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.
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?
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.
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.