REAL Leadership Retreat Schedule

Please note: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

June 26, 2021 – All times are in Mountain Time.

8-8:05 a.m.
Morning Welcome (pre-recorded)

8:05-8:30 a.m.
State of Gamma Phi Beta (pre-recorded)
Join International President Autumn L. Hansen (Idaho), Foundation Chairwoman Angela Jordan Dimit (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Facilities Management Company Chairwoman Barbie Chadwick (Vanderbilt) as they update us on their entities and the work that has been accomplished in the past year.

8:30-8:45 a.m.
Workforce Response (live)

Live question and answer period in response to the State of Gamma Phi Beta message. Either use the Q&A box or call in with the provided Zoom link to ask your questions.

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Keynote Speaker – Monica Johnson (live)
Join keynote speaker, Monica Johnson, as she helps identify ways to support the Sorority’s belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts in every role within the organization!

9:45-10 a.m.
Q&A with Monica Johnson (live)
Live question and answer with Monica Johnson

10-10:15 a.m.
Break
Take a quick break to grab a snack, chat with a sister or give your eyes a break from the screen. 

10:15-10:55 a.m.
BEDI Panel (live)
Join Vice President Lillian Lammers (Denver) as she facilities a panel of members from the BEDI volunteer team and the Belonging and Inclusion Committee. Panelists will include Rachel Christine (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) and Robert Alberts. They discuss our current diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) journey and where we are headed. Please bring your questions to the table. 

11-11:20 a.m.
Breakout 1 (live Zoom Breakout Rooms)

  • Meet the FMC: What is Gamma Phi Beta’s best-kept secret? The Facilities Management Company (FMC). Learn how the FMC can make your life easier and three things you didn’t know about the FMC but really need to know.
  • Taking the Next Steps in Your Leadership Journey: Hosted by members of the International Nominating Committee, this session will provide you with the opportunity to explore the roles of elected leadership within Gamma Phi Beta.
  • Gamma Phi Beta’s Financial Position: This session will delve into the Sorority’s current and future financial landscape. Join Vice President Crissy Carlisle (Alabama) and Chief Financial Officer Laurie Meili as they explore how environmental changes are driving innovation and adaptability to ensure lifelong sisterhood.
  • Connect with Gamma Phi Beta’s International President: Connect with International President Autumn Hansen (Idaho) to learn about Gamma Phi Beta’s future opportunities and challenges on her mind as well as the leadership lessons she learned in the first year of her presidential term. Come prepared with questions!
  • Exploring Alternative Dues Models: Over the 2020-21 academic year, Gamma Phi Beta has been exploring the possibility of alternative dues models for our chapters. This session will provide an update on the work and findings of the alternative dues model working group.
  • Leadership Development Committee Update: Join members of the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) as they provide an update on the work that’s been completed so far and what’s next for the LDC!
  • Think Big!: International Council (IC) spends time engaging in generative thinking during their meetings to explore big ideas and consider what might be next for Gamma Phi Beta. Join Vice President Stephanie Carriere (Arizona) and Vice President Kelly Dunne (William & Mary) to learn more about what generative topics IC has been exploring.
  • Sisters Helping Sisters: The ultimate goal of the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation is to serve, support and strengthen our sisterhood! Join us to learn more about how the Foundation is working to achieve this goal.

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Breakout 2 (live Zoom Breakout Rooms)

  • Meet the FMC: What is Gamma Phi Beta’s best-kept secret? The Facilities Management Company (FMC). Learn how the FMC can make your life easier and three things you didn’t know about the FMC but really need to know.
  • Taking the Next Steps in Your Leadership Journey: Hosted by members of the International Nominating Committee, this session will provide you with the opportunity to explore the roles of elected leadership within Gamma Phi Beta.
  • Gamma Phi Beta’s Financial Position: This session will delve into the Sorority’s current and future financial landscape. Join Vice President Crissy Carlisle (Alabama) and Chief Financial Officer Laurie Meili as they explore how environmental changes are driving innovation and adaptability to ensure lifelong sisterhood.
  • Connect with Gamma Phi Beta’s International President: Connect with International President Autumn Hansen (Idaho) to learn about Gamma Phi Beta’s future opportunities and challenges on her mind as well as the leadership lessons she learned in the first year of her presidential term. Come prepared with questions!
  • Exploring Alternative Dues Models: Over the 2020-21 academic year, Gamma Phi Beta has been exploring the possibility of alternative dues models for our chapters. This session will provide an update on the work and findings of the alternative dues model working group.
  • Leadership Development Committee Update: Join members of the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) as they provide an update on the work that’s been completed so far and what’s next for the LDC!
  • Think Big!: International Council (IC) spends time engaging in generative thinking during their meetings to explore big ideas and consider what might be next for Gamma Phi Beta. Join Vice President Stephanie Carriere (Arizona) and Vice President Kelly Dunne (William & Mary) to learn more about what generative topics IC has been exploring.
  • Sisters Helping Sisters: The ultimate goal of the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation is to serve, support and strengthen our sisterhood! Join us to learn more about how the Foundation is working to achieve this goal.

11:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Breakout 3 (live Zoom Breakout Rooms)

  • Meet the FMC: What is Gamma Phi Beta’s best-kept secret? The Facilities Management Company (FMC). Learn how the FMC can make your life easier and three things you didn’t know about the FMC but really need to know.
  • Taking the Next Steps in Your Leadership Journey: Hosted by members of the International Nominating Committee, this session will provide you with the opportunity to explore the roles of elected leadership within Gamma Phi Beta.
  • Gamma Phi Beta’s Financial Position: This session will delve into the Sorority’s current and future financial landscape. Join Vice President Crissy Carlisle (Alabama) and Chief Financial Officer Laurie Meili as they explore how environmental changes are driving innovation and adaptability to ensure lifelong sisterhood.
  • Connect with Gamma Phi Beta’s International President: Connect with International President Autumn Hansen (Idaho) to learn about Gamma Phi Beta’s future opportunities and challenges on her mind as well as the leadership lessons she has learned in the first year of her presidential term. Come prepared with questions!
  • Exploring Alternative Dues Models: Over the 2020-21 academic year, Gamma Phi Beta has been exploring the possibility of alternative dues models for our chapters. This session will provide an update on the work and findings of the alternative dues model working group.
  • Leadership Development Committee Update: Join members of the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) as they provide an update on the work that’s been completed so far and what’s next for the LDC!
  • Think Big!: International Council (IC) spends time engaging in generative thinking during their meetings to explore big ideas and consider what might be next for Gamma Phi Beta. Join Vice President Stephanie Carriere (Arizona) and Vice President Kelly Dunne (William & Mary) to learn more about what generative topics IC has been exploring.
  • Sisters Helping Sisters: The ultimate goal of the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation is to serve, support and strengthen our sisterhood! Join us to learn more about how the Foundation is working to achieve this goal.

12:10-12:55 p.m.
Fun Sisterhood Event – Distant Deceptions (live)
Join your sisters for an interactive mind-reading and illusion show featuring Wayne Hoffman. Wayne has been seen on “America’s Got Talent,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and NBC’s “Today Show,” just to name a few. You won’t want to miss this amazing show customized for our sisterhood.

12:55-1 p.m.
Closing/Wrap-Up (pre-recorded)