REAL Leadership Institute

REAL Leadership Institute (RLI) is an in-person leadership event for Gamma Phi Beta's workforce, including International Council (IC), Sorority volunteers, advisors and professional staff. The RLI experience provides training and developmental programming to achieve our strategic plan and equip the workforce to provide a quality member experience for our collegians and alumnae. To maximize relationship-building and think holistically about the member experience, RLI 2023 will once again run in conjunction with our Housing and Facilities Conference (HFC), sponsored by the Facilities Management Company (FMC), to include our housing workforce with joint programming opportunities.

REAL Leadership Institute will take place on June 23-25, 2023, in Indian Wells, California, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa.

Registration

Registration opens March 23, 2023.

Registration closes on May 18, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MST.

A $50 late fee will be added after May 18, 2023.

All registrations are fully refundable until June 16, 2023. After this date, registrations are 100% non-refundable. 

Registration Fees

  • Approved Sorority Volunteer, Double Occupancy: $225
  • Approved Sorority Volunteer, Single Occupancy: $450                                                               
  • Advisor, Double Occupancy: $525
  • Advisor, Single Occupancy: $750 

Pricing for RLI includes:

  • Airport transportation to and from Palm Springs International Airport.
  • Two nights double occupancy at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa.
  • Meals include the following: Friday: Dinner. Saturday: Heavy continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. Sunday: Heavy continental breakfast.
  • Complimentary enhanced Wi-Fi in guest rooms and meeting space.
  • Complimentary bike rentals, tennis and basketball court access and fitness and yoga classes with a professional instructor.
  • Customized workforce programming. 

What is not included in the price?

  • International volunteers are allotted a $200 airline credit or mileage reimbursement whereas chapter advisors are on their own for flights and/or mileage.
  • Lunch on Sunday.
  • Valet parking 

Who is invited?

All approved Sorority volunteers will receive an invitation to register for RLI mid-March. If you have questions about this or do not receive an invitation, please consult your direct supervisor for more information. Invitations are non-transferable unless you are being replaced in your current position. Each Sorority volunteer is responsible for her own registration fee. Other expenses as outlined (flight credit, travel meals, hotel, etc.) will be at the expense of the Sorority.

International Headquarters will extend an invitation to one advisor from each chapter to attend RLI. If you are invited and unable to attend and would like another advisor to be considered as a replacement, please contact your collegiate chapter supervisor or your New Chapter Team leader for approval. A substituted advisor should be someone who will return to the chapter and proactively share their experience and make good use of this outstanding educational opportunity. The registration fee and all other travel expenses are at the cost of the collegiate chapter. 

Want to extend your stay?

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa has graciously extended our group room rate two days pre and post our event dates. Please take this opportunity to arrange some additional sisterhood time and come early or stay late to enjoy the pool and other resort amenities at the rate of $185 per night plus taxes (based on single or double occupancy). You will be able to select additional room nights during registration.

Gamma Phi Beta leadership, education and philanthropic programming is funded in part by the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Foundation and the many generous donors that allow the Sorority to create this programming.  

Gamma Phi Beta leadership, education and philanthropic programming is funded in part by the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Foundation and the many generous donors that allow the Sorority to create this programming. 

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