Values Congruence through Leadership Training: A Primer for New Professionals

How can you align leadership training with established student development and leadership theory? Use the Social Change Model of Leadership to create align your departmental and organizational goals with your activities. Being a new professional in student affairs can be

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Civility and Conflict: How to Engage in Both and Still Remain Friends

Last week I tackled the topic of conflict and civility in fraternities and sororities. I addressed a few ways a chapter can engage in conflict and make it part of the standards of behavior expected from its members. In summary, a chapter needs to invest as much time in teaching its members what conflict should look and sound like as it does when training new and old members on other important member behavior. This week I’ll continue to explore this topic, introducing strategies on how to engage in conflict that makes our work better. I’ll introduce a couple of ways to ask your members to disagree that helps refine the outcome of your decisions. And I’ll connect the idea of conflict with civility with the concept of congruence.

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Creating in-group experiences for non-fraternity/sorority members: Perspectives from a former outsider

How can campus-based professionals increase the number of on-campus allies and Greek community supporters? Develop strategies for an in-group experience for non-affiliated staff and faculty and encourage chapters to develop an in-group role for these campus community members.

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