The purpose of the Archons’ Academy is to help our chapter presidents better understand Psi Upsilon and their role Fraternity, know what resources they have at their disposal, and better develop their personal leadership style.
If you are a chapter president or officer looking to register for the event please use this link.
When: The Academy will take place between Friday, January 5th and Sunday, January 7th. All attendees are asked to arrive by 2PM and the academy will finish by noon on Sunday. For those traveling by plane or train staff will book your travel.
Travel: Fraternity staff will be following up with Archons about travel after your registration is complete, any tickets will be purchased by the International Fraternity using the information you provided and we will do our best to accommodate any requests you have made. The International Fraternity only pays for airfare, not any upgrades, changes, baggage, or parking unless arranged prior to the Academy. Archons within a 200 mile radius to Alexandria will have the option to drive and be reimbursed or we will purchase train or bus fare depending on cost and availability. An airport shuttle between the hotel and Washington National airport is available – follow this link for more information.
Location and lodging: The Academy will be located at the the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria. You will be paired with another attendee and share a room on Friday and Saturday night, the lodging will be taken care of after you complete registration.
Curriculum: The Archons’ Academy will help prepare you for many challenges that you face as Archon as well as review the necessary information from Psi Upsilon about our policies and procedures that you will need to be successful. One of our goals of the academy is to help you build a familiarity will the staff and one another. Topics include: Psi Upsilon’s History and Values, Organizational Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Running a chapter and delegation, Resources and where to get help, and much more. The academy is structured between large and smaller breakout sessions.
One important piece of curriculum is the Birkman Assessment, which must be completed prior to attending. Instructions on how to access the assessment will be sent to the attendees in advance.
Dress Code: The Dress Code for the academy is business casual – this means coat and optional tie for men and equivalent for women. No t-shirts, jeans, or other casual clothing. On Saturday evening we will be holding a more relaxed dinner and casual clothing is appropriate then.
Schedule: A schedule of events will be released in mid-December.