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    REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES
    Welcome back to the Regional Leadership Conferences.
    An experience built around gaining skills to help you during and after college.
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    YOU'VE SHARED, WE'VE LISTENED
    We've developed the Regional Leadership Conferences to maximize your return.
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    ACCELERATE YOUR SUCCESS
    The RLCs provide you the resources you need to become a great leader.

Donald R. Tapia
RLC 2019

February 1 - 3


Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

New York/New Jersey
RLC 2019

February 8 - 10


Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
2 Exchange Pl
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Elmer & Donna Smith
RLC 2019

February 15 - 17


Grand Hyatt Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Greg & Cay Woodson
RLC 2019

February 22 - 24


San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010


 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND A REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE?

Value For Your Dollar. You won't find another weekend that provides you more value for such a great price.

This is your opportunity to gain skills necessary to succeed on campus, in your chapter or colony and your chosen field. From business majors to fine art students to engineers and scientists, you will find value in developing your abilities as a Frater.

Network. Take advantage and interact with Fraters from all over TKE Nation.

You will have the chance to network and share ideas with Grand Council members, TEF Board Members, Local and Regional Based Volunteers as well as additional TKE VIP’s and the Fraternity Staff. We’ve created the space for you to grow your TKE experience with Fraters overcoming similar challenges on campus and in life to compare what has worked and how further successes can be attained.

Create Your Path. Customize your schedule and attend the sessions that interest you.

Whether you’ve just accepted a bid or a 50 year veteran of TKE service, Regional Leadership Conferences offer a chance to fulfill your obligation of brotherhood in the bond: to develop your abilities and contribute them. Join us at any of the four locations!.

Workshops

General Session Unpacked

Debrief and discuss the general session on culture in a setting conducive to your growth. Take the lessons shared by Frater Roskopf and break them down, so they are relevant to you, your chapter/colony, and your community. Workshops will be broken up into Prytani, recruitment-minded individuals, alumni, new members and other officers or members at-large. Please choose the workshop which most suits your skills and interests.

TKE Staff Roundtables

Formerly the fireside chats, we want you to interact on a more personal basis with members of the TKE Professional Staff. These hour-long workshops can be used to discuss topics important to you with your Regional Director, Associate Regional Director, Finance Team representative, and Alumni Team representative.

Mock Interviews

Gain real-world experience in interviewing with successful TKE alumni and volunteers, along with members of our professional staff. Come prepared with a resume, and expect to be exposed to questions you would be asked in a job or internship interview with the opportunity to receive real-time feedback and coaching.

Best in Class Recruitment

Your Fraternity, your chapter/colony, and YOU are a product, and effective recruitment involves convincing potential new members that they should not only associate with but join that brand and product. Similar to other large companies continually seeking excellence and a more significant market share, TKE should continually improve our sales efforts. What kind of skills will it take for your chapter or colony to find the best young men on your campus and dominate the competition?

Chapter Finances

For any group who has trouble collecting dues, doesn’t ever seem to have enough money, or hasn’t had a real budget in years, you’re not alone. This workshop will allow you to stop stressing about money and improve your ability to have those tough discussions about finances.

Building your Brotherhood

We are continually being asked, ‘how do we improve our brotherhood?’ We’ve taken that question and created a workshop that will allow you to learn how to keep your members happy and engaged – even if it means a difficult conversation or two – without sacrificing one of the most cherished aspects of being in a Fraternity.

St. Jude Fundraising

TKE is nearing completion of the $2.6mm commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 18 months ahead of schedule – and it’s time to start looking at what lies ahead. This workshop will give you tips and tricks to becoming a top St. Jude fundraising group and teach you what it’s going to take to play a part in TKE’s next bigger and better fundraising goal.

Top TKE Chapter Roundtable

It’s never a bad idea to learn from the best. If you’ve been working your tail off to hang one of those gold triangle plaques on your wall and keep coming up just short, join us here as we talk to some of our most successful undergraduate groups about the steps they’ve taken to become Top TKE Chapters.

Celebrating the Bond

A strong ritual is a benchmark for any quality group in TKE, but many Fraters don’t have a good understanding of what that entails. This workshop will cover the materials needed, the rituals at your disposal, and the process of building an excellent ritual tradition, so that your chapter can move forward feeling comfortable and confident in TKE’s sacred ceremonies.

Professionalism, Etiquette, and Dressing for Success

Whether you’re looking for your first internship or looking to change jobs for the fourth time in three years, we want to help you get better at planning, preparing, and executing your job search. We will help you fine tune that resume, get your etiquette skills in order and work through your nerves as you sit down for the interview. Some of our most successful alumni have contributed to this workshop, ensuring it is practical and reflects the actual challenges you will face as you prepare for your career.

The Fraternity for Life

Calling all seniors and alumni! Join us to hear more about what TKE is doing to engage and support alumni and volunteers. Your input is valuable as we brainstorm action strategies to build better alumni and better volunteers who, in turn, will build a better Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Smart Social Media

Often viewed as a major negative in the Fraternity landscape, social media is one of the most valuable tools at our disposal. Here you’ll not only learn how to use the most popular platforms to enhance your chapter or colony’s image and build its brand, but how to do the same for yourself and ensure you’re set up for success both personally and professionally.

The TKE Educational Foundation

You’ve likely heard the name and seen the letters ‘TEF’ around TKE Nation, but maybe you’re not exactly sure how the TEF can help you and your chapter be successful. Attend this session to hear from TEF CEO Steve Strathmann about the initiatives being undertaken by the TKE Educational Foundation and how they can assist you with additional funds and support throughout your college career.

