REAL Leadership Experience

This event gives emerging leaders the skills and confidence they need to tackle future leadership roles and challenges they never dreamed possible. 

Gamma Phi Beta's vision is that we will building confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around them. Gamma Phi Beta is excited to offer the REAL Leadership Experience (RLE) this summer to Gamma Phi Beta emerging leaders to prepare them to live out this vision statement and impact the growth of their chapter and college community.

Who can apply?

Candidates for this exciting program are Gamma Phi Betas in their first- or second-year of membership and have held no executive council leadership role. Candidates may have held non-executive council leadership roles in their chapter. We encourage members to apply who have a commitment to Gamma Phi Beta and aspire to grow as a leader and as an individual. Applications were due Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

What will I experience at RLE?
Selected candidates will participate in a four-day retreat-style leadership conference with 39 other emerging Gamma Phi Beta leaders. Attendees will experience innovative leadership development through dynamic programming, small group discussions, alumnae mentorship and personal reflection.

When and where is RLE held?
Selected participants will experience the beauty of the University of Oklahoma and of one of Gamma Phi Beta's oldest chapter facilities belonging to Psi Chapter. This year we have the honor of hosting two sessions: July 18-21 and July 22-25. Selected participants must attend all days of their session; arriving late or leaving early will result in forfeiting their place in the program.

What is the cost?
There is no cost to attend REAL Leadership Experience; participants will need to pay for their own transportation, airfare or gas, to Norman, Oklahoma. Selected participants are encouraged to speak with their chapter’s executive council and chapter advisor to cover travel costs. All accommodations and meals will be covered during the four days of the program.

REAL Leadership Experience Video

REAL Leadership Video

Learn more about the REAL Leadership Experience by watching our video!

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.