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2013 Amendments to the Jeanne Clery Act

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In 1992 the Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, included within the Jeanne Clery Act, fundamentally changed how institutions of higher education are required to respond to victims of sexual assault. Over 20 years later, amendments within the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act strengthened the rights afforded to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
This webinar reviewed the changes to the Jeanne Clery Act, including updated information regarding negotiated rulemaking and the draft regulations. It offered multidisciplinary tools and resources and explored the role that the fraternity and sorority community can play in implementation. The presentation also highlighted common Clery Act compliance challenges and strategies for institutionalizing compliance.

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Clery Act Overview PDF (1.27 MB) Administration 9/5/2014
Session Recording Link Administration 9/5/2014

Action Research as Professional Development

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This program will explore the value of action research as a form of professional development. Participants will explore the conceptual differences between action research and experimental research. The new research priorities for the Association will be shared and identify possible topics for action (or experimental) research.

Presenter: Dr. Joshua Schutts is a research associate and director at the University of West Florida and a doctoral faculty member in the department of research and advanced studies. Josh earned his B.S.B.A. in Marketing, M.Ed. in College Student Personnel and Ph.D. in Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment from the University of Southern Mississippi. Josh is a former F/S director and presently serves on the AFA board of directors and chairs the AFA research committee.
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Full Presentation: Action Research as Professional Link Administration 1/23/2018
Slide Deck: Action Research PDF (2.58 MB) Administration 5/25/2017

Advancing my Career While Staying Put

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Stephanie Baysinger is a Senior Recruiter at one of the world’s top consulting firms. After spending two years as an Extension Consultant for Pi Beta Phi after college, she became a professional recruiter. Tina Rivard is a Director of Business Development at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and continues to take on large volunteer positions for Pi Beta Phi including Director of Membership and currently Director of Chapter Operations.

Both women have sustained long tenures at their current companies while continuing to navigate the challenges and successes that come with continued professional development. Presenters will take time to share their commitment to obtaining new skills and seeking unique opportunities to foster growth in their professional careers. They will also share how their volunteer and professional Greek experiences have helped shape their road maps to their current private sector positions.
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Presentation - Advancing my Career While Staying PDF (2.7 MB) Administration 11/1/2016

CAS Boot Camp: Fraternity/Sorority Advising Progra

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The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and AFA have enjoyed a partnership for over 30 years! As a part of CAS, AFA is able to support the promulgation of standards across higher education and within fraternity/sorority advising programs (FSAP). The benefits of using CAS standards for FSAP are numerous yet many approach the implementation of the Standards with more questions than answers.
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CAS Learning Domains and Fraternity/Sorority Advis Link  more ] Administration 2/4/2015
CAS Self-Assessment and FSL Departments (Part One) Link  more ] Administration 2/4/2015
CAS Self-Assessment and FSL Departments (Part Two) Link  more ] Administration 2/4/2015
What are CAS Standards? Link  more ] Administration 2/4/2015
Why do CAS Standards Matter to Fraternity and Soro Link  more ] Administration 2/4/2015

CAS to Navigate Professional Success

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Presented by: Marybeth Drechsler Sharp, CAS Executive Director; Noah Henry-Darwish, CAS Intern and University of Maryland Graduate Student; Lindsey Templeton, CAS Intern and University of Maryland Graduate Student; Kimberly Kruchen, CAS Intern and University of Virginia Graduate Student
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Slide Presentation: Professional Success PDF (7.09 MB) Administration 3/1/2016

Character Development - Let's start a revolution

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Why character education? Why now? It is a simplified, back-to-basic concept but one that is needed for our demographic. Character education as a framework for working with the college-aged student can be a revolutionary concept. Learn more about this and how you can implement character education to start a revolution within your organization or your campus community.

