Alpha Kappa Psi Events Report 2020-21
Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 3 COVID-19 4 ACADEMY 5 INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
PRESIDENTS ACADEMY 9 FRATERNITY ADVISORS CONFERENCE 11 SEEK THE PEAK 13 VOLUNTEER TOWNHALLS 14 WHAT’S NEXT 15
Introduction Alpha Kappa Psi’s founding was predicated on the promotion and advancement in institutions of college rank courses leading to degrees in business administration. Since the founding of Alpha Kappa Psi, this object has remained at the core of its educational programming. In 2017, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership produced the “Drivers of Change: Summaries and Forecasts” as a part of their ASAE ForesightWorks component. There are two Drivers of Change to highlight: Diversity and Inclusion and Microlearning. Diversity and Inclusion SUMMARY: American society and workplaces will continue to grow more diverse and inclusive as values evolve and younger generations increase their share in the demographic mix. This will occur against a backdrop of social, political, and racial polarization—and the workplace will be a primary arena in which contending views collide and issues are worked out. To meet these challenges, inclusion efforts can be treated as a systemic priority, supported by a new generation of tools and processes. Microlearning SUMMARY: Workers will need to continually learn, but many want small, specific bursts of information tied to immediate job demands, available at a time of their choosing. New media forms will enable modules that are small, timely, and focused. Certification will need to change to allow microlearning modules to be assembled in innovative combinations for new forms of certification. In conjunction with the Commonwealth Leadership Alliance, these drivers play a pivotal role in advancing Alpha Kappa Psi’s strategy by assisting members with the development of the key skills employers want and need by offering high-impact activities, events, and training programs. And, our learning and leadership development program in conjunction with in-person events is designed to develop each member’s ability to navigate their career and be a leader in the workplace. These skills are often regarded as critical by employers, managers, and researchers. TM
The following report contains analytical information regarding our events hosted during FY21. Our members, friends, and partners are vital to the success of the organization. We encourage you to read through the report and share your insight with an Alpha Kappa Psi member on your campus, in your company, or in your community. They are the next generation of employees. This is our future. This is our path to success. This is AKPsi Events.
Jason Pierce, CAE, CMP Director of Education
BROTHERHOOD UNBOUNDED The Alpha Kappa Psi Program for Principled Business Leaders
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many campuses with AKPsi chapters operated in a virtual environment for the duration of the 2020-21 academic year. As an organization, our brothers’ safety, health, and well-being remained the highest priority, so all of Alpha Kappa Psi’s educational offerings were delivered virtually. To promote ongoing connection and education, Alpha Kappa Psi offered several opportunities through its Brotherhood Unbounded program. Brotherhood Unbounded is the program designed to help AKPsi members stay connected to their brothers and their chapter, to help brothers learn how to cope with personal stress, and to help brothers develop skills beneficial in their career development. It is exclusive to AKPsi members, providing the resources to boost confidence, to participate in unique activities and events, and to elevate resumes in regard to three areas of development.
Activities related to career exploration, job/internship process, career preparation and ongoing professional development.
Activities related to selfassessment, leadership, and personal well-being.
Activities related to Alpha Kappa Psi’s Core Six skills.
Virtual Education Sessions Alpha Kappa Psi hosted virtual keynote presentations throughout the year to provide members ongoing access to industry leaders outside of a specific event. In addition, volunteers in the United Kingdom held a series of virtual sessions known as “The Institute” geared toward our UK members.
Negotiating Your Best Compensation Package
Get Your Brain on Board
Mike Morand Principal American Retail Consulting
Phyllis Ginsberg Author Brain Makeover
The Basics of Consulting and Stakeholder Management
Creating a High Performing Team
Chris Mailings Head of Commercial & Development OpenArch Properties, Ltd
Kash Haroon Director of Consultancy North West Employers
Due to health and safety concerns surrounding Covid-19, PBLI was cancelled, and the 2021 Convention was postponed until 2022.
Academy Virtual Fall 2020
Learning Objectives • • • • • • • •
Develop a fraternal network Build an awareness of the influence of assumptions and bias in leadership Clarify personal values Construct a path for approaching difficult situations Define the change process Develop a comprehensive set of professional and leadership skills Examine leadership styles, strengths, and areas of development Reflect on the experience and develop personal action steps
Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Academy was redesigned to be delivered in a series of virtual sessions. Participants were introduced to some of the same concepts covered at the in-person event. Session 1: Getting to Know You Session 2: DiSC, a personal assessment tool Session 3: Organizational Values Session 4: Goal Setting Session 5: Wrap up with the Faculty Panel
Due to missing out on the Academy’s unique community-building experienced provided by the in-person event, each 2020 Fellow is invited to attend the 2021 Academy.
Thanks for still hosting The Academy even though the circumstances were tough. I had a great time and look forward to meeting everyone in person.
