JANUARY 19-21, 2024 | INDIANAPOLIS
Leadership Academy is Alpha Chi Omega's premier training for chapter presidents and executive board officers. The weekend training combines innovative learning sessions with sisterhood to inspire new officers when they return to their chapters.
For 2024, all collegiate chapters are required to send the chapter president, vice president chapter relations and standards, vice president risk management and vice president membership programming. Any alternate attendees must be approved by the education and leadership initiatives department staff. Registration will open in November.
Questions? Please contact the education and leadership initiatives team.
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Leadership Academy breakout facilitators, who are Alpha Chi Omega alumnae and friends, are primarily responsible for preparing for and conducting small group sessions. These gatherings will complement large group and officer sessions and will provide opportunities for attendees to develop leadership skills, apply what they’ve learned and make personal connections with their peers.
Those selected will be expected to arrive in Indianapolis by the evening of Thursday, January 18 and can depart in the afternoon on Sunday, January 21. Alpha Chi Omega will cover the cost of each facilitator’s travel, hotel accommodations and meals while on-site.
We are excited to offer the opportunity for previous Leadership Academy attendees who have served as chapter presidents to gain valuable resume-building experience while supporting the next generation of Alpha Chi Omega leaders!
Interns are primarily responsible for assisting with Leadership Academy logistics prior to and during the event. They will also be part of (a) Leadership Academy session(s) to share personal experiences as an Alpha Chi Omega leader.
Registration fees cover the costs of hotel accommodations, some meals and educational materials. Meals included are dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday. All other meals are the responsibility of the participant. Each chapter will be billed for its registration fee on a regular monthly statement from headquarters. Registration is $199 per individual.
Leadership Academy will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 W. Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225). Reservations will be booked for each attendee by headquarters. Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. EST and check-out time is 11 a.m. EST. Roommate assignments will be managed by headquarters; collegiate officers will be assigned to room with another member of their chapter delegation with two officers per room.
Attendees needing to arrive on Thursday, January 18 will need to make arrangements with the education and leadership initiatives team to ensure an additional night’s stay in the same hotel is reserved. Cost of the additional night will be the responsibility of the chapter.
Each chapter must make its own transportation arrangements to Indianapolis. Please be sure to make flight reservations or travel plans as early as possible to reduce cost and ensure that your officers are prepared to attend.
If you are flying to Indianapolis, please consider the following:
Verify your airline’s policies related to cancellations or changes prior to booking. Many “economy” or “basic” flight options do not allow for any changes to flight plans, which could be costly for the chapter in the event an officer can no longer attend. Additionally, regardless of ticket type, airlines do not allow you to transfer tickets to another person once they have been purchased, which is why we highly recommend reviewing your airline’s change policies prior to purchasing.
The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is approximately 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Transportation options from the airport to the hotel may include taxis, Uber or Lyft. You may also consider scheduling a car service in the event a taxi, Uber or Lyft is not readily available. Click here for a full list of car services at the Indianapolis airport.
If you are driving to Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is on the southwest side of downtown Indianapolis, near Lucas Oil Stadium and Victory Field. Driving directions are available through your favorite mapping program or on the hotel's website. For additional information, please refer to your confirmation email.
On-site registration for Leadership Academy begins at 12 p.m. EST on Friday. All participants should plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday evening. The Welcome Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and the event will conclude at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Do not book a return flight that leaves before 2 p.m. EST. We ask that all attendees stay until the conclusion of Leadership Academy.