Leading with Values Seminars

The Leading With Values® seminars are resources that can help address real issues your chapter is facing. Click on a topic below to go directly to a list of corresponding seminars. Pi Phi will continue to develop additional seminars throughout 2021 and beyond.


    1. Community Engagement

    Awareness to Action

    Being an ally is the first step in becoming an advocate for others. This seminar will help members define the various stages of support and advocacy, enable members to evolve their social responsibility and engage participants in self-critique.

    Core Values: Integrity, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Honor and Respect, Philanthropic Service to Others 

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    1. Sincere Friendship

    Being a Sincere Friend when it Truly Matters

    Practicing empathy versus sympathy can make all the difference when supporting a friend. During this seminar, members will distinguish between empathy and sympathy, develop active listening skills and practice Sincere Friendship.

    Core Values: Honor and Respect, Sincere Friendship and Personal and Intellectual Growth

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    1. Life Skills

    Developing Your Pitch

    Whether you’re looking for a job, a volunteer opportunity or leadership role, it’s important to know who you are and what you bring to the table. This seminar will guide participants in developing and practicing an elevator pitch. 

    Core Values: Lifelong Commitment, Personal and Intellectual Growth 

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    1. Life Skills

    Mentor Relationships

    Mentors help guide you through life’s many obstacles. This seminar will encourage participants to discuss the benefits of having a mentor, to define different types of mentors and to create an action plan to develop a mentorship.  

    Core Values: Lifelong Commitment, Integrity, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Sincere Friendship

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    1. Community Engagement

    Mirrors and Windows

    Representation in literacy matters. In this seminar, participants will identify statistics surrounding the effects of illiteracy, discuss the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion in books, and develop a plan to support the greatest needs in their community.

    Core Values: Philanthropic Service to Others, Personal and Intellectual Growth

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    1. Communication Skills

    Negotiating an Alternative Agreement

    When we disagree with others, it’s often hard to find common ground. This seminar will practice using alternative agreements in conflict resolution and encourage positive, non-harmful dialogue among members of the chapter who have differing perspectives and opinions.

    Core Values: Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Sincere Friendship, Integrity

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    1. Community Engagement

    Philanthropy vs. Service

    How do you give back to your community? This seminar dives into the difference between philanthropy and service and helps participants identify meaningful ways to engage in both.

    Core Values: Philanthropic Service to Others, Honor and Respect

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    1. Communication Skills

    Supporting When It Matters Most

    Have you ever wanted to help someone but didn’t know how? During this seminar, members will identify personal comfortability in supporting someone with different experiences and explore supportive strategies to support those in a crisis.

    Core Values: Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth and Sincere Friendship

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    1. Sincere Friendship

    What Makes Me Who I Am

    Every chapter is made up of members with unique identities. In this seminar, members will be exposed to new perspectives and cultures within the chapter and practice how to be other-centered.

    Core Values: Honor and Respect, Sincere Friendship and Personal and Intellectual Growth

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VALUES REFRESHER

How can you live Pi Beta Phi’s values in your chapter and in your day-to-day activities? The Values Refresher explores how our Pi Phi core values are similar to many of the personal values you grew up with. Before you speak and before you act, ask yourself, “Are my actions upholding my values?

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Pi Phi History

In 1867, 12 courageous young women at Monmouth College came together to form a sisterhood rooted in shared experiences, enduring values and Sincere Friendships. Today, more than 150 years and 300,000 members later, we continue to celebrate our founders' vision as sisters of Pi Beta Phi.

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