Kleberg Leadership Experience to Be Offered Regionally in Fall 2021

Since the debut of the Leadership College in 1987, more than 15,500 Phis have made a summer journey to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for a transformational leadership experience and an introduction to a brotherhood that transcended their campus experience. Today, this annual conference is known as the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute.

The ongoing presence of COVID-19 brings uncertainty as to what the next few months may bring. As a vast organization comprised of chapters in forty-two states and five Canadian provinces, the feasibility of hosting an event must consider the health, safety, and logistical challenges of all our members. For this reason, we will be hosting three regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institutes across the country this fall.

Below are the locations and dates for the three events:

The regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute’s mission is to educate, energize, and empower those brothers in attendance with skills, knowledge, and courage to impact their chapter and campus. Regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute attendees will:

  • Understand and appreciate the Phi Delta Theta ritual, including The Bond of Phi Delta Theta.
  • Experience large and small group educational opportunities where you will learn from each other and Fraternity volunteers.
  • Comprehend the vision of the international Fraternity as an over 170-year-old institution.

Registration is now open via myPhiDelt (Event Registration)

 

Schedule of Events

Each of the three regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institutes will begin at 2:00 p.m. local time on Saturday and end by noon local time on Sunday.

View the schedule for each of the three Institutes. Remember, all times are local.

Registration is now open via myPhiDelt (Event Registration)

Registration Info

Registration is now open via myPhiDelt (Event Registration)

While anyone is welcome to attend the regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institutes, we ask that each chapter send two delegates to the location most convenient for you. These members should be recently elected officers of the chapter or younger members who aspire to one day be officers of the chapter.

In addition, attendees should be:

  • Willing to learn and grow as a leader.
  • Committed to transferring the Fraternity not only, not less, but greater than it was transmitted to you.
  • Willing to model leadership in your activities as a Phi Delt man. Modeling leadership includes refraining from the use of alcohol and drugs during the conference.

Registration deadlines for each event are as follows:

  • Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, St. Louis: September 10, 2021
  • Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, Los Angeles: September 17, 2021
  • Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, Washington, DC: September 24, 2021

Registration will be accepted up to one week before each event, but any registration submitted after the appropriate deadline will result in a $25 fine.

Registration for each of the regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institutes can be completed through via myPhiDelt (Event Registration)

Travel and Lodging

Participants should plan on arriving at their hotels by noon local time on the Saturday their event begins.

Hotel reservations for participants will be made by GHQ upon registration for the conference. If chapters register but do not show up, the cost of the hotel room will be billed back to the chapter.

Many chapters have a Leadership Fund that can help offset the expense of any educational activities, including travel to and from Phi Delta Theta conferences. Follow this link to see if your chapter has such a fund. If your chapter has a Leadership Fund, please contact Linda Brattain to learn how to take advantage of the fund to travel to the regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute.

The Fraternity provides one-half of a double room (two to a room) for you for a Saturday night stay. If you wish to have your own room, you may request an upgrade by contacting Renée Crist Lefter, and your chapter will be charged $150. A room upgrade consists of one person per room. The deadline to submit a room upgrade is:

  • St. Louis: September 10, 2021
  • Los Angeles: September 17, 2021
  • Washington, DC: September 24, 2021

If your travel plans require you to arrive one day early or stay one extra night, you will be responsible for the additional costs of the room. Therefore, you don’t need to make hotel reservations unless you plan on arriving a day early or stay an extra day.

Faculty Information

Are you interested in volunteering to be a faculty member for a regional Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute? As a faculty member, you will participate in all sessions with the undergraduates and lead a small group of undergraduates through the team-meeting curriculum.

Faculty positions are competitive and extremely limited. In addition, proximity to the event will be taken into consideration when selecting faculty.

Apply to be on the faculty

Important faculty information:

  • Please plan to arrive on the Friday before the start of the conference.
  • Faculty orientation starts at 10:00 a.m. local time on the Saturday of the event.
  • The team-meeting curriculum is sent to you in advance to review before your arrival.
  • To book a single room, please email Renée Crist Lefter. You will be responsible for half of the charges.
  • Faculty members are expected to refrain from the use of alcohol during the conference.