2017 Programs & Presenters

Vinicius Vargas

Vinicius Vargas

Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, University of Vermont

Passing the Torch: Creating a Successful Officer Transition Plan

Looking to learn about how to properly transition out of your officer role while setting the incoming up for success? In “Passing the Torch”, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their experience as Triangle executive board members and take away resources that will help them plan a successful transition. Participants will receive a resource booklet with several different resources for both outgoing and incoming officers to use during the transition process.

Robyn Eichorn

Robyn Eichorn

Graduate Assistant, University of North Texas

But I Didn’t Mean it Like That: Intent vs. Impact

This is a beginner-level course in defining, understanding and noticing microaggressions in day-to-day functions. This presentation is designed for students and professionals with a varying range of knowledge on microaggressions and how social identities are perceived in society and the small, seemingly unnoticed remarks that add up to a larger, more underlying issue. This program is designed to educate its participants on how to intervene, educate, and support those who ensure microaggressions due to aspect(s) of their identity.

Dr. Brian Kurisky

Dr. Brian Kurisky

Director for Academic Initiatives, Old Dominion University

Using Technology to Prepare for Life After College: ePortfolios

Technology has permeated all aspects of society, including job applications. Today, paper resumes are disappearing from everyday use as more applications are being done on-line. The presentation will discuss what an ePortfolio is, why they are beneficial, and how to set one up to better position you for employment after graduation. The presentation will also aid attendees in understanding how to use ePortfolio technology to aid current studies.

Drew Hopson

Drew Hopson

Director of Alumni Engagement, Triangle Fraternity

Alumni Roles in Triangle

Your years as an alumnus can be the most rewarding in Triangle – if you give it a chance. Come learn more about the roles alumni can play in the Fraternity and why it’s so important to be involved. We’ll also discuss the alumni support program we’re building and how you can help!

Establishing an Alumni Organization

Description coming soon!

Dr. Lori Hart

Dr. Lori Hart

Director of Education Initiatives, Holmes Murphy & Associates Fraternal Association and Student Housing Practice

Keynote: Making Greek Great

In this empowering keynote, Lori asks young men and women these questions, challenging them to return their organizations to an ethical pursuit of the highest standards of friendship. Through group discussion and targeted stories, Lori helps students see the realities, the possibilities, and a path forward.

Adam Roder msoe02

Adam Roder msoe02

Plans Examiner, SAFEbuilt, Inc.

Why the PE is Vital to Your Career and How to Prepare

Brothers in Engineering: Did you know registration as a Professional Engineer is an honest and worthwhile effort for investing in your future success and the way for you to stand out from the crowd? Attend this presentation if you are an engineer that wishes to feel confident and prepared to be a recognized leader in your profession. Education, experience, and testing are the core components to the PE, but there are important details and resources you will have to understand and fully utilize to meet your goals. What are ABET and NCEES? How do I prepare for the FE and PE exams? What is “qualifying experience” and “responsible charge”? This is not taught in campus classrooms.

Laurel Peffer Price

Laurel Peffer Price

Vice President of Consulting Initiatives, LaunchPoint Solutions

Set Your Chapter Apart: Developing Your Unique Selling Proposition

Are you delivering an effective message to potential members?  The key to appealing to potential members is to clearly lay out your Unique Selling Proposition (USP).  During this program, you will learn about some of the most successful USP’s and then design one for your chapter that clearly explains the value you provide potential members.  We will also discuss specific strategies to spread this USP throughout the campus and reach potential members who would be a great addition to Triangle Fraternity!

Peter Moss

Peter Moss

Specialist, ChapterSpot

ChapterSpot Training

ChapterSpot is an online tool to help organize your Fraternity experience. Join us for a 1 on 1 training where you will learn how to manage your roster, communicate with your members and create events seamlessly on the ChapterSpot platform. In addition to these basic organizational features, we will also review how chapter officers can track recruitment/prospects, budget accounts, record service hours and much more. With ChapterSpot, member management has never been easier!

Ariel Tarosky

Ariel Tarosky

Director of Education & Communication, Triangle Fraternity

An In-Depth Look Into the Journey and Everyman Program

Not sure how to engage your junior and senior members? Is your programming lack-luster? Are you struggling with offering your new members an engaging and meaningful new member experience that introduces them to the values and commitment of Triangle? Join us in this session to learn more about the newly revised Journey, a four-year membership experience; our National new member education program, Everyman and how your chapter can get involved.

Using the Pyramid as a Roadmap

So you have heard about this whole Pyramid program but not quite sure why your chapter has to do it and where the information goes? By attending this town hall you will learn more about the Pyramid, how we assess it, how you can use it to your chapter’s advantage, and what we do with the information we receive.

Taking Education Online

We know you’re busy. We know that you may not have the funds to travel all across the country to attend national events and programs. So we are bringing them to you. Join us to learn more about how Triangle is taking a number of their educational programs online so that you can learn, socialize, and grow from the comfort of your own home.

Tom Pennington

Tom Pennington

Executive Director, Triangle Fraternity

Partnering with FIRST Robotics

We’re excited to announce a new charitable partnership with the FIRST organization – an international promoter of STEM learning and practice. Involving over 420,000 students a year, FIRST and its signature FIRST Robotics competition is a natural fit. Come learn more about FIRST and ways you and your chapter can be involved.

Navigating the Current Campus Climate

Major changes at Berkeley and Penn State may be a preview of things to come – where the entire campus Greek system is changing the rules. We’ll discuss these trends and how your chapter and campus can reduce the need for such drastic action and be prepared if it happens.

Embracing Our Difference

The vast majority of Triangle undergrads will tell you they would never have joined a fraternity if they had not found Triangle. They also often will tell you they feel there is a stigma attached to the chapter on their campus. Who are we really and how are our differences from traditional social fraternities a benefit? We’ve got to be able to communicate who we are and how membership is a valuable – maybe essential – part of becoming a successful technical professional.

 

CJ Derlein-Hoffman

CJ Derlein-Hoffman

Assistant Director of Chapter Development, Triangle Fraternity

Preparing for the Chapter Visit

Description coming soon!

 

National Council

National Council

National Council

Q&A with National Council

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the Fraternity’s strategic plan, goals for the upcoming year, and how you can be a better partner.  This time will also be a chance for you to ask questions, express your concerns, and offer any kudos.

 

Triangle Education Foundation

Triangle Education Foundation

Triangle Education Foundation

What is TEF & CEF?

Who or what is a TEF or CEF?  Come to find out how the Triangle Education Foundation a.k.a. TEF helps you and your chapter achieve the mission and goals of the Fraternity. Learn about scholarship opportunities, how donations help chapters and what the President’s Men program is all about.  In addition, the TEF has a program call CEF – Chapter Endowment Funds to help each chapter achieve their goals.  If you don’t have one, come and find out how easy it is to set one up.

How to Use Your CEF

For chapters with Chapter Endowment Funds – come and find out how to best use your funds to achieve your chapter’s overall goals and fulfill the mission of the Fraternity.  Learn how to complete the online application, what is qualified, brainstorm ideas for your chapter’s use and hear best practices.  Chapters are encouraged to share their best practices on how they have used their CEF’s.  This interactive town hall will be part information, part brainstorming, and part idea sharing.