Leadership Academy

Save the Date: Leadership Academy

JANUARY 28-30, 2022 | 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. 
 
Questions? Please contact the education and leadership initiatives team with any questions via email or phone at 317-579-5050. 

FACILITATORS 

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 an opportunity for development of leadership skills, application of skills and more personal conversation among peers. 
  
Those selected will be expected to arrive in Indianapolis by the evening of Thursday, January 27 and can depart in the afternoon on Sunday, January 30. Alpha Chi Omega will be responsible for the cost of each facilitator’s travel, hotel accommodations and meals while on-site. 

Learn more about the facilitator’s role and expectations >
Apply to serve as a 2022 breakout facilitator by October 10 >

COLLEGIATE INTERNS 

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 organization you love! 
  
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) in order to share personal experiences as an Alpha Chi Omega leader. 

Learn more about the collegiate intern’s role and expectations > 

Apply to serve as a 2022 collegiate intern by October 10 > 

ATTENDEES 

For 2022, all collegiate chapters are required to send the chapter president, vice president chapter relations and standards, vice president risk management and vice president diversity, equity and inclusion. Any alternate attendees must be approved by the education and leadership initiatives department staff. Registration will open in November. 

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

Alpha Chi Omega is excited to host Leadership Academy 2022 in person. Our in-person events are exciting times to meet and connect with sisters from across the country and are also a place where attendees are in close contact with each other and in shared hotel sleeping rooms. To enhance safety, Alpha Chi Omega has established COVID-19 protocols that all participants, facilitators, speakers, staff and special guests must follow. COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all in-person Leadership Academy attendees, and masks will be required for the entirety of the event.   

Alpha Chi Omega is committed to the health and safety of those who will attend and support Leadership Academy 2022, and our COVID-19 safety protocols make it possible for us to gather in person.  

REGISTRATION FEES 

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 $199.00 per individual. 

LODGING 

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. 
  
Chapters needing to arrive on Thursday, January 27 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. 

TRANSPORTATION 

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 chapter is 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. Chapters are strongly encouraged to buy fully refundable plane tickets. 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 fully refundable tickets are recommended. 

  • Here are the links to some popular airlines’ COVID-19 policies and change/cancellation information for reference: 

  • You may also consider purchasing a travel insurance plan with “cancel for any reason” coverage in the event you need to make changes to your travel plans. 

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is approximately 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Transportation options from the airport to the hotel property may include taxisUber 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 begins at 12 p.m. on Friday. All participants should plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 5 p.m. on Friday evening. The welcome dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. 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. 

WILL I GET TO VISIT HEADQUARTERS? 

Alpha Chi Omega is moving headquarters locations and will be in transition during Leadership Academy so there will not be a space to visit. We are looking forward to future opportunities to welcome sisters to the new headquarters space!  

 

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Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters
5939 Castle Creek Parkway N. Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317.579.5050
Fax: 317.579.5051
Email: info@alphachiomega.org