Darold W. Larson Acacia Leadership Academy Schedule - 2017

ALA 2017 Schedule

The Darold W. Larson Acacia Leadership Academy offers participants a chance to have a unique experience unlike they will find anywhere else. Nearly 25 years ago, Brother Larson (who was Executive Director at the time) was inspired by the example set by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) with the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute and modeled the first ALA in 1992 after it.

The program attempts to replicate a model chapter setting, complete with officers and meetings. Combining this with traditional aspects of educational sessions (group sessions, breakout sessions, group discussion, structured/informal group settings) creates a model environment to inspire radical change.

 

ALA Day One: Wednesday, July 26

12:00 – 4:00 PM    Registration

3:45 – 4:30 PM    General Session One: Kickoff ALA – Why Are You Here?

4:30 – 5:15 PM    Breakout Session #1 – Introductions and Elections Slating

5:30 – 6:30 PM    Dinner

6:45 – 8:30 PM    General Session Two: Elections

9:00 PM               ACTIVITY: (Bowling at Classic Lanes)

 

ALA Day Two: Thursday, July 27

7:30 – 8:30 AM    Breakfast

8:45 – 9:45 AM    General Session Three: OmegaFi - myAcacia & Vault

10:00 – 11:45 AM    Breakout Session #2: Ritual Practice

12:00 – 1:00 PM    Lunch

1:00 – 2:45 PM    General Session Four: Formal Opening / Meet the President / The Purpose of Dues

2:45 – 3:00 PM    General Session Five: Cornerstones Program- Total Membership Development Plan (TMDP) and Cornerstones App

3:15 – 4:15 PM    General Session Six: Mike Ayalon – Preventing Sexual Assault

4:15 – 5:15 PM    General Session Seven: Mike Ayalon – Help! My Chapter is Not Motivated

5:45 – 6:45 PM    Dinner

7:15 – 8:15 PM    General Session Eight: Mike Ayalon – Strategies for Managerial Excellence

8:30 – 9:00 PM    Breakout Session #3: Processing Today

9:00 – 9:45 PM    General Session Nine: Know Thyself

9:45 – 11:00 PM    Trivia Night!

 

ALA Day Three: Friday, July 28

7:30 – 8:00 AM    Breakfast

8:15 – 8:45 AM    ACTIVITY: Drive to Rawhide Ranch

8:45 – 12:45 PM     ACTIVITY: Low Challenge Course

12:45 – 1:15 PM    Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 PM    ACTIVITY: Drive to Bloomington

2:00 – 3:00 PM    Acacia Olympics

3:30 – 4:30 PM    General Session Ten: Jerod Miles – 365 for 345: Recruitment Seminar

4:30 – 5:00 PM    Breakout Session #4: Work on Recruitment Plans

5:00 – 6:00 PM    Picnic Dinner

6:00 – 7:00 PM    Acacia Olympics

7:15 – 8:00 PM    General Session 11: Planning and Enacting Change

8:30 – 9:15 PM    Breakout Session #5 – What’s My Plan?

9:30 – 10:30 PM    Initiation: Second Degree Ritual Exemplification

10:30 PM               Movies & Games

 

ALA Day Four: Saturday, July 29

7:30 AM                Leave for Masonic Lodge

8:00 – 9:00 AM    Breakfast

9:15 – 10:45 AM    Initiation: First and Third Degree Ritual Exemplification

11:15 – 12:15 AM    Breakout Session #6: On Ritual – What is Our Purpose?

12:30 – 1:30 PM    Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM    ACACIA Olympics

2:45 – 3:15 PM    AFF Presentation

4:45 PM              ALA Attendees dressed in formal attire for pictures

4:45 – 5:15 PM    Pictures

5:30 PM              Final Banquet and Pass the Gavel