AFA Exchange
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AFA Exchange takes the place of the former Fireside Chats program, and is a brand new approach placing the value of collaborative experiences as the key to success for our campuses, organizations, and most importantly our membership.

The why behind this offering is made clear in our philosophy statement:

“Placing emphasis on the value of the fraternal experience, AFA Exchange allows for the interaction between interfraternal and institutional partners. The purpose of these interactions is to develop collaborative relationships that lead to sustained conversations throughout the year and facilitate the sharing of ideas and issues that will assist in providing a constructive experience for undergraduate development.”

 

About the AFA Virtual Annual Meeting Exchange

The AFA Exchange will continue to be a space that allows for the interaction between interfraternal and institutional partners. The purpose of these interactions is to develop collaborative relationships that lead to sustained conversations throughout the year and facilitate the sharing of ideas and issues that will assist in providing a constructive experience for undergraduate development. The Virtual Exchange will occur on December 1, 2, and 3. 

Interfraternal partners who wish to host a session as part of AFA Exchange must fill out the participation form for their organization by Friday, October 23.

Unlike previous years, this year's participation form is by organization meaning that only one person needs to sign up on behalf of the organization. Please note, the person who signs up on behalf of your organization must also be registered for the Virtual AFA Annual Meeting

Schedule at a Glance | December 1 - 3
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Umbrella Group Town Hall 
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | AFA Exchange 
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | AFA Exchange
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | AFA Exchange
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Umbrella Group Town Hall 
 
Hosted Sessions

At this year's virtual AFA Exchange, interfraternal partners will host Zoom sessions to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with institutional partners. These organization sessions will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Organization Updates
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Growth & Expansion
  • Leadership Development & Officer Training
  • Housing Updates
  • Financial Updates
  • Opportunity to Address Campus Needs

Interfraternal organizations will be instructed to provide registered participants the Zoom link information by Friday, November 27.

 

Virtual AFA Exchange Timeline

Registration for inter/national organizations
Registration for institutional partners
  • Monday, November 9 - Friday, November 20
    • Participant registration lists will be provided to hosting interfraternal organizations following registration.

 

Make the Most of Your Interfraternal Session

As you plan to host your organization’s AFA Exchange session, consider which updates you will include:

  • Organization Updates
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Growth & Expansion
  • Leadership Development & Officer Training
  • Housing Updates
  • Financial Updates
  • Opportunity to Address Campus Needs

Sessions will be hosted in organizations Zoom accounts, so the format and overall content will likely be unique to each session. Below you will find some questions to consider as you plan your session: 

  • What topics will your session cover?
    • What are the most pressing updates your organization needs to share?
    • How is your organization responding to COVID-19?
    • How are in person programs being affected by COVID-19?
    • How are you delivering leadership development and officer training programs and resources?
    • What should institutional partners know about current or future growth and expansion efforts?
    • What should institutional partners know about current chapter support models?
  • How many staff members will need to be present in your virtual session?
  • Will your (inter)national president or CEO be addressing attendees?
  • Will your presentation include an opportunity to connect with staff members through Q&A?
  • Will you allow campus partners to request one-on-one meetings with your staff, to occur after your presentation?

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this year's virtual AFA Exchange, please contact the AFA Exchange co-chairs, Natalie Padron and Will Frankenberger. For a downloadable resource sheet, click here.

 


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