The Leadership and Training Weekend (LTW) will be hosted virtually
via Zoom and Discord from January 15-17, 2021.
LTW is Triangle’s annual event to provide training for several chapter officer tracks. This year, we have tracks for President, Treasurer, Recruitment, New Member Education and Philanthropy/PR, as well as an alumnus track for Recruitment Coaches. We also are adding a track for emerging/aspiring leaders – perfect for new members or new initiates who want to learn how to step up and take leadership positions in your chapters.
All seven training tracks will run concurrently during the three days of training. Attendees will have two online courses you can do in advance at your own pace, specific to your track. Attendees then will be working in smaller groups within your respective tracks, which will be made up of members from similar campuses, chapter sizes, etc. This will allow you to meet with peers, share ideas and build a strong support network. There will not be any large group sessions that involve all participants of all tracks at once – we’re staying focused.
On Saturday, each track will feature a “Ted Talk” from a successful alumnus. As an example, Presidents Leadership Academy participants will meet Steven L. Miller, former CEO of Shell Oil Co., whose endowment makes PLA possible each year. Other tracks will meet with accomplished alumni professionals as well.
You will be able to ask questions and learn more about the lessons they’ve learned and the impact Triangle has had on their success. On Sunday, each chapter has a slated time to meet with a Small Group Facilitator and their Chapter Advisor to create an Action Plan for the upcoming year. BONUS: If you all get together to do this, we will send Jimmy John gift cards to provide food for your meeting.
For every session you attend, your name will be put into a drawing for awesome prizes like free Netflix for a year, Amazon and Door Dash Gift Cards. If your chapter participates in the action planning session, you’ll be eligible for other prizes, as well as the food for your meeting.
Registration cost will be $35 per attendee ($40 after December 15). Those chapters with members completing work in five tracks will be put into a drawing to win a Triangle Recruitment Kit, which consists of a Triangle branded pop-up tent or banner, table cover, 200 magnetic business cards and 8 hours with a graphic designer to create online marketing materials for your chapter – a value of as much as $1,300+.
No funds are necessary at registration; costs will be calculated after the event and CEF funds and grants from Triangle Education Foundation will help offset most of the costs of final billings to chapters. Get more details on the registration site. Early registration begins November 10 and runs until December 15. After December 15, registration fees increase by $5. Registration closes on January 5.
Ready to register? Look over the information about each track below
to make sure you know which track meets your needs.
Steven L. Miller Presidents’ Leadership Academy (SLMPLA)
The Steven L. Miller Presidents’ Leadership Academy, better known as SLMPLA is named after Steven L. Miller ill64, former chapter president and CEO of Shell Oil Company. SLMPLA is designed to offer chapter presidents the skills and resources to assist them in leading a student organization. We will discuss leadership, communication, problem-solving, and how to act on your priorities. All chapter presidents should attend and will receive recognition via the Pyramid accreditation program for their attendance. Presidents-elect who have not yet started their terms also are eligible.
Wakerly Service-Learning Track
Recently revamped, this track was created for those responsible for service and philanthropy in their chapters. We will discuss how to make an impact on those we serve, and how to best plan a philanthropy or service event. We’ll also make sure all attendees understand how the Leadership Advantage and FIRST Robotics programs can increase Triangle visibility and name-recognition on their campuses, as well as connect you with more prospective new members. All attendees will be better at planning and executing events that impact the community and help our membership grow.
New Member Education Track
Also recently revamped, this track is geared towards those responsible for organizing and administering a New Member Education program for their chapter. Each session will provide best practices on how to engage and retain new members during their on-boarding experience. We will discuss what makes up a successful new member program and focus on how to deliver various components in a virtual environment. We also will outline the new online NM Ed program that all chapters will be able to use this Spring.
ELEVATE Recruitment Track
While created to elevate the Recruitment Chair’s ability to plan for and execute recruitment efforts, this track can also be helpful to anyone serving on a recruitment committee. We will focus on brand identity and how to measure success via the conversion rates in the Triangle Recruitment Funnel, as well as ways to identify, contact and engage the men who can make your chapter a success. Several chapters have used our program this fall with significant improvements in bid acceptance over last year.
This workshop is designed for the organization Treasurer. We will walk through how to forecast and build a budget, financial resources available to your chapter from the national organization and discuss how to effectively bill and collect member dues. For any treasurers, assistant treasurers, or those who may be interested to run for treasurer, this track is an excellent grounding in the basics as well as a good exercise in proper financial management principles.
Emerging Leaders Track
New to LTW this year, the Emerging Leaders Track welcomes any active, undergraduate member who wants to gain a deeper understanding of their leadership ability. We will discuss skills of a good leader and how to maximize your communication style when leading others. This track was designed for new members and recent initiates who may aspire to serve in a leadership position in their chapter or other student or community organization.
Triangle Recruitment Coaches (TRC) Program
In 2018, we kicked off our TRC program with 12 volunteers trained during LTW to coach and support one or more chapters in recruitment skills and strategies. This year, we are holding up to 20 seats for alumni volunteers to attend and be trained. Ideal candidates are young alumni who have served as recruitment chairs (or in another chapter leadership position) and who are physically near the chapter/s they will work with – though we’re more concerned about commitment than proximity.
This program will explore the scientific approach to recruitment using the Triangle Recruitment Funnel. You will learn how to deliver a workshop to improve recruitment skills and confidence in the members you are working with, and to design and implement a year-round online and in-person recruitment program for your chapter. There is no registration cost for this due to the generous support of the Fraternity, Triangle Education Foundation and individual donors.