- Ryan Maas, Kansas ‘18
Student Participants Robert Obermair, Loyola Maryland ‘19
Quinn Cole, Loyola New Orleans ‘19
Morgan Sassetti, Mississippi ‘19
Max Egan, Alabama ‘18
Christina Scott, Missouri Western State ‘18
Ethan Furnish, Indiana ‘19
Victoria Silvani, Louisiana State ‘19
Hannah Hurst, Cincinnati ‘18
Jillian Stachura, Shippensburg ‘18
Jacob Idani, Nova Southeastern ‘18
Jordyn Thompson, Lipscomb ‘17
Aaron Kellett, NJIT ‘19
Casey Vargas, Arizona State ‘18
Ryan Maas, Kansas ‘18
Zinnie Zhang, Vanderbilt ‘19
Dena Moser, Stetson ‘19
Dania Zheng, Case Western Reserve ‘19
Christopher Aguirre, Texas Tech ‘18
Daniel J. Roselli - Lead Facilitator Michigan State ‘89-Life
Karyn N. Sneath - Lead Facilitator Texas Tech ‘04
Mackenzie Lauka - Small Group Facilitator Associate Director of Education Toledo ’10-Life
Jason Pierce - Lead Facilitator Director of Education Friend of AKPsi
Due to continued Covid-19 restrictions, the 2021 Academy will take place at the Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Morgantown, IN from September 11-14, 2021. Academy Fellows from both the 2020 and 2021 class are invited to attend. The 2022 Academy will take place in Morgantown, IN from June 18- 21, 2022. Applications will open November 2021 and will close February 2022. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) to apply. Learn more: akpsi.org/academy
Institute of Business Leadership November 5, 2020 Virtual
April 6, 2021 Virtual
The Institute of Business Leadership is a one-day virtual conference, providing attendees access to exclusive networking, and several career, personal, skill and chapter operational development sessions led by industry professionals, without ever having to leave home. In the Spring, the Institute of Business Leadership was expanded to be the lead event during Professional Development Week. During this week, Alpha Kappa Psi provides its members the best of Brotherhood Unbounded, with access to career, personal and skill development opportunities for all levels of experience to enhance their professional development. These events would not have been possible without the generosity and expertise of our speakers, who gave their time and talent to AKPsi to advance our members’ learning. Recordings of all virtual sessions and additional courses on chapter operations, career advancement, and professional development are available in the MyLearning section of the MyAKPsi Community.
Fall: Keynote Speakers Ian Buggs
Head of Finance Gulf at Amgen Leading with a Global Mindset
Kristen Van Nest Freelance Entrepreneur
Sessions Offered • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Building a Resilient Career Digital Personal Branding Hacking Your Next Job Search Virtual Job Search Being Part of a High Performing Team Creating Healthy Habits Creating Work/Life Balance in a Virtual Environment Budgets It’s Not a Dirty Word Data Driven Decision Making Appreciation for Innovation Practical Skills for Genuine Connection InternTalk: A Guide to Talking the Talk Social Responsibility
Daniel Roselli Founder Packard Place
Spring: Business Panel Keynote Tim Daniels
Director of Financial Reporting The New York Blower Company
Fellow On Deck
Senior Proposal Writer & Developer Leidos
Lauren Hayslett Panelist
Product Operations Manager Google
Sessions Offered • Managing Up in the Workplace • Work Life Balance and the Impact on Self Care • Volunteering and Its Impact on the Community • Graduate School Panel • Being a Servant Leader • Lessons in Career Transitions: Take the Path Less Traveled • Finding Your Identity and Understanding Your Why • Tactical Networking Tips and Tricks • Understanding and Avoiding Microaggressions • A Map to Delivering Engaging Virtual Presentations • Understanding Social Media Based Recruitment IBL
• Leadership From the Core • Personal Branding to Showcase Your Skills • Affinity Group Networking: a chance to share the experiences, challenges, and opportunities of specific affinity groups in free-flowing conversation
The Institute of Business Leadership returns as part of Professional Development week, October 25 - 29, 2021. Learn more: akpsi.org/institute-of-business-leadership/
Presidents Academy January 9 - 10, 2021 Virtual Presidents Academy (PA) is an educational leadership experience to provide chapter and colony presidents with a concentrated deep dive into serving others, self-awareness, chapter operations, understanding vision, and creating a Chapter Success Plan. Use of the Birkman Method Assessment was continued after strong feedback from the 2020 event to allow attendees the opportunity to learn about their individual leadership style, as well as their usual and stress behaviors. While a virtual experience, the 2021 event was still able to provide attendees the opportunity to learn from their peers, and discuss coaching and leadership concepts through both large and small group conversations.
Through the Presidents Academy, I will forever be able to acknowledge that just because others do not think like me, absolutely does not mean they do not have ideas. Everyone has special skills and ideas that are unique to them, those skills and ideas need to be utilized and not disregarded. Through the Birkman report and the conference, I have a better understanding of how to support each of my brothers, specifically, in the way they need it. - Megan Cox, Missouri State ‘19
• Construct a path for approaching difficult situations • Demonstrate responsible decision-making and personal accountability • Demonstrate the ability to coach others • Describe servant leadership as an approach to chapter operations • Develop a fraternal network • Develop professional and leadership skills • Facilitate the development of a Chapter Success Plan • Implement a feedback model • Practice a commitment to servant leadership PA
OF RESPONDENTS AGREE THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THEIR EXPECTATIONS WAS MET
HOW EFFECTIVE WAS THIS EVENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS BELOW?
