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Regional Leadership Academies

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 - MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2024​

For years, Delta Chi’s nine governing Regions hosted annual leadership conferences for our active and alumni members. These two-day, Regional Leadership Conferences (also known as RLCs), provided Delta Chi active members an opportunity to gather within their Region, connect with other brothers across North America, participate in professional development opportunities, engage in officer and leadership training, and vote on Regional Business. During the 2023 RLCs, each of Delta Chi’s nine regional bodies voted in favor of the Board of Regents redirecting the 2024 RLC program to a Regional Leadership Academy format. In 2024, Delta Chi’s nine RLCs will now be held at four Regional Leadership Academies (RLA).
This exciting new format will allow Delta Chi members to engage in over three and a half days of leadership training. Held over the Martin Luther King Weekend (January 12-15, 2024), chapters will attend their designated RLA (see below) and participate in a brotherhood experience like no other!

Regions I & II- Reno, NV

Regions IV & V- Kansas City, MO

Regions VI, VII, & IX- Philadelphia, PA

Regions III & VIII, New Orleans- LA

 
(Chapters must attend their designated RLA based on their Region. Regions will still be conducting regional business, and attending a different RLA conference outside of the Regional location will not be permitted.)

How Do I Register?

Incoming Chapter “A”s (“A”s in office in January 2024+) are expected to register their full delegation of attendees on behalf of their chapter. Chapter “A”s will need to ensure the required attendees are included in their registration (themselves, the Chapter’s 2024 Dale Carnegie Scholar, and Recruitment Chairs). Chapters must have a minimum of five participants registered to meet RLA attendance requirements and remain in good standing with the International Fraternity.

Registration is Closed

(Registration Closes at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 15, 2023.)

What to Expect?

Delta Chi’s four Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs) are a full one-stop program for our chapters to engage in leadership development, recruitment training, professional development, brotherhood, and Fraternity business before the spring term. The RLA experience will help chapters better prepare for their upcoming recruitment initiatives, jumpstart their executive board experiences, and enhance their intrapersonal skills. The 2024 RLAs will provide: 

  • The “A”s’ Academy experience
  • Leadership training for all lettered officers
  • Recruitment training for Recruitment Chairs and non-lettered officers
  • Delta Chi’s Dale Carnegie Scholar Program
  • Dale Carnegie workshop for all participants
  • Recruitment workshop for all participants
  • Risk Management training for all participants
  • Delta Chi Ritual
  • Brotherhood activities
  • Regional business sessions

Each year, we invite the “A” (President) from each chapter to attend “A”s’ Academy, one of Delta Chi’s premier leadership experiences that brings our members together from across North America to learn and connect.

Our collegiate leaders return to their chapters with confidence and new insight through a curriculum focused on leadership development, personal and professional growth, and goal setting.

“A”s’ Academy is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our collegiate leaders, made possible by the commitment of an all-star facilitation team. This year, "A"s will participate in the "A"s' Academy experience at RLA. Per Delta Chi Law, attendance is required for all incoming "A"s (or "A"s that are in office for spring 2024). 

The Delta Chi Dale Carnegie Scholars program is a no-additional-cost, premier professional leadership development experience offered to Delta Chi undergraduate members. No other fraternal organization provides this exclusive opportunity! Dale Carnegie’s world-renowned program is based on more than 100 years of experience and is designed to build greater self-confidence, strengthen people skills, enhance communication, develop leadership skills, reduce stress, and improve attitudes.

  • One collegiate member from each chapter will become a Dale Carnegie Scholar and have the opportunity to earn college credits as they engage in the proven, Dale Carnegie Course®, with a goal of developing critical professional and life-leadership skills that today’s employers are seeking.

  • Session one will be completed virtually in early January 2024 and all Scholars will attend the 2024 Regional Leadership Academy experience to participate in the full in-person program. 

Chapter's MUST declare its Dale Carnegie Scholar by 11:59pm ET on November 20, 2024.  The "A" is responsible for submitting their chapter scholar by completing this submission form. Are you not the "A" of your chapter but want to nominate yourself or someone in your brotherhood? Click here to submit your nomination

In addition to the Dale Carnegie Scholars Program, all RLA participants will experience a Dale Carnegie workshop to enhance their leadership skills.

Executive Board members (lettered officers) have the unique opportunity to engage with other officers from their regions. At RLA, officers will work together to learn leadership skills, set goals, and become unified within their respective executive boards all while building connections with brothers from other institutions.

Recruitment chairs and non-lettered officers will experience a premier recruitment training experience that will level up their chapter's recruitment efforts. Brought to you by Phired Up, recruitment training participants will learn and execute recruitment tactics in real time and leave the RLA experience with tangible recruitment outcomes for their chapters. This is different than any other recruitment training Delta Chi has facilitated for our members and we cannot wait to see the impact it makes for every Delta Chi that attends! 

