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“A”s’ Academy

“A”s’ Academy

Three chapter presidents engaging in conversation.Each year we invite the “A” (President) from each chapter to attend “A”s’ Academy, one of Delta Chi’s premiere leadership experiences that brings our members together from across North America to learn and connect with one another.

Our collegiate leaders return to their chapters armed with confidence and new insight through a curriculum focused on leadership development, personal and professional growth, and goal setting.

“A”s’ Academy is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our collegiate leaders, made possible by the commitment of an all-star facilitation team.

Registration is open until December 16!

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WHEN

January 13-16, 2023
(MLK Weekend)

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WHO

Chapter Presidents
(or the new, incoming “A”)

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Where

Camp Young Judaea
Near Austin, Texas

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Cost

No cost to attend!

Camp Young Judaea
Austin, Texas

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FAQs

We call “A”s’ Academy an academy because it’s a brief, intensive experience that focuses on individual growth. 

During the academy, there are both general sessions and small group sessions (PODs). The general sessions are used for high-level conversations, and then the small group sessions offer the opportunity for “A”s to dive deeper into the material. 

Outside of the formal curriculum, we encourage “A”s to connect with each other, interface with staff and volunteers in order to build a support system for their time as “A”.

Participants will arrive by the afternoon on Friday with the program kicking off that evening. The program continues all day on Saturday and Sunday. The “A”s’ Academy wraps up Monday morning, then participants will head back to their campuses. The full schedule will be shared with participants closer to the start of the program.

This will depend on your class schedule and distance from the Academy. Most universities will not have class on Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. If you have a class Friday afternoon, then you are likely to miss class.

You can reach out to Paul Bierman at pbierman@deltachi.org and he can provide you with an explanation of absence letter that you can share with your professors.

If you can’t participate, then your chapter will not be represented. The curriculum is developed with the role and training needs of the “A” at the forefront, so sending other officers in your place (such as the “B”) is not allowed. If you are unable to participate, it is expected that you communicate that to the International Headquarters, as well as your “BB” and your ABT President.

Yes! Every chapter president is expected to attend the “A”s’ Academy regardless of when elections occur. If at all possible, we strongly encourage chapters to adjust the timing of elections for each new “A” to fully take advantage of this opportunity.

Please email Paul Bierman, who can give you access to register. After that, remind your “C” to update the chapter’s roster in Vault. If they need assistance, they can contact Jessica Robinson, or your chapter’s coach.

Most attendees will fly. The “A”s of the Kingsville, San Antonio, Tarleton and Texas chapters will drive.

A representative from OptionsTravel will reach out via text after you have registered for “A”s’ Academy to book your flight. Your flight will be paid for by the Fraternity. “A”s are responsible for their travel to the airport on January 13 and their travel from the airport to their home on January 16. Transportation between Camp Young Judea and Austin-Bergstrom Airport will be provided by the Fraternity.

Click here for additional information about travel.

Camp Young Judaea Texas is a non-profit, Jewish-affiliated summer camp and retreat center that has been in operation since 1952. When they’re not operating as summer camp, they make their facilities available to other groups for their events. 

Because of primarily being a summer camp, CYJ offers many outdoor sports (soccer, basketball, frisbee golf, etc.) as well the opportunity to hold bonfires in the evening.

Yes, if you have questions about checking in for your flight and navigating an airport, just reach out to Paul Bierman at pbierman@deltachi.org and he can walk you through the process.

Questions?

Join Paul Bierman, Director of Meetings & Events and Alex Brown, Director of Education & Leadership Programs on Tuesday, November 15 or Tuesday, November 29 from 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern to ask questions and find out more about the 2023 “A”s’ Academy.