In 2019, Gamma Phi Beta introduced The Clara Project, a series of long-distance learning opportunities for members seeking to enhance their board-level competencies and develop high-level leadership skills.
The Clara Project represents new leadership development and educational opportunities for our alumnae members, in addition to preparing interested members for high-level committee and board service inside and outside of Gamma Phi Beta. This commitment to our members represents our desire to continue to empower, educate and support the leaders of today’s – and tomorrow’s – Gamma Phi Beta.
Over eight sessions, participants in The Clara Project will engage in online educational modules, peer-to-peer coaching, small group work and self-assessments all while gaining exposure to current and past Gamma Phi Beta leaders and current International Council initiatives.
Who can participate?
Any alumna member in good standing (current on payment of annual international alumnae dues or a Life Loyal member) is welcome to apply. We are seeking alumnae members who are familiar with non-profit volunteer and board service who want to enhance their leadership skills as they look to future volunteer and board level service in Gamma Phi Beta. Leadership skills gained through The Clara Project will also be applicable to a member’s professional development and volunteer service outside of Gamma Phi Beta.
Am I a good candidate for this program? If you meet more than one of these criteria, you may be a good candidate for The Clara Project!
- I can demonstrate skills and experiences that support current Sorority needs.
- I am familiar with and have an established network within Gamma Phi Beta.
- I feel that I could serve within the next two to four years in a leadership role for the organization.
- I have significant outside leadership development experiences.
How can I share this info if I know a good candidate? · If you know an alumna sister who is a great candidate, refer her.
When and where does the Clara Project take place?
The Clara Project is a virtual learning opportunity delivered during April and May 2023.
- Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Tuesday, April 11, 2023
- Tuesday, April 18, 2023
- Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- Tuesday, May 2, 2023
- Tuesday, May 9, 2023
- Tuesday, May 16, 2023
- Tuesday, May 23, 2023
All sessions begin at 6 p.m. MT and are expected to last approximately 90 minutes.
Anyone interested must be able to commit to all session dates, as the success of the program relies on group interaction and participation. We estimate a total time commitment of 30 hours throughout the course of the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?The application for the spring 2023 session of The Clara Project will be open February 1-20, 2023.
What if the dates don't work for me?
You can wait to apply for a future session of The Clara Project (offered up to three times a year) or you can access the curriculum on your own. While you won’t get the benefit of small group discussions or peer-to-peer coaching, you can still access all the content so you can learn at a pace that fits your schedule!