For those who meet them, it's plain to see that the LCs are passionate about their work. But what do they actually do? Simply put, our LCs Live with Purpose, and they inspire the women they meet to do the same.
Because the program focuses on relationship building, LC strive to create and cherish friendships with every member they meet. "In every interaction with a chapter, I strive to get to know the members to ensure I can best support and challenge them," one of this year's LCs said. "I want chapters to feel as though I am a resource for them no matter the situation.
As they get to know the women, LCs provide advice and support that is relevant to each chapter's campus experience. They teach collegiate officers how to access the latest resources, so they can gain a better understanding of Fraternity initiatives. They also encourage collegians to generate their own ideas for improving chapter operations. "My favorite part about being a Leadership Consultant has been working with collegiate officers," one LC said. "I love to hear about what they are doing to innovate and enhance their positions, but I also love sharing things that I have learned from other chapters."
They also facilitate chapter workshops, empowering women to create a chapter brand that aligns with their personal values. They help women engage in values-based conversations, showing them that with truth, sincerity and kindness, they can confidently share their Alpha Gam experience with others—this especially comes in handy during recruitment!
As brand ambassadors, Leadership Consultants demonstrate Fraternity values in manner, word and thought. One LC said being a brand ambassador is about "using your values and the things that are important to you as a guide. It isn't necessarily striving for perfection, but it's trying to be your true genuine self to make a positive impact on the world."
According to one of this year's LCs, the most rewarding aspect of her job is interacting with women who inspire each other to reach for high ideals. She says, "By living with Purpose, I remind myself that what I do every day on the road matters, and that I have the opportunity to influence the lives of our members, even in the smallest of ways, as they in turn inspire me."
If you're a recent or soon-to-be graduate who wants to pack her bags and impact women's lives, apply to be a Leadership Consultant! Applications for the 2014-2015 Leadership Consultant Team are due by December 31, 2013, and are available here. For more information, contact Kodee Gartner, Director of Fraternity Services, at KGartner@alphagammadelta.org.