INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2018) – The Management Team of Alpha Kappa Psi held its annual meeting in Indianapolis earlier this month.
The Management Team of Alpha Kappa Psi, comprised of the Fraternity Officers, Vice Presidents, Regional Directors, and Fraternity Managers, held its annual meeting in Indianapolis earlier this month. The Management Team was joined by the Heritage Center staff and a representative of the Fraternity Board of Directors.
The meeting was focused on the AKPsi Member Experience and the Chapter Achievement Pathway, the two primary areas of the AKPsi Strategic Plan the Management Team impacts. Elements of the Chapter Achievement Model and the Learning and Leadership Development Model were discussed in-depth to define the Leadership Pathway process.
Each Vice President and Fraternity Manager gave a report on the progress of their programmatic responsibilities, focused on Learning and Leadership Development, Chapter Development, Member Development, Integration and Innovation, and Strategic Operational Planning.
As a new practice, the Management Team voted on several different initiatives and options impacting fraternity-wide volunteer support and the student member education experience. Specifically, the Management Team is starting the process of standardizing the training and allocation of certain regional manager roles across the organization; the proposed formal and informal interview options for chapters; and change the name of the official pledge education program to Bridge to Brotherhood.
CEO Steve Hartman stated on Friday morning: “…We have a duty to give [our students] the best chance to become principled business leaders. The chapter achievement pathway is the way to do that. We have 166 weeks with students on chapters, this plan is the first 6-8 weeks and is crucial to shaping the career of the student in AKPsi.”
When asked about his thoughts on the 2018 Management Team meeting, Fraternity President Mike Dickerson stated “This is the most productive Management Team meeting I’ve been a part of in my nearly ten years serving at this level of the fraternity. Not only did we get an aggressive agenda addressed, but we came out with real decisions and new initiatives to better the experience for our students, alumni, and volunteers.”
At the end of the meeting, Eastern Great Plains Regional Director Darin Schuld was presented with a Second-Degree Silver Distinguished Service Award and Associate Director of Program Assessment Cady Tabeling was presented with a First-Degree Silver Distinguished Service Award.
The next Management Team meeting will be held in the summer of 2019 in Indianapolis.