Leadership and Risk Management Key Objectives for the Greek Summit

Zachary Littrell

Fraternity and sorority leaders pose with keynote speaker Helena Gadison at the 2022 Greek Summit.

This past weekend, the Whiteside Greek Life Leadership Center held its annual Greek Summit event, which was attended by over 200 student leaders from all four Greek governing councils. Officers, ranging from presidents to social presidents and guided by guest speakers, had conversations about leadership, risk management, civic engagement and current issues facing members of fraternities and sororities across the country.

Dave Westol of Limberlost Consulting spoke with the risk management and prevention community with a focus on real life examples. Westol, who is nationally known for his risk prevention, said: “As always, I was impressed with the University of Arkansas F/S Life community and the willingness of the leaders of chapter and council to give up much of a Saturday to attend management They were engaged and interactive in discussions about health and safety and risk management We had fun times, but also thoughtful discussions about responsibility and vigilance for each other.

For Westol’s presentation, student interaction was extremely important. Three volunteers were brought in to discuss how they would react in real situations that were happening across the country. Jarron Gray, Secretary of the National Panhellenic Council, was one of the three and said: “Being able to play an interactive role with the speaker, David Westol, was a truly unforgettable experience, as it allowed me to engage in wholeheartedly with my fellow Greeks. Life students, their peers, and our leaders continually grow personally, professionally, and within the Greek Life community at the University of Arkansas.”

With leadership being the other main focus of the event, Helena Gadison was invited to speak with the community. Gadison, a community favourite, said, “It is an honor to return to engage with dynamic student leaders eager to sharpen their iron on the topics of personal branding and leadership. Witnessing how each participant engages with the engaging content is a rewarding experience in itself. Thank you, again, University of Arkansas, Zach Littrell, and Parice S. Bowser.”

“It was a joy to see the leaders of our community come together for a day of reflection and learning,” said Zachary Clonch, president of the Interfraternity Council. “I’m thrilled to see our community grow together this year and be stronger as a unit.”

While the Greek Summit may be the first program of the calendar year, it won’t be the last, as the Whiteside Greek Life Leadership Center will continue to host educational and interactive programs for the fraternity/sorority community throughout the year. ‘year.

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