Chapter Retreat Planning Resources
The following information is presented to help chapter members plan for participating in a Journey.
Contact Senior Director of Membership Development Jim Cogdal, BRADLEY 2003, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to book a Journey workshop at your chapter.
Determine what major issues exist in your chapter that you would like to address (e.g., apathy, accountability, chapter planning).
Select a Journey by reviewing the descriptions of each to see if there is an available topic that meets your chapter's needs.
Gain “buy-in” from your executive board and the chapter membership in order to have a positive attitude going into the journey.
Identify an experienced alumnus, who must be approved by your Grand Praetor, to act as a facilitator. Sigma Chi International Headquarters is working to develop a database that can help chapters locate such local alumni facilitators. When it is complete, this technology will be integrated into the Journey request page.
Select the coordinating brother to be in charge of working with your facilitator and chapter to ensure that all necessary arrangements for the Journey are conducted. Please note: Journey is a locally-delivered program and is designed to maximize the use of local undergraduates and alumni to make all necessary arrangements, including facilities, food and beverages*.
Request Journey by clicking on the Request Journey link and filling in all of the required fields.
Complete the program evaluation. Journey will never improve without constant feedback; by requesting to participate in the Journey program, your chapter also accepts an obligation to improve it by completing the entire feedback process.
*Headquarters does not provide funding for Journey workshops. Each chapter is responsible for making facility arrangements, including obtaining any A/V equipment that each facilitator requires.
**Pilot Journeys are eligible for funding from the International Fraternity.
***Bell Chapter Challenge participants will receive funding to host retreats.