via email@example.com or by calling (970) 372-1174 ext. 207. Registration/Cancellation Policies
AFLV allows substitutions of delegates; therefore, there will be no refunds for registration fees or cancellation of unpaid registration fee related invoices. However, there may be times when extreme situations arise that are out of the control of the delegate(s) or schools. In those rare situations, the individual may request a refund or registration fee invoice waiver in writing. Requests for refund or waiver submitted after ten days from the conclusion of the conference will not be considered. An additional fee of $50 is assessed for registrations after June 15.
More information at: www.housedirectors.org
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June 20-23, 2013
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