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.
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: