KAPPA DELTA RHO PARTNERS WITH PLAID TO DEVELOP A TOTAL MEMBER EDUCATION PROGRAM: LEGION
The Next Step in Providing Personal and Organizational Development for New and Active Members
GREENSBURG, PA – In Kappa Delta Rho’s continuing quest for developing educated gentlemen who promote human dignity, positive relationships among men, and moral excellence of the highest ideals, Kappa Delta Rho has partnered with Plaid Strategies to assist in developing an innovative total member education program called the Legion. This is a key component to the educational component of Kappa Delta Rho’s comprehensive strategic plan which was adopted two years ago.
Plaid, a professional services firm specializing in higher education and related not-for-profit organizations, will aid in an assessment of current Kappa Delta Rho educational programs and will provide an evaluation of the content based on the fraternity’s identified needs and objectives. Incorporating proven evaluation and assessment models, Plaid and Kappa Delta Rho will work together to supply a new level of instructional design focused on personal and organizational development for a total member education program. In addition, Kappa Delta Rho will incorporate Plaid’s four-year personal development curriculum, Holistics, into its remodeled educational program. Utilizing Plaid’s Learning Management System will allow streamlined online education for its members. Kappa Delta Rho will have the advantage of applying the latest online tools to stay current with its members’ growing need for consistent education throughout their collegiate careers. Plaid’s Holistics program allows new members to better understand themselves to then further emulate the values of Kappa Delta Rho.
Through the use of interactive online modules, members will gain knowledge in the following areas:
Understanding themselves and their relationships with others and their organization
Building a stronger organization
Management and leadership practices
Communication and motivation techniques
National President, Brian J. Stumm, Iota Beta ’92 said “Kappa Delta Rho is pleased to announce the start of our development of the Legion and to have Plaid as a partner in our ongoing efforts to bring the best and most innovative educational experiences to our members. The Legion will become a cornerstone in our efforts to strengthen and grow Kappa Delta Rho as envisioned in our strategic plan. This would not have been possible without the support and hard work of our undergraduates, volunteers and the support of our Alumni through the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation.”
Kappa Delta Rho fraternity strives to enhance the lives of all its members through promotion of academic excellence, philanthropic service, loyalty and respect to humankind, and most of all Honor Above All Things. Founded on May 17, 1905 at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, Kappa Delta Rho has grown to over 25,000 initiated members and has 35 active chapters across the country. The Kappa Delta Rho foundation, a non-profit organization, provides financial support for scholarships, leadership, education, philanthropy and character development.
Plaid partners with institutions and organizations to provide educational programs and tools needed to achieve desired outcomes. Plaid is comprised of higher education and organizational management professionals who offer exemplary client services across a wide variety of subject matters important to colleges, universities, fraternities and sororities. For more information about Plaid, please visit http://www.beingplaid.com.