Attending RLA: Alumni are encouraged to attend RLA and participate in Ritual, the Dale Carnegie Keynote, the Recruitment Keynote from Phired Up, Fraternity Business Sessions, and Regional business sessions. Alumni should register to the RLA of their choice (we strongly suggest choosing the RLA that is in closest proximity). 

Pricing: There are five pricing options for alumni attendance which considers lodging, meals, and program costs. Alumni will cover the cost of their RLA attendance when registering for the RLA experience. See cost options below:

No Hotel/Meals Only

Program Cost: $185

 

Full Weekend

-Single Room: $635

-Sharing Room: $410

 

Friday & Saturday Nights Only

-Single Room: $485

-Sharing Room: $260

 

Schedule: 

WHO
ATTENDS?

Chapters are required to send a minimum of five representatives (The “A”, Dale Carnegie Scholar, and Recruitment Chair MUST attend). However, due to the nature of the program, chapters are expected to send eight members (entire executive boards) to RLA  for the best benefit of the Fraternity. Here is who should be attending RLA for your chapter:

  1. Chapter “A”- Required
  2. Dale Carnegie Scholar- Required
  3. Recruitment Chair- Required
  4. Lettered Officer: “B”
  5. Lettered Officer: “C”
  6. Lettered Officer: “D”
  7. Lettered Officer: “E”
  8. Lettered Officer: “F”

WHAT IS THE COST?

$1,000 per Chapter

The cost of RLA covers meals and lodging for three days for eight chapter members ($125/Per Person 8+). All chapters will be invoiced for the full cost of the RLA experience. If your chapter has questions about the cost, please contact your Regent.

If you are an alumnus, pricing for the RLA alumni experience can be found below.

WHEN
IS IT?

January 12 – 15, 2024

The RLA experience will be held over the Martin Luther King Weekend (Friday, January 12, – Monday, January 15, 2024). Participants are expected to arrive by 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12th, 2024, and will depart no later than noon on Monday, January 14, 2024. 

For questions about arrival and departure times, contact Director of Education, Kristen Kardas at kkardas@deltachi.org.

WHERE
IS RLA?

RLA will occur concurrently at four locations throughout North America and are hosted by Delta Chi Regions. See the below breakdown for Regional locations:

Reno, NV
Peppermill Reno Hotel Resort

Kansas City, MO
Hilton Kansas City Airport

Philadelphia, PA
Delta Hotel Philadelphia Airport

New Orleans, LA
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Delta Chi’s four Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs) are a full one-stop program for our chapters to engage in leadership development, recruitment training, professional development, brotherhood, and Fraternity business before the spring term. The RLA experience will help chapters better prepare for their upcoming recruitment initiatives, jumpstart their executive board experiences, and enhance their intrapersonal skills. The 2024 RLAs will provide: 

  • The “A”s’ Academy experience
  • Leadership training for all lettered officers
  • Recruitment training for non-lettered officers and recruitment chairs
  • Delta Chi’s Dale Carnegie Scholar Program
  • Dale Carnegie training for all participants
  • Recruitment training for all participants
  • Risk Management training for all participants
  • Delta Chi Ritual
  • Brotherhood activities
  • Regional business sessions

 

RLA will be held over the 2024 Martin Luther King Weekend: January 12-15, 2024. The Academy will begin on the evening of Friday, January 12th, and end mid-morning on Monday, January 15th, 2024. Every RLA will occur during the same weekend regardless of location. Participants must arrive by 6:30 PM on Friday, January 13th, prior to the start of RLA. Check-in will close promptly at 6:30 PM. 

Chapters must attend their designated RLA based on their Region. Regions will still be conducting regional business and attending a different RLA conference outside of the Regional location will not be permitted. 

  • RLA 1: Regions I & II 
    • Location: Reno, NV
    • Hotel: Peppermill Reno Hotel Resort
  • RLA 2: Regions IV & V
    • Location: Kansas City, MO
    • Hotel: Hilton Kansas City Airport
  • RLA 3: Regions VI, VII, & IX
    • Location: Philadelphia, PA
    • Hotel: Delta Hotel Philadelphia Airport
  • RLA 4: Regions III & VIII
    • Location: New Orleans- LA
    • Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport

 

Chapters are required to send a minimum of five men to RLA but are expected to send a delegation of eight. Below is the breakdown of expected chapter attendance:

  1. Chapter “A”- Required
  2. Dale Carnegie Scholar- Required
  3. Recruitment Chair- Required
  4. Lettered Officers: “B”
  5. Lettered Officer: “C”
  6. Lettered Officer: “D”
  7. Lettered Officer: “E”
  8. Lettered Officer “F”

