Leadership Conference


WHAT IS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE?

Leadership Conference is Phi Sigma Sigma's premiere training for collegiate chapter leaders and volunteers. This weekend-long event is designed to help executive board officers and advisors successfully navigate the challenges within their chapters and develop plans for improvement, while also celebrating the strengths of our chapters through networking and best practice sharing. Through interactive sessions and programming, Leadership Conference provides collegiate chapter leaders with a unique opportunity to get the tools and resources to lead and advance their chapters.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Dates: 
Leadership Conference 1 - January 22 - 24, 2016
Leadership Conference 2 - February, 26 - February 28, 2016 
  
Place: 
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA 20171

Delegates:

Official delegates to Leadership Conference include the Chapter Key Advisor and newly elected Archon, Vice Archon, Member-at-Large, Sister Development Chairman, Membership Recruitment Chairman and Bursar from each chapter. Every chapter is required to send six delegates as part of your CE requirements. All substitutes must be approved by your Membership Manager. If you do not send your full delegation, you will still be charged the full $2,000. 


HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION
  1. Register Online
    • Please be sure to double-check your LC date with the link provided under the "Dates" section of this email. Once you are confident with your LC date, please register online.
    • If you are a... Register as...
      • Collegian Delegate: C_D Collegiate Delegate
      • Chapter Key Advisor: A_RED - Alum Reoccurring Del
      • Fraternity Volunteer: A_D - Alumna Delegate
      • Fraternity Volunteer at both Conferences:
        • LC#1: A_D - Alumna Delegate
        • LC#2: A_RED - Alum Reoccurring Del
      • Collegian Non Delegate: C_DEL Collegiate Non-Del
      • Alumna Non Delegate: A_NON Alumnae Non-Delegate
  2. Complete Your Travel Form
    • All travel forms are due to Special Events and Alumnae Engagement Manager, Sammy, by Wednesday, December 9. 
      • Collegiate Chapter Delegate travel forms can be downloaded HERE.
      • Advisor and Volunteer travel forms can be downloaded HERE
    • When sending your travel form, please use the following subject line to help us easily identify your message:
      • "Travel Form-Chapter-LC#" (1 or 2 depending on which LC your are scheduled to attend).
      •  Example: Travel Form-Xi Chapter-LC2
  3. Make a Payment
    • Each chapter will be billed $2,000 for six Collegiate Chapter Officers and the Chapter Key Advisor. Checks should be made payable to 'Phi Sigma Sigma Convention' and must be received no later than 30 days prior to your assigned LC date.
    • What else does the $2,000 cover?
      • All programming and breakout sessions. 
      • Lodging for Friday and Saturday in a quad room with one delegate from your own chapter and two delegates from another chapter.
      • Provided meals include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast. If you want any other meals there are restaurants in the hotel as well as delivery options, please plan accordingly. 
      • Transportation to and from LC are provided for the Chapter Delegates as listed above. 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Room Upgrades: 
Room upgrades to triple, double, or single rooms are available during the online registration process. For chapters that want to room with their chapter delegates only, please register each person with a triple room upgrade.  
Additional Chapter Delegates:
Additional Chapter Delegates are always welcome to attend their respective Leadership Conference. There will be a one time fee for all additional delegates; however, travel to and from Leadership Conference for the additional delegates are not included in the fee. If there are any questions about sending alternate or additional chapter delegates, please contact your Membership Manager. 
Non-Delegate Packages:
Non-Delegate Packages are available with or without hotels; however, none of the packages include travel to and from Leadership Conference.   
Arrival and Departure Times:
Chapter Key Advisors are expected to arrive by 12:00PM on the Friday of their conference weekend, and Collegiate Delegates are expected to arrive by 3:00PM. All conference attendees should plan for a departure after 2:00PM on the Sunday of their conference. Please note that normal hotel check-in is 3:00PM and normal hotel check-out is 12:00PM. There will be designated areas for your belongings if arrival or departure times come before or after the normal check-in hours.  
Update the Website:
As your chapter holds elections, be sure to update your officers on the Phi Sigma Sigma website.  

 

WHERE TO DIRECT YOUR QUESTIONS
 
Please be sure that you have read this message in its entirety, and double check that your question is not already answered in this email. 
For questions or concerns about alternate or additional chapter delegates please contact your Membership Manager.
 
Membership Manager Community 1
Christina Hedges
410-799-1224 x111
 
Membership Manager Community 2
Christina De Thomasis


All other questions, including special needs requests, should be directed to the Special Events and Alumnae Engagement Manager. 

Special Events and Alumnae Engagement Manager
Sammy DiGeorge
410-799-1224 x135
sdigeorge@phisigmasigma.org

 

 

ADDITIONAL LC OPPORTUNITIES
 
In the next few days applications to volunteer at Leadership Conference as a Collegiate Staffer will be live. Please look forward to an additional email regarding this opportunity. Collegiate Staffers will be selected to serve at each of the Leadership Conferences listed above. Women must be motivated, outgoing, collaborative, and able to fund travel to and from the event. Accommodations and food are provided along with the amazing experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Room Upgrades: 
Room Upgrades to triple, double, or single rooms are available during the online registration process. For chapters that want to room with their chapter delegates only please register each person with a triple room upgrade.  
Additional Chapter Delegates:
Additional Chapter Delegates are always welcome to attend their respective Leadership Conference. There will be a one time fee for all additional delegates; however, travel to and from Leadership Conference for the additional delegates are not included in the fee. If there are any questions about sending alternate or additional chapter delegates, please contact your Membership Manager. 
Non-Delegate Packages:
Non-Delegate Packages are available with or without hotels; however, none of the packages include travel to and from Leadership Conference.   
Arrival and Departure Times:
Chapter Key Advisors are expected to arrive by 12:00PM on the Friday of their conference weekend, and Collegiate Delegates are expected to arrive by 3:00PM. All conference attendees should plan for a departure after 2:00PM on the Sunday of their conference. Please note that normal hotel check-in is 3:00PM and normal hotel check-out is 12:00PM. There will be designated areas for your belongings if arrival or departure times come before or after the normal check-in hours.  
Update the Website:
As your chapter holds elections, be sure to update your officers on the Phi Sigma Sigma Website.  
 OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Room Upgrades: 
Room Upgrades to triple, double, or single rooms are available during the online registration process. For chapters that want to room with their chapter delegates only please register each person with a triple room upgrade.  
Additional Chapter Delegates:
Additional Chapter Delegates are always welcome to attend their respective Leadership Conference. There will be a one time fee for all additional delegates; however, travel to and from Leadership Conference for the additional delegates are not included in the fee. If there are any questions about sending alternate or additional chapter delegates, please contact your Membership Manager. 
Non-Delegate Packages:
Non-Delegate Packages are available with or without hotels; however, none of the packages include travel to and from Leadership Conference.   
Arrival and Departure Times:
Chapter Key Advisors are expected to arrive by 12:00PM on the Friday of their conference weekend, and Collegiate Delegates are expected to arrive by 3:00PM. All conference attendees should plan for a departure after 2:00PM on the Sunday of their conference. Please note that normal hotel check-in is 3:00PM and normal hotel check-out is 12:00PM. There will be designated areas for your belongings if arrival or departure times come before or after the normal check-in hours.  
Update the Website:
As your chapter holds elections, be sure to update your officers on the Phi Sigma Sigma Website.  
 OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Room Upgrades: 
Room Upgrades to triple, double, or single rooms are available during the online registration process. For chapters that want to room with their chapter delegates only please register each person with a triple room upgrade.  
Additional Chapter Delegates:
Additional Chapter Delegates are always welcome to attend their respective Leadership Conference. There will be a one time fee for all additional delegates; however, travel to and from Leadership Conference for the additional delegates are not included in the fee. If there are any questions about sending alternate or additional chapter delegates, please contact your Membership Manager. 
Non-Delegate Packages:
Non-Delegate Packages are available with or without hotels; however, none of the packages include travel to and from Leadership Conference.   
Arrival and Departure Times:
Chapter Key Advisors are expected to arrive by 12:00PM on the Friday of their conference weekend, and Collegiate Delegates are expected to arrive by 3:00PM. All conference attendees should plan for a departure after 2:00PM on the Sunday of their conference. Please note that normal hotel check-in is 3:00PM and normal hotel check-out is 12:00PM. There will be designated areas for your belongings if arrival or departure times come before or after the normal check-in hours.  
Update the Website:
As your chapter holds elections, be sure to update your officers on the Phi Sigma Sigma Website.