Fraternal Leadership Institute

Fall Session

What is Fraternal Leadership Institute?

The Fraternal Leadership Institute is a seven week leadership seminar dedicated to developing leaders within the SHU Greek Community. Throughout the course of the seven weeks, students will focus on aspects of becoming a great leader. This fall, the seminar will be centered on the rules of success and steps to becoming a level five great leader as defined by author and business consultant Jim Collins. Through study of personal skills and qualities, conflict management styles, collaboration and goal setting methods, and much more, students will work on a collaborative project in teams to be presented at the conclusion of the seven weeks. Exciting and reflective interactions will create an environment that all students in Greek life will find beneficial to future success in the SHU community and beyond. While this course will mostly be directed towards developing leaders (underclassmen) in the Greek community, students of all years in SHU Greek Life are welcome to apply to take part. 

Fraternal Leadership Institute

Included in this gallery are images from the Fall 2016 session of Fraternal Leadership Institute. This session was facilitated by graduate assistant Austin Flores and was held October 5 through November 16, 2016.

What Do Students Have to Say?

Check out some of the following quotes to see what student have to say about their experiences in Fraternal Leadership Institute at Sacred Heart University. 

"Through FLI, I have been able to develop and gain knowledge on leadership skills that will change the leader I am far beyond anything I every expected." Amanda Crosby, Senior 

"FLI taught me that being a team leader is more than just working together, but also about listening, understanding, and utilizing the ideas of the ones around you." - Amanda Womelsdorf, Junior

"From the Fraternal Leadership Institute I learned how to set goals through my values. This is not only essential within my own chapter or Greek Life at SHU, but also within life. I'm now able to set goals and work to reach these goals for Greek Life and my future." Hannah Leeping, Junior

"FLI has given me the opportunity to learn more about myself as a leader. During the seven weeks, I've learned my strengths, weaknesses, and most importantly how I can use these to excel in my sorority." Mikaela Sherlock, Junior 

"Fraternal Leadership Institute helped me learn how to efficiently use my skill set to lead and help my chapter to the best of my abilities." - Mike Camilleri, Sophomore

Fall Seminar Objectives

The overall goal of the seminar is for participants to gain a greater sense of self-awareness as a foundation for developing different leadership styles and skills while understanding how to implement their skills into practice.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Participants will be able to identify 10 rules for success as defined by author Jim Collins.
  • Participants will be able to identify action steps to becoming a level 5 leader.
  • Participants will be able to develop a personal leadership action plan based on personal pursuits.
  • Participants will be able to recognize and write effective mission statements.
  • Participants will be able to identify and understand their personal conflict management style based on an assessment.
  • Participants will be able to develop problem solving procedures and work in groups to develop solutions to those problems.
  • Participants will be able to use learned techniques to foster team unity and forge partnerships.
  • Participants will be able to create effective transition manuals complete with information adhering to established guidelines.
  • Participants will be able to define transitional leadership and use it to implement effective programming.
  • Participants will be able to develop group projects based on social entrepreneurship and innovation with common goals that solve a problem while making an impact on campus and/ or the community. 

Fall Seminar Overview

  • Week #1 - Course Introduction: Leadership is not Personality
  • Week #2 - Conflict Management: Styles and Problem Solving
  • Week #3 - Thinking Like a Leader: Goal Setting and Strategic Thinking
  • Week #4 - My Leadership Personality: Mission Statement and Action Plan
  • Week #5 - Team Leadership: Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Week #6 - Transitional Leadership: Transition Manuals and Career Paths
  • Week #7 - Project Conclusion and Presentation 

Additional Resources & Extension    

If you are interested in the information to be included in this seminar, check out the following resources.