LEAD, the four-year leadership development program for Sigma Nu, is an acronym for Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, & Development.
Established in 1989, the program began with an investment of over $10 million. Based on the premise that sound leadership is the principle of solid values, the goal of the LEAD program is to be an extension of Sigma Nu’s mission: to build hardworking, ethical leaders for society.
LEAD is currently one of the most successful leadership development programs in the nation, both in and outside of the Greek System. The program is divided into four phases designed to educate Sigma Nu brothers, beginning in the freshman year and continuing through the senior year. Brothers participate in workshops, experiential learning activities and group discussions about a variety of different topics.
The phases are broken into interactive sessions that allow brothers to learn through hands-on experience.
Phase I – Candidate Education
Prepares newly installed candidates for initiation into the brotherhood. Includes:
- History of Fraternities
- History of Sigma Nu
- Leadership and Working in Groups
- Project Management
- Leadership: The Basics
- Risk Reduction
- Sigma Nu International Organization and Chapter Operations
- Ritual: The End…The Beginning
- Community Service
- Time Management
Phase II – Knighthood Development
Provides new initiates with the secrets to chapter ownership. (Revealed after initiation)
Phase III – Officer Boot Camp
Integrates six secret core modules designed for officers that suggest guidance for expert chapter management. (Revealed after initiation)
Phase IV – Alumni Transition
Internalizes life skills using a hallmark alumni mentor program.
- Conflict Resolution
- Leadership through Community Service
- Managing Your Money
- Negotiating Salary Offers
- Career Advice