Mid-Year Leadership Conference

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Mid-Year Leadership Conference 2018-01-03T21:44:36+00:00

The 2018 Mid-Year Leadership Conference will take place
January 4 through January 7, 2018
at the Hilton at the Ballpark Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Event Information

Rates and Information

  • Returning CDs and PAs – Chapter Director or Province Archon who has previously attended MYLC. This does NOT include hotel or any meals. You may add hotel accommodations by contacting Jen Wyatt or call the hotel directly for reservations. $15.00
  • New CDs and PAs – Chapter Director or Province Archon who has never attended MYLC. This registration fee covers materials, hotel, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. $50.00
  • Sage, Second Counselor, Third Counselor, Recruitment Chairman – This registration fee covers materials, hotel, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. $50.00
  • Other Alumnus – Alumni who are not a CD, PA, Facilitator, SPEF Board Member, or Grand Council Member. This does NOT include hotel or any meals. You may add hotel accommodations by contacting Jen Wyatt or call the hotel directly for reservations. $15.00

Onsite Information

  • All participants must visit the MYLC Registration Desk.  As you check in, you will be provided with your name badge.  Please wear your name badge at all times during the conference.  If you lose your name badge, please visit the MYLC Registration Desk for a replacement.

Registration packages may be cancelled with a partial refund according to the following schedule:

  • Cancellation BEFORE December 1, 2017: Full refund issued.
  • Cancellation AFTER December 8, 2017: Refund issued, less $10.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation AFTER December 26, 2017: No refund issued.
  • Failure to attend WITHOUT cancellation: No refund issued.

Send cancellations and transfer requests to the Executive Office by email or by calling (615) 921-2300.

Alcohol is strictly forbidden during the scheduled conference hours. Alcohol may be consumed by those of legal drinking age (21+) in a safe and responsible manner outside of conference hours only. This is the collaborative responsibility of chapter representatives, alumni volunteers, Executive Office staff and the Grand Council of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International.

By attending MYLC, you agree to the following:

    • During the functions of the MYLC the presence of alcohol by any parties in attendance is strictly forbidden.
    • Attendees are not permitted to keep alcohol in their rooms during MYLC.
    • Any repeat offenses will result in immediate removal from MYLC and the responsible chapter will forfeit any semi-annual dues discounts.
    • After hours social settings are permissible for responsible alcohol use by parties 21+.
    • Any individual(s) found in violation will have their Sage, Chapter Director, Campus and Regional Director notified.
  • Act in a way that is respectful of your chapter, host institution and Sigma Pi Fraternity.  Participants found engaging in behavior or activity contrary to that will be handled individually.  Should you or any member of your chapter be asked to leave the conference for poor behavior, your entire chapter will leave with you, you will forfeit your semi-annual dues attendance discount and your chapter will be charged the entire cost of your chapter’s MYLC attendance.

The dress code for this conference is business casual (collared shirt with slacks/ jacket is optional) though we encourage you to wear Sigma Pi and school apparel while traveling in and out for the conference.

Thursday, January 4, if attending the Ritual Workshop, you MUST wear a shirt and tie.

Friday, January 5, we ask all that attendees wear a polo representing their respective universities.

This year at MYLC we invite all Chapters and Colonies in attendance to schedule a “Fireside Chat” with their Regional Director or Growth Specialist. Fireside Chats are intended to provide additional one-on-one time for assistance in various areas of chapter operations and answer any questions you may have. All meetings are scheduled for 15 minutes between 5:45 PM and 6:45 PM on Friday, January 5 and Saturday January 6. Chats are intended for all chapter members and alumni volunteers in attendance.

Please complete the form linked here by Monday, January 1st at 12:00 PM. You will receive your meeting time when you arrive at MYLC.

Don’t forget to bring a notebook, pen, tablet or laptop to take notes, share information and review your chapter’s transition materials.  Additionally, please download all necessary resources as internet will NOT be available in the sessions rooms. Participants will not be provided with a notebook so it is very important that you bring your own.

In an effort to aid our Fraternity’s Quest for Excellence, we have partnered with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and are accepting unwrapped toys for a Sigma Pi Toy Drive at this year’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference!

We are asking that each chapter or colony attending MYLC to bring a minimum of one unwrapped toy and/or stuffed animal to donate. The Executive Office staff will be collecting the toys throughout the weekend and have them on display until the conclusion of the conference. Immediately following Mid-Year, members of the Executive Office staff will personally deliver the toys to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. 

If you have questions, please contact Joe Turck at jturck@sigmapi.org.

Be sure to stop by the Donate Life table at Vendor Village.  Donate Life Representatives will be available to talk about our international philanthropic partnership, as well as assistance in brainstorming ideas for your chapter’s donor drives and philanthropic programming.

Sigma Pi is always looking for strong candidates to join the Executive office as Growth Specialists, Regional Directors and many other positions. We will be hosting an Employment Information Session to talk about current and future openings, explain the application process and answer any questions that you may have.

Brothers interested in working for the Executive Office should attend this session on Saturday, January 6th at 8:30 AM in Salon B.

Participants will have access to free Wi-Fi in their sleeping rooms only.  Internet will not be available in the conference space.  Please plan accordingly.

If you need a letter confirming your attendance at MYLC for your professors to excuse you from class on Friday, please use THIS FORM.

Please CLICK HERE to complete your emergency contact form.  You will not be able to check into the conference without completing this form.

Travel Information

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

Every member of your chapter must check in at the hotel’s front desk,  You will need a valid photo ID and credit card to check in.  Your room and tax are covered by the fraternity, however you will need to provide your own personal credit card for incidentals and damages.  Please note that parking is not a covered expense by the fraternity.  Chapters using the parking garage are responsible for that charge.  

