Chapter Retreat Pilot Program: To Reach Every Chapter Every Year
The Journey Chapter Retreat Program is one of four key leadership programs
offered by Sigma Chi. When fully deployed, Journey will integrate core
teachings and instructional techniques from Horizons and the Balfour
Leadership Training Workshop. The program will reach every undergraduate
every year, empower them to address the relevant issues at their chapters,
reinforce the essential expectations of Sigma Chi values and elevate their
expectations of themselves and their chapter as a whole.
Each session of Journey provides the entire chapter membership with an
opportunity to learn leadership skills. Within the overall framework of valuesbased
leadership, the program integrates key topics, such as alcohol and drug
education, social styles, and strategic planning. Each session concludes with
the creation of a chapter-wide action plan to implement the concepts and
improve the overall chapter experience.
A team of local Cornerstone Mentors and the Chapter Advisor deliver each
retreat. They employ a range of instructional approaches to ensure the program
meets the needs of all learning styles. Instructors are provided comprehensive
curriculum and facilitator guides, training in the effective delivery and
facilitation of course content, and a plan for post session follow-up.
Objectives of Journey:
- Deliver values-based
leadership training to every
chapter every year.
- Provide recurrent
that address a chapter's
- Engage Cornerstone
Mentors, chapter advisors
and other interested
alumni in delivering
substantive training to
Possible Program Elements (under review):
- Authentic leadership based on the book
True North, by Brother Bill George,
Georgia Tech 1964.
- Self-discovery and a deeper understanding
of how to live leadership values in our
- Creation of a chapter strategic plan based
on leadership values.
- Choices alcohol and drug education.
- Building an understanding of high
performance teams from the perspective
of both leadership and team members.
- The Power of Strategy: Defining the Future.
For up-to-date information on the activitives of the Journey program, visit their website at http://sigmachi.org/journey