IFC ACADEMY® is an NIC program designed to provide hands-on training and tools to help ensure the success of Interfraternity Councils and individual council officers. IFC ACADEMY® is a one day program that helps councils and council officers refocus their commitment and re-engage their council. At IFC ACADEMY®, participants benefit from the knowledge and experience of NIC staff and other industry leaders on how they can be a values-based, high functioning governing council that is ensuring community accountability while advocating for the needs of fraternity life on their campus. IFC ACADEMY takes place in conjunction with the National Panhellenic Conference's College Panhellenic Academy and includes a jointly created curriculum track for fraternity/sorority advisors..
ATTENDEES & CURRICULUM
IFC ACADEMY® welcomes IFC Officers, IFC Advisors, and Graduate Assistants. IFC ACADEMY® offers programming for IFC leaders to assess current operations, identify areas of strength and improvement, and develop an action plan to reach optimal operations. Participants will learn from and engage with Greek and content experts, fraternity executives, student affairs professionals, and peers. Councils are encouraged to send multiple leaders as the curriculum will offer IFCs the opportunity to develop action plans and work 1-on-1 with NIC Staff and Greek Life experts.
Given your feedback, we have restructured the IFC Academy Curriculum offering a IFC Officer Track and a separate IFC Advisor Track:
OUTCOMES OF ACADEMY INCLUDE:
Registration opens on October 1, 2015
The room block at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station is full. We have secured an overflow block for our attendees at the Westin Indianapolis for $125 a night. You can make reservations by calling 800-228-3000 and referencing NIC/NPC Academy 2016. Please note that you can stay inside on your walk from the Westin to the Crowne Plaza using Indy's Skywalk.
January 22-24, 2016
Sample Schedule from 2015:
IFC Officer Track
Indianapolis Fast Facts
Downtown Indy Restaurants
This fee covers all materials and some meals (Friday and Saturday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and snacks) throughout the Academy. Each institution is responsible for the travel and lodging expenses of their participants.
"IFC Academy was a turning point for myself and my executive board. It really showed us how to work together and more importantly get our fraternities in our council to work together to better our Greek Life, student body, and local community. Since returning from the trip we have been able to help create an environment with chapters working together and helping one another on their own."
"This conference gave me the resources to better MTSU's Greek life through development, relevance, and implementation. I encourage any Greek member to attend the IFC academy in hopes of bettering their campus, as well as their own leadership skills."
"Whether I was learning from or helping others, the experience was rich for me as both a member of IFC and a leader in general. I was able to take my experiences back to greatly improve not only Carnegie Mellon's IFC, but also my chapter and myself as a leader. The experience was an invaluable asset to my college experience."
"The IFC Academy was an eye-opening experience and really helped me start my term as President off on the right foot. I learned all of the basics about what the IFC is and what our role should be on campus. I also got to network with professionals as well as other IFC Presidents to learn some best-practices that I could utilize on my own campus. When my team returned from training they were excited and ready to get to work."