Chapters have two exciting programs offered during Leadership Seminar 2018: Adelphean Connections Track for collegiate members & Advisor Track for all advisor positions. Both will take place at the Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas, Texas.
Adelphean Connections is designed as an intensive living-learning leadership experience for rising sophomores and juniors. This curriculum is grounded in the Social Change Model for Leadership Development and guides our members through an exploration of self, community, and leadership as a collaborative process. Participants will use CliftonStrengths for Students to cultivate their talents and develop their leadership skills in both individual and team settings. Our goal is to empower members to confidently lead and develop their leadership potential. Emerging leaders who attend this program will take home a deeper understanding of how their personal values connect to Alpha Delta Pi; the ability to utilize their Strengths to achieve their goals; and an action plan to further develop their leadership skills to positively impact their chapter and communities. Chapters should send at least one emerging leader collegiate attendee.
The Advisor Track will focus on critical aspects in dealing with today’s chapter and campus realities. Workshops on mental health, risk management/insurance, critical conversations and inclusive advising will be supplemented by brief sessions with our programming committees. These sessions are designed for interactive learning and advisors will unpack content in facilitated small groups defined by peer chapters (similar to our Adelphean Compass approach). We want advisors who are ready to explore the possibilities, create decision-making frameworks for those “gray areas” and engage in meaningful dialog to join us in this exciting track! Chapters should send two or more advisors.
Our Keynote Speakers
Emily Torchiana, an award-winning and TEDx mental health speaker, educates the public around the country about both mental illnesses and suicide. Her presentations and workshops perfectly explain mental health and help individuals, who are silently struggling, know they are not alone.
Emily, a Zeta Sigma alumna, graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2017. As a senior, she founded her mental health nonprofit organization, The Invisible Illnesses. The organization shares stories of those affected by mental illness and suicide and assists readers in taking the first step toward gaining support- letting others know about the silent struggles they face. In addition, the organization hosts workshops for students to learn about mental health and suicide prevention.
An avid participant in the fraternity/sorority community, Dr. Lori Hart has served as an active volunteer for Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity in a variety of roles. Professionally, she currently serves as the Director of Educational Initiatives for Holmes Murphy Fraternal Practice after working 15 years for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Headquarters.
Today Lori visits close to 70 campuses a year speaking on The Catalyst Agency roster, bringing messages about relationships, alcohol education, and fraternity and sorority life. Campus Activities Magazine has recognized Lori as both “Female Performer of the Year” and “Speaker of the Year.” She was awarded with the 2013 Alumnae Woman of Leadership Award at the Alpha Omicron Pi International Convention. In 2014, Lori was recognized by the North American Interfraternity Conference with a Silver Medal for her work in prevention and in 2016 was awarded the Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.
Dr. Lori Hart has an undergraduate degree in Education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Montevallo and a doctorate degree in Higher Education from Georgia State University. Lori currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family. Lori and her husband happily juggle raising four children ranging in age from two to eighteen. In her spare time, she loves to box with her trainer, volunteer at her church and walk her two Golden Retriever dogs.