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    REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES
    Welcome back to the Regional Leadership Conferences.
    An experience built around gaining skills to help you during and after college.
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    YOU'VE SHARED, WE'VE LISTENED
    We've developed the Regional Leadership Conferences to maximize your return.
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    ACCELERATE YOUR SUCCESS
    The RLCs provide you the resources you need to become a great leader.
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    WILLIAM V. MUSE
    ALUMNI VOLUNTEER SUMMIT
    Committing to your Fraternity...for life.

Elmer & Donna Smith RLC
2017

February 3 - 5


Grand Hyatt
3300 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

New York/New Jersey RLC
2017

February 10 - 12


Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
2 Exchange Pl
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Donald R. Tapia RLC
2017

February 17 - 19


Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 S. Capital Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Greg & Cay Woodson RLC
2017

February 24 - 26


Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
129 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101


 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND A REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE?

Value For Your Dollar. You won't find another weekend that provides you more value for such a great price.

This is your opportunity to gain skills necessary to succeed on campus, in your chapter or colony and your chosen field. From business majors to fine art students to engineers and scientists, you will find value in developing your abilities as a Frater.

Network. Take advantage and interact with Fraters from all over TKE Nation.

You will have the chance to network and share ideas with Grand Council members, TEF Board Members, Local and Area Based Volunteers as well as additional TKE VIP’s and the Fraternity Staff. We’ve created the space for you to grow your TKE experience with Fraters overcoming similar challenges on campus and in life to compare what has worked and how further successes can be attained.

Create Your Path. Customize your schedule and attend the sessions that interest you.

Whether you’ve just accepted a bid or a 50 year veteran of TKE service, Regional Leadership Conferences offer a chance to fulfill your obligation of brotherhood in the bond: to develop your abilities and contribute them. Join us at any of the four locations!.


 

WHAT ARE TEKES SAYING ABOUT RLCs?

"The networking opportunities were amazing. It was great to meet Fraters like Elmer Smith, Bob Barr, Buckwheat and Todd Farmer."

"I really enjoyed attending the RLC and took away a lot to help improve myself as an officer and to push my chapter toward a Top TKE award."

"I learned a lot of ideas to improve my chapter, and it was a great experience being surrounded by Tekes from all over the country."


 

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

- Frater Ronald Reagan -

Frequently Asked Questions

We've enhanced the Regional Leadership Conferences this year. Here are the answers you need.

What is enhanced about Regional Leadership Conferences?

Responsive to your needs, we’ve aligned the program to exceed expectations. Regional Leadership Conferences will re-focus on developing a mix of leadership and management skills necessary for all TKE members.

For those starting their TKE journey, we provide opportunities to learn more about TKE Ritual, recruitment, and membership development programs such as the Blueprint. Want to learn more about what it takes to succeed beyond the classroom? We will provide education on personal finance, selling yourself or your ideas, and unlocking your potential through setting goals. The Regional Leadership Conferences will also focus on managing risk and promoting healthy habits. We’ve added sessions for those groups with large membership and sessions for those looking for help in growing to become a Top TKE Chapter. Lastly, the Alumni Engagement Team along with the Area Directors will provide training for volunteers.

I went to a Province Forum. Why is the RLC different?

Province Forums are a half-day, drive-in event. Forums focus on the nuts and bolts of running a chapter or colony, specific to the local area. The RLC is built as the next level. We aim to take those skills and apply them as a leader in your group and your community. Also, Regional Leadership Conferences include catered meals such as the Grand Council Luncheon, VIP Networking Reception, two night hotel stay at a premier hotel property and two days of interaction with and instruction of TKE Volunteers, Professional Staff, Grand Council members and other TKE VIPs.

When Should I Arrive?

Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday. Opening events typically don't begin until 7 or 8 p.m. with ritual shortly there after. Feel free to enjoy the city!

I can't attend any longer. Can I get a refund?

Regional Leadership Conference registrations are transferable, not refundable. We can make name changes on-site without any issues.

What Should I Expect?

Expect to be challenged. Expect to get more from yourself the more you put in. Expect to meet TKE members from chapters and colonies all across TKE Nation. Expect to share what’s working on your campus and on theirs. Expect to have fun, responsibly. The RLC Event Schedule should help you understand what to expect at the Regional Leadership Conferences. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

VIP Guests to Expect?

You can expect members from both the Grand Council and the TKE Educational Foundation Board. You can also expect TKE Staff and Volunteers. Guest speakers will be part of the festivities and in the past have included Order of the Golden Eagle winners, Past Grand Prytani, Past CEO’s of TKE, Grand Council members, TKE Educational Foundation Board members, and alumni who will share the path to their success & the role TKE has played in it.

Ritual

How to Ritual and a full Ritual will occur on Friday evening. We will have an excellent team to initiate Fraters into our bond and allow us to reconnect with the principles of our fraternity. Think you are the best at ritual in TKE Nation? Inquire with your Area Director to apply to be the ritual team at your RLC.

