Better Man Academy
Better Men. Better Lives.
A New Experience
Our Regional Leadership Academy was a big part of our yearly leadership training. After reviewing feedback from attendees and volunteers at past events, we developed a brand new experience – The Better Man Academy.
The new Better Man Academy is a series of three, single-day, regionally-based, rotational programs that infuse the Delta Sigma Phi Ritual into the educational experience. The purpose of the BMA is to provide a holistic educational experience centered on the development of strong character and critical thinking skills. Each program in the rotational series is able to stand alone. However, over the course of three years, each region will receive all three pieces of the full BMA program, providing a broader educational opportunity for repeat attendees.
For example, region X will get program 1 this year, program 2 the following year, and program 3 after that. This new format will give brothers ample reason to return on following years. It also creates more time to dig deeper into the materials present in each program. Each program includes a Ritual component that allows attendees to dive deeper into their understanding and appreciation for our beloved Ritual. Those not initiated attend a concurrent session introducing them to key Delta Sig values.
All members are invited to attend. We particularly welcome new members and emerging leaders, young members who are looking to take on an Executive Board or other leadership position, newly elected leaders, and older members looking to strengthen their connection with the Fraternity.
Thank you for this experience! I learned a lot about not only my chapter but others as well.
|Chapter Size||Minimum BMA Participants|
|30 Men or Fewer||5+ Participants|
|31 to 60 Men||10+ Participants|
|60 Men or More||15+ Participants|
Program 1 – Communication
The purpose of this program is to increase members’ confidence in communicating with each other, as well as the outside world. Participants use critical thinking skills to adapt their communication style to varying audiences and circumstances. They will recognize that Men of Courage are able to communicate effectively, speak openly about their beliefs, and assert themselves when necessary without giving in to aggression.
Program 2 – Challenge
The purpose of this program is to introduce participants to the concept of Challenging the Process. Members will be taught to recognize the need to think critically when planning an event or making a decision. They will be able to identify unethical situations and recommend alternative solutions. Participants will gain confidence in not only challenging their peers, but being Men of Action to create positive change.
Program 3 – Professional Development
The purpose of this program is to equip our members with the tools to build a successful future for themselves, no matter how old they are. During the course of this program participants will think critically about their future plans and set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely goals for themselves. Members will connect being a Man of Excellence with setting and achieving goals, as well as building meaningful personal and professional relationships with others.
I gained the knowledge of how to become better in my own life and how I can influence others.
Spring 2019 Better Man Academy Schedule
February 16, 2019 at University of North Carolina at Charlotte:
Alpha Epsilon – Duke University
Delta Omicron – Western Carolina University
Epsilon Phi – East Carolina University
Eta Rho – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Iota Lambda – Appalachian State University
Kappa Delta – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Zeta Omega – University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Kennesaw State University TBD:
Alpha Gamma – Georgia Institute of Technology
Alpha Nu – Oglethorpe University
Iota Alpha – Georgia College and State University
Iota Mu – Kennesaw State University
Iota Xi – University of Southern Carolina – Aiken
Theta Chi – University of Georgia
Theta Omega – Georgia Southern University
Theta Psi – Shorter University
Theta Mu – University of Kentucky
Zeta Chi – University of Alabama, Birmingham
March 2, 2019 at Texas State University San Marcos:
Eta – University of Texas
Gamma Xi – University of North Texas
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Texas at Tyler
Texas A&M University – Commerce
Theta Eta – Texas State University
Zeta Pi – University of Louisiana at Monroe
March 30, 2019 at Washington State University:
Gamma Delta – Washington State University
Gamma Iota – University of Idaho
April 6, 2019 at University of Missouri:
Alpha Upsilon – Kansas State University
Beta Alpha – Iowa State University
Beta Beta – University of Missouri
Delta Epsilon – Missouri University of Science and Technology
Epsilon Lambda – Northwest Missouri State University
Zeta Nu – Missouri State University
University of Maryland TBD:
Theta Lambda – Dickinson College
Epsilon – Penn State University
Gamma Chi – Drexel University
Theta Sigma – La Salle University
Iota Omicron – George Washington University
Alpha Sigma – University of Maryland
Alpha Mu – University of Virginia
Beta – Columbia University
Gamma Zeta – Rutgers University
Omega – University of Pittsburgh
Iota Delta – James Madison University