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Social is the Solution to Save Society

Opening Session | Thursday Keynote
Phired Up Productions | 
@PhiredUp

A world fraying at the seams. A split in society that deepens daily. People feeling lost, alone, and afraid. This is the world you're adopting. But there is hope, and it lies in you. The world is begging for young people to rise up as leaders. The world is begging for young people to demonstrate civility, engagement, and humility. The world is begging for you (sorority and fraternity members) to lead society as you've led your chapters and your communities. The world is begging for human connection, and nobody is better prepared to heal the wounds of society than fraternity and sorority members who have learned what it means to be Socially Excellent from their organizations. We are the example of healthy, thriving, diverse organizations persisting for centuries in an increasingly splintered world. Being more social might just be the solution to save our society.

 

To learn more, visit Phired Up.



Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic Fraternity/Sorority Life
General Session | Friday Keynote
Corey Ciocchetti | @coreyciocchetti

Your character counts. Character is imperative for fraternity/sorority students because of the values you promise to strive for upon affiliation. The way you treat people, react to setbacks, prioritize goals, and lead others all matter in your chapter, college career, and life. The goal is to develop integrity so you can inspire others to do the same. This will lead you to authentic success and a worthy fraternal legacy. This uplifting discussion encourages participants to orient their moral compasses towards integrity-filled lives – i.e., chasing solid character, strong personal relationships, and contentment. This path to authentic success is contrasted to worldly successes such as excessive wealth, popularity, and prestige. Participants learn to develop character, hone virtues, set priorities, and gain a big-picture perspective. They are encouraged to listen, laugh, and think a little more each and every day. Most importantly, they are motivated to inspire integrity throughout their fraternity/sorority community and beyond!

 

For more about Corey, visit CAMPUSPEAK.


Becoming an Outstanding Greek Leader
General Session | Saturday Keynote
Hoan Do | @HoanDo

Have you ever met a person who truly inspired you? Ever worked with a charismatic, caring and captivating person? Have you found yourself asking, "What makes that person different from everyone else?" Being an outstanding leader within your fraternity/sorority begins with the standards you live by and the deliberate decisions you make each and every day. In this interactive keynote, you’ll learn how to change your attitude during challenging times, the key to building meaningful relationships, how to lower stress and avoid feeling overwhelmed, and how to inspire those in your chapter to become the best versions of themselves.

 

For more about Hoan, click here.

 


Leadership Out Loud: It's Time to Take a Stand
Closing Session | Sunday Keynote
Dr. Mari Ann Callais | @marianncallais

Have you ever met a person who truly inspired you? Ever worked with a charismatic, caring and captivating person? Have you found yourself asking, "What makes that person different from everyone else?" Being an outstanding leader within your fraternity/sorority begins with the standards you live by and the deliberate decisions you make each and every day. In this interactive keynote, you’ll learn how to change your attitude during challenging times, the key to building meaningful relationships, how to lower stress and avoid feeling overwhelmed, and how to inspire those in your chapter to become the best versions of themselves.

 

For more about Dr. Mari Ann Callais, visit The Catalyst Agency.

 

Friday's Game Changers




COLLABORATE: Together We are Better
Justin Jones-Fosu |@justininspires

Would you rate the organizations on your campus as being more competitive or collaborative? If your campus was like Justin's, then the fraternities and sororities may get along on the surface, but behind closed doors (and sometimes not so behind) there are divisive rivalries and unhealthy competition. Well, your campus may not have embraced an appreciation for greater collaboration in your fraternity and sorority community across chapters and councils. Learn practical tips on how to help your community become more collaborative through effective leadership, becoming comfortable with discomfort, and learning the number one reason why organizations don't collaborate and what to do about it.

 

For more about Justin, visit CAMPUSPEAK.

 

Designing a Career & Life More Exciting Than a Netflix Binge

Lindsay Boccardo | @LndsyBoccardo

Come home after class or work, grab a bite and dive into episode after episode. It’s your time to numb out and shake off the dullness of your day. Sound like you? You may be doing the soul-searching work to “find your purpose,” or you’re avoiding it completely by keeping your head down and doing whatever you’re “supposed to do” next. What if you could learn a process to create a career so fulfilling that Netflix feels like a waste of time? From this interactive session, you’ll understand a proven four-step system to design a life you love. The process isn’t complicated. It’s just a much different approach than what parents and professors told you about life after college. Are you ready for a future designed by you? It’s ok: break the rules. Come join the adventure of building a career (and a life) the way you want it.

 

For more about Lindsay, click here.




Life Consequences
Ethan Fisher | @Life_CON

Ethan shares his horrific story of committing a vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol at the age of 23 and spending three years of his life in prison. With poor grades, resulting in Ethan being kicked out of several schools and his poor decision-making that led to the death of another person, you would think Ethan would have given up on his dreams and even his life. But, that’s not what happened. In this keynote, Ethan inspires participants to focus on their academic success, bring more awareness to the consequences of making bad choices, and how it is possible to overcome some pretty tough life lessons.

 

To learn more, click here.

 

Saturday's Game Changers


When Fraternity Really Matters
Jeremy Poincenot | @JeremyPoincenot

Get inspired with a story of how a brother changed a life. After suddenly losing his eyesight in college due to a hereditary disorder, Jeremy was rescued from despair by his fraternity brothers who rallied around him, helped him cope with his new reality, and gave him hope. In a world where we are surrounded by negative stories about fraternity/sorority life, Jeremy offers a true story that speaks to the awesome potential of brotherhood. He believes this commitment, caring, and support was only possible through the fraternity relationship. We spend so much of our lives caring about ourselves, but sometimes the commitment you’ve made to others unexpectedly gives you a chance to make a difference.

 

For more about Jeremy, visit CAMPUSPEAK.
 

Think Inside the Box

Erin Fischer

It’s that feeling when you are sitting in a meeting or making a monumental decision for your organization and you feel stuck, frustrated, and even overwhelmed. How do you know how to make the right decision between two or three choices that seem to have an equally long list of pros and cons? Are you debating a dues increase, removing a member, starting a leadership program, or figuring out how to balance your budget? Even more, how do you move past the same, horrible task of debating which tee-shirt to order? Learn how leaders make tough decisions with less stress and more confidence in this session. Study how to make better plans by narrowing your scope, eliminating pet projects, and making valuable choices. Then, learn how to teach others to become superb decision makers. You will walk away with five strategies for making choices for your organization.

 

For more information, click here.

 

Just Another Assault
Bonny Shade | @bonnyshade

Bonny is a survivor of a sexual assault by her close college friend. It took her more than seven years to realize it. In this powerful program, Bonny takes an in-depth look at issues surrounding assault, rape culture, and healing. She describes how her personal journey has involved understanding acquaintance-based assaults, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and sharing her experience to help others find the truth in their own. 1-in-4 college students will be survivors of sexual assault. It is not only an issue for the victim or the campus community; this is an issue for us all. Bonny strives to deliver a thought-provoking and interactive program which is intended to allow the space for audiences to discuss the uncomfortable and equip audience members with realistic intervention strategies. And, for victims to know they are not just another assault.

 

For more about Bonny, visit ForCollegeForLife.
 

Conference Goal Setting
Vince Fabra | @vincefabra

Vince is taking participants through a conference goal setting session. In this program, you'll revisit what you've learned over the conference and create a plan to set you goals into action.

 

To learn more about Vince, visit The Catalyst Agency.
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