Advanced Volunteer Leadership - Mark Stratton; National President, Alpha Phi Omega
A popular topic from 2012 returns, during which Brother Stratton will talk about how our more seasoned volunteers help the Fraternity to build and mentor its pipeline of future leadership, how to navigate themselves through the pipeline to the next step in their APO 'career', and how we adapt our involvement to work around life developments.
Conference Advising and Oversight - Matt Bailey; Alumni member, Zeta Lambda Chapter
Have you ever served as a conference chair or as a member of a conference committee while you were an active member? Great! Now forget everything about that experience. Now, that's only half true - what you learned about how the event functions and the planning required is great information to have as an advisor. The challenge for many is to transition from doing to advising. This session will touch on ways to be an effective conference advisor and provide the oversight required by the Fraternity and your section or region while staying out of the way of the active members planning.
Communications for the Volunteer - Tom Jackson, Alpha Gamma '92; and Jane Jackson, Zeta Kappa '94.
Part of the Fraternity's Essentials of Volunteering series, In order to be an effective volunteer, one must have the proper “tools” in your “toolbox.” This workshop is designed to look at your set of communication tools, give you a basic understanding of what those tools are designed to do, and give you the confidence to utilize those tools and have improved communication.
Conflict Management - Donmichael Thompson; Delta Xi '95
Part of the Fraternity's Essentials of Volunteering series, how do you as an alumni volunteer help chapters mitigate conflict? conflict management focuses on how to recognize conflict between people and groups, how to guide and encourage others to a positive resolution. and discusses how to stay neutral and serve as mediator.
Effects of Co-Curricular Engagement on Student Learning - Diana Sims-Harris; Associate Director of the Office of Student Involvement, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis
Ms. Sims-Harris will speak from work that she and others on the campus of IUPUI have engaged in to evaluate the impact of pairing curricular and non-curricular activities in a higher education setting to enhance the learning impact as well as some practical applications which have been launched. This can help highlight how Alpha Phi Omega can play its part in the education of our active members.
Extension Overview - Amanda Pruitt; Region V Extension Coordinator
In this session, we will cover an overview of how the extension process works - from beginning to end. A great session for section chairs and other volunteers who will be indirectly involved with the process through the work that they do with extension group members.
Hazing Prevention in Action - Dr. Jason Sprat; Dean of Students, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis
Dr. Sprat will share with us from his experiences as an administrator in higher education what current concerns are in this community regarding hazing and what is being and can be done to help prevent it.
Helping Students Prepare for a Career after College - Rachael Candee; Manager of Skills-based Volunteering & HoosierCorps with United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)
Our Fraternity's mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service. We offer a number of programs which help our active members to provide leadership to their chapters but, what are we doing to prepare them for life after college? In this session, learn from the day to day experience of one nonprofit professional what we can do to achieve this.
How to Assess Health of Chapter Programs - Maggie Katz; Immediate Past National President, Alpha Phi Omega
What can we do to help a chapter understand the current state and health of the programs that it offers? Are they meeting the needs of the chapter and its members? Or are they the same programs that the chapter has offered for years which have not kept up with today's needs and don't scale the chapter's current size? This session will offer methods for evaluating the programs and some tips for communicating this to chapter leadership in order to make needed improvements.
Insurance and Liability - John Ottenad; National Vice President, Alpha Phi Omega
Liability has become an oft talked about topic in the past several years, as the actions of our members can have a dramatic impact on us all. What can be done to manage and minimize this impact? This will also include a discussion on the impact of (and to) the Fraternity's insurance.
Interacting with Campus Administrators - Carla Moran; Finance and Operations Director
Alpha Phi Omega partners with the campuses on which we have chapters but granting the charter, not to the student members of the chapter, but to the campus. It is therefore important that we maintain a good relationship with these administrators as well as interaction allows us a channel into the expertise that they can share on current trends and concerns in higher education.
