Leadership is a valuable asset to have regardless of occupation or profession. It is a skill that without, can make or break a group, organization, or business. The brothers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Indiana Tech recognized this as a vital part of their growth as men and made the decision to attend the Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA) this past weekend. Carlson Leadership Academy is a two-day seminar that includes small groups and speeches from distinguished members of the SigEp community. Among those speakers was Dave McLaughlin, a recipient of the Exemplary Service Award, who gave a powerful speech about the care and compassion that SigEps are never afraid to show. “You can spot a SigEp from a mile away, simply by how big their hearts are.”
Indiana Tech’s chapter brought a total of seven men who were all members of the chapter’s executive board. Dalton Hancher, the chapter president, said this about what he had experienced at CLA this weekend. “The CLA instructors shared their wisdom of the qualities of a proper leader and the best practices to lead our chapter. I now feel well acquainted with ways to react to others’ emotions, how to stay true to my values, and how to show confidence without exerting an oppressive ego. I feel that the Carlson Leadership Academy has left our executive board extremely energized and passionate to deliver on the promise of developing our brothers into more balanced men.”
The executive board experienced personalized lectures for their specific roles to help them better understand how to lead in a more creative and assertive manner. The lessons they learned will forever be apart of them and they will be able to build off of those lessons for the rest of their life.