REAL Leadership Institute

The REAL Leadership Institute is a four-day in-person leadership event for Gamma Phi Beta's workforce made up of International Council, Sorority volunteers, advisors and professional staff. The purpose of this conference is to provide the opportunity to enhance existing talents and develop relevant skills essential to volunteering and working for Gamma Phi Beta.

REAL Leadership Institute (RLI) is a four-day in-person leadership event for Gamma Phi Beta's workforce made up of International Council, Sorority volunteers, advisors and professional staff. The RLI experience will provide training and developmental programming to achieve our strategic plan and equip the workforce to provide a quality member experience for our collegians and alumnae. To maximize relationship building and to think holistically about the member experience, this year’s RLI will run in conjunction with our Housing and Facilities Conference sponsored by the Facilities Management Company to include our housing workforce with joint programming opportunities.

What can you expect to take away from RLI 2019?

  • An enhanced self-awareness as it relates to your role, your workforce team and the Sorority.
  • Critical skill development relevant to the strategic plan and the collegiate member experience.
  • Important knowledge about Gamma Phi Beta operations, higher education trends and working with collegians.
  • Sisterhood, networking and rejuvenation!

Who is invited?
All approved Sorority volunteers will receive an invitation to register for RLI in March. If you have questions about this or do not receive an invitation, please consult your direct supervisor or view the invite list here. Invitations are non-transferable unless you are being replaced in your current position. Each Sorority volunteer is responsible for her own registration fee. All other expenses (flight, travel meals, hotel, etc.) will be at the expense of the Sorority.

This year, International Headquarters will extend an invitation to the recruitment advisor from each chapter to attend RLI. If you are invited and unable to attend and would like another advisor to be considered as a replacement, please contact your collegiate chapter supervisor or your new chapter team leader for approval. A substituted advisor should be someone who will return to the chapter and proactively share their experience and make good use of this outstanding educational opportunity. The registration fee and all other travel expenses are at the cost of the collegiate chapter.

Attendee Webinar
A pre-event webinar was held on April 2. We recommend all attendees view this training in advance of registering. This is an informative session on registration, travel, onsite logistics and expectations. You can view this webinar recording here.


Volunteers and Professional Staff Share their RLI Experience

“The atmosphere of RLI helped remind me what an empowering opportunity being part of Gamma Phi Beta is, and I will continue to share that empowerment with my fellow advisors and our chapter women.”

“So many skills were gained or fine-tuned. It was great being able to talk with others in similar positions as I am and better understand how we can all work better as a team.”

“I learned a lot about sexual assault prevention, courageous conversations and managing mental health. A lot of these sessions related to questions I have had in the past and it was a great experience to get those questions answered.”

Gamma Phi Beta leadership, education and philanthropic programming is funded in part by the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Foundation and the many generous donors that allow the Sorority to create this programming.