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We are wrapping up our first full week of 2020 Virtual LEAD School. We have had Chapter Officer Round-tables for the President, VP of Finance, VP of Chapter Operations, VP of of Community Service and VP of Professional Activities, getting to speak and collaborate ideas from chapter leaders across the nation.


COVID-19 has impacted us all and brought about resiliency and flexibility. In this, we have had to change the way we operate. Sessions on this included 'Managing Chapter Finances and Fundraising, and 'Recruitment: What Worked and What didn't Work. Being in a fraternity during a pandemic has its challenges. Listening to other chapters' solutions will help bring information back to create strategic actions towards getting value for our chapter and its members.


Let's talk about virtual: virtual burnout is a thing. We have all been in numerous classes or meetings via zoom by now. It seems to have become a new normal. LEAD School 2020 offers several courses on this, training on 'Virtual Meetings that Work to engaging members and 'Fire them up: Motivating Your Member by not delegating work but empowering them.


This week has had a plethora of information with its 27 sessions just this first week—each offering insight and guidance for achieving excellence as an individual and a chapter. Looking forward to next week!


By Megan Widner

Chapter President

Epsilon Zeta Chapter