Yes. Chapters are required to send a minimum of five men to RLA but are expected to send a delegation of eight. The incoming chapter “A” (or the “A” that will be in office in January 2024) is expected to attend “A”s’ Academy as stated by Delta Chi Law. As “A”s’ Academy is part of RLA, they will need to be present. A chapter’s Dale Carnegie Scholar must also be in attendance to participate in the full in-person Dale Carnegie course as well as the Recruitment Chair to attend Phired Up recruitment training. In addition, the Chapter must send the required number of representatives to meet their attendance requirements set by Delta Chi Law. Should a chapter not meet its attendance requirements, it will not meet the minimum standard for attendance and will be on minimum standards (bad standing). This will impact the Chapter’s ability to vote during regional business sessions and/or the 2024 convention in Fort Lauderdale, FL in July 2024.

No. Alumni and advisors must register separately from chapters. Chapters are required to have a minimum of five members in attendance but the cost of RLA covers up to eight chapter members. Alumni can register separately for the RLA experience.

Yes. There are several expectations for all attendees for RLA: 

  • RLA is a substance-free event throughout the entire program (Friday-Monday). If any undergraduate member violates this expectation, they will be asked to leave RLA at their own expense and chapters may face disciplinary action of their Regent. This could include not meeting the full attendance requirements for the program.
  • All Participants are expected to comply with the Fraternity's Risk Management Policies during RLA.
  • All participants are expected to attend every session of the program to receive full attendance credit.

The registration cost per chapter is $1,000 which includes meals and lodging for three days for eight chapter members ($125/person). Chapters can expect hotel rooms (four men per room) and all meals included for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning. Chapters will be invoiced to cover the cost of the Regional Leadership Academy. Should chapters register more than eight members, the chapter will be billed per additional member ($125 each).

Incoming Chapter “A”s (“A”s in office in January 2024+) are expected to register their full delegation of attendees on behalf of their chapter. Chapter “A”s will need to ensure the required attendees are included in their registration (themselves, the Chapter’s 2024 Dale Carnegie Scholar, and Recruitment Chairs). Chapters must have a minimum of five participants registered to meet RLA attendance requirements and remain in good standing with the International Fraternity.

Yes. Due to the nature of RLA programming, all attendees will be expected to stay at the host hotel regardless of proximity to RLA. Participants can expect early mornings and late evenings and the cost of RLA covers lodging, meals, and conference participation.

RLA participants will room with their chapter brothers. Rooms will accommodate four members per room. Alumni will have different accommodation options.

Participants must arrive by 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024 and should plan to depart at noon on Monday, January 15, 2024. If you have questions about departure and arrival times, please contact Director of Education, Kristen Kardas at kkardas@deltachi.org.

Yes. Regional business sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday of the RLA program and Regions will vote on their business as needed.

Chapters that register more than eight representatives will be invoiced $125 per each additional member. Those members will be placed in a hotel room with other Delta Chi members, and to the best of our ability, placed in rooms near their chapter members.

Absolutely. Chapters can register as many additional members as they wish; however, the cost per additional member is $125 each. Chapters should send their full executive board (all lettered officers), Dale Carnegie Scholar, and Recruitment Chair. Chapters are encouraged to bring additional members to attend the recruitment training track at RLA to enhance their upcoming recruitment efforts.

Yes! Non-lettered officers will participate in the recruitment training track at RLA. This is perfect for every member of Delta Chi. Our new recruitment training program is meant to teach by doing. Chapters can expect those members who attend recruitment training to leave RLA ready to level up their recruitment efforts and have made an impact on implementing recruitment strategies for their chapter in real-time.

RLA attire is Delta Chi casual with the exception of Ritual Attire needed for Ritual Exemplification. In addition to Delta Chi casual attire, attendees should bring their suits, ties, and Delta Chi badges for the Ritualistic Session on Saturday night.

Alumni are encouraged to attend RLA and participate in Ritual, the Dale Carnegie Keynote, the Recruitment Keynote from Phired Up, Fraternity Business Sessions, and Regional Business Sessions.

Yes. Every chapter will be invoiced $1,000, regardless of their RLA delegation size and should send eight delegates to receive the most cost-effective return for their chapter.

Yes. Dale Carnegie Scholars must attend their RLA in order to participate in the program. Scholars will attend a virtual introductory session in early January 2024 (prior to RLA) and will participate in the full Dale Carnegie Course throughout the RLA weekend. A major benefit to this in-person experience is that Scholars will complete the course over one weekend in comparison to the spring 2023 program which occurred over eight weeks.

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