Greek Leaders Retreat
GLR kicks off the new year and is an opportunity for council officers and chapter presidents to further develop as leaders. This is not your average leadership conference, retreat, institute, or boring workshop! So put all of those preconceived notions about retreats aside. Instead, imagine leaders from across the North Carolina State University Greek community coming together to set their own agenda, ask their own questions, share of their experiences, listen to the experience of others, and learn as a community what it means to have the best possible Greek experience at NC State University. For 2014, GLR is being held from Friday, January 17th to Sunday, January 19th at Fort Caswell on Oak Island, NC. If you are an executive board member of a council or a chapter president, please register no later than December 14th to reserve your spot.
Busses will begin loading at 3:00 p.m. and will depart from NC State NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17th (please indicate if you have a class conflict and will be late when you register). We will return to campus around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19th. Busses will load in the west Parking Lot on Greek Vilalge (across from Delta Gamma and Alpha Sigma Phi - 2613 Fraternity Court). Cars may be left in that P lot over the weekend without penalty.
What to Expect
GLR kicks off the new year and is an opportunity for council officers and chapter presidents to further develop as leaders. This is not your average leadership conference, retreat, institute, or boring workshop! So put all of those preconceived notions about retreats aside. Instead, imagine leaders from across the North Carolina State University Greek community coming together to set their own agenda, ask their own questions, share of their experiences, listen to the experience of others, and learn as a community what it means to have the best possible Greek experience at NC State University.
This retreat is about YOU and your needs as a leader, your questions that you can't quite answer, and those burning issues that affect you as a member of the Greek community. Using a technique known as Open Space, we will be developing the content of the retreat as it happens in real time.
You can count on having fun, meeting new people, exchanging ideas, and even developing some bold new directions for the Greek community you never thought could happen, all in the course of a weekend. Sound lofty? Don't worry! All it takes is the belief that fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations intended to enhance the collegiate experience, a gut feeling that we can do a lot to improve upon this model, the ability to ask tough questions, and the determination to contribute to discovering an answer.
By the end of the retreat, you will have:
- Gotten to know other leaders in the Greek community
- Talked about issues in our Greek community that are meaningful and import to you, if you take the responsibility to do so
- Taken responsibility of your own learning by proposing, leading, and participating in your own discussions, workshops, or presentations
- Developed an action plan of things you and others are going to do (or stop doing) as a result of the weekend's conversations
Just think about all that is right and perhaps not so right about being Greek at NC State. What challenges are you facing as a leader? What do we need to do more of, less of, or a better job of so we can truly reach our potential as value based organizations? Then start thinking about what knowledge, skills, and abilities you have that can make a difference. We will be calling upon your experience and skills throughout the weekend. Expect to be an active learner this weekend. You can sleep when you get home!
What to Bring
- A willingness to learn from others and to share your success strategies
- Ideas for presentations or discussion groups
- Any materials you might want to share (handouts from a great program you attended this summer/fall, Educational Video/DVDs, PowerPoint Presentations, etc.)
What to Pack
- a set of "block letters" for a group photo on Saturday
- linens ARE PROVIDED for your bunk (you may want to still bring a pillow)
- toiletries for bathing and hygiene
- casual clothing for daily sessions and warm outerwear so you are prepared to be outside at times (It will be January -- and our classrooms and dining hall are not connected to our barracks)
- pen and paper
- any prescription meds you might need
- all meals are provided with the exception of lunch on the way home Sunday -- we will stop at a fast food location so plan accordingly
- please note, Ft. Caswell is an alcohol free facility
If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Shelly Brown Dobek, Interim Director of Greek Life at (919) 513-2910.
Register here for the 2014 Greek Leader's Retreat by Saturday, December 14th, 2013.