2021 National Convention

2021 Leagues and Legacies
July 22 – July 24, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Virtual Agenda

(Subject to change)

All times below appear in Central Daylight Time

Monday July 19th
Alumnae Team Building Event 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Gather remotely with alumnae from across the country to compete in a series of online mental, physical, skill, and mystery challenges.
Tuesday July 20th
Meet with National Leaders  
Chapter Consultants    6:00 – 7:00 pm 
     National Sorority Board   7:00 – 8:00 pm 
 

Wednesday July 21st

National Pillar Awards Live Competition 2:00 – 7:00 pm
 

Thursday July 22nd

Agriculture Industry Panels 7:00 – 8:30 pm
         Animal Sciences & Agribusiness
         Agronomy & Horticulture
         Food Production/Ag Processing
         Ag Policy, Outreach, & Education
 

Friday July 23rd

Delegate Orientation 3:30 pm
Individual Conditioning Sessions 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Through participation in these fast-paced workshops, participants will gain and practice tools to build the individual strength, resiliency, and skills needed to excel as leaders and professionals.

  • Control: Awareness and control over one’s emotional responses
  • Discipline: Time management and work/life balance; Practice leads to habits
  • Resilience: Self-care and growth
  • Sharp Minds: Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Vision: Knowing where you are headed, and how to get there
Welcome 5:00 – 5:15 pm
Round 1 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Round 2 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Round 3 6:45 – 7:15 pm
Wrap Up 7:15 – 7:30 pm
 

Saturday July 24th

Pillar Committee Meetings 9:00 am
National Chapter Congress

10:00 am
Sisterhood Symposium 11:00 am
State of the Sorority 12:00 pm
Break 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Team Conditioning Sessions 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Now that we’ve mastered our personal conditioning, let’s come together to learn and practice skills to build a stronger team that works in sync towards a common goal.

  • Together through the wins and the losses: De-escalating conflict in a group
  • Beyond the locker room speeches: Bringing back civil discourse 
  • Celebrating the wins: Positive leadership and fun ways to recognize member achievement 
  • Timing is everything: Meaningful meetings, led efficiently 
Round 1 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Round 2 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Wrap Up 4:00 – 4:15 pm
 

Emerald Banquet

 

6:00 pm

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Awards Presentation

 

Registration

Early Bird Registration

(when registered by June 14, 2021):

Collegiate Chapter Delegate Package – $150 (Includes registration for both the Official Voting Delegate and the Alternate Voting Delegate)**

Collegiate Individual Member Registration – $65

Alumnae Registration –  $45

Includes:

  • Alumnae Event on Monday, July 19th
  • Industry Panels on Thursday, July 22nd
  • National Chapter Congress on Saturday, July 24th
  • Emerald Banquet on Saturday, July 24th

Regular Registration

(when registering after June 14, 2021):

Collegiate Chapter Delegate Package – $200

Collegiate Individual Member Registration – $90

Alumnae Registration – $70

**Each collegiatechapter is required to purchase a Collegiate Chapter Delegate Package that covers registration for both the Chapter Delegate and the Alternate Delegate. Individual chapter members are then eligable to register at a discounted rate ($65 earlybird; $90 after 6/14/2021).

Registration closes July 7, 2021.

Individual collegians and all alumnae register in the Greenhouse!

Collegiate Chapter Delegates and Alternate Delegates will be sent a link to register once delegate names are submitted by the chapter.

Register Here!

Scholarships

Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2021

To assist with Convention registration costs, a total of 132 scholarships are being offered for Collegiate Chapter Delegates, Collegiate Member Attendees, and Alumnae Members(Delegate and Non-Delegate).

Collegiate Chapter Delegate Scholarship – $100

  • Up to 72 scholarships available
  • Intended to offset the cost of the chapter delegate registration fee.
  • Apply in the Officer Portal.  Limit 1 scholarship per chapter in good standing.

Collegiate Attendee Scholarship – $65

  • Up to 50 Scholarships available
  • Intended to offset the cost of attending convention.
  • Apply in the Greenhouse. Only non-delegate attendees in good standing are eligible.

Alumnae Member Scholarship – $45

  • Up to 10 Scholarships available
  • Intended to offset the cost of attending convention.
  • Apply in the Greenhouse.  Any alumna in good standing is eligible to apply.

Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than July 6.

Recipients must attend the 2021 Convention to receive the scholarship. Scholarship checks will be mailed by July 31 once convention attendance has been confirmed. 

Keynote Speaker

Emerald Banquet

Elizabeth McCormick

You. In the Pilot’s Seat.

Former US. Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick, shares the professional and/or personal development secrets for success with her stories of overcoming overwhelming obstacles as a helicopter pilot while inspiring YOU Soar 2 Success!

You will leave this presentation knowing how to:

  • Unlock the key to boosting YOUR confidence, elevating your effectiveness with customers and co-workers (even your family)
  • Unlock the key to boosting YOUR confidence, elevating your effectiveness with customers and co-workers (even your family!)
  • Interactive- out of the seat exercise to prove the power of language on your personal power and your impact on those around you
  • Discover the #1 success principle while learning to FLY a helicopter (YES REALLY!)
  • Leadership- CAN Leadership a simple framework to greater levels of leadership with prioritization and delegation strategies
  • Soar to a higher level of advancement through influencing others to lead
  • I love Sigma Alpha because every one is so supportive and passionate. There is nothing better than seeing other sisters making a difference and striving to be their best

    Lisa Ecker
  • I love Sigma Alpha because of the wide network of women in agriculture that is available to me.

    Kim Stassen
  • I love Sigma Alpha for the friendships made and for the opportunities!

    Kelly Lawler
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