Throughout Conclave, attendees benefited from a full slate of programming designed to bring brothers together and advance personal and collective growth.
Sessions for alumni focused on coaching skills, partnership with higher education and leadership growth. Undergraduates not serving as delegates chose one of three programming tracks to attend each day: chapter operations, personal and leadership skills, or professional and career development. Tracks feature TED™ Talk-style programs and experiential activities, giving brothers relevant and actionable content. This fresh take on Conclave programming has led to educational sessions being the best-attended in recent Conclave history.
Thursday featured the Love, Mom and Dad session, as well as a panel for alumni and volunteers with three experienced higher ed professionals: Dr. Douglas Garrard, associate vice president for campus life and senior associate dean of students at the University of Texas-Austin; Dr. Kevin Kruger, president and CEO for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education; and Dr. Victor Wilson, vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia. Moderated by SigEp CEO Brian Warren, panelists discussed trends that are changing how college campuses look and operate, like college affordability, demographic changes, student resilience and stressors, and diversity and inclusion.
Throughout Conclave, The HUB has provided walk-in consultations for undergraduates and volunteers who want to learn more about SigEp’s newest innovations. With service stations geared toward the Balanced Man Program, Chapter Sites, recruitment support, health and wellness, dressing for success, and career coaching, the HUB was the center of excitement, networking at learning throughout Conclave.
Alumni and volunteer education sessions planned for Saturday include Volunteer Success in 1,200 Seconds; The Future of Student Housing; and Tips for Successful Fundraising and Capital Campaigns. Undergraduates will attend their final track session.