In addition to endowed scholarships and grants, the Foundation funds select education and leadership programs. These include, but are not limited to:
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Chapter presidents from across the country gather for a weekend of learning at Leadership Academy. A typical agenda might include sessions on “Leading with Purpose,” “Living with Intention,” and programs designed to enhance leadership skills.
Chapter advisor and province officer training
Totally revamped for 2009, training for chapter advisors and province collegiate chairs is taking place around the country. New tools have been developed to help valuable volunteers get engaged, educated and excited about working with our collegiate members.
On New Year’s Eve, 1995, Kristin Cooper, a 20-year-old member of Alpha Chi Omega, committed suicide after being raped by a friend. Since 1998, Andrea Cooper, Kristin’s mother and a member of Delta Delta Delta, has bravely shared Kristin’s story with Greek communities across the country. In so doing, she’s turned tragedy into life-changing/life-saving learning. This powerful education program has been supported by funding from the Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta Foundations. You can learn more about Kristin’s Story in our Resource Center.
MyJourney is Alpha Chi Omega’s four year membership program. The program creates an intentional connection to our core values of wisdom, devotion, and achievement while also relating to the life experiences collegiate members face during each academic year of their college career. It also fills a void that was missing in the member growth opportunity throughout the collegiate years providing social and emotional development opportunities throughout membership.
The curriculum is intentionally divided into freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior programs recognizing that freshman women face different life issues than senior women. Members participate in programs on everything from negotiation to leadership, philanthropy to relationships, finances and so much more. In addition to the learning and discussion that happens in each program, every class also has the opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned. Along with programming for all classes, MyJourney includes “dedication,” Alpha Chi Omega’s new member education program which teaches all new members the history, traditions and expectations of Alpha Chi Omega membership.
This program is peer facilitated; meaning sisters from the chapter facilitate discussions and conversations amongst their peers. VP new member education, VP membership programming, and MyJourney class facilitators lead the facilitated conversations. Facilitators participate in Barriers to Facilitation training hosted regionally by volunteer MyJourney specialists that equip facilitators with skills to be successful. Topics include learning how to manage group dynamics, create a comfortable learning environment, make a plan to overcome nervousness, guide learning by asking questions, understand the three learning styles, and so much more.