Omicron Delta Kappa sponsors a variety of leadership development conference and workshops. In even numbered years, the Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference is held. Delegates and other O∆K members from across country join for three days of meetings, presentations from major speakers, circle workshops, and social activities. This video provides an overview of the 2016 Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference which was held in greater Grand Rapids, Mich.
Videos of the featured speakers including Tom Bowen (University of Memphis Circle and Athletics Director), motivational speaker Ann Marie Klotz (Grand Valley State University Circle), and Miss South Carolina 2011 Bree Boyce (Francis Marion University Circle) are available for circles and others to use as a focus of discussion. Hope College’s President John Knapp’s (Samford University Circle) presentation on “Thinking in the Round” and Derreck Kayongo’s (East Carolina University Circle) inspirational opening keynote address are also available.
The videos of the 2014 comments from Congressman John Yarmuth (University of Louisville Circle), Author Steven Fulmer, Coach Mike London (University of Richmond Circle), Teach For America’s Chante Chambers, and The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Mike Riley (Wake Forest University Circle) are also still available.
In odd-numbered years, Omicron Delta Kappa sponsors a number of regional Drive-in Meetings that are designed to assist with circle engagement and provide a networking outlet for local officers. Both students and faculty will benefit from the program through increased exposure to, and education on, the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully and effectively make Omicron Delta Kappa a prominent leadership organization on campus. The next set of drive-in will take place during the 2017 spring semester.