ISI Leadership On The Road: The 69th Biennial NPHC Leadership Conference

Southern Region Vice President and National Membership Committee Chairman Sweetheart Letitia Ivey traveled to Dallas, Texas, in October to attend the 69th Biennial National Leadership Conference of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., on behalf of the Houston Council, where she currently serves as Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and representative of her graduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The purpose of the conference is to teach and reinforce leadership skills among the members of the Historically Black Greek-Letter Fraternities and Sororities, provide updates on national key initiatives and resources, and to provide a forum for sharing ideas, best practices and networking opportunities with other NPHC members and the national leadership.

During the meeting, Sweetheart Ivey took a moment to fellowship with members of the current leadership of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., including 22nd International Grand Polaris Andre R. Manson, International Grand Vice Polaris Sean D. Housen, Sr., Executive Director Kevin Bennett, International Grand Secretary George R. Smith, Jr., several regional polari, and other Grand Council leaders.

Some of the more notable featured workshops and program highlights were:

  • A Special screening of the film, “Tell them We Are Rising”: The Story of Historically Black Colleges & Universities ( )

  • Advisor’s Workshop - for advisors of undergraduate NPHC chapters

  • Chapter Finances

  • Collegiate LeaderShape Catalyst Program

  • Community Development for NPHC Organizations.

  • Effective Meetings: A Guide to Parliamentary Procedures

  • Leadership is “A Different World”: 3 Ways to Lead with Passion, Purpose and Intentionality

  • Let Me Introduce Myself: The Perfect Pitch

  • Understanding the Partnership and Becoming an Ambassador: The Truth Initiative

  • What Do We ‘Know’ About Your Organization from Watching your New Member Shows??

  • What is it Worth to You? Answering the question about your experience and investment in your organization.

The weekend culminated in a Black and White Gala and dance, which celebrated the work of the outgoing NPHC administration and installed the incoming executive board. The one unexpected highlight of the evening was the appearance of the Past International Grand Polaris, Bro. Robert Clark, who came specifically to bid farewell and express gratitude to the outgoing NPHC National President, Ms. Jennifer Jones, under whose tenure he served on the NPHC Council of Presidents.

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