The William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy is Back!

Investing in Our Vital Resources to Build a Championship Culture in TKE

The William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy is designed as TKE’s premier volunteer training opportunity. This program invests in the individual to develop their personal leadership and mentoring style. Sessions will be led by the Professional Staff and additional leaders in the Fraternity. The program features both general and small group sessions to explore industry trends, while breaking down specific individual and fraternal challenges in a smaller, more focused group.

Utilizing lessons taught at both the Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Leadership Academy and key principles from Past Grand Prytanis Dr. William V. Muse’s research on leadership and management in the fraternity world, the AVA helps train TKE volunteers to truly build Better Men for a Better World on campuses across North America.

This program is more than simply learning what the Key Result Areas are for the year or how to use the TKE Chapter Module. It explores the volunteer mindset to help you visualize the big picture of how to play an impactful role in TKE's success for decades to come. It aids your growth as a leader in the Fraternity’s mission to aid men in their mental, moral and social development for life.

Through classroom sessions, small group discussions and experiential activities, you will explore servant leadership, facilitation skills and other impactful concepts. You will learn the importance of serving others and allowing our principles to dominate our daily lives.

The 2020 Alumni Volunteer Academy is limited to 60 participants. It is not just for the first 60 registrants and there is not an allocation of slots for each region of TKE. Applicants must commit to being a full participant in the program including pre-work and implementing the knowledge you learn afterwards.

We are asking for more from each participant. Expectations are high for the attendees of the program. The Fraternity is committing significant financial and Professional Staff resources to develop a world class leadership training academy. We are asking for each participant to understand that each Frater is part of the greater Fraternity and embrace it to be successful. We ask you to engage with local chapters and colonies, TKE HQ, and actively recruit more volunteers.

Together, we can Build a Championship Culture in TKE. Apply today to be a part of an outstanding opportunity for both you and TKE.

Volunteers are the key to TKE's future success. They are invaluable and we must invest more in them to reach our potential as an organization.

- Frater Donald E. Aldrich -

Frequently Asked Questions

We've brought back the Alumni Volunteer Academy to help grow our beloved Fraternity.

When are applications due?

Applications are due April 30. Our selection committee will then immediately begin reviewing the applications. We will select the 2020 William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy participants and alternates on or before May 7.

How many individuals can attend?

For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, there will be 60 spots available. Similar to Leadership Academy, the application submitted is a vital piece to help the selection committee decide on the best fit for the program. In addition, the selection committee will be selecting alternates for the program.

Who is the program designed for?

The Alumni Volunteer Academy is built to fit a wide range of volunteer experience - both first and long term volunteers - willing to learn the ins and outs of a quickly changing landscape and open to explore and develop your personal leadership style.

When and where will be the program held?

The 2020 William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy will be held on Georgia Tech’s campus on June 11 through 14. The expectation is attendees arrive on-site by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday the 11th and can leave anytime on Sunday. Full attendance to the program is required to participate. The program will be completed late in the evening on Saturday.

How much does this program cost?

Through the funds raised by the Life Loyal Teke grant from the TKE Educational Foundation, once accepted, the program only costs $150 per attendee. In addition, a travel stipend of up to $250 per attendee is available based on a travel radius from the program location.

What’s included in the cost?

Once on-site, the $150 registration fee will include conference materials, 8 meals (Thursday dinner, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday), and rooming accommodations for the weekend.

Is there any pre-work to be done before attending the program?

Yes, there will be pre-work before your arrival. The pre-work may include watching training videos, completing self-assessments or taking pre-tests to gauge your knowledge.

What are the expectations of the program?

We expect you to be a full, active participant in this alcohol-free program - before, during and for years to come. We expect you to challenge yourself and others, be open minded and willing to take risks, as well as commit to contributing your new abilities and skills to the greater Fraternity.

What You'll Learn

Alumni Volunteer Academy will focus on the development of our alumni and increase their skill set as volunteers. Through training led by TKE Professional Staff members and others, each participant will walk away with a better understanding of their personal leadership style and a revised outlook on the future plans for the International Fraternity. In addition, the following topics will be addressed and specifically tailored to different positions in TKE’s volunteer ranks.

Chapter Advisor

  • Increased skills to assist your chapter or colony in KRA achievement, including recruitment, financial planning, and St. Jude Fundraising.
  • Understand how the KRA scorecard is built and impacts the chapter you advise.
  • Teachings on the current generation of college students and how to most effectively address and communicate with them.
  • Assist your chapter with officer transitions to ensure continued, year-to-year, success.
  • Meet with other Chapter Advisors to share best practices and techniques.

Board of Advisors Chairman

  • Refine your leadership abilities as the point person for the BoA and, by extension, all alumni from your chapter.
  • Evaluate the structure of your chapter’s Board of Advisors to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Understand the day-to-day operations of a collegiate chapter to best understand how the BoA can support their goals.
  • Specific information for those Board of Advisors who manage a chapter house.
  • Discussion on TKE insurance policy to increase knowledge of support provided to BoA members.
  • Interact with other BoA Chairmen to share best practices and techniques.

Board of Advisors Officer or Member

  • Explore the most effective and efficient practices for running and operating a Board of Advisors.
  • Learn about effective communication strategies with today’s college students to ensure a strong relationship between the BoA and the chapter officers.
  • Discussion on TKE insurance policy to increase knowledge of support provided to BoA members.
  • Interact with other BoA members to share best practices and techniques.

Alumni Association Officer

  • Work with TKE HQ on compiling a valuable and accurate contact list of chapter alumni.
  • Improve your event-planning process for alumni association gatherings.
  • Recruit new members to your alumni association.
  • Manage your Alumni Association’s social media activity.
  • Interact with other alumni association officers to share best practices and techniques.

Grand Province Advisor

  • Improve your management of a productive, efficient team of Province volunteers.
  • Recruit new Province Advisors and build your province team to increase impact on groups in your province and better manage your personal workload as a GPA.
  • Teachings on the current generation of college students and how to most effectively address and communicate with them.
  • Identify key focus areas in your province.
  • Improve Province Forum planning and efficiency.
  • Interact with other GPAs to share best practices and techniques.

Province Advisor

  • Understand the attributes of a successful province team and your role in achieving that success.
  • Evaluate your role within the province team and the TKE volunteer ranks moving forward.
  • Teachings on the current generation of college students and how to most effectively address and communicate with them.
  • Interact with other Province Advisors to share best practices and techniques.

Alumnus Interested in Getting Involved

  • Explore the different volunteer positions available to you and where you may fit in within the TKE volunteer team.
  • Define expectations for yourself as a TKE volunteer and alumnus.
  • Interact with our top TKE volunteers and gather information on serving TKE moving forward.

Graduating Senior

  • Evaluate the expectations of continuing to serve TKE past graduation and where your talents can best be utilized.
  • Understand relationships and impacting in interacting with college students as a recent graduate.
  • Network with other volunteers and learn how TKE can assist in building connections for your future.
  • Reflect on your college experience to frame your volunteer experience moving forward.