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Critical Conversations Speaker Series

Being a college student is not always easy. In many cases, college is the first time members might make decisions that will have long-lasting impact on those around them and those who support them. Pi Beta Phi's Critical Conversations Speaker Series allows members to gain important information they need to make some of those big choices. Speaker Series programs are delivered to chapter members by a trained facilitator who visits the chapter specifically to offer the program. Check out the information below to learn more about the conversations in which Pi Phi collegiate members are engaging.

ASTPAlcohol Skills Training Program 

The goal of Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is to educate on alcohol-related behavior while increasing members' interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. In doing so, members can minimize the potential negative consequences through prevention, reduced consumption or abstinence. ASTP isn’t like other alcohol education programs members have experienced, collegians will leave this program feeling educated and empowered.

Pi Beta Phi is pleased to partner with Dr. Jason Kilmer to deliver this experience to our collegiate members.

For more information on Blood Alcohol Levels, click here.

Sincere Friendship Program Sincere Friendship Program

The Speaker Series Sincere Friendship session is a discussion about what Sincere Friendship does and does not look like in our chapters. Chapter members will have the opportunity to work with their sisters, to reflect on their experiences and how we can all work together to enhance chapter dynamics. This program will help participants develop healthy relationships with peers by addressing bullying, intimidation, and superior/inferior relationships and provide tips to positively motivate and encourage others.

Pi Beta Phi is pleased to partner with Dr. Mari Ann Callais to deliver this experience to our collegiate members.

Confrontation and Accountability Program Sisterhood, Safety and Sexual Assault

Through Sisterhood, Safety, and Sexual Assault, Pi Beta Phi offers collegiate members education in important topics such as healthy relationships, consent, sexual assault, safe social environments and bystander intervention. This interactive program helps make members more aware of their surroundings and look out for their peers while equipping them to confidently support a friend in need.

Pi Beta Phi is pleased to partner with Aaron Boe, Prevention Culture to deliver this experience to our collegiate members.

Confrontation and Accountability Program Every Act of Yours

Every Act of Yours is a conversation about how confrontation and accountability are integral pieces of Sincere Friendship. This program helps members understand that having the care to confront and hold their sisters accountable are life skills that will benefit them far beyond college. The program focuses on each and every member’s role in creating safe and successful environments for their sisters, while maintaining their personal best.

Pi Beta Phi is pleased to partner with Dr. Lori Hart to create this experience for our collegiate members.

How to be a Critical Conversations Facilitator

Are you a skilled facilitator? Do you enjoy leading conversations for large groups and having an impact on collegiate students? Pi Phi is continuously seeking the support of alumnae, campus-based professionals and leaders in the Fraternity/Sorority industry to help deliver the Critical Conversation Speaker Series programs. Ideal candidates are not currently in a volunteer capacity for Pi Beta Phi, have knowledge of and experience in working with college women, can demonstrate superior facilitation skills and volunteer to facilitate one of the Critical Conversation Speakers Series programs a minimum of four times annually. The initial selection process has ended, however additional facilitators may be considered on an annual basis. Selected facilitators will be expected to attend appropriate training events. Facilitators will be reimbursed for expenses associated with travel for program training and facilitation. Click here to express interest in being a facilitator.

If you have questions regarding Critical Conversations Speaker Series, please contact the Chapter Services and Program Development Coordinator at criticalconversations@pibetaphi.org.