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RESPONSE ABILITY: A Call for Courage

Presenting Partner: Mike Dilbeck, CAMPUSPEAK Program Description: When we move past our fears to take action to do what is right on behalf of others and in moments of need, we are truly courageous. RESPONSE ABILITY, is a keynote focused on our role as a bystander in critical situations and the barriers many of us feel when we consider whether or not to intervene. Students from all walks of life will learn how seizing an opportunity to act creates positive change on campus and beyond. Goals: As a result of attending the program, students will: Understand the impact of bystander behavior. Become reacquainted with personal commitments and actions that make a difference. Gain the social awareness and personal power to intervene in problem situations and show courage. Time: 1.5 to 2 hours Intended Audience: Chapter/IFC leaders, members and new members Partner Bio: Mike is a Chicago-based filmmaker, turned advocate. Since 1990, he has created educational projects aimed at empowering young people, including 60 educational film project for Higher Education organizations. Mike now dedicates himself full-time to the RESPONSE ABILITY program. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and a member of the National Speakers Association. Mike holds the designation of Certified Speaking Professional, held by less than 12 percent of speakers worldwide. More Information: www.campuspeak.com/dilbeck Booking Information: Request Website: www.campuspeak.com...

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Archie Messersmith Joins NIC Team As Champion For Critical Health and Safety Initiatives

Indianapolis, Oct. 19, 2017—Archie Messersmith will join the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as the first-ever Director of Health and Safety on Oct. 30. He will lead the implementation of the enhanced NIC health and safety standards, partnering with campuses and fraternities to carry out the Social Safe pilot and address critical issues on college campuses today. “Archie is a thought-leader in programming and best practices that encourage fraternity men to take an active role in their own safety and the safety of their peers,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “The NIC strongly believes student leadership is...

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Melissa Kish Joins NIC Team As Director of Education and Leadership Development

Indianapolis, Oct. 16, 2017—Melissa Kish has developed and facilitated student programming across the fraternal and higher education community for more than 10 years and will soon bring this breadth of experience to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) education team. Joining staff Nov. 13 as Director of Education and Leadership Development, Kish will manage curriculum design, delivery and assessment for the NIC’s premier and long-standing programming. She will also help shape and execute new programs like PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents, being held for the first time in January 2018, and will identify and address emerging educational needs that...

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Men’s Conversations: A Retreat for College Men

Presenting Partner: The Leadership and Training Studio Program Description: This 2- to 3-day retreat experience encompasses six dynamic courses for men’s personal and leadership development. We are on a mission to talk about the work of men who are courageous leaders, and to discuss the tough topics that leaders face as well as how to create a vision to serve. (1) Cast a Vision During this session, we explore the strengths of leaders and cast a vision based on the values and principles of your institution and organization. We will consider our pain and passion points, but more importantly cast a personal vision. This will serve as the base for all of our other work. For instance – do you want to serve as a mentor to sales students, do you want to help fund programs for the homeless, or do you want to serve as a committee member to support the work of the environment? No matter what your personal vision is, it’s important to craft the space and focus on the ideas – with the support of other men. Goals By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Build the case for long-term leadership Define areas of pain and passion List the personal dreams that feel impossible Create a plan to make impossible things become inevitable Create a first draft of a leadership vision Practice brainstorming...

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Men and Masculinity

Presenting Partner: The Leadership and Training Studio Program Description: It’s time to discuss a critical topic regarding the state of men on college campuses. In this session, we explore the roles and identities of men while talking about the high cost of hyper-masculinity. We also have conversations about how participants can become the men they want to be.         Goals: By the end of this course, participants will be able to: Define masculinity Redefine masculinity Identify the fears of college men List who and what influences men Create a healthy man box Identify the cost of hyper-masculinity Choose and list the values of authentic men Time: 1.5 – 2 hours Intended Audience: Chapter leaders, members and new members Partner Bio:  The mission of the Leadership and Training Studio (LTS) is to support the growth of individuals and teams by giving them time to think, reflect and gain new super-cognitive knowledge. The LTS was founded by Erin Fischer, a graduate of Indiana University, who considers herself a leadership nerd and a woman on a mission to help teams and individuals excel at what they do. “I love the idea of challenging people and being challenged myself and I LIVE for the ‘aha’ moment – both yours and mine.” Booking Information: Connect with The LTS here. More Information: Visit The LTS website for more...

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