LeadershipDevelopment

The Evolution of Leadership

by Nathan Dorer
RPI, ‘18

Brother Angel Roman (California State University - Dominguez Hills) speaking

Brother Angel Roman (California State University - Dominguez Hills) speaking

Brother Angel Roman (California State University - Dominguez Hills, ‘20) found his passion for leadership in the form of community advocacy.

Through his roles in the campus Peace Club and the professional society Pro World Life, Roman found himself in communities focused on bringing about social change.

However, Roman found himself questioning why so much of the leadership community was targeted towards Higher Education and working professionals.

In an effort to make the empowerment of leadership platforms available to a more general public, Roman created the conference Evolution of Leadership, with the mission of awakening motivation and inspiration within demographics that have typically not been represented in leadership conferences.

Evolution of Leadership provides attendees with skills to become managers and business owners, as well as opportunities to connect with industry leaders. Through this, Roman hopes that he can empower people to achieve their personal goals.

Roman credits Phi Kappa Theta with much of his inspiration for Evolution of Leadership; he currently serves as Vice President of his chapter, and stated that his experience in the Fraternity has challenged his leadership in a way that it had never been challenged before.

Phi Kappa Theta has been key in his development of a mindset of continuous self improvement, and he has worked to extend that mindset toward the community at the Dominguez Hills colony.

His role within the house demands that he target his leadership to allow people to achieve their highest potential, and has contributed to his personal development as a student and a professional. “I’m more organized as a person,” Roman said, “I wake up every morning and reflect on what needs to happen in the next day.”

For Roman, the Fraternity comes as an entity that allows members to achieve their best.

In the future, Roman hopes that Phi Kappa Theta will allow him the resources and opportunities to develop Evolution of Leadership into a larger entity with an even broader scope of impact.

IMPACT18 // Continue to Live Beyond Yourself

Takeaways From IMPACT18

Live Beyond Yourself was the theme of IMPACT18 and was a result of your fraternal commitment to servant leadership and your passion to “give, expecting nothing thereof.” The focus is to assist you in becoming a positive force of change within your chapters, on your campuses, in your communities, across the country and even throughout the world.

Each of the sessions were created with our brothers in mind and included motivational presentations, large-group interactions, round-table conversations, and unique thematic activities and learning exercises that inspired and instructed brothers to take the next step to being positive change agents!

SESSION 1
Live Wisely

"I plan on integrating living wisely by first working on and perfecting my personal character."

SESSION 2
Look Closely

"The concept of Look Closely has stuck with me. Seeing someone for who they are by caring enough to ask questions and find connections is something I am committed to moving forward."

SESSION 3
Listen Carefully

"Listen carefully was the most influential to me and I think that it helped me to realize that you will build better relationships and understandings of others when you truly listen to them."

SESSION 4
Learn Deliberately

"I thought the learning deliberately session was particularly impactful, and I hope to seek the type of discomfort I used to avoid as a means to better see and listen, and ultimately learn more."

SESSION 5
Leverage Strategically

"Learned to be more self aware and use my strengths to my and others benefit."

SESSION 6
Love Extravagantly

"Love extravagantly is something that I will integrate in my life because it is something I value and I want to become a more intentional person with my friends and family and I want to love them properly"

SESSION 7
Lead Heroically

"As being the President of my chapter, Lead heroically is a huge integration step I have to make. I must lead with knowledge, caring, and wisdom to help my chapter."

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