Building Wealth

It is never too early to start thinking about your personal empire and how you make, save, and invest your dollars. Based on the input of some of our wealthiest alumni, we want to teach you how, not only to collect a paycheck, but what to do once you’re ready to buy a car, purchase your first home, and, yes, even retire.

Planning Responsible Events

You want your events to be safe, productive, and – most importantly – fun for all attendees, but you also must follow guidelines set forth by your campus and by TKE. If you’re responsible for planning events for your chapter or colony, come to this session to learn about effective planning practices while staying within the scope of TKE’s policies, including our new hard alcohol ban in chapter properties.



 

WHAT ARE TEKES SAYING ABOUT RLCs?

"The networking opportunities were amazing. It was great to meet Fraters like Elmer Smith, Bob Barr, Buckwheat and Todd Farmer."

"I really enjoyed attending the RLC and took away a lot to help improve myself as an officer and to push my chapter toward a Top TKE award."

"I learned a lot of ideas to improve my chapter, and it was a great experience being surrounded by Tekes from all over the country."


 

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

- Frater Ronald Reagan -

Frequently Asked Questions

We've enhanced the Regional Leadership Conferences this year. Here are the answers you need.

What is enhanced about Regional Leadership Conferences?

Responsive to your needs, we’ve aligned the program to exceed expectations. Regional Leadership Conferences will re-focus on developing a mix of leadership and management skills necessary for all TKE members.

For those starting their TKE journey, we provide opportunities to learn more about TKE Ritual, recruitment, and membership development programs such as the Blueprint. Want to learn more about what it takes to succeed beyond the classroom? We will provide education on personal finance, selling yourself or your ideas, and unlocking your potential through setting goals. The Regional Leadership Conferences will also focus on managing risk and promoting healthy habits. We’ve added sessions for those groups with large membership and sessions for those looking for help in growing to become a Top TKE Chapter. Lastly, the Alumni Engagement Team along with the Regional Directors will provide training for volunteers.

I went to a Province Forum. Why is the RLC different?

Province Forums are a half-day, drive-in event. Forums focus on the nuts and bolts of running a chapter or colony, specific to the local area. The RLC is built as the next level. We aim to take those skills and apply them as a leader in your group and your community. Also, Regional Leadership Conferences include catered meals such as the Grand Council Luncheon, VIP Networking Reception, two night hotel stay at a premier hotel property and two days of interaction with and instruction of TKE Volunteers, Professional Staff, Grand Council members and other TKE VIPs.

When Should I Arrive?

Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday. Opening events typically don't begin until 7 or 8 p.m. with ritual shortly there after. Feel free to enjoy the city!

I can't attend any longer. Can I get a refund?

Regional Leadership Conference registrations are transferable, not refundable. We can make name changes on-site without any issues.

What Should I Expect?

Expect to be challenged. Expect to get more from yourself the more you put in. Expect to meet TKE members from chapters and colonies all across TKE Nation. Expect to share what’s working on your campus and on theirs. Expect to have fun, responsibly. The RLC Event Schedule should help you understand what to expect at the Regional Leadership Conferences. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

VIP Guests to Expect?

You can expect members from both the Grand Council and the TKE Educational Foundation Board. You can also expect TKE Staff and Volunteers. Guest speakers will be part of the festivities and in the past have included Order of the Golden Eagle winners, Past Grand Prytani, Past CEO’s of TKE, Grand Council members, TKE Educational Foundation Board members, and alumni who will share the path to their success & the role TKE has played in it.

Ritual

How to Ritual and a full Ritual will occur on Friday evening. We will have an excellent team to initiate Fraters into our bond and allow us to reconnect with the principles of our fraternity. Think you are the best at ritual in TKE Nation? Inquire with your Regional Director to apply to be the ritual team at your RLC.

Attire

Formal ritual attire is required for Friday evening, and Saturday attire is business casual (polo or dress shirt and slacks). Please do not wear anything that can be considered offensive. You can be asked to change clothes or subject to removal from the hotel.


Regional Leadership Conference 2019 Pricing

We are providing a better experience for you at our redesigned Regional Leadership Conference.


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HOW TO PAY FOR A REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Special Projects

Your Special Projects Fund is money kept by the TKE Educational Foundation to support your chapter’s educational initiatives. Included in those initiatives are registration costs to TKE conferences, such as the Regional Leadership Conference. If you have alumni looking to donate and support their home chapter, utilize Special Projects as an outlet for tax-deductible donations to be made.

When you register for your RLC, your Special Projects Fund balance will appear on the payment page, and you can choose to utilize any or all of the money in that account, provided there is a $200 minimum balance available and is approved by your Board of Advisors Chairman.

Now is the time to start your fundraising campaign to bolster your account.

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School Funding

Many colleges and universities set aside money in their student activities budget to support students in campus organizations who attend educational conferences. Don’t wait until December to look into this possibility.

Go to your Fraternity & Sorority Life or Student Government offices today and ask about financial support for the Regional Leadership Conference. Often times, all you have to do is fill out and application with the details of the conference, and your school will help offset some or all of the costs for you and your brothers to attend.

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Chapter Credits

You may have noticed a ‘credits available’ line in your financial summary on the TKE Module. Chapter Credits can be added to your statement for various reasons and once added, they can be applied to outstanding invoices, including Regional Leadership Conference registrations. To utilize chapter credits, select it as a method of payment when you come to the final step in your registration. Our financial team will approve the usage of these credits, and you will have saved yourself and your chapter some money by upholding your financial obligations to the Fraternity.

Family Support

With Regional Leadership Conferences taking place just a month or two after Christmas, don’t forget to ask your family and friends to help you attend an event that will make you not only a better Frater, but a better man. You’ll find looking to make your chapter/colony, campus and community a better place is usually a cause worthy of financial backing from your parents, grandparents, and others close to you.



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