Life, Work, and APO - Scott Merritts; Region VI Volunteer and Advisor to the 2014 National Convention Steering Committee
Part of the Fraternity's Essentials of Volunteering series, this workshop focuses on how to successfully combine work, family relationships, APO and leisure time into a satisfying life. We will develop skill sets that enhances the ability to evaluate priorities, focus on the big picture and create life long volunteers for the Fraternity.
Motivation - Brandyn Fairchild; Region V Volunteer
Part of the Fraternity's Essentials of Volunteering series, motivating and retaining volunteers is one of the key challenges facing volunteer organizations. Volunteers and those new to volunteering can be easily alienated if they feel dissatisfied or out-of-sync with their organizations. This workshop is designed to update participants on current trends among new volunteers, examine how to most effectively develop volunteer
Principles and Culture of Volunteering - Mike DeLuka; Region VI Volunteer Development Chair
Part of the Fraternity's Essentials of Volunteering series, this seminar will provide participants with an overview of the national fraternity and what it means to be a volunteer. It will cover expectations and strategies to transition from an active or alumni to that of a fraternity volunteer.
Reinventing Learning for Generation Y College Students - John Strada; Region V Director
It's no secret that the classroom has changed considerably over the past 20 years. Gone are the chalkboards and overhead projectors and technology is now an integral part of, not only the physical classroom but also the learning experience. But have learning styles also changed? And what does the Fraternity need to do to stay on top of this and deliver its programming in ways that will have the most impact on the college students of today and tomorrow.
Reinventing Our Approach to Leadership Dialog with Generation Y - Caroline Huck-Watson; Director; Office of Programs for Leadership and Service Education (PuLSE), Butler University
Every generation is different from the last. They expect different things, are motivated in different ways, and view success from different vantage points. How do we need to approach the development of leadership in the generation of students who are in college today and will be tomorrow?
Risk Management - Rob Coop; Risk Management Director
Part of the Fraternity's Essentials of Volunteering series, this course will cover some of the unique challenges and risks associated with becoming a volunteer. A focus on how to help a chapter through a crisis or risk management issues. Course will cover proper protocols, RM, resources, and Documentation
Student Involvement and Leadership Development for Community College Students - Chelsea Rood-Emmick; Executive Director of Civic Engagement, Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
As the demographic of students attending community colleges changes and we start to receive more interest from students on these campuses due to their desire to be involved, our volunteers need to learn about the unique challenges that we face on community college campuses as well as some keys to success from someone with first-hand experience.
Support for Students with Special Needs - Chris Boylan, Delta Xi '94
The opportunity for membership in our Fraternity is open to all eligible students on the campuses on which we have chapters. Sometimes though, our members have special needs. In this workshop we will hear about what we can do to support these students and provide the same opportunities to all of our members.
Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Development - Dan Tincknell, Alpha Zeta Xi '09
This is a great session for those who are or someday will be leading other volunteers. During the session, we will talk about how to identify individuals who are potential volunteers and will be appropriate for the current and/or future needs; working with these individuals, overseeing their work, and ensuring that they are fulfilling their responsibilities in order to achieve current successes and meet objectives; and helping these the individuals who serve as our volunteers develop their individual skills to prepare for the Fraternity roles that they will hold in the future.
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Working with Struggling Chapters - Jeremy Bingman; Region VI Director
Walk through how we can use a number of the tools available from the Fraternity and elsewhere as part of a series of case studies highlighting the challenges of various chapters and the differences that these tools could make. This is a great session for anyone who will be working directly with our chapters.
APO LEADS CONTENT TRAINING
APO LEADS Launch Content Training
For those interested in becoming APO LEADS Launch presenters, the in-person practical portion of the training will be offered. It is required that participants have completed Launch, are certified presenters (by completing Basic Skills Training), and have completed the on-line pre-training session for Launch content. Space for this session is limited and requires an additional registration.
If you have questions, please contact Alexa Davis, Region VI Leadership Development Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.