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Brotherhood Unbounded

Brotherhood Unbounded is the program designed to help AKPsi members stay connected to their brothers and their chapter, to help brothers learn how to cope with personal stress, and to help brothers develop skills beneficial in their career development. It is exclusive to AKPsi members, providing the resources to boost confidence, to participate in unique activities and events, and to elevate resumes.

The fall 2020 launch of Brotherhood Unbounded builds upon the original BU launch of spring 2020 and is designed to provide local chapter officers with an inventory of professional development activities that can be offered on their own or can be used to augment events the chapter may already be planning. Meaning, the BU program can supplement or enhance your programming at a local level, allowing your chapter to focus on other virtual service and social events.

Why Brotherhood Unbounded?

“…for our brotherhood, unbounded truly means having or appearing to have no limits.  We are in a challenging time right now in the world, in our country, in our academic experiences, and in our brotherhood. But despite all of the physical and emotional constraints, coming together as a community is helping us remember that we are not defined by the limits placed on us….”Brotherhood Unbounded” captures the essence of the types of people that make our fraternity better. We are the challengers. We are the innovators. We are the risk takers. We are the ones who will not let obstacles stand in our way.”

– Alexandra Pirsos, Elon ’18, competition winner for naming Brotherhood Unbounded. 

Core Six Skills

Career Development

Activities related to career exploration, job/internship process, career preparation and ongoing professional development.

Personal Development

Activities related to self-assessment, leadership, and personal well-being.

Skill Development

Activities related to Alpha Kappa Psi’s core six skills.

Birkman Survey

Access to the comprehensive tool utilized by many executive search firms to identify work styles, preferences, team dynamics, and stress behaviors. Log into the MyAKPsi Community and navigate to the MyLearning page. From this page, you’ll be able to launch the Birkman Method Assessment as well as access a series of reports to help you gain insight into the ways you process information, solve problems, manage stress, and work with others.

*Personal Development

Birkman Small Groups

Are you interested in helping to lead a session? Log into the MyAKPsi Community to show your interest. After navigating to Volunteer Central, click on the Birkman Facilitator vacancy to read more about being a facilitator and submit a general interest form.

* Career Development, Personal Development

Institute of Business Leadership

The Institute of Business Leadership will include a one-day, around-the globe, virtual leadership development conference with speakers and panelists. In addition, Fraternity-wide virtual keynotes will be offered monthly – these are one-hour Q&A with executives and leaders in business and other professions. The registration fee for these events will be free for dues-paying members.

Save the date! The next Institute of Business Leadership will be Tuesday, October 26th, 2021.

*Career Development, Personal Development, Skill Development

Principled Business Leadership Certificates

To be rolled out in MyAKPsi later this year, the certificates will be awarded to members as they achieve milestones along their principled business leadership journey through our Brotherhood Unbounded programs.

*Skill Development

MyAKPsi App

Available in the Apple and Google Play stores – provides access to the functions above through any handheld device.

Brotherhood Unbounded Programming

BU Programming and Events will continue to be added to the MyAKPsi Community. Be sure to check out the MyLearning page for additional learning plans and the Events page to register for upcoming virtual events.

MyAKPsi Community

BU Ambassador Program

AKPsi is looking for driven, enthusiastic student members to represent AKPsi at the Fraternity level and to further our mission to develop the next generation of business leaders. AKPsi is looking to assign a BU Ambassador at each chapter to promote the new Brotherhood Unbounded (BU) program.

Program Full Description

How Do We Learn More About Brotherhood Unbounded?

That same question was asked of the Brotherhood Unbounded Launch Team (BULT):

What:  AKPsi students serving as virtual interns for AKPsi on a 6-week project to launch Brotherhood Unbounded for this fall

Why: To develop a plan and launch strategy to increase student member engagement and retention in a virtual world and across the organization. BU’s overall goal is to provide offerings that members cannot get elsewhere and to showcase the value of AKPsi to potential new members.

Who:  Sarah Burton, Elon ’19; Kat Chan, Pennsylvania State ’18; April Finch, Purdue ’18; Sharon Jin, Purdue ’19; Katherine Nguyen, San Jose State ’19; Ryan Sweeny, Cincinnati ’18; Tim Yu, Pepperdine ’19

The BULT Recommendations:

BULT PowerPoint Presentation

BULT Video Presentation

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Learn more about how it all started!

Having Problems Getting into the Community?

The myAKPsi Community is the member portal that serves as a hub for members. Below are instructions for logging into the myAKPsi Community’s Collaboration groups to ensure you see the most up-to-date information.

  1. Log into the Community using this link:   https://akpsi.force.com/myAKPsi/s/
    • Username: Your email plus “.myakpsi”
      • Ex. john_doe@university.edu.myakpsi
    • If you require password assistance: Email CERC@akpsi.org for a reset email

Please continue to stay informed by logging into myAKPsiCommunity—> Collaboration Section for ongoing and up-to-date information. We ask you to continue to send an email to CERC@akpsi.org of any changes/updates so we can inform all volunteers and staff as needed.