Leadership in Action

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Leadership in Action is a leadership training and certification program tailored to Members of Phi Sigma Pi. Its mission is to empower Members with the leadership skills they need to inspire a positive change in all facets of our Fraternity and our communities. The program was created and is maintained by National Staff, was approved by the National Council at their Fall 2009 meeting, and is supported by the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation. In September 2012 Leadership in Action was awarded the Outstanding Professional Program Award at the Professional Fraternity Association Conference.

Overview

Leadership in Action consists of interactive Modules at various levels (nationally, regionally, and locally). A Module is a flexible course structure which allows for a variety of teaching methods and accommodates a variety of learning styles. Rather than a traditional lecture-style class, Modules incorporate discussion, activities, cohort groups and other interactive learning experiences. Participants need 75 points to complete the Certification program.

Modules

Modules are divided into five key categories, and participants are encouraged to choose Modules from a variety of areas to attain a diverse base of training.

  • Commitment to uphold our ideals
  • Scholarship
  • Awareness
  • Leadership Through Service
  • Fellowship

A list of all modules

Top Modules

The top local Modules by request each academic year.

2010-2011

  • Conflict Management - Diffusing Explosive Situations
  • Conflict Management - Say What
  • Great Balancing Act - Wasting Time

2011-2012

  • Conflict Management - Talk It Out
  • First-Time Officer - Rally The Troops
  • First-Time Officer - Who's The Boss

2012-2013

  • First-Time Officer - Face Your Fears
  • First-Time Officer - Rally The Troops
  • Great Balancing Act - Finding Your Path

2013-2014

  • Conflict Management - Talk It Out
  • Conflict Management - That's Not The Issue
  • First-Time Officer - Who's The Boss
  • First-Time Officer - Rally The Troops

2014-2015

  • The Team Foundation- The Winning Combination
  • First-Time Officer- Face Your Fears
  • Conflict Management- There Is No I In Team
  • The Great Balancing Act- Wasting Time
  • Juggling Multiple Priorities- I Can Do That Later

2015-2016

  • Art Of Effective Communication- Exploring Your Communication Style
  • Managing Stress- Analyzing Your Stressors
  • Managing Stress- Rising Above Stress
  • First-Time Officer - Rally The Troops

2016-2017

  • Managing Stress- Rising Above Stress
  • Professional Etiquette- Answering The Tough Questions
  • Art Of Effective Communication- Exploring Your Communication Style
  • Juggling Multiple Priorities- I Can Do That Later
  • The Great Balancing Act- Wasting Time

2017-2018

  • Managing Stress- Rising Above Stress
  • Professional Etiquette- Answering The Tough Questions
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence- Managing Yourself
  • Strategic Planning- The Perfect Pitch
  • Juggling Multiple Priorities- I Can Do That Later

Certification

A participant may become Certified in Leadership in Action by attaining 75 points. Different types of Modules are worth different amounts of points:

  • National Modules (10 Points) These Modules will be held at National Convention. They will be lead by National Staff.
  • Regional Modules (8 Points) These Modules will be held at Regional Conferences.
  • Local Modules (6 Points) These Modules will be held locally at the Chapter level (collegiate or Alumni). They will be led by Local Facilitators who have participated in a training course and received Certification to instruct prior to facilitating local Modules.
  • Facilitate a Local Module (2 Points) These points are to recognize the efforts of local leaders who facilitate our local Modules. Local facilitators will need to participate in a training course and receive Certification to instruct prior to facilitating local Modules.
  • Leadership Development (1 Point per Course — up to 4 Total) You can receive points for courses that you've taken outside of Phi Sigma Pi. These include any leadership or professional development courses.
  • Leadership Position (1 Point per Position — Up to 4 Total) You can receive points for being a leader within the past five years and upon entering college either within Phi Sigma Pi or outside of Phi Sigma Pi. This includes, but is not limited to, a leadership position, coaching position, project coordinator and so on.
  • Tweet & Eat Twitter Chats (1 Point per Session) These hour-long Twitter Chats, over dinner, will teach you about a specific topic. All you have to do is answer questions and complete the exercises using the #pspleadership.
  • Lunch & Learn Webinars (8 Points per Session) The Lunch & Learn Webinar is an hour-long webinar over lunch time. Phi Sigma Pi and a panel of professionals discuss leadership skills.

Certified Members

Congratulations to the following Members who achieved their Leadership in Action Certification during:

2010-2011 Academic Year

2011-2012 Academic Year

2012-2013 Academic Year

2013-2014 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year

2015-2016 Academic Year

2016-2017 Academic Year

2017-2018 Academic Year

2018-2019 Academic Year

Leadership Advancement Society

Members who attain 10 or more points per academic year post-certification become a Member of the Leadership Advancement Society. The Leadership Advancement Society Members represent a distinguished group of Memebrs and leaders committed to life-long learning and continued improvement.

