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Honors Institute to Offer Special Regional Officer Training

Honors Institute to Offer Special Regional Officer Training

New at the 2016 Honors Institute is a Regional Officers Track that will focus on the officers’ extraordinary leadership role in Phi Theta Kappa. The training provided by Headquarters staff to International Officers will serve as the model for this track.

All Regional Officers registered for Honors Institute will be automatically registered for this special training.

“While every region has regional officers, training of these officers varies widely,” said Jennifer Stanford, Phi Theta Kappa’s Chief Student Engagement Officer. “One goal of our 2015-2016 International Officer Team was to enhance Regional Officer development Society-wide and base it on the training they receive as International Officers.”

The track will take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, 2:30-5 p.m., during Honors Institute, June 20-25 at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. See the full schedule.

Sessions will focus on setting regional goals that align with Phi Theta Kappa’s overarching goals. Topics will include leading workshops on Phi Theta Kappa programming; public speaking etiquette such as introducing speakers, presiding at regional meetings and speaking at chapter inductions; building effective awareness campaigns to increase diversity in membership; and more.

“I really want them to be prepared to lead their local chapters in a way that embraces the unique cultures of their campuses while still integrating international programming,” said Josh Reid, Associate Director of Regional and Chapter Development for Division 2.

A full training agenda will be shared with Regional Coordinators in the coming weeks.

“We hope our regional officers will take advantage of this two-in-one event giving them a full immersion in our Honors Study Topic and Honors in Action program while also equipping them with tools to be more effective leaders for their regions,” Stanford said.

Check out the full lineup of Honors Institute speakers. Early bird registration ends May 13, and regular registration ends May 27. Hurry — space is limited. Register today!

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