“Behind every great chapter are great volunteers.” The late Grand President Phil Cox, Indiana ’84, would regularly remind us that volunteers are the core of successful and impactful SigEp programs and events for undergraduate brothers and alumni.
The work you do is transformational in helping ensure each undergraduate brother has the opportunity for a life-changing, developmental brotherhood experience. And we want to make sure that you have the training and resources you need to succeed in working with the chapter and mentoring undergraduates.
Training at Carlson Leadership Academies
What our volunteers do matters immensely — one thing that’s reaffirmed every year in our annual Brotherhood Assessment is the distinct impact they have on healthy chapter culture!
At Carlson Leadership Academies, volunteers – both new and experienced in their roles – will have the opportunity to attend training to help you be more effective in your role through gaining new insights and tapping into the network of volunteers in your area.
Coming to a city near you
In 2023, eight programs will be held across the country from mid-January through February in the following locations:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Kansas City, Kansas
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Parsippany, New Jersey
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Richmond, Virginia
- San Francisco, California
Exact dates, chapter/location assignments and a full schedule will be announced in early fall.
Training will including 8 sessions about the fundamentals of serving as a mentor, coach and advisor, including:
- SigEp history
- 21st Century SigEp
- The fraternity world today
- SigEp Headquarters operations
- Effective volunteer skills
- Introduction to mentoring
- Communicating across generations
- University partnership
These will be paired with role-based roundtable discussions for AVC presidents, chapter counselors, balanced man stewards, and mentors for vice presidents and chaplains. Volunteers will also have networking time with each other and their district governors.
Volunteer Listening Tour
Brian Tenclinger, SigEp's Volunteer Engagement and Education Director, embarked on a 24-city "listening tour" to hear more about your volunteer experience and share details about SigEp's strategic plan. The listening tour concluded in mid-May 2022, and your feedback is being compiled. If you'd still like to provide feedback, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.