As a result of participating in this program, participants will be able to:
Through words and actions live the six pillars of character.
Practically apply what they learned about the six pillars of character in relation to decision making and change theory in their daily work activities.
Communicate why character education is needed and relevant
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Josephson Institute of Ethics Survey on Youth PDF (433.66 KB) Administration 2/4/2015
Making Caring Common - Executive Summary PDF (90.76 KB) Administration 2/4/2015
Session Recording Link Administration 2/4/2015
The Science of Character  Link Administration 2/4/2015

Collabor8. Cre8. Innov8.

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As professionals we sometimes get stuck and tend to get in a rut when trying to come up with new ideas. This program will show you how to get unstuck and keep things fresh to continually innovate by using the Creative Problem Solving Process, new tools and behaviors in order to collaborate better and get those business-changing, disruptive solutions to challenges you are facing. Learn ways to find clues and insights into what our students and organizations really need so you can find solutions to meet those needs.

“Gert” Garman is the owner of Broad Perspective, LLC. Previously, she was the Director of the Collaborative Design Center at Valencia College. Prior to that, she was a Creativity and Innovation Catalyst for Disney Destinations, where she facilitated brainstorming sessions and trained fellow Cast Members in Disney’s Innovation Toy Box for the Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. She is an alumna of the Delta Gamma Fraternity.
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Collabor8. Cre8. Innov8. - Slide Deck PDF (9.49 MB) Administration 4/28/2017
Full Presentation: Collabor8. Cre8. Innov8. Link Administration 1/23/2018

Drinking Before The Party: An Examination of Prega

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The practice of drinking before “the main event” has been identified as one of the most noxious drinking behaviors students can engage in, resulting in significant increases of a range of negative outcomes. This session will present findings from recent AlcoholEdu for College data analysis examining the determinants and motivations underlying this dangerous behavior.

Presenters
Helen Stubbs, Vice President, Higher Education, EverFi
Maggie Leitch, Associate Director, Higher Education, EverFi
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Higher Education Center Prevention Update: Pregami PDF (160.51 KB) Administration 9/5/2014
Pre-Gaming Lit Review PDF (80.71 KB) Administration 9/5/2014
Session Recording Link Administration 9/5/2014

Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus & Be M

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Are you driven to distraction at work? You know the feeling: you can’t focus; you feel increasingly overwhelmed by a mix of nonstop demands and technology that seems to be moving at the speed of light; and you’re frustrated just trying to get everything done well—and on time. Not only is this taking a toll on performance, it’s impacting your sense of well-being outside the office. Now that the AFA Annual Meeting is over, it’s time to reclaim control. Bestselling author Edward M. Hallowell, MD, the world’s leading expert on ADD and ADHD, has set his sights on a new goal: helping people feel more in control and productive at work. His new book, Driven to Distraction at Work, is currently available for pre-sale.
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Session Recording Link Administration 2/4/2015

Emerging Adults

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Emerging Adults: Rethinking the Development of Students & Young Alumni presented by Amber Jolly and Annalise Sinclair.
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Full Webinar: Emerging Adults Link Administration 3/24/2016
Slide Presentation: Emerging Adults PDF (1.21 MB) Administration 3/24/2016

Finding Passion and Purpose in Life

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Whether you are working for corporate America, enrolled in college or raising a family, continuing to find passion and purpose in life becomes more and more difficult. Brent Scarpo's program has been presented at numerous corporations, colleges, universities and associations. Participants leave the program revitalized, renewed with a new sense of passion and purpose for their lives. During this program, you will discover "The Six Secret Steps" of having a complete and wonderful life no matter what place you might be in your career.
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Slide Presentation: Finding Passion and Purpose PDF (771.96 KB) Administration 4/14/2016

FIPG: Risk Management is Everyone’s Responsibility

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FIPG: Risk Management is Everyone’s Responsibility

Presenter: David Westol, J.D., Principal & Owner, Limberlost Consulting, Inc.

