Carlson Leadership Academy yields new ideas, awards
February 09, 2009

Posted by Jonathon Becker

Last weekend, the new officers of Indiana Zeta attended The Carlson Leadership Academy at the Weston Lombard in Chicago. The officers were joined by AVC board president, Josh Lee and chapter counselor, Mike Nevergall.
The Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA) is part of the national SigEp Leadership Continuum, which is set up to help “elected officers develop key life skills and share best practices to lead their chapter to excellence.”
The group arrived on Friday night and spent all day Saturday spending time talking with other executive boards from around the region, and learning from successful alumni. There were officer break-out sessions for people to talk to and learn from other people who are trying to accomplish the same things. Everyone who went came away with many goals and ideas to bring back to chapter. In particular, each officer was asked to come up with three goals for each position.
In addition to learning leadership skills, Indiana Zeta was also the recipient of two awards at the event. We received the Manpower Excellence award for having the most members of any fraternity on campus at 67, and the Phi Beta Kappa Wheelhouse award for maintaining greater then a 3.15 GPA for both semesters in the 2007-2008 school year. These awards have been added to the list on our awards page.

Discussion of this post, as well as each officer’s list of goals can be found on the forums, here.