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January 7-9, 2022

Hyatt Regency Orange County

About the Presidents Academy

Chapter Presidents need to continually learn and through a variety of methods. The event is a fast-paced learning environment with large and small group discussions. You’ll have the opportunity to network with peers and alumni in this timely and focused event.

The President’s Academy is an educational leadership experience designed to provide chapter and colony presidents with in-depth learning concentrating on serving others, self-awareness, chapter operations, understanding vision, and how to create a chapter success plan. Through a servant leadership lens, participants focus on member retention, teamwork, conflict resolution, and compromise. This experience will seek to provide participants with the necessary tools to coach those they lead and to create and sustain a chapter success plan which will lead to increased member engagement and retention.

You’ll receive access to participant materials, build your fraternal network, gain new insight about yourself through the Birkman Method Assessment, and learn from great small group facilitators.

Registration

Navigate to the Presidents Academy event in the MyAKPsi Community to register.

Additional Information

Takeaways, Accommodations and Expenses

Eligibility

This event is limited to those individuals who are starting their president role in 2022. Must be a collegiate chapter president or president-elect to attend.* Only one student may attend from each chapter.

Which positive attributes can I acquire?

Challenger
Effective communicator and listener
Manage internal conflict
Motivator
Represent the chapter
Represent needs and wants of the chapter and help meet those

What is gained by attending?

Construct a path for approaching difficult situations
Demonstrate responsible decision-making and personal accountability
Demonstrate the ability to coach others
Describe servant leadership as an approach to chapter operations
Develop a fraternal network
Develop professional and leadership skills
Facilitate the development of a chapter success plan
Implement a feedback model
Practice a commitment to servant leadership

Participant Agreement

Participant Agreement

I accept the offer to attend the Presidents Academy & Fraternity Advisor Conference. I understand once I commit to attending if I should cancel for any reason after the cancellation deadline, I will incur the penalty for non-attendance:

Students: $250 charged to chapter account
Alumni: $250 invoice

Further, I understand once I am onsite, should I fail to attend the entirety of the event, I will be assessed a $150 per day no-show penalty.

Dress Code

Smart Business Casual. Remember, you’re representing yourself, your chapter, and the organization.

What is the travel policy?

Travel Policies

Attendees will be provided a double occupancy hotel room for Friday and Saturday night.
The following meals are provided during the event. Reimbursement for meals aside from these is not permissible.
∙ Friday: Dinner
∙ Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
∙ Sunday: Breakfast

Travel to event location is provided as follows:
Driving:
Hotel parking
Mileage to and from the event location will be reimbursable per the rate in the Board of Directors’ Statement of Policy. All mileage must be recorded and submitted after the Presidents Academy in order to receive reimbursement.

Flying:
You will use TripEasy to book your flight. Once you register, an email with booking information will be sent to you. Attendees will fly through John Wayne Airport (SNA). The deadline to reserve a flight is Thursday, December 16.
Transportation to/from the airport and the Presidents Academy host hotel will be provided. More information will be provided closer to the event date.
Transportation to and from your home airport (including parking fees) is your responsibility.

We do not reimburse for a hotel stay due to early morning/late night flight arrangements. Please plan for your trip accordingly.
We do not cover the cost of checked luggage since it is feasible to fit three days of clothing into one carry-on suitcase and personal bag.
Any flight change fees incurred after the plane ticket has been purchased will be the responsibility of the attendee, unless waived by the Academy Coordinator.

 

Note: Flight or mileage to event location is covered to a maximum of $500; flights exceeding $500 must be arranged and approved by a professional staff member.*

 

 

What are the hotel arrangements?

Hotel

Attendees will be paired with a roommate and provided a double occupancy hotel room for Friday and Saturday night. The AKPsi professional staff will arrange all sleeping rooms for attendees. Confirmation numbers and a roommate list will be distributed prior to the start of the conference on or after December 15. Room and tax are covered; incidentals are the responsibility of the attendee. A credit card for incidentals will be required upon check-in.

Hyatt Regency Orange County

11999 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92840

 

Roommate Assignments

The roommate assignments list will be made available on or after December 15.

How do I receive reimbursement?

Expense reports must be submitted for reimbursement within 60 days of receipt. Expense reports must include applicable receipts and should be submitted to the AKPsi Professional Offices via mail or email. Personal incidentals are not reimbursable. All expense reports will be reviewed and once approved, checks are normally disbursed within seven (7) business days. Expense reports without receipts will be returned unpaid.

Learn more about other AKPsi events.