Program Description: Those letters - FIPG - are now perhaps the most recognizable in the entire Greek world. For 30 years, the Fraternal Information and Programming Group (FIPG) has been the voice for risk management policies and practices. Many colleges, universities, interfraternity and panhellenic councils across the country have adopted the FIPG policy as their own, providing a level playing field for all Greek organizations on their campus. But if we if we didn't have FIPG, where would we be? This program will review the history of the organization, the development of policies and highlight the most recent changes in structure and guidelines.
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FIPG Recorded Program Link Administration 3/13/2017
Slide Presentation: FIPG - Risk Management PDF (649.99 KB) Administration 2/23/2017

Five Big Questions! A Positive Approach to Hazing

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Conversations on hazing prevention have taken many approaches. Looking at ways to end hazing from a deficit model are perhaps the most commonplace, and often leave practitioners frustrated and burnt out. Additionally, the idea of student self-governance has been called into question when research show that many college students have yet to develop appropriate life skills to hold one another accountable. This session will focus on two aspects of hazing prevention: 1) How to approach hazing prevention from the perspective of generating positive experiences, as opposed to a list of "do's and don'ts." 2) The challenge of creating new models of member education that focus less on self-governance, and more on supervision from professionals and volunteers with the skills and expertise to steward a safe and rewarding experience.
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Session Guide PDF (555.1 KB) Administration 9/5/2014
Session Recording Link Administration 9/5/2014

Global Competency through Immersion

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Building Global Competency through Service Immersion Experiences
Presented by: Kaye Schendel
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Full Webinar: Service Immersion Link Administration 3/24/2016
Slide Presentation: Service Immersion PDF (12 MB) Administration 3/1/2016

Inspiring Interactions: Creating Confidence in Oth

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When is the last time you stopped to think...really think about why you do the work you do? Beyond the paycheck, beyond improving your skills, even beyond the students you serve, what really fires you up about what you do? This webinar is designed to challenge your thinking around: the reason you come in to work everyday, your role as a leader, and how you interact with the students you serve. You’ll walk away with an alternative perspective, a different way to think, act and communicate as a leader. You’ll also gain some tools that have the power to dramatically improve the relationships you are building with others. I hope you’ll join us.
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Session Power Point Presentation PPTX (669.25 KB) Administration 9/5/2014
Session Recording Link Administration 9/5/2014
The Hierarchy of Conversation PDF (25.37 KB) Administration 9/5/2014

Leaning in, Standing Back and Encouraging Forward

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Abstract
During the 2016 Olympics, a commentator said that Katie Ladecky “swims like a man.” Women are consistently being compared to their male peers, especially when it comes to their success. Centered around Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy, participants will engage in conversation around how the confidence gap affects our female students, employees, and ourselves. And the steps we can take to not feel sorry for being assertive, influential, confident and successful.

Learning Objectives: Participants will identify four ways to increase their assertiveness in their personal lives; will determine effective methods for supervising female staff members; and will identify three opportunities to increase confidence and self-empowerment in their female students.

Presenters
Ariel Tarosky | Director of Education & Communication, Triangle Fraternity
Cat Sohor | Director of Fraternal Development, Delta Chi International Fraternity
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Presentation - Leaning in, Standing Back and Encou PDF (2.71 MB) Administration 9/29/2016

Making Sense of the Fair/Safe Campus Acts

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This summer, two pieces of legislation were introduced which would significantly alter the ways in which colleges and universities are able to respond to sexual violence on campus: the Fair Campus Act (H.R. 3408) and the Safe Campus Act (H.R. 3403). Clearly all student affairs professionals are concerned about the problem of sexual violence on campus. However, the Fair Campus and Safe Campus Acts are of particular interest to fraternity and sorority professionals due to the possible implications of the legislation on the work of their functional areas in addition to those of other campus partners.
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Making Sense of the Fair Campus and Safe Campus Ac PDF (1.96 MB)  more ] Administration 10/12/2015

