The Phi Gamma Delta Magazine - Fall 2021

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Summer Events The Summit

By the Numbers: June 24-26, 2021


Undergrads from 28 Chapters


New Member Educators


Recruitment Chairmen


ow in its third year, The Summit, Phi Gamma Delta's two-day intensive training for Recruitment Chairmen and New Member Educators, was held virtually on June 24-26, 2021. This year, The Summit focused on bouncing back after an unusual 2020. There were several general sessions for all attendees, including "Lessons Learned from Corporate Recruitment & Onboarding," hosted by Stephanie Baysinger, and a peer panel featuring George Masterson (Texas 2022) and Anthony Heavilin (Akron 2020), who discussed "Best Practices in a Virtual World." Next Tyler Fisk (Wayne State 2020) delivered "Brotherhood Matters Most," followed by "What We Can Learn from College Football Recruitment & Orientation: Why Fraternity May Have It Backwards," a conversation with Ryan O'Rourke, Executive Director of the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, and Helen Lahrman, former Senior Director of Chapter Support. Scan the QR code to watch the recording.4



Twenty Recruitment Chairmen attended the Recruitment Track, where they learned about the year-round dynamic recruitment system. With a focus on building a culture of positive relationships and belonging, participants designed a recruitment plan for the upcoming academic year. The New Member Education track kicked off by defining the traits and skills of an excellent New Member Educator before comparing positive mentorship and the Big Brother role. The 15 New Member Educators were then introduced to the "High 5 Roles of a Facilitator." The track wrapped up by discussing Big Brother selection criteria and designing a custom draft of a new member education calendar for implementing "Foundation of Courage," the Fraternity's new member experience.

How did participants describe The Summit in just three words? Here are some of their answers: • Fun, informative, interesting • I loved it! • Engaging, constructive, helpful • Networking, constructive, rewarding • Inspiring, values, reflection • Insightful, cooperative, engaging