By Jenna “Eviana” Bradshaw, Staff Writer
Delta Phi Lambda’s midyear conference was held in partnership with Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc. at the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) Central conference in Indianapolis, IN from Feb. 4 to 6.
During the conference, DPhiL and PAPhi were able to enjoy a breakfast, a quick social and a joint workshop together. The workshop, which focused on values-based recruitment for cultural organizations, allowed both organizations to socialize with one another and to discuss different strategies they’ve used to have better recruitment experiences.
“I think it’s important that NAPA organizations come together to strengthen bonds between their members and growing the NAPA community,” said Rob Mady, current national director of expansion for Pi Alpha Phi. “It was great working with DPhiL, an organization that shares similar values.”
Mady also talked about his experience with AFLV Central in general. One of his favorite parts of the conference is “seeing all of the student leaders engaged in Fraternity and Sorority Life and getting knowledge and inspiration to take back to their chapters.” He really wants students to take advantage of AFLV and the opportunity it creates to break the “lull” that can happen during the middle of the academic year.
“They speak to us a little more,” Mady said about the multicultural-centered or multiculturalism workshops/sessions as being his favorite.
Overall, the partnership between Delta Phi Lambda and Pi Alpha Phi was a success. Both organizations had a really great time and definitely benefited from the extra networking and discussion about active recruitment. We look forward to further partnerships and maybe more AFLV collaborations next year!
Mady has been very involved with PAPhi since graduating from college. His previous positions involved being the director of marketing/communications, southeast regional governor, and national convention co-chair.
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