Sigma Nu Epsilon Eta Chapter
The University of Tennessee
LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, Development) is Sigma Nu's membership education program. While learning about the history, heritage and values of Sigma Nu, participants in LEAD are exposed to activities and educational sessions led by chapter officers, local alumni, and National Fraternity staff members on topics such as project leadership, group decision making, and principle-centered leadership. These programs assist students in developing ethical leadership practices with usefulness that extends past their collegiate years. Sigma Nu prepares members for life after college by providing them with the leadership qualities and skills that employers continually seek. Pursuing excellence in ethical leadership development is one way that Sigma Nu contributes positively to our campus and our community while continuing to offer benefits to each member.
The program consists of four phases, one to align with each year of a college student’s progression as a freshman to a senior. Each phase is specially designed to help prepare members for the different challenges that come with each of these phases, from time management to interview preparation.
Phase I allows new members to learn the history of the fraternity and begins to give them tips on time management, leadership designs and overall operations of a normal chapter.
Phase II continues leadership education by teaching better ways to deal with change, conflict, and more little about yourself and your strengths with tools like the Myers Briggs personality test.
Phase III is geared toward the third year members and begins to focus on career development, ethics in the workplace, and effective problem solving.
Phase IV continues with tips on how to succeed in the post-college world, with everything from tips on networking to how to manage your money after college. This phase is an asset to any soon-to-be-graduated Sigma Nu member.
The All Chapter Phase is geared towards working on things as a chapter. Where the other phases are more of a year-by-year basis, sessions from this phase allows all members of the chapter to work on something together. Focusing on group goal setting, organizational development, and risk reduction, the All Chapter Phase focuses on allowing the bond of brotherhood to become tight.