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AFLV West Special Programs


In-Conference Institutes & Programs   

Recruitment Counselor Institute
Welcome Reception | Friday, April 12 | 8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Program | Saturday, April 13 | 10:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | $50


Recruitment Counselors, one of the most important roles in recruitment, don’t always receive the attention and training they deserve. PNMs are craving someone to look up to, to help them navigate the trickiness that is recruitment, and someone they can be real with. Are we training our Recruitment Counselors to be those people? Are we giving them the skills? Do they know the power of their relationship with a PNM? In this institute, we will cover anything and everything related to recruitment counselors. We’ll explore the levels of relationship building, listening to understand (not just listening to respond), how to remain neutral when helping a PNM without coming across cold, and how to always be a champion for fraternity/sorority. Participants will learn how to recruit, select, and more importantly train their Recruitment Counselors to be impactful, knowledgeable, and intentional. Phired Up is excited to share our best tips and tricks from our years of educating recruitment teams across the country! This institute is open to men's and women's groups.

Presented in partnership with Phired Up Productions


More information on the Recruitment Counselor Institute can be found here.



Professionals' Institute - SWITCH: A Change Management Workshop
Friday, April 12 | 2:20 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | $20

Who should attend? Professionals interested in change management.

Why is change so hard? The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller SWITCH. Research shows that our minds are ruled by two different systems — the rational mind and the emotional mind — that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something in the chapter; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the “we’ve always done it this way”. This tension can doom a change effort — but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. Join us at #AFLVWest for SWITCH!


Culturally-Based Fraternal Growth Series
Saturday, April 13 | Session 1: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Session 2: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Session 3: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Who should attend? Members of culturally-based fraternal organizations (CBFOs).


In a series of sessions, members and leaders of culturally-based sororities and fraternities will engage in a learning experience focused on organizational growth. Topics will include strategies and tactics to attract, build relationships with, select, and secure the right new members for your organization. From marketing and branding, to conversations and relationships, to organizing and tracking prospective members, to closing the deal ... this series is specially built by Phired Up Productions to help all culturally-based fraternities and sororities grow. Expect interactive, fun, workshop style sessions. Come to one or come to all three (the sessions build upon one another but stand on their own as well). Pre-Registration is not required; attendees may attend any or all of the 3 sessions. 

Presented in partnership with Phired Up Productions


Friday, April 12 | 2:20 - 4:30 p.m.


Have you ever seen Shark Tank? Would you like to pitch your idea to solve a campus issue by planning a large educational initiative? What kind of impact could you make on your campus in a particular area? What could you do with $15,000 of educational resources to address an issue on your campus? CAMPUSPEAK would like to work with you!


Do you have an innovative solution to make change happen, but don't have the resources to execute all the educational components necessary for a comprehensive approach? PITCH BY CAMPUSPEAK is an opportunity for greater thinkers and doers to gather, formulate new ideas, and pitch their proposal to make a significant impact on their campus. Pitches should be engaging, solution-focused and have a long-term impact on campus.


Pitches will be heard at #AFLVWest, and the winning projects will be implemented in Fall 2018. Winners of PITCH BY CAMPUSPEAK would receive up to $15,000 in CAMPUSPEAK programs and services! Pre-registration is required to participate. Click to learn more and register.


Order of Omega Case Study Competition
Mandatory Info Meeting | Friday, April 12 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Competition | Saturday, April 13 | 2:00 - 5:20 p.m.


The purpose of the Order of Omega Case Study Competition is to provide an educational learning experience for undergraduate members of fraternities or sororities and fraternity/sorority professionals. Here are the details:

  • Sixteen teams of two (a fraternity/sorority life professional or graduate student and one undergraduate council officer) will work on one case study to be presented to a team of three judges. There will be a “Team A” consisting of eight teams and a “Team B” consisting of eight teams.
  • All teams interested in participating in the case study MUST be present at the Order of Omega Case Study Competition introduction meeting that will take place on Friday, April 12, from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Each team will have 15 minutes to present its case study solution and five minutes to answer any questions from the judges.
  • There will be three places awarded within “Team A” and three places awarded within “Team B” presented at the Recognition Banquet. The first place will receive $250; the second place team will receive $150; the third place will receive $100.

Additional questions about the Order of Omega Case Study Competition can be directed to Marcos Guzman.  



IFC Academy

$112 per attendee


The goal of IFC Academy is to help council officers understand the bigger picture of fraternity and membership, provide nuts-and-bolts training on how to be effective in council officer roles, and engage in council and community goal setting. Specifically, the IFC Academy is about:

  • Educating officers on the most up-to-date IFC knowledge and resources
  • Defining / updating expectations for your officer role and resources available to support your success.
  • Collaborating with other attendees from your campus to create a plan for interfraternal advancement.
  • Providing an opportunity to learn from other IFC leaders.
  • Focusing on three main areas –
    • Helping council officers understand the bigger picture including their responsibilities and rights
    • Officer track programming on current trends and operational best practices
    • Provide specific council level topical education on council best practices in dealing with the most common 

Officer Tracks

The IFC Academy will provide the following (8) officer tracks: president, judicial, recruitment, public relations, internal operations (secretary/treasurer), scholarship, harm reduction, and service/philanthropy.


The final schedule will be posted in March 2019.  Academy attendees can expect to participate in all AFLV West keynotes, meals, and social gatherings. The Academy schedule will include: 

  • 4 hours of General Session content focused on interfraternalism, successful IFC Operations, and identifying and addressing community challenges.
  • 3 hours of Officer Tracks focused on operational best practices and current trends.
  • 2 hours of Talk Tracks that will focus on discussing and developing strategies to address pressing issues such as:
    • Building Relationships with Campus and HQ Staff
    • Collaborating with Other Councils
    • Adopting Health and Safety Guidelines
    • Making Meaningful Change After a Significant Incident
    • Preventing and Responding to Bias Incidents
    • Addressing Tailgating

If you have any questions about the IFC Academy, please contact Will Foran, Vice President of Campus Operations at the North American Interfratnerity Conference.


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