Attire

Attire for our Friday evening and Saturday morning activities is business casual for the entire weekend. Khakis or dress slacks and a TKE polo for Saturday during the day and ritual attire for Friday night and Saturday night. Please do not wear anything that can be considered offensive. You can be asked to change clothes or subject to removal from the hotel.

Schedule

Take a look at the schedule for the Regional Leadership Conference.

Friday
4-7pmArrivals and registration
8pmKickoff
Working Ritual
Ritual
Evening Roundtables
Saturday
9-9:45amWorkshop 1
10-11:30amWorkshop 2
11:45am-12:45pmLuncheon
1:15-2:30pmMock Interviews
2:30-3:15pmWorkshop 3
3:30-5pmWorkshop 4
5:30-7pmNetworking Reception
Fireside Chats

Tracks

Each workshop is designed as a piece of one of these five tracks.

Recruitment

We believe the lifeblood of our Fraternity deserves its own track, so this year, you can spend all day Saturday learning how to recruit, retain, and initiate both quality AND quantity on your campus. This track will begin the second you meet a potential new member and end at the moment he declares himself to be the Fraternity, FOR LIFE, and cover everything in between. We will take a look at the in-depth recruitment procedures of some of our top groups, the science behind closing a deal, how to use your brand to attract new members, and where to go once they’ve signed their bid. Whether your chapter/colony is struggling with membership numbers or initiating 50 men a year, this track will help you improve and give you the tools it takes to be a great recruiter.

KRA Achievement

We know turning those red lights into green lights is a top priority for most TKE groups, and we want to help you be the first to 100% KRA scorecard completion. As you learn to fundraise for St. Jude, balance a chapter budget, collect dues, reduce risk and engage alumni, we are confident that by working to check all your boxes, you will become a stronger and more cohesive chapter, which will lead to success far past the RLC.

Professional

Despite your best efforts, college will soon end (if it hasn’t already), and you’ll be looking to take the next step into adulthood. Through the professional track, you’ll learn to adapt to the real world, enhance your personal brand, land that first post-college job, and plan well past your twenties for all that life will throw your way. Some of TKE’s most successful staff members and alumni will guide your journey from the day you accept your diploma until the day you retire, and everything in-between.

William V. Muse Alumni Academy

In conjunction with the RLC, the WVMAA will serve to equip our alumni volunteers and advisors to make a tangible impact on the communities they serve. We will study how to interact with today’s college student, how to recruit not just for your chapter/colony but for your own alumni and volunteer ranks, what the International Fraternity looks like moving forward and the role you play in that vision. Whether you are a 30-year volunteer or a college senior looking to stay involved past graduation, you will leave the Alumni Academy with a stronger sense of where TKE is headed and why you’re a vital part of our future.

Best of the Rest

Combining everything we couldn’t squeeze into the first four tracks, our ‘best of the rest’ track will include a little bit of everything. You’ll have a chance to take in a session from a TKE VIP custom-tailored to their strengths and your interests, learn from the Grand Council about Conclave 2017, and sit face-to-face with some of our top chapters and learn from their successes and failures. Maximizing your learning options is important to us, and by including this track, we are confident every RLC attendee will have an opportunity to create his or her own path.

Regional Leadership Conference 2017 Pricing

We are providing a better experience for you at our redesigned Regional Leadership Conference.

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HOW TO PAY FOR A REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Special Projects

Your Special Projects Fund is money kept by the TKE Educational Foundation to support your chapter’s educational initiatives. Included in those initiatives are registration costs to TKE conferences, such as the Regional Leadership Conference. If you have alumni looking to donate and support their home chapter, utilize Special Projects as an outlet for tax-deductible donations to be made.

When you register for your RLC, your Special Projects Fund balance will appear on the payment page, and you can choose to utilize any or all of the money in that account, provided there is a $200 minimum balance available and is approved by your Board of Advisors Chairman.

Now is the time to start your fundraising campaign to bolster your account.

Learn More Make a Donation

Chapter Credits

You may have noticed a ‘credits available’ line in your financial summary on the TKE Module. Chapter Credits can be added to your statement for various reasons and once added, they can be applied to outstanding invoices, including Regional Leadership Conference registrations. To utilize chapter credits, select it as a method of payment when you come to the final step in your registration. Our financial team will approve the usage of these credits, and you will have saved yourself and your chapter some money by upholding your financial obligations to the Fraternity.

School Funding

Many colleges and universities set aside money in their student activities budget to support students in campus organizations who attend educational conferences. Don’t wait until December to look into this possibility.

Go to your Fraternity & Sorority Life or Student Government offices today and ask about financial support for the Regional Leadership Conference. Often times, all you have to do is fill out and application with the details of the conference, and your school will help offset some or all of the costs for you and your brothers to attend.

Download the School Funding Document

Family Support

With Regional Leadership Conferences taking place just a month or two after Christmas, don’t forget to ask your family and friends to help you attend an event that will make you not only a better Frater, but a better man. You’ll find looking to make your chapter/colony, campus and community a better place is usually a cause worthy of financial backing from your parents, grandparents, and others close to you.

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