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SVP Leadership Summit

SVP Summit group photo
Photo by Tommy McCart Photography, LLC - Student Vice Presidents attend the 2019 Leadership Summit.

Hosted every two years, the Summit provides student vice presidents (SVPs) with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of Phi Kappa Phi, connect with their peers through small group discussions, learn about their individual strengths and leadership capacities, and create strategies for increasing chapter visibility and member engagement. If you have any questions about the Summit, please email Michelle Lowery Gussman.

2021 SVP Leadership Summit

Fifty-eight students from across the United States participated in the 2021 Summit from July 13-15 and 20-22 with six topical sessions on Zoom. Dr. Robert Mann, professor & Manship Chair of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, opened the Summit with a keynote address on “Truth and Trust in Leadership.” His primary message to students was about how truth and conflict can be allies in leadership.

In addition to learning about the history of the Society, their role as SVPs, and how to plan chapter activities, students also read two books and completed the associated inventories. Students learned about their individual top five CliftonStrengths and what capacities of the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership model they excel at and where they need to improve. 

Here’s what students are saying about the Summit:

I found it incredibly valuable on my journey towards becoming a leader with Phi Kappa Phi, and it was refreshing to meet other SVP's within this community.
Katherine Brune
Mississippi State University (Division I)
Thank you for providing us very useful information and encouraging us to become the better version of ourselves.
Mayra Can
Texas A&M International University (Division III)
It was an excellent experience and I will take much of what I learned forward into the next year.
Chris Garzia
MCPHS University (Division V)
I am excited to begin my duties as a SVP and the conference has helped me greatly in understanding exactly what this role entails.  I will do my best to live up to the Phi Kappa Phi standards.
Nico McKenna
Marymount University (Division IV)
I felt it was a life-changing experience and I am very grateful.
Brynn Wingard
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Division II)