Tau Kappa Epsilon's Regional Leadership Conferences will be held virtually in 2021 due to the continued effects of COVID-19 and the Virtual RLC registration cost for collegiates is included as part of the Annual Membership Fees for your chapter or colony. In addition, there is no registration fee to attend the RLC programming for any alumnus who has made a Life Loyal Teke contribution in the 2020 calendar year. For any alumnus who has not, the cost to attend is a 2021 LLT contribution of $18.99 or more. Our Fraternity is proud to produce a high-quality virtual educational experience, ensuring our members can participate while remaining safe and healthy.
TKE's Chief Executive Officer, Donald E. Aldrich, shared, "As we completed the Regional Leadership Conference season in February 2020, the world was beginning to see the impact of COVID-19. Since that time, Tau Kappa Epsilon's Grand Council and the TKE Professional Staff have expanded our virtual programming opportunities with financial support from the TKE Foundation. We have created more than 75 videos on our YouTube channel, a virtual Prytanis and Recruitment Chairman training, a virtual commencement and continued to deliver new episodes of the TKE Nation Podcast biweekly. With a dedication toward innovation and delivering educational programs to as many Tekes as possible, we are excited to showcase a new format to the 2021 RLC season.”
We are proud to share that the RLC program will be unlike any other in our history! Your RLC registration cost is already covered in your Annual Membership Fee, so don't miss this chance to attend one of TKE's top leadership programs!
RLC 2021 Schedule
Recruitment Leadership Conference: Saturday, January 16
Recruitment is the lifeblood of our Fraternity. It is at the heart of everything we do. And while 2020 presented new challenges and may have left some chapters short of their goals, there is a tremendous opportunity and potential in what we can still accomplish this school year. The Recruitment Leadership Conference will focus on how to build relationships and recruit in the virtual climate, how to set and achieve our recruitment goals, and what we can do to set ourselves up for membership growth in a post-COVID world.
|1:00 pm Eastern||Regional Leadership Conference Welcome |
High-Performer Recruitment Panel
|1:45 pm Eastern||Phired Up Presentation |
Recruiting in the Current Climate
|2:30 pm Eastern||Building Relationships|
Importance of forming relationships and bonds with potential new members, be it over Zoom, in person or otherwise.
Tactics/Mechanics of Recruitment
Setting up your recruitment schedule, assigning roles to other chapter members, and executing on your plans to close deals and grow your chapter
Educating and Retaining Members
Recruiting new men is just the first step. We need to create a valuable, efficient new member education experience in order to move them from candidate to initiate and demonstrate the value TKE can provide.
|3:00 pm Eastern||Recruiting a Diverse and Inclusive Membership|
Ensuring our new member classes are not made up of the same guy 15 times over, and we are introducing diversity of background, experience and thought into our chapters.
|3:30 pm Eastern||Recruitment Speed Rounds|
Practicing recruitment through scenario-based training with other Fraters in randomized groups, including making introductions, carrying meaningful conversations and closing deals.
|4:00 pm Eastern||Speed Round Debrief & Recruitment Wrap-Up|
Regional RLC Sessions
Each region of TKE Nation faces its own unique challenges, now more than ever. And while we can’t all be together in person, meeting and learning from one another, we can still spend time with the other Fraters from our neck of the woods, focused on the role our region plays in The Expectation of Excellence. Spend one of four Thursday evenings with us, talking about brotherhood, sharing feedback with the TKE Regional staff, and taking a look at what is left to accomplish in the winter and spring. Each Regional RLC day will follow the same schedule, this schedule is listed below.
Regional RLC Session Dates
|Thursday, January 21||Northeast Regional Leadership Conference|
|Thursday, January 28||Elmer & Donna Smith Regional Leadership Conference (South)|
|Thursday, February 4||Donald R. Tapia Regional Leadership Conference (Midwest)|
|Thursday, February 11||Greg & Cay Woodson Regional Leadership Conference (West)|
Regional Day Schedule
|8:00 pm Eastern||RLC Welcome |
TKE Foundation Highlight
Hear from chapters who have created a lasting brotherhood by retaining current members and creating a valuable TKE experience.
|8:45 pm Eastern||Breakouts |
Three breakouts, pre-arranged by chapter size, facilitated by a TKE staff member or volunteer, to debrief what we have covered so far and discuss the challenges facing our groups.
|9:30 pm Eastern||Trends and Statistics: A Look in the Mirror |
Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich and your Regional Director will discuss the first half of the year with data from the region and action steps to produce a successful second semester.
Expectation of Excellence Day: Saturday, February 20
|1:00 pm Eastern||RLC Welcome|
|1:05 pm Eastern||Keynote: Venerable Grand Prytanis Dr. James Hickey|
The road ahead; The future of the Fraternity as we recover from COVID-19.
|1:30 pm Eastern||Your Money Vehicle Preview|
|1:45 pm Eastern||Entrepreneurial Leadership Panel|
How do the lessons learned as a business leader—starting and leading a successful company—translate to success and performance within TKE?
|2:30 pm Eastern||Networking Breakout w/ Panelists|
Panelists from the Entrepreneurial Leadership session will lead their own breakouts to discuss and debrief the information shared.
|3:15 pm Eastern||Servant Leadership Panel|
How does putting others in front of oneself lead to a more fulfilling and productive leadership experience?
|4:00 pm Eastern||Moving forward after COVID-19|
How are we operating when the COVID-19 pandemic is in our rearview mirror? This session will focus on recruitment, re-building culture, properly allocating limited resources and setting ourselves up for long-term success.
Expect additional announcements about platform and access in the coming weeks. We hope you plan to mark your calendars and get registered for the chance to celebrate our brotherhood and chart our future. Throughout history, Tau Kappa Epsilon has been innovative and adapted to meet the challenges of the moment. We welcome this opportunity to rise to serve our membership yet again—and train for how we build a better TKE tomorrow!