One of our key goals is to help members of Sigma Delta Tau reach their potential as leaders. We strive to provide our sisters with a skill set that will serve them well in their personal and professional endeavors. SDT offers a training ground to develop a skill set that will be easily transferable to the workplace and it is a nice compliment to the skills students are learning in the classroom.
The national organization provides both personal and professional development programs for our collegiate and alumnae leaders during events such as our biennial National Convention and Leadership School (held in alternating years). Participants have the opportunity to interact with their SDT sisters from across the United States and to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for our sisterhood. Most important they are empowered to bring what they have learned back to their campus and to ensure that SDT becomes a vital and contributing member of their campus community.
Sigma Delta Tau’s elite Collegiate Leadership Team program was developed in order to give collegiate women a say in the decisions and programs at the National level. This highly competitive program is by application and interview. SDT selects the top leaders from our collegiate chapters for the 12-14 coveted spots and gives them an active role in developing sorority programming. These collegiate leaders, chosen annually, are charged with creating relevant programming for our leadership school and convention, assisting the National Board of Directors on policies and campus programming, and serve as Sigma Delta Tau ambassadors at regional and national events.
Select chapter officers are able to participate in Chapter Leader Days which is a joint program with SDT and Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. This program rotates to different locations each spring semester and includes officer transition, educational workshops and professional speakers. The sessions promote teamwork among the chapter leaders through peer education. Participants leave with an enhanced perception of their style of leadership.