Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
First 90 Days

 

As a member of AFA, you have the awesome responsibility and privilege of being a leader. The impact of the work you do is much broader than you may realize. This is not just another job or volunteer opportunity. It's a chance to instill and nurture the values we believe in and the principles we stand for in the young people who will lead our country, businesses and communities one day.

 

The First 90 Days program helps new fraternity/sorority professionals acclimate to one of the most unique roles in higher education. Through a series of interactive web conference sessions and special projects, participants build their networks, understand their positions, and learn how to put their expertise into practice.

 

The program has been designed based on a needs assessment of fraternity/sorority professionals and stakeholders at every level of expertise. The result is a developmental experience that provides clear expectations about what it means to be a campus-based professional and helps participants transition into the role more effectively.

 

During the program, participants interact with a variety of colleagues to build a network of expertise that they can draw upon throughout their career. They integrate professional philosophy into daily practice, and work with their supervisor to clarify what is expected of a fraternity/sorority professional. The experience also help participants identify their continued professional development needs and aspirations beyond the program

 

 

The program involves bi-weekly web conference sessions that involve delivery of information, panel discussions, question/answer time, and small group discussions. Participants will further explore content delivered during the live sessions through private reflection, paired and small group conversation, and activities outside these sessions. This will include diagrams, drawing, writing and thinking, shared journaling, and completion of projects.

 

Whether you've just started, or are several months into your new job, the First 90 Days Program is designed for those who are eager to improve themselves so that they may better serve those they lead. The program is best suited to new fraternity/sorority professionals in their first year of practice.

 

Schedule at a Glance

Sessions will begin the week of September 12 and conclude on December 5 following a capstone experience at the AFA Annual Meeting. Participants should dedicate approximately 2 hours per week, and their direct supervisors should expect to participate in and support specific activities.  

 

The program's live sessions will be bi-weekly on Monday's from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST and will be facilitated by:

Dominic Greene, Director, Student Activities for American University

Melissa Kish, Associate Director, Leadership Development and Fraternity and Sorority Life at Indiana University

 

Click here for the full 2016 syllabus.
Date Type Learning Experience
September 12 Live Session 1 The Challenge
Week of September 19 Assignment Am I Ready? 
September 26 Live Session 2 The Collaborators
Week of October 3 Assignment Building Connections

October 10

Live Session 3 The Interfraternal Landscape
Week of October 17 Assignment Understanding Partners
October 24 Live Session 4 The Fraternity/Sorority Professional
Week of October 31 Assignment  Integrating Principles
November 7 Live Session 5 Complications
Week of November 14 Assignment Managing Relationships 
November 21 Live Session 6 & Assignment Knowledge & Skills
November 28 AFA Annual Meeting Am I Ready? Revisited
December 5 Live Session 7 My Professional Identity & Continuing the Path

 

Registration

Online registration is now open. The deadline for registration is Thursday, September 1, 2016.

 

Questions? 

Please contact Joslyn McGriff at the Central Office at 970-797-4361 ext. 109  with any questions.

 

This program is made possible through a generous gift from Sigma Chi Fraternity to the AFA Foundation; program developed by RISE Partnerships

 

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal