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Creating a “Yes, And” Team Culture
Galen Emanuele | @shiftyes 

As an international keynote speaker, Galen Emanuele works with teams and organizations around the globe including Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, CBRE, and Shell, transforming the way people interact and communicate. Galen’s captivating programs teach teams how to apply the improv concept of “Yes, And” to improve communication, team performance, and create an intentional culture of high-level engagement.

In this keynote, he'll highlight the best practices of self-management, collaboration, responsibility, openness to change, and effective communication to foster productive and high-performing teams. Through thought-provoking activities aimed at enhancing leadership, building cohesive team cultures, and navigating conflict you'll come away with actionable skills and tools to change the way approach leadership.

For more about Galen visit Shift Yes.

 

 




Blackballed: A Lecture on Campus Racism
Lawrence Ross | @alpha1906

Racism and college students. Every year, whether via racist social media posts, or wearing blackface at “Crips & Bloods” Halloween parties, racism on campus has a detrimental effect not only to minority students, but also on the white students who perpetuate it. This lecture on campus racism is a frank look at how a legacy of white racial supremacy in the United States led to incidents like fraternity members singing about lynching black people, the events in Charlottesville, VA, and other examples of racism that have occurred on college campuses.

This program operates under the premise that you’re not responsible for your actions if you’re ignorant of why something is racist. However, you are responsible if you do understand, and you do the racist act anyway…or if you remain quiet. As a result, fraternity and sorority members at AFLV will learn about their own organization’s legacy of racism, while getting a call to action to change that legacy to being anti-racist. The choice is your's.

 

For more about Lawrence, visit his website here.

 

 




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Better Fraternity; Better You
Lori Hart | @drlorihart

At a time when people are calling for a "culture change" in the fraternity and sorority community, it's hard for student leaders to figure out exactly how to fix the issues or understand the complexity of the problems. What are we really trying to change? Why does change feel so difficult within our communities? How do we create a better fraternity and sorority experience?

The answers to these questions might be simpler than we believe. Until we engage and challenge the members to higher expectations, we cannot expect our communities to improve. This keynote will be interactive, fun, focused on research and theory and provide participants with a whole different way of thinking. We can create better communities, but the change starts with YOU.

To learn more about Lori, visit The Catalyst Agency.

 

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 Friday, February 9, 2018 




All We Do is Step & Stroll? What is a Black Greek?
Ed Block 1 | Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. | @sheedyali

African-American Collegiate Greek-Letter Fraternities and Sororities boast a rich legacy. Unfortunately, undergraduate collegiate members often hold misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding the purpose, mission, and history of their beloved organizations.

 

"All We Do is Step and Stroll?" is an interactive, innovative, fun, engaging and campus-wide educational session that dispels these stereotypes. The session also offers practical short-term and long-term solutions for both Divine Nine members and non-members to positively change the expectation and culture related to these organizations

 

To learn more about Rasheed, visit The Harbor Institute.

 




Telling the Story of Sorority
Ed Block 1 | KJ McNamara | @KJMcNamara

Tell me about your sorority! (How would your members respond?) Talking about our organizations, the stuff we do, and the commitments and expectations of membership are an important part of getting women to join our sororities.

 

In this session from the recruitment experts at Phired Up, participants will learn to prepare their sorority members with compelling, emotional, and inspirational methods of communicating the value and values of their organization to potential members. Members need confidence and poise when they talk about their organization, and more than that, they need to emotionally connect with potential members and help those potential members imagine themselves as part of the chapter. Further, members need to know how to handle the most common concerns PNMs have about joining. There are proven ways to do this effectively, and this session will reveal those secrets.

 

To learn more about KJ, visit Phired Up Productions.

 




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Black Student Activism: From Black Power to Black Lives Matter
Saturday Ed Block 8 | Melina Abdullah, Ph.D. | @DocMellyMel

Black student activism has been an integral part of Black liberation struggle historically and in the contemporary period. This conversation will focus specifically on the history, parallels, and imperative of Black student activism in the Black Power and Black Lives Matter eras.

 

Melina Abdullah is Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Southern California in Political Science and her B.A. from Howard University in African American Studies. In addition, she was among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter and continues to serve as a Los Angeles chapter lead and contributes to the national leadership. Melina is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

 

To learn more about Melina, click here. Or, learn more about Black Lives Matter.

 




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