Carlson Leadership Academy Recognizes Excellence and Inspires Ideas
February 28, 2011

Posted by Ben Macy

From February 25 – 26, the Executive Board of Sigma Phi Epsilon Indiana Zeta attended Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA). The experience was enriching and engaging as it highlighted achievements from chapters across the midwest and challenged over 700 SigEp leaders to improve their individual chapters.

This year, Indiana Zeta won two awards! The Scholarship Award for maintaining the highest GPA on campus, and The Manpower Award for excellence in membership and recruitment at Valparaiso University.

CLA also taught the Executive Board to progress individually and collectively. Each officer had sessions where he could interact with alumni and fellow officers from different chapters to learn and improve his leadership skills within the organization. The Executive Board has worked diligently to develop new goals and aspirations for the continuing excellence of our fraternity.

CLA is just one part of the SigEp The Leadership Continuum. This program is an award-winning series of distinct and progressive leadership opportunities aimed at teaching and reinforcing SigEp values to a Brother from the day he joins until the day he graduates. Through self-discovery, analysis, and interaction, Brothers develop skills necessary to lead balanced lives and to continue leading the fraternity world.

This type of program is truly one-of-a-kind and is the only comprehensive leadership experience offered to men participating in Valparaiso University greek life. The SigEp Leadership Continuum has given our Brothers the skills needed to be the leading chapter on Valpo’s campus by shedding the traditional “pledging” model in favor of a focus on leadership development and continuing education.