January 3-4, 2021
IFC Presidents have an enormous job. They are asked to lead their council effectively, establish relationships across campus, create a shared vision and guide their community toward positive change. These are no small tasks. We’d bargain the IFC President’s job is one of the most complex student leadership roles on campus. And these leaders need greater support. That’s why, in partnership with the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, Northeast Greek Leadership Association and Southeast Greek Leadership Association, we developed PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents.
PRIME focuses IFC Presidents on their role from the get-go. Getting this concentrated training in January, when many IFC presidents start their term, will prepare them for council and community leadership. Please review the PRIME FAQs below and contact Jackie Hackett, Assistant Director of Education & Leadership Development, with any questions about registration or the program.
To ensure that programming and trainings are safe, accessible and impactful, we are transitioning PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents to a virtual experience for 2021.
PRIME will take place over two partial days, from January 3-4, 2021. This event will be hosted entirely online. We will be utilizing event management technology to live stream sessions, host robust discussion and provide valuable connections to peers and leaders in the fraternal industry.
At PRIME we prepare IFC Presidents to be the best possible leader as they work with their council and community to provide a safe, enriching and memorable fraternity experience. This is accomplished through high-level skill building around elements of leadership, as well as dedicated time learning from experts in the industry. IFC Presidents also get an opportunity to share their own best practices and IFC experiences with their peers and build relationships for support throughout the year.
Held over winter break, the newly elected IFC President will learn and engage with other IFC Presidents, skilled facilitators and NIC staff to prepare them for success in all aspects of their role. In addition to the synchronous program, PRIME will include an ongoing cohort experience to promote deeper conversations and continued resource sharing.
PRIME attendees will:
- Build a supportive and collaborative network among other IFC Presidents from across the country
- Learn the executive leadership skills needed to be an effective IFC President
- Learn the components of an ideal IFC
- Determine key relationships to build on campus as well as resources needed and how to gain them
- Understand how to manage difficult situations and support their team through complex problems
- Learn from experienced interfraternal professionals and experts in the field
PAST ATTENDEES SAY
- 100% said because of PRIME they can articulate the role of IFC Presidents must play in addressing interfraternal issues
- 94% said PRIME caused them to feel a sense of responsibility for and ownership of the fraternity experience.
- 100% said because of PRIME, they can acknowledge and accept the weight of responsibility embedded in the president’s position.
- 94% said because of PRIME they recognize the need and importance of showing up in difficult moments.
- 94% highly rated PRIME
“There were three things that I really liked at PRIME. I thought the Piazzas’ presentation as well as the IFC assessment were really great. The other thing that I really liked about the conference was simply having an opportunity to talk to other presidents to see what worked and didn’t at other campuses.”— 2019 PRIME participant
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents is a two-day program that focuses IFC Presidents on their role from the get-go. Getting this concentrated training in January, when many IFC presidents start their term, will prepare them for council and community leadership.
The NIC developed PRIME in partnership with the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) and Southeast Greek Leadership Association (SGLA). Educational outcomes for PRIME were developed with RISE Partnerships, a consulting partner that delivers the insights, skills and resources leaders need to improve the fraternity and sorority experience.
Your job is tough. Many could argue it’s the toughest student leadership role on campus. PRIME will help cultivate a greater capacity within you to lead your IFC toward addressing critical issues and key opportunities in your community. You will also learn how to best lead your fellow IFC officers.
PRIME is an institute, not a conference. That means you won’t pick and choose what sessions to attend; rather, curriculum pieces build off of each other to create a progressive learning experience.
At PRIME, you will network with other IFC Presidents from across the country, learn from experienced professionals and experts in the field, and hone skills to help you lead a high-performing, highly-relevant IFC. You will engage in large and small group discussions about IFC performance, building trust, supporting your team, and enhancing your leadership competence.
IFC Presidents will apply what they’ve learned at PRIME and what they’ve learned early in their terms in office when attending IFC Academy or additional council development training later in the spring. PRIME and IFC Academy are complimentary experiences that set the IFC President up for success during his time in office.
The curriculum in both programs is unique, and the experiences build upon each other. An advanced presidents’ track, PRIME 2.0, only for those who attended PRIME, will be offered at IFC Academy.
For 2021, PRIME: The Summit for IFC Presidents is an online learning experience.
2021 registration cost is $250 if your council dues are paid ($350 if dues not paid). Registration also includes the IFC President’s registration to IFC Academy.
Due to changes in our registration system, this is no longer an option. To register, students must log in to our data portal, FS Central. Please update your officer roster as soon as possible after elections to ensure your new IFC President can sign up for PRIME.
Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event will result in a refund of all but a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days but more than 10 business days in advance will result in a refund of 50%. Cancellations made less than 10 business days in advance of the event are non-refundable.