Alpha Phi Announces Next-Generation Leadership Program

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Alpha Phi is proud to announce a new leadership development program designed to position new graduates for success as the next generation of business leaders.  Designed with assistance from McKinsey Consulting for collegiate women entering their senior year of college or participating in a full-time graduate program, the program will develop participants' leadership potential through classroom and experiential learning and will provide unique opportunities for networking and professional development.

The program name, Alpha Phi International Leadership Fellows, reflects the important role these leaders will play in their chapters and communities throughout the program and beyond.  Fellows will undergo a set of preparatory exercises to gather anonymous peer feedback, identify leaders they admire and connect with alumnae they aspire to meet.  This will be followed by a five-day summer training session at Northwestern University.  Fellows will learn to develop a leadership vision, a personal brand identity, and a professional resume and interview techniques.  They will receive intensive education in managing setbacks, addressing conflict, and giving and receiving feedback.

Fellows will leave the formal session having identified a capstone project to undertake during the school year in the chapter, campus or community.  At the same time, they will play a mentorship role within their chapter and in concert with the Fraternity's other leadership programs. They will receive coaching and mentoring each month and they will provide peer support to each other.

Fellows will return at the end of the program year for two additional days of advanced leadership training.  At this session they will present their project results, polish their networking and communication skills, and network with Alpha Phi alumnae who have achieved success in their chosen fields. Dr. Lois Frankel, bestselling author, executive coach and internationally recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women will lead the final, motivating session of the program.

The Alpha Phi International Leadership Fellows program rounds out Alpha Phi's extensive portfolio of leadership programs and is fully funded by the Alpha Phi Foundation.