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Preparing IFC Presidents for Interfraternal Leadership Jan. 5 – 7, 2018 Hilton Garden Inn Airport | indianapolis 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, when many IFC presidents start their term, will prepare them for council and community leadership. Registration for the inaugural PRIME is now closed. Please contact us with any questions about your registration.   PRIME Program Highlights The goal of PRIME is to prepare IFC Presidents to be the best possible leader as they work with their Council to be the best IFC they can possibly be. This is accomplished through high-level skill building around leadership and learning from experts in the industry while sharing their own best practices and IFC experiences with their peers. PRIME attendees will: Build a network with other IFC Presidents from across the country Learn executive leadership skills needed...

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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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