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Personal and Intellectual Growth

Reflect on all the teams of which we have been a part. Most likely, our teams had goals with the hope that each individual would bring a skill or talent to help the team achieve results. Whether the team achieved its goals or not, it is likely each member grew because of team participation. It is the same for Pi Beta Phi. By collaborating with our sisters and engaging in the programming Pi Phi offers us and our chapter, we will grow personally and intellectually. We have heard the saying, "you always get from an experience what you put into the experience." Find a place in the chapter, add your unique talents to our sisterhood and see all that Pi Phi has to offer!

Programming will help members in the following ways:

  • Develop and apply independent leadership skills to achieve personal and chapter goals; 
  • Collaborate as we develop our abilities to analyze, process and exhibit competence in resolving challenges, issues and situations for the betterment of the chapter; 
  • Cultivate and maintain an environment encouraging a balance of listening, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making so we become effective communicators; 
  • Identify and utilize resources addressing physical and emotional health issues and promote healthy body image, positive self-esteem and informed lifestyle choices; 
  • Discover, own and articulate our unique role and value in our various communities, such as Pi Beta Phi, our neighborhood, National Panhellenic Conference, family and educational institutions. 

Seminars
All chapters are expected to engage in at least one of the following programs each year to fulfill Leading with Values requirements. Click on the title of the seminar to download the facilitation notes as well as any handouts used in the seminar.

Beauty Intelligence
In this seminar, participants will take a closer look at what it means to be beautiful by discussing examples of body image in today's media. Participants will create their own campaigns for women that promote positive body image and provide resources available to those struggling with low self-esteem.

Difficult Conversations
Having a difficult conversation with someone can be tricky. When and where should the conversation take place? Who should be involved and what information needs to be shared? Learn critical observation and confrontation skills to achieve the best outcome for all involved.

Life Balance  
Particularly in college, a healthy and satisfying life balance can be hard to maintain. If we don’t take time to step back and evaluate our time, we may not realize our life is out of balance. Maintaining balance will make you happier and restore harmony to your life.
This program was developed by the Leadership Institute – Women with Purpose, Inc. 

Same Kind of Different
Through learning about our differences in race, sexual orientation, religion and other areas, this seminar focuses on how to acknowledge and appreciate our variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.
Shared by Pi Beta Phi's North Carolina Delta Chapter

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals 
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals (optional PowerPoint)
This seminar will teach participants how to set their own S.M.A.R.T. goals: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. Participants will set both short and long-term values-based and academic goals, as well as be encouraged to work with an accountability partner in their chapter to help them keep on track to achieve the goals they set.

Throw Me a Line 
By offering compliments and constructive criticism to fellow chapter members, participants will develop their abilities to more effectively communicate during challenging or difficult issues the chapter may face.
Shared by Pi Beta Phi's South Dakota Alpha Chapter

Where Am I Coming From? 
Everyone reacts to conflict in a unique way. Your personality and the conflict you are faced with are major factors in why you react the way you do. Being aware of your conflict style tendencies is one of the most important things you can do as you navigate the conflict that you face.
This program was developed by the Leadership Institute – Women with Purpose, Inc.

You're on a Role!
Pi Beta Phi believes every member is a leader, and with this seminar you can help cultivate your members’ leadership potential! Help your members identify their personal strengths and utilize them to work toward the goals of the chapter. Whether you need to get committees started or have had committees in place forever, this will help your committees organize their meetings and understand why each individual plays an important role in the success of your chapter and Pi Beta Phi.