Leadership Training Institutes
The Zeta Psi Educational Foundation presents seminars teach leadership skills above and beyond what one traditionally learns in school. While the topics vary from year to year and from session to session, they traditionally focus on two issues – how to create and manage successful fraternity chapters, and how to prepare our members for success in life and their careers after college.
The LTI program offers sessions at each Zeta Psi Convention, at a series of regional conferences, and for new Presidents at the Kirby Presidents Conference. To ensure all member can access educational training, the Foundation has chosen to return to in-person regional conferences and is still offering online courses.
What our participants are saying:
“What I really appreciate about the virtual LTIs is that they bring expert advice from across the fraternity (and the FSL world) to the home of a student. It’s convenient, easily accessible, and provides a great addition to the in-person opportunities that this organization provides. Another great thing about the virtual LTIs is that there are sessions relating to professional development topics such as resume building. One virtual LTI that really stood out to me is “Red Pill versus Blue Pill” by Br. Robert Edgemon; it provided information on effective chapter evaluation techniques. Another LTI which I found to be meaningful is the History of FSL session (hosted by Chris Hager and Caitlyn Westfall). I found that one to be particular interesting since I have friends in other FSL organizations and it provided historical knowledge on the greater FSL system that my friends, brothers, and myself are apart of.” -Adam Diri, Zeta Tau (Michigan State) ’24
“One of the big reasons I love attending LTIs is because I get to hear ideas from people that may be thinking outside the box. One of our best recruitment events in the last couple years actually came from a suggestion I heard from someone presenting at an LTI, and I wouldn’t have heard that anywhere else. I’m really grateful for that as it’s things like this that keep me wanting to go back and hear what everyone has to offer.” -Kieran Doherty, Theta Psi (Queen’s) ’25
In-Person LTI Programs:
This fall, the Educational Foundation will be hosting one in-person Leadership Training Institute. The Northeast Leadership Training Institute will be hosted at Rutgers University on October 7, 2023. The program will run from 10:15 AM to 4:30 PM starting with check in. Lunch is provided and some travel costs can be reimbursed.
The day will be filled with interactive educational programs, alumni careers panels, networking opportunities with other Zetes, and much more. We will have a session that is designed to help undergraduate members create recruitment videos to bring back to their chapters, and encourage all students to bring a copy of their current resumes for a professional development workshop.
Virtual LTI Programs
Schedule of VLTIs: Fall 2023
Chapter Finance Tips & Tools for Success–10/17/2023, 7:00 PM
Recruitment Strategies for Success–10/19/2023, 7:00 PM
Recruitment Strategies for Success–10/30/2023, 7:00 PM
What is the Undergraduate Council anyway?–11/2/2023, 7:00 PM
Chapter Finance Tips & Tools for Success–11/7/2023, 7:00 PM
How To Transition Your Officers–11/13/2023, 8:00 PM
Having an Event? You’re Probably Doing it Wrong–11/14/2023, 7:30 PM
Write it Right: Resumé Writing Workshop–11/15/2023, 7:00 PM