National Data on Fraternities and Sororities

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Using data from a nationally representative sample of students at four-year colleges and universities (The Freshman Survey), this presentation will explore incoming students’ likelihood of joining a fraternity or sorority. The discussion will highlight background characteristics and high school experiences that align with student interest in joining a Greek organization upon college entry. Data from a sample of graduating seniors (the College Senior Survey) will reveal which students ultimately joined a fraternity or sorority. Additionally, data from the College Senior Survey will provide insight into fraternity and sorority members’ college experiences and how they compare to their non-Greek peers. This comparison will be centered around a number of college outcome measures and experiences including civic engagement, leadership, and faculty interactions. Lastly, throughout the presentation, we will highlight how experiences among Greek-life participants differ between women and men.
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Session Overview PDF (47.98 KB) Administration 10/1/2015
Session Recording - Webinar Link Administration 10/1/2015

Navigating Unrecognized Organizations

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Abstract: Fraternities and sororities have been a vital component of the college student experience for centuries. These organizations offer opportunities for students to learn and grow, give back, build relationships, and do the right thing. When a fraternity or a sorority chooses to operate while not officially recognized by the university, this creates significant risk for students, inter/national organizations, and the institution which also negates positive experiences for students.

This program provides participants an opportunity to understand the complexities that are present when a fraternity or a sorority decides to operate unrecognized. While the risks associated when a group operates unrecognized will be explored during this presentation, best practices will be shared for professionals to implement when working with unrecognized organizations. Lastly, tangible solutions will be offered in how to manage organizations not affiliated with the institution.
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Navigating Unrecognized Organizations PDF (2.55 MB)  more ] Administration 9/6/2016

NPHC & Council Governance

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Presented by Michael V. Bowie, Collegiate Chair, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.
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Slide Presentation: NPHC & Council Governance PDF (9.33 MB) Administration 3/1/2016

Past, Present, and Future: What Have we Learned Ab

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The fraternal experience has changed considerably in the last 10 years. But in what measurable ways? In this webinar, we explore the changes in the fraternity/sorority experience over the past 10 years (as measured by the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment), discuss reasons for these changes, and discuss the future of the fraternity/sorority experience. In 2003, AFA and EBI collaborated to create the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment and over 150 institutions (surveying over 340,000 fraternity/sorority members) have utilized the assessment to better understand and improve the fraternal experience. Comparing institutions who participated in the past with those same institutions participating now, we see significant improvements in areas like understanding healthy behaviors, interpersonal competence skills, and personal development skills. We also see decline in factors like fraternity/sorority programming and overall satisfaction.
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Session Recording Link Administration 9/5/2014
Webinar Companion PDF (146.21 KB) Administration 9/5/2014

Project Management Doesn’t Have to Suck

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Full Webinar: Project Management Link Administration 3/24/2016

Reframing the Conversation: From Problems to Preve

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What’s the problem? What’s the problem? What’s the problem? If we learned anything from Brad Pitt in Moneyball, it’s that in order to truly reframe the conversation with our students, we need to begin by thinking differently. We need an accurate description of the problem before choosing our solutions. This program will introduce participants to a prevention-focused strategic planning process and provide campus and headquarters professionals with the tools to reframe the conversation with their students in order to help them make change in their chapters and/or communities before an incident occurs.

Presenters
Dr. Lori Hart, Director of Prevention Education, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Justin Angotti, Assistant Executive Director, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
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Prevention Plan Template PDF (146.5 KB) Administration 9/5/2014
Session Recording Link Administration 9/5/2014

Supervisor 101: How to be a Great Boss

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Full Presentation: Supervisor 101 Link Administration 1/23/2018
Slide Presentation - Supervisor 101 PDF (2.76 MB)  more ] Administration 3/31/2017

Tips to Make Your Curriculum Writing Life Easier

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Session Guide PDF (8.39 MB) Administration 4/28/2015
Session Recording Link Administration 4/28/2015
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