Subject: NGLA Newsletter - January 2014

Be an early bird, not an angry bird! 
Registration is now live for the 2014 Northeast Greek Leadership Association Annual Conference. The conference will be held February 27-March 2, 2014 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA. Register now and save with early bird registration for NGLA Members at $190.00 per attendee until this offer expires on January 31. The non-member rate is $250.00 per attendee.

Please note that you can always log in later and update any of your information or exchange student attendees. We are happy to offer 1 complimentary advisor registration for every 10 undergraduate students again this year. 

Questions about registering for the conference? Please contact NGLA conference registration coordinator Kevin Pons at
Book the Conference Hotel by February 6!
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown will serve as the conference hotel, and it has undergone significant renovations since the last NGLA annual conference in Pittsburgh in 2007. The hotel now offers more space, has newly renovated rooms, and there are more restaurants nearby for delegation meals.

The NGLA contract hotel rate is $150/night for all occupancies (single, double, triple, quad). We encourage you to book your rooms at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh as soon as possible. Please use the NGLA reservation link to guarantee the NGLA room block rate.

NGLA Advisors Academy
Thanks to the support of Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Mu Delta, NGLA is excited to present the NGLA Advisor Academy. The academy will take place during the conference on Saturday, March 1. Registration, including continental breakfast and lunch, will be just $25.00. Start planning now to send some of the chapter advisors on your campus!

To find out more information and to register, go here
NGLA Advanced Leadership Summit
Student leaders are often provided with the tools and inspiration to lead change within their chapter or community, but left pondering how to actually make the change happen and sustain it.

The NGLA Advanced Leadership Summit is designed to provide students attending the annual conference with a framework for not only recognizing change is necessary, but also how to make it happen. Led by Kim Novak, CEO of Novak Talks, Allison Foster, Alternate NPC Delegate of Alpha Chi Omega, and Will Foran, Vice President of University Relations for the NIC, this Summit will provide an opportunity for student leaders who have taken part in NGLA, or other significant leadership educational programs to drill deeper into meeting the challenges of leading.

So often we focus on what “doing the right thing” is in our leadership programming that we overlook the most essential skill sets; after leaders figure out their personal direction, how do they inspire others to understand the need for change in their community or chapter? Can leaders learn skills to feel empowered to talk deliberately, honestly, and openly with their peers, and to put into practice a process of change based on the factors of relating, repeating, and reframing?

Note: The Summit occurs Friday, February 28 during the afternoon of the NGLA Conference. Participants will be given the opportunity to register in advance. 

New for 2014! NGLA: High Def
NGLA is excited to offer new NGLA: HD programs throughout the conference. These special programs are designed to provide greater clarity and focus on topics relevant to fraternity and sorority leaders. NGLA: HD programs will be offered during the Friday afternoon and Saturday morning program blocks, and participants will be able to sign up in advance to secure their spot for the HD sessions. The following High Def programs are currently being developed:
  • Leadership in HD: Creating your Elevator Pitch
  • Chapter Engagement in HD: Motivating the Middle
  • NPC in HD: Enhancing Panhellenic Leadership
  • IFC Leadership in HD: Optimizing IFC
  • Culturally-Based Organizations in HD: Intake Equation
  • Recruitment in HD: Recruitment Boot Camp
  • Locals in HD: Supporting Local Organizations
NGLA Institute
NGLA is excited to continue to host the NGLA Institute for undergraduate attendees of the annual conferece. This program will challenge undergraduates to frame their NGLA experience, goals, and vision for their organizations/councils and create plans for future success. Volunteer facilitators will work in pairs across two sessions to provide a common experience of shared curriculum. This year’s institute will span across 2 sessions on Friday morning from 10:30am - 12:00pm and Saturday afternoon from 4:45pm - 6:00pm.


Runners in costume prepare for the 5k Halloween Run
La Salle Panhellenic Raises $18,957 for B+ Foundation
On November 3, 2013, the La Salle University Panhellenic Council hosted the 5k Halloween Run for the B+ Foundation. It was the first year hosting of the event, and the first ever large-scale philanthropic activity for the council. 
Volunteer of the Month: John Rodriquez
Last semester NGLA wrapped up a very successful New England Greek Summit (NEGS) courtesy of volunteer chairperson and our current volunteer of the month, John Rodriguez. John has been volunteering with NGLA for the past two years. 

 In his professional life, he is the Residence Director at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. In addition to his work with NGLA, he is involved with NASPA and as a volunteer with his fraternity, Phi Kappa Theta. 

When asked about John’s contribution to NEGS, Emily Perlow reported that, "John worked tirelessly to coordinate all aspects of the New England Greek Summit. He rallied the troops to plan and execute a successful program, and I'm so grateful to have had the chance to work with such a passionate, energetic volunteer." 

Matt Modansky further noted that, “John was an exceptional volunteer this fall. He volunteered countless hours of his time over the summer and at the peak of the academic semester.” Please join us as we thank John for all of his efforts, not just in making NEGS an event to remember, but for being a first-rate volunteer all year-round!
NGLA, Attn: John DiSarro, 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd, University of Rochester, 14627, Rochester, United States
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