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Thrive: Preparing New Members for Success

Thrive: Preparing New Members for Success Presenting Partner: RISE Partnerships Program Description: The first few months of a new member’s experience sets the tone for the rest of their lives. If fraternal organizations hope to keep members engaged, retained, satisfied, and prepared to meet expectations, they have to get this process right. Through a series of interactive lessons, Thrive helps leadership teams critique and improve their organization’s new member experience. Along the way, they address underlying challenges in the organization’s culture and learn how to sustain changes for the long-term. This program provides a safe place to restructure questionable activities and gain expert feedback without fear of judgement or consequence. Goals: As a result of participating, each organization’s leadership team: Is better able to articulate the purpose of their new member process. Adopts healthier mental models to guide their new member process. Can explain the science behind how learning and relationship building truly work. Makes small changes to make existing activities more meaningful, effective, and safe. Gains the knowledge, skills, and techniques to implement changes in their organization. As a result of these outcomes, the organization’s new members will: Form stronger connections. Learn more about the organization. Are better prepared to be involved as leaders. Time: 3 hours Intended Audience: Groups of 3-5 leaders from each organization, including new member education teams and presidents, up to 100 participants. Partner Bio: RISE...

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Removing Barriers to Action: Bystander Intervention

Removing Barriers to Action: Bystander Intervention Presenting Partner: NovakTalks Program Description: It is not enough to tell individuals to not be bystanders. We must create environments that empower individuals to act. This interactive workshop engages participants in an evidenced-based discussion about creating environments in their chapters or community that compels action while providing realistic strategies for empowering all members of the chapter or community to use their voice when peer behaviors are not aligned with acceptable standards of behavior. Goals: This dynamic program will empower participants to: Utilize the identified barriers to action to evaluate organization environment in order to identify where barriers can be reduced and people can be empowered to ACT. Design organization operations/systems as well as basic informational programs in such a way as to remove barriers to action. Create initiatives to communicate what behaviors your organization/ community sees as a problem and wants individuals to take action against. Design strategically developed training within their community or chapter to create an environment that empowers individuals to act. Time: 2 hours Intended Audience: Chapter leaders, members, new members. Faculty, staff and volunteers that work with organizations are welcome to join. Partner Bio: Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for Campus Safety, Hazing Prevention, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development. We have a dynamic team of facilitators all trained in the Novak education model. Services can be...

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The Community Voice: An Introduction to the Realities of Bystander Behavior

The Community Voice: An Introduction to the Realities of Bystander Behavior Presenting Partner: NovakTalks Program Description: Challenge students to find their voice and not stand by when the values of their organization are not reflected in actions or voices of individuals, chapters or campus communities. Using the principles of Bystander Intervention as a foundation the facilitator empowers participants to find their voice by accepting their responsibility to act as positive members of their organization, community or chapter. This is a critical conversation to focus on creating a community of care. Goals: This dynamic program will empower participants to: Articulate the importance of moving through all the stages of intervention in order to bring about change, focusing on the final two stages of Bystander Intervention: Stage 3–Feel Responsible for Solving the Problem & Stage 4–Possessing the Necessary Skills to Act. Challenge themselves and their community to feel responsible for acting when behaviors or incidents are not aligned with values. Learn about successful intervention strategies that will provide opportunities to respectfully and effectively intervene and provide the opportunity to de-escalate challenging situations. Time: 1.5 to 2 hours Intended Audience: Chapter leaders, members and new members Partner Bio: Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for Campus Safety, Hazing Prevention, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development. We have a dynamic team of facilitators all trained in the Novak education model....

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It’s Everybody’s Job: Building Safer Communities

It’s Everybody’s Job: Building Safer Communities Presenter: Suzette Walden Cole Presenting Partner: CAMPUSPEAK Program Description: Many students cannot clearly recognize the signs of potential risk in some situations, leading to them not realizing the risk at all or feeling too insecure to step in. In this keynote, Suzette offers students the training to confidently step in. She teaches the skills they need to be proactive, aware community members to help stop sexual assault and misconduct. Goals: As a result of attending this program, students will learn: The history of alcohol and sexual assault/misconduct on college campuses. How to define and understand how to gain and secure consent. How to recognize reasons why individuals often do not intervene. How to overcome those factors, and techniques for safeguarding events (both unofficial and official). The skills to assess situations, determine a course of action, and step-in to ensure the safety and security of their community. Facilitator Bio: Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Suzette Walden Cole received her Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and her Master of Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in education administration and foundations at Illinois State University, studying the factors that contribute to the development of culture in student groups, student organization conduct and accountability processes and effective strategies for cultivating change within student groups....

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The Time is Now: Reclaiming the Value of “Fraternity” Through Social Norming

The Time is Now: Reclaiming the Value of “Fraternity” Through Social Norming Presenter: Suzette Walden Cole Presenting Partner: CAMPUSPEAK Program Description: Negative headlines in the news and social media result in our having to defend “fraternity.” These are the exceptions, not the rule. We must own our fraternal identity and stop letting others define us. Social norming can aid us in combatting messages that lead to a misperception of what truly is normal in our fraternal communities. The time is now to tackle the problem by reclaiming who we are and what we do. Facilitator Bio: Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Suzette Walden Cole received her Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and her Master of Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in education administration and foundations at Illinois State University, studying the factors that contribute to the development of culture in student groups, student organization conduct and accountability processes and effective strategies for cultivating change within student groups. More information: Download a one-pager about this program. Booking Information: Contact CAMPUSPEAK at (844) 745-8570 or info@campuspeak.com....

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