Through the Alpha Phi Foundation, the Fraternity provides cutting edge leadership and training programs for its collegiate members. It funds interactive leadership programs that strengthen women's management and team-building skills through conferences, workshops, videos, individual chapter programs and institutes such as UIFI and Leadershape. As a member of Alpha Phi, you will have leadership development opportunities from the moment you join.
In keeping with Alpha Phi's mission of cultivating leadership, Alpha Phi has created an organization-wide Leadership Initiative with five main components that span the collegiate experience - Chapter Leadership Development (CLD), the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), Leadership Conferences, the Alpha Phi International Leadership Fellows Program, and the Educational Leadership Consultant program.
Chapter Leadership Development
Successful chapters rely on the involvement of the entire chapter to lead. Our Chapter Leadership Development (CLD) program defines leaders not as those with a formal leadership title, but as anyone who influences others and contributes to the chapter. Centered around an Online Leadership Library that provides chapters and members with training modules on a large selection of leadership and wellness topics, our program is designed to give members the tools to be the best version of themselves and fosters an environment where all chapter members understand how to be leaders and engaged team participants.
Emerging Leaders Institute
Alpha Phi recognizes the importance of modeling leadership skills for our rising leaders to duplicate in their chapters. The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) provides a caring, creative and fun environment where leaders are challenged to explore and strengthen personal values in the context of today's university setting. The Institute provides our emerging or rising leaders with a unique opportunity to learn from successful Alpha Phi alumnae and each other. Annually, 200 freshmen and sophomores who show great potential as future chapter leaders are invited to attend.
Chapter Leadership and Leadership ConferencesAlpha Phi chapters are self-governed, providing collegians with extensive, real-world leadership opportunities under the mentorship of caring alumna advisors. The officer structure mirrors the organization structure of a typical business, with roles that provide valuable experience for the future. Officers participate in an intensive leadership training program at annual leadership conferences, which also provide the opportunity to network with officers of other chapters as well as talented alumnae who share their insights based on professional and volunteer experience. These opportunities become the foundation for the establishment of a professional network of outstanding women who will provide a lifelong support system through graduation and beyond.
Leadership Fellows Program
The Alpha Phi International Leadership Fellows Program provides an intensive, career-oriented leadership program for a select group of members in their senior undergraduate year or in a graduate program who are chosen for their leadership promise, significant professional potential and their likelihood of maintaining a strong, contributing relationship with Alpha Phi long after their collegiate experience. It provides members the opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with alumnae and secure their lifelong relationship with Alpha Phi. The curriculum inspires women to take on leadership roles within their careers and communities, and provides a foundation for professional success.
Educational Leadership Consultant Program
Each year, inspiring chapter leaders are selected through a competitive interview process to serve as educational leadership consultants. The consultants, who undergo an intensive summer training program, provide in-person leadership training, coaching and support to chapter officers and advisors throughout the academic year. They gather and promote best practices in programming and operations across all Alpha Phi chapters, serving as a catalyst for new ideas and continuous improvement.