Weighted average on a 5-point scale
HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO UTILIZE PRACTICES LEARNED IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY ROLE WITHIN THE FRATERNITY? Extremely Likely
Most Likely Somewhat Likely
Join us January 7-9, 2022 for the next iteration of Presidents Academy to kick off the chapter’s pathway to success. Location to be determined. Incoming president-elects and recently elected presidents are eligible to attend this event, which will once again be rooted in the concepts of self-awareness, coaching, servant leadership, and implementing the Chapter Achievement Pathway. Learn more: https://akpsi.org/presidents-academy/
Fraternity Advisors Conference January 9 - 10, 2021 Virtual The Fraternity Advisors Conference (FAC) is an educational leadership experience to provide fraternity volunteers the knowledge and skills to effectively coach those they service in self-awareness, chapter operations, understanding vision, and creating a Chapter Success Plan. Use of the Birkman Method Assessment was continued after strong feedback from the 2020 event to allow attendees the opportunity to learn about their individual leadership style, as well as their usual and stress behaviors. While a virtual experience, the 2021 event was still able to provide attendees the opportunity to learn from their peers, and discuss coaching and leadership concepts through both large and small group conversations.
Learning Objectives • • • • • • • • •
Assist chapter officers with the development of a Chapter Success Plan Construct a path for approaching difficult situations Demonstrate responsible decision-making and personal accountability Demonstrate the ability to coach others Describe servant leadership as an approach to advising Develop a fraternal network Develop professional and leadership skills Implement a feedback model Practice a commitment to servant leadership
HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO UTILIZE PRACTICES LEARNED IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY ROLE WITHIN THE FRATERNITY?
85.72% of respondents agree they are more confident in their ability to coach others.
HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO COMMIT TO PRACTICING SERVANT LEADERSHIP AFTER ATTENDING THIS EVENT? 4.76%
Not Very Likely
HOW EFFECTIVE WAS THIS EVENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS BELOW? 2.81
Creative and Innovative Thinking Relationship Building
Weighted average on a 5-point scale
SURVEY RESPONDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Chapter Advisor
OF RESPONDENTS AGREE THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THEIR EXPECTATIONS WAS MET
The best part of PA/FAC was being able to make connections and provide insight to our collegiate members... even in a virtual environment... which goes to show how we continue to adapt within our ever-changing world. Clarence Seal, Southern Delta Regional Director
Join us January 7-9, 2022 for the next iteration of Alpha Kappa Psi’s premiere volunteer educational event. Location to be determined. All Fraternity volunteers are eligible to attend the event, which will once again be rooted in the concepts of self-awareness, servant leadership, and coaching chapter officers through the Chapter Achievement Pathway. Learn more: https://akpsi.org/fraternity-advisors-conference/
Seek the Peak March 2, 2021 Virtual Seek the Peak is an event designed to give chapters the opportunity to share and learn from each other in order to become Peak Performers. Four chapters presented during the 2021 event. Recordings can be viewed in MyLearning as well as found and shared from Alpha Kappa Psi’s YouTube channel (https://www. youtube.com/user/AKPsi1904). “Peak Performance is a state in which the person performs to the maximum of their ability, characterized by subjective feelings of confidence, effortlessness and total concentration on the task.” (BrainForest, https://www.brainforestcenters.com/news/what-is-peak-performance-and-how-do-i-reach-it)
Boston University Eye2Eye Conference
University of British Columbia Using Birkman Method Assessment Fundraising
Seek the Peak
Miami University East Bridge Consulting
University of Colorado at Boulder Recruitment Campaign
Volunteer Townhalls Monthly - October - May Virtual To keep Fraternity volunteers up to date throughout the academic year and provide them ongoing opportunities to connect with their peers and Fraternity leadership, Alpha Kappa Psi’s Fraternity Managers held monthly volunteer townhalls.
What’s Next FY 22 Events AUGUST 6 | Foundation Members Meeting SEPTEMBER 11-14 | Academy 22 | Awards Night OCTOBER 25-29 | Professional Development Week
featuring the Institute of Business Leadership
JANUARY 7-9 | Presidents Academy 7-9 | Fraternity Advisor Conference FEBRUARY 4-6 | Principled Business Leadership Institute 11-13 | Principled Business Leadership Institute 18-20 | Principled Business Leadership Institute 25-27 | Principled Business Leadership Institute Please check out akpsi.org/events for updates to the event schedule and to learn more about each of these upcoming events. Events are subject to change. $Ȕȷȹȶ .ȶȷȷȶ 3ǹǺ
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