2011-2012 Academic Year

2012-2013 Academic Year

2013-2014 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year


2015-2016 Academic Year

2016-2017 Academic Year

2017-2018 Academic Year

† Indicates a Member 2 or more years consecutively since certification.

Benefits

In addition to adding valuable skills to their own skill-sets, participants will receive the following for becoming certified:

  • Leadership Certificate
  • LiA Pin
  • National Recognition
    • Acknowledgement in printed publications
    • Special recognition during National events

Note: We pride ourselves as a Brotherhood in not being a resume builder, but the simple truth is that you should get recognition for your work by being able to list your accomplishments within the Fraternity. Obtaining a certification through our Leadership in Action program may not give you an additional suffix, but it does give you an edge on managing your success and others. Now that's something to be proud of. Here is our recommendation for how to post this accomplishment on your resume. Under special skills list "Certified in leadership through Phi Sigma Pi's Leadership in Action program" then list the Modules you completed.

Support

The Leadership in Action program is supported by the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation. The Foundation seeks Ambassadors to champion individual Modules and raise the money to fund them. A Module costs $3,500 to produce. Champions raise money by holding Alumni dinners and otherwise reaching out to Phi Sigma Pi Alumni Memebrs from their undergraduate Chapter and in their local community.

Leadership in Action Ambassadors

Leadership in Action Champions

Thank you to following Members who have graciously sponsored individual Modules. If you or your Chapter are interested in championing a Module, please contact the Director of Leadership Advancement.

Top 25 Chapters

The Top 25 Chapters are Chapters who have the greatest percentage of their Brotherhood participating in Leadership in Action over the past year. They have truly embraced making themselves and those around them stronger leaders.

2010-2011 Academic Year
Place Chapter
1 Epsilon Alpha Chapter
2 Zeta Gamma Chapter
3 Beta Chapter
4 Alpha Eta Chapter
5 Beta Psi Chapter
6 Epsilon Eta Chapter
7 Delta Kappa Chapter
8 Epsilon Nu Chapter
9 Beta Omega Chapter
10 Gamma Zeta Chapter
11 Zeta Delta Chapter
12 Zeta Kappa Chapter
13 Epsilon Omicron Chapter
14 Upsilon Chapter
15 Gamma Sigma Chapter
16 Epsilon Iota Chapter
17 Gamma Theta Chapter
18 Eta Chapter
19 Delta Alpha Chapter
20 Theta Chapter
21 Gamma Xi Chapter
22 Epsilon Theta Chapter
23 Beta Sigma Chapter
24 Alpha Iota Chapter
25 Epsilon Chi Chapter
2011-2012 Academic Year
Place Chapter Previously
1 Alpha Zeta Chapter --
2 Sigma Chapter --
3 Eta Chapter 18
4 Delta Tau Chapter --
5 Zeta Lambda Chapter --
6 Epsilon Psi Chapter --
7 Gamma Chi Chapter --
8 Epsilon Beta Chapter --
9 Zeta Zeta Chapter --
10 Beta Iota Chapter --
11 Gamma Xi Chapter 21
12 Epsilon Lambda Chapter --
13 Gamma Pi Chapter --
14 Epsilon Omega Chapter --
15 Alpha Theta Chapter --
16 Alpha Chapter --
17 Beta Eta Chapter --
18 Gamma Mu Chapter --
19 Gamma Epsilon Chapter --
20 Gamma Sigma Chapter 15
21 Beta Omega Chapter 9
22 Beta Upsilon Chapter --
23 Beta Omicron Chapter --
24 Delta Kappa Chapter 7
25 Beta Psi Chapter 5
2012-2013 Academic Year
Place Chapter Previously
1 Beta Lambda Chapter --
2 Gamma Tau Chapter --
3 Delta Tau Chapter 4
4 Epsilon Beta Chapter 8
5 Alpha Zeta Chapter 1
6 Beta Upsilon Chapter 22
7 Delta Iota Chapter --
8 Zeta Iota Chapter --
9 Alpha Phi Chapter --
10 Epsilon Xi Chapter --
11 Epsilon Kappa Chapter --
12 Zeta Tau Chapter --
13 Alpha Xi Chapter --
14 Epsilon Delta Chapter --
15 Gamma Eta Chapter --
16 Epsilon Tau Chapter --
17 Beta Iota Chapter 10
18 Gamma Beta Chapter --
19 Epsilon Sigma Chapter --
20 Alpha Chapter 16
21 Gamma Mu Chapter 18
22 Epsilon Phi Chapter --
23 Beta Eta Chapter 17
24 Alpha Theta Chapter 15
25 Zeta Lambda Chapter 5

Further Resources

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