Vredenburgh Presidents Academy
Friday, January 15 - Monday, January 18
The Vredenburgh Presidents Academy is an exciting program that enables each chapter president to improve his personal skills and chapter operations by joining with his peers for a high quality leadership and educational weekend.
The Vredenburgh Presidents Academy focuses on learning to apply a set of leadership competencies most needed by chapter presidents. These competencies include influencing followers to grasp a shared vision, motivating/empowering chapter members for engagement, and decision-making style/skills. The learning activities are designed to include significant time for Presidents to talk/work in small groups for common problem-solving, support, and the sharing of ideas.
To assist in this process, a team of recent Past-Presidents will be on hand as peer facilitators and “experts.” Past attendees consistently rank Presidents Academy as one of the highlights of their undergraduate Fraternity experience.
Attendance is limited to the current or incoming chapter or colony president who has not attended a previous Vredenburgh Presidents Academy. Theta Xi Foundation provides full scholarships for each chapter's President to attend the Academy (except for a $50 registration fee paid by the participant). The tuition covers all on-site costs at the Academy but travel to and from St. Louis is the responsibility of the member. Many chapters and/or their alumni association help cover travel costs.
Interested brothers will register online using the link below. First-time, Spring semester Presidents are the only brothers eligible to attend the Academy. This Academy is for current or incoming chapter leaders only!
TUITION: Tuition includes all on-site lodging and food costs.
SCHOLARSHIPS: After a $50 registration fee (paid by the participant), Theta Xi Foundation provides full scholarships for each chapter's President to attend.
TRAVEL: Make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. The travel cost to attend the Academy is the individual responsibility of each President and/or his chapter/colony. Brothers can seek chapter support for travel or approach their Alumni Association for travel assistance. Alumni Associations can request funds from their Chapter Education Account (if one exists) to reduce travel expenses using the Academies Grant Request.
You MUST be in St. Louis by 11:00 am on Friday, January 15th. Buses will depart shortly thereafter. Plan to depart AFTER 4:00 pm on Monday, January 18th.
Please book travel arrangements to arrive and depart with plenty of time to account for weather conditions, transfer from the airport to and from the registration hotel, etc.
If you have any questions, contact Theta Xi Headquarters at (314) 993-6294 -or- firstname.lastname@example.org.