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Complex Problems & Simple Solutions

Complex Problems & Simple Solutions Presenter: Steve Whitby Presenting Partner: The Catalyst Agency Program Description: In this training, participants will engage in a community conversation around problems in the areas they wish to focus on. They will achieve a better understanding around the framework of stages of change, harm reduction and brain development. Information can also be tailored to include university policy and how the information compares and contrasts. Ultimately, participants will learn how to create safe events in compliance with the policy through event planning and prevention resources. Time: 75-90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternity and sorority leaders (groups under 100). Presenter Bio: Steve Whitby is a storyteller who puts his twenty years of on-the-ground leadership development work into action by challenging people to make real changes by better understanding their own role in the story. As one of the authors of the most widely used risk management prevention curriculum used by fraternities, sororities, and college campuses, Steve has put his passion for creating change into action. He is an intentional speaker, conveying critical lessons about leadership and human potential through stories of normal people facing extraordinary opportunities. More information: Download a one-pager about this program. Booking Information: Contact The Catalyst Agency at info@thecatalystagency.us or 704-359-7941....

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The Effect of Social Norming on College Campuses

The Effect of Social Norming on College Campuses Presenter: Dr. T. Leon Williams Presenting Partner: The Catalyst Agency Program Description: One of the unique perspectives on every college campus is the bystander. The bystander gets a front row seat to good and bad times, fun and danger, risk taking and poor decision making, close calls and regrets. The bystander spends meaningful hours observing social behaviors that trigger unusual or habitual behaviors. By the end of the night, the bystander has developed a biased perception of responsible social living. The bystander plays a very important role in the acceptance and rejection of social norms on college campuses. This program will help students accurately and respectfully regard their peers as responsible community members. Goals: Student will be able to: Gain an understanding of social norms Understand how bias influence decision-making Develop intervention strategies to correct misperceptions Identify healthier norms Time: 75-90 minutes Intended Audience: Fraternity men and chapters Presenter Bio: Dr. T. Leon Williams has worked at various colleges and universities in multicultural affairs and athletics, and he has a special passion for diversity education. His topics are serious but his professional experience has allowed him to reach students using humor, personal stories, monologues and music. He invites students to examine their thoughts, perceptions and worldview. He is a frequent presenter for orientation, fraternity and sorority new member training, residence life training, affinity group...

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Fraternal “Umbrella” Organizations Unanimously Support New Anti-Hazing Legislation

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, Introduce the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act Contact: Heather Kirk, Chief Communication Officer North-American Interfraternity Conference heather.kirk@nicindy.org (225) 603-0002 WASHINGTON—Officials from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA), National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC), and Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), issued the following statements today endorsing anti-hazing legislation introduced by Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio. The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing...

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PRIME

Preparing IFC Presidents for Interfraternal Leadership Jan. 5 – 7, 2018Hilton Garden Inn Airport | indianapolis Registration opens in October  In the year since NIC 2.0 reforms have passed, one thing we have learned is that IFC Presidents have an enormous job. They are asked to lead their council effectively, establish relationships across campus, create a shared vision, and guide their community toward positive change. These are no small tasks. We’d bargain that the IFC President’s job is one of the most complex student leadership roles on campus. And these leaders need greater support. That’s why, in partnership with the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, Northeast Greek Leadership Association, and Southeastern Interfraternity Conference, we have developed PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents. PRIME focuses IFC Presidents on their role from the get-go. Getting this concentrated training in January — at the start of their term — will prepare them for council and community leadership. We are in the process of finalizing a selection between properties in Indianapolis or Cincinnati, and we will announce the location when registration goes live in October.  Through attending IFC Academy later in the spring, IFC Presidents will apply what they’ve learned at PRIME as they begin to lead their Councils. PRIME and IFC Academy are complimentary experiences that set the IFC President up for success during his time in office. The curriculum in both programs is unique,...

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Advisor Award of Distinction

Advisor Award of Distinction The Advisor Award of Distinction recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to guiding and mentoring a chapter, council or community. As the inaugural class of recipients for the Advisor Award of Distinction, these three 2017 honorees represent the highest standard and level of excellence in our industry.  wayne dawson Housing Corporation President, Kappa Alpha Order at University of Arizona Wayne Dawson has served the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at University of Arizona since 1999. During that time, he has led the chapter through recolonization and reorganization with unwavering support even during times of the chapter’s inactivity on campus. He has also overseen several major renovations of the chapter house while serving as both the housing corporation treasurer and president. His commitment at the local and national levels has not gone unnoticed; Wayne was the recipient of the 2002 Knight Commander’s Accolade, the highest individual award an alumnus can receive from the Fraternity, which recognized excellence in leadership, service and dedication to fraternal values. “Over the past 16 years as both an undergraduate and alumni officer, I have witnessed firsthand how Wayne has impacted countless lives as an advisor, mentor, colleague and friend,” one nominator wrote. “What’s most amazing to me is realizing that Wayne has been committed to the ideals of Kappa Alpha and our brotherhood for over 50 years!” Under...

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