The Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA) took place this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and 6 of our Executive Board members (Anthony Fuentes, Jonathan Georggi, Garrett Thurlow, Kyle Hall, Andrew Fischer) had the privilege of attending. CLA provides interactive leadership training to over 2,600 undergraduates and volunteers annually. Many undergraduates run for executive board positions because they have great goals and visions for their chapter. Attending an Academy ensures an officer will have the skills to manage a committee and follow through on those goals. The program also helps executive boards work together to ensure they all have goals consistent with a unified vision for the chapter. Brothers from all over the state attended this conference and many connections were created and rekindled with Universities like Virginia Tech, Alabama, NC State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and many more.
During their brief stay, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, the Executive Board learned many powerful skills that they plan to use in order to benefit the University of South Florida chapter and community, utilizing the cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love .
While attending the morning session on Saturday, the brothers were recognized for the chapters academic accomplishments and dedication to the brotherhood. As lunch approached, brother John Doughney, managing global client partner, addressed the ballroom about the importance of making bold decisions as a leader. Brother Doughney conveyed a powerful message that our members are eager to relay to the rest of the chapter. Skills were polished and friendships were made at the Carlson Leadership Academy 2019, and the Exec. Board cannot wait to lead the balanced men of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of South Florida.