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About Officer Training
Officer Training is an educational leadership experience and is designed to provide chapter officers with learning focused on serving others, chapter operations, and how to create an officer success plan. The focus of Officer Training is servant leadership which in turn allows participants to focus on member retention, teamwork, conflict resolution, and compromise. This experience will seek to provide participants with an overview of servant leadership and with the necessary tools to create and sustain a chapter success plan which will lead to increased member engagement and retention. Additional education centers on general leadership skills, understanding AKPsi’s structure, risk management, and individual officer role-based breakouts.
Takeaways, Accommodations and Expenses
Which positive attributes can I acquire?
- Build relationships
- Communicate with resource coordinators
- Lead a group of peers
- Summarize AKPsi’s governing documents
- Define AKPsi’s Risk Management Policies
- Describe roles of officers
What is gained from attending?
- Describe servant leadership and its application to the chapter’s success
- Gain insight on necessary servant leadership skills
- Examine skills and their chapter related applications
- Develop core leadership skills
- Develop a fraternal network (based on chapter relationships, RMT)
- Summarize their learning on servant leadership with their chapter
- Interact with officers to create a chapter success plan
- Implement an officer success plan
- Feel personally challenge
What accommodations are provided?
AKPsi has a block of rooms reserved for its members and guests through each hotel’s reservation cutoff date. Room types (especially those that sleep four to a room) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Provided there are remaining guest rooms in our block after the cut off-date, the hotel will continue to accept reservations at the special rate. Once the block is full, whether it is before or after the cut-off date, regular hotel rates will be in effect.
Attendees are responsible for contacting the hotel directly to arrange accommodations. All guests must provide photo ID on-site at each hotel in order to check-in and receive keys to their rooms. Photo ID must match name on room reservation or access to the hotel may be denied.
Participants are expected to comply with the Alpha Kappa Psi Risk Management Policies, state and local laws as well as guest policies of the hotel.
What are the registration rates and deadlines?
What expenses are covered with registration?
- Lunch on Friday
- Participant materials
- Reimbursement for Thursday night hotel room (see below)
What expenses are not covered?
- Travel to Officer Training
- Meals outside of those listed above
- Airline luggage fees
- Airport parking
- Hotel parking
- Flight change fees
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Transportation to and from the hotel
- Personal incidentals
What is the dress code?
Smart Casual (jeans are acceptable, t-shirts, tennis shoes, caps or hats).
What is the reimbursement stipend?
The reimbursement is money the fraternity will provide only to those collegiate chapters with at least three core officers in attendance for both Officer Training and the Leadership Pathway in its entirety. The purpose is to help cover some of the costs incurred.
When will the reimbursement stipend be provided?
The reimbursement will be distributed after the event in order to verify who was in attendance for both Officer Training and the Leadership Pathway.
How do I receive the reimbursement stipend?
If at least three core officers attend Officer Training and the Leadership Pathway in its entirety, then the Heritage Center will apply a credit to the chapter’s account.
How much will my chapter be reimbursed?
The reimbursement will be up to $150 per chapter.
How may I use the reimbursement stipend?
2015 Academy Highlights
With a registration cap of 20 student members, the Academy is an intimate, hands-on, challenging learning experience. This highly interactive three-day program is funded by the generous support of Alpha Kappa Psi alumni and friends, through The AKPsi Foundation.