Leadership in Action
Leadership in Action (LiA) is Phi Sigma Pi’s award-winning certification program (Professional Fraternity Association Outstanding Professional Program Award). The program is designed into various skill development sections (Modules and Lunch & Learn Webinars), each having a different point value. To become Certified in the program you must earn 75 points.
The Leadership in Action program consists of dozens of interactive Modules for Members, which are flexible courses based on leadership skills and soft skills that can be applied immediately to the participant's daily life. Modules tackle a variety of topics that will sharpen your leadership skills and prepare you to empower your fellow Members and lead situations within your Chapter and in the workforce. Examples include time management skills, giving/receiving feedback, ways to manage stress, how to communicate in tough situations, etc.
Participant is in Modules in the follow way:
- National Convention Module (10 points)
- Local Modules are completed on the Chapter level lead by a Member who completed Virtual Facilitator Training or participated in Facilitator Training at a National Convention or National Staff visit. (6 points)
- On-Demand Modules are completed individually, these Modules explore a topic more in-depth and are self-led by the Member completing the Module. (6 points)
- Module Specializations are based on the top interpersonal (soft) skills that employers are looking for. Complete all of the Modules and webinars in each category to earn the Specialization, badge and LiA points. (Points vary)
Lunch & Learn Webinars
The Leadership in Action Lunch & Learn Webinar Series is a collaboration with professionals to teach Members about new leadership skills and specific topics. During each hour-long Lunch & Learn, panelists, discuss topics and skills such as leadership, diversity and professional development. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed on the E-Learning Center.
Once you earn 75 points and become Certified in Leadership in Action, you will receive:
- Leadership Certificate
- National Recognition
- Leadership in Action Pin
- Customized Letter of Recommendation
- Resumé Talking-Point
Members who become Certified in LiA can receive a custom letter that showcases the skills developed through participating in the programming. Becoming Certified in this program shows your future potential employer or graduate school interviewers that you are dedicated to bettering yourself and your leadership skills.
“I think it's important to empower other people with the tools necessary to be a successful leader. LiA allows people to be open about what they are struggling with. From there, Facilitators can give them advice or help them think about their problems in a different way.” - Abigial (Eta Zeta Chapter)
“What I love about facilitating Leadership in Action Modules is being able to work on my public speaking. It's a great way to help you learn how to better speak in front of groups of people, and what better way to work on it, than in front of your Brothers?" - Dajana (Delta Iota Chapter)
“Leadership in Action is an amazing opportunity to learn more about yourself and grow as a leader and friend. Facilitating Modules has been a true blessing in bettering my public speaking skills, but it is even more humbling to see others stand up and show their own leadership. I've been able to have deeper conversations and great discussions with Brothers with whom I don't speak often or spend a lot of time, so LiA also provides the space to foster fellowship.” - Luigi (Zeta Iota Chapter)
“LiA is an amazing program in that it allows Brothers to learn and share skills with each other that can be utilized in day to day life, both inside and outside PSP! I love that the Modules not only provide an environment where Brothers are comfortable addressing things we can improve upon, but also