Last weekend, brothers of the Florida Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon attended the Carlson Leadership Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. At this conference, which showed participation from every chapter in the Southeast region, Florida Alpha and its members received many awards including: Chapter Home of the Year, the Donald C. McCleary Excellence in Member Development Award, the Frank J. Ruck Leadership Award (Brother Ryan Loveland), and appointing a Tragos Quest to Greece Scholar (Brother Brady Alexander).
The itinerary of the different leadership tracks varied. In the ‘Rising Leaders’ group, brothers learned from each other and their instructors what makes a leader, what makes a good leader, and how to apply these skills in the world today. In the VP of Communications track, brothers learned how to create engaging and informative content for varying audiences between the community, the members of the chapter, and alumni.
The president of Florida Alpha, Scott Ater, had this to say about his time at Carlson: “The Shawn Mckenna President’s Academy was an extremely beneficial experience for me. The facilitators lead our discussions to provoke meaningful and thought provoking conversation between all of the SigEp Presidents. The best thing they did was cater the topics discussed to specific issues we all face in our chapters. We specifically discussed conflict resolution and how to give and take feedback in a productive manner. We also talked about key differences with leadership and management. I came out of the weekend inspired to enact change in Florida Alpha.”
We would like to thank our alumni for the generous donations they provided to send such an excellent, expansive group of chapter members to this conference.