Yes there is self-parking available for $10 a day. Valet parking is also available for $18 a day.
There is not a hotel shuttle from the airport. There are several recommendations for transportation including Super Shuttle, Metro Link and taxis. A taxi from Lambert St. Louis International Airport will cost approximately $40.00. The cost for taking Metro Link from the airport to the hotel area is around $3. The station you need to get off at is the stadium stop at 400 S. 8th St. and the hotel is right across the street from the stadium.

MYLC 2018 will start promptly at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018. All undergraduate students are asked to arrive at the Hilton Ballpark Hotel no later than 12:30 PM on Thursday, January 4th. If you are not able to arrive before this time, please contact your Regional Director.

The conference will end at 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please do not make travel plans to leave prior to the conclusion of the conference. All undergraduate attendees are encouraged to leave the morning of Sunday, January 9th.

SIGMA PI HOCKEY NIGHT OUT

What’s better than attending a hockey game with your fellow Sigma Pi brothers? Nothing! Watch the Vegas Golden Knights and the St. Louis Blues battle it out on the rink on Thursday, January 4th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available to conference attendees for $40 each. Seats are limited so grab your ticket before they’re gone!

Register for this event during the MYLC registration process linked below

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW!

Schedule

Start End Session Location
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Facilitation Team Training
8:00 AM 6:00 PM Grand Council/SPEF Meetings West Tower Conference Rooms
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM 1:50 PM Intro To Your Role: Sages/Presidents Ballpark 1-3
1:00 PM 1:50 PM Intro To Your Role: 2Cs/VPs Gateway 3/4
1:00 PM 1:50 PM Intro To Your Role: 3Cs/Treasurers Lindbergh
1:00 PM 1:50 PM Intro To Your Role: Recruitment Gateway 2
2:00 PM 4:00 PM RITUAL Archview Ballroom
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Colony Session Grand Suites 1/2
4:00 PM 4:30 PM Vendor Village/Transition Break Grand Foyer
4:30 PM 5:30 PM Introductions/Welcome Grand Ballroom
Keynote/NIC Update Grand Ballroom
6:30 PM Brotherhood Outing
Start End Session Location
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Mid-Year Fraternity Update/Morning Announcements Grand Ballroom
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Vendor Village/Networking Break Grand Foyer
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Networking Tactics Gateway 2
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Academic Success Gateway 3
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Fiscal Responsibility Salon A&B
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Values Based Leadership Broadway 1/2
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Committee Structure & Accountability Gateway 4
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Chapter Finance Management Grand Suites 1/2
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Dynamic Recruitment Ballpark 1/2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Working with your FSL Office Gateway 2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Time Management Tactics Gateway 3
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Vault Training Salon A&B
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Communication Styles Broadway 1/2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Building Brotherhood Gateway 4
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Development/Fundraising Grand Suites 1/2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Dynamic Recruitment Ballpark 1/2
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch (Buffet) Archview Ballroom
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Keynote Grand Ballroom
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Running Effective Meetings Gateway 2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Committee Structure & Accountability Gateway 3
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Chapter Finance Management Salon A&B
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Networking Tactics Broadway 1/2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Academic Success Gateway 4
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Fiscal Responsibility Grand Suites 1/2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Dynamic Recruitment Ballpark 1/2
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Values Based Leadership Gateway 2
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Chapter Membership Programming Gateway 3
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Development/Fundraising Salon A&B
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Running Effective Meetings Broadway 1/2
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Philanthropy/Community Service Gateway 4
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Vault Training Grand Suites 1/2
3:10 PM 4:00 PM Dynamic Recruitment Ballpark 1/2
4:00 PM 4:30 PM Vendor Village/Networking Break Grand Foyer
4:45 PM 5:30 PM General Session Grand Ballroom
5:30 PM Dinner on your own
5:45 PM 6:45 PM Fireside Chats Lindbergh
Start End Session Location
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Vendor Village/Networking Break Grand Foyer
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Communication Styles Gateway 2
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Philanthropy/Community Service Gateway 3
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Strategic Longterm Budgeting Salon A&B
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Working with your FSL Office Broadway 1/2
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Time Management Tactics Gateway 4
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Sigma Pi 101 – The SOE Grand Suites 1/2
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Networking Tactics Ballpark 1/2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Strategies for Managerial Excellence Gateway 2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Building Brotherhood Gateway 3
11:10 AM 12:00 PM SPEF and CEFs Salon A&B
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Conflict Management Broadway 1/2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Chapter Membership Programming Gateway 4
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Filing Your 990 & Impacts Grand Suites 1/2
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Brand Standards & PR Ballpark 1/2
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch (Buffet) Archview Ballroom
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Conflict Management Gateway 2
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Effective New Member Education Gateway 3
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Filing Your 990 & Impacts Salon A&B
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Alumni/Volunteer Engagement Broadway 1/2
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Operational Excellence Gateway 4
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Strategic Longterm Budgeting Grand Suites 1/2
1:10 PM 2:00 PM Chapter Builder & Names Lists Ballpark 1/2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Alumni/Volunteer Engagement Gateway 2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Operational Excellence Gateway 3
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Sigma Pi 101 – The SOE Salon A&B
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Strategies for Managerial Excellence Broadway 1/2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Effective New Member Education Gateway 4
2:10 PM 3:00 PM SPEF and CEFs Grand Suites 1/2
2:10 PM 3:00 PM Longterm Goal Setting Ballpark 1/2
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Vendor Village/Networking Break Grand Foyer
3:40 PM 5:30 PM Closing Session Grand Ballroom
5:30 PM Dinner on your own
5:45 PM 6:45 PM Fireside Chats Lindbergh
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