About

Event dates and locations:
LDI Kansas City          June 28-30, 2019
LDI Philadelphia         July 12-14, 2019
LDI Indianapolis         July 26-28, 2019

The Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is Alpha Sigma Alpha’s conference for emerging leaders. At each event, collegiate members will spend a weekend delving into a variety of topics with trained facilitators. The event steps away from traditional chapter operations and focuses on the individual’s development as a woman and a leader.

LDI curriculum will be balanced between large group and small group discussions and activities. This unique event gives collegians the opportunity to explore leadership on a personal level and gain real-world skills that they can use to benefit their chapter, campus, professional and personal communities.

 

Tina Vansteenbergen will serve as the lead facilitator for the 2018 LDI events.

Locations

Kansas city
june 28-30

Alpha Beta
Beta Beta
Gamma Gamma
Epsilon Epsilon
Zeta Zeta
Eta Eta
Tau Tau
Phi Phi
Beta Lambda
Beta Mu
Beta Sigma
Gamma Zeta
Gamma Pi
Delta Upsilon
Epsilon Alpha
Zeta Alpha
Zeta Eta
Zeta Kappa
Zeta Mu
Zeta Pi
Zeta Sigma
Theta Epsilon
Theta Eta
Theta Kappa
Theta Xi
Theta Omicron
Theta Rho
Theta Psi
Iota Beta
Iota Epsilon
Iota Eta

Philadelphia
July 12-14

Alpha
Alpha Gamma
Nu Nu
Beta Epsilon
Beta Iota
Gamma Clio
Beta Pi
Gamma Iota
Gamma Phi
Gamma Psi
Delta Gamma
Delta Epsilon
Delta Iota
Delta Chi
Epsilon Gamma
Epsilon Eta
Epsilon Theta
Epsilon Kappa
Epsilon Tau
Epsilon Upsilon
Zeta Gamma
Zeta Theta
Zeta Iota
Zeta Lambda
Zeta Nu
Zeta Upsilon
Zeta Chi
Theta Beta
Theta Gamma
Theta Lambda
Theta Sigma
Theta Phi
Theta Chi
Theta Omega
Iota Alpha
Iota Gamma
Iota Theta
Gamma Chi

Indianapolis
july 26-28

Beta Theta
Beta Kappa
Beta Nu
Beta Rho
Beta Upsilon
Gamma Lambda
Gamma Mu
Gamma Omega
Delta Eta
Delta Kappa
Delta Nu-A
Delta Nu-B
Delta Sigma
Epsilon Phi
Zeta Beta
Zeta Omicron
Zeta Rho
Zeta Tau
Zeta Phi
Zeta Psi
Zeta Omega
Theta Alpha
Theta Delta
Theta Zeta
Theta Mu
Theta Nu
Theta Tau
Theta Upsilon
Iota Delta
Iota Zeta

 

Registration

 

Registration deadline – May 20, 2019

Who registers my chapter?
Chapter presidents and treasurers are responsible for registering all chapter members attending 2019 LDI.

How many members should attend LDI?
4-8 members from each chapter are required to attend LDI.

Chapters with no representation at LDI will be required to pay a $1,000 fine to the national organization.

How does my chapter decide who should attend LDI?
Look at the emerging leaders in your chapter. LDI is designed for women seeking personal growth and leadership development.

What information do I need to register my chapter?
Collegiate chapter presidents or treasurers should collect the following information for each member attending before completing the registration form:

  • Full name (first and last)
  • Emergency contact name, relationship and phone number
  • Dietary restrictions, food allergies and any additional accommodations needed
  • T-shirt size

What do we do after our chapter has registered?
After submitting the registration form, chapters should make travel plans. See the Hotel & Travel tab for more information.

Information will be emailed to attendees from the time registration is submitted until the event. Registered attendees should check email including spam and junk folders regularly to stay updated.

How does my chapter update our registration after we have already registered?
Chapters should only submit the registration form once. Collegiate chapter presidents should contact Hayley Remmel, event coordinator, for assistance in adding or changing registrants after the registration form has been submitted.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel accommodations will be made for all attendees for Friday and Saturday night. All attendees will be assigned to a four-person room with two double beds. Hotel room reservations will be made by national headquarters staff. Attendees will be assigned to a room with at least one other member from her chapter.

Chapters are responsible for making their own travel accommodations. Chapters eligible for financial assistance will be reimbursed for travel expenses after the event.

Kansas City

June 28-30, 2019
Hilton Kansas City Airport 
8801 NW 112th St
Kansas City, MO 64153

If your chapter is driving: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

If your chapter is flying: Complimentary hotel shuttle is available for rides to and from the airport. Call (816) 891-8900 for shuttle pick up.

Philadelphia

July 12-14, 2019
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport
500 Stevens Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19113

If your chapter is driving: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

If your chapter is flying: Complimentary hotel shuttle is available for rides to and from the airport. Call (215) 937-6937 for shuttle pick up.

Indianapolis

July 26-28, 2019
Renaissance Indianapolis North
11925 N Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

If your chapter is driving: Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.

If your chapter is flying: The closest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel.

Volunteer

SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS

The success of the Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute is largely attributed to the involvement of small group facilitators. While curriculum topics will be introduced in a large group setting, participants will be assigned to smaller groups to further discuss the curriculum and provide learning experiences in a more intimate environment.

Small group facilitators will conduct small group experiences that occur throughout the LDI curriculum. Small group facilitators will use the provided curriculum to facilitate discussions, hands-on activities and learning opportunities for their group members.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE A SMALL GROUP FACILITATOR?
Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae, volunteers and friends of Alpha Sigma Alpha, including higher education professionals and other fraternity/sorority headquarters staff and consultants, are encouraged to apply to be small group facilitators. Individuals with strong facilitation skills and passion for contributing to the development of emerging leaders, specifically sorority women are ideal candidates for this facilitation opportunity.

Approximately 22-24 facilitators will be selected for each event and each selected facilitator will be assigned a co-facilitator. Facilitator pairs will work with a group of 9-14 collegiate women throughout the event. Small group work will consist of discussion and activities that are supplemental to topics introduced in the large group format.

Workshop facilitators benefit by:

  • Having the opportunity to interact with and educate collegiate members
  • Gaining facilitation experience
  • Networking with collegiate members and other event facilitators

As a facilitator, you will be expected to:

  • Arrive on the Thursday afternoon before the event for facilitation training with the LDI lead facilitator and national headquarters staff
  • Review and understand all pre-event communications and curriculum. A facilitation guide will be provided for review prior to the event
  • Remain on-site for the entire weekend and participate fully in all discussions and activities
  • Model the Alpha Sigma Alpha core values throughout the weekend
  • Provide focus and direction to participants through the discussions and activities outlined in the program curriculum and facilitation guide
  • Be fully present and available to collegiate members at LDI
  • Meet and exceed all other expectations established by the event facilitation team

Selected facilitators and volunteers will be notified by March 18, 2019.

In exchange for their time and efforts, selected facilitators will receive the following:

  • $150 travel stipend
  • Hotel accommodations at the event location for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening
  • Meals and refreshments during facilitation training and LDI event
  • Event t-shirt and favors

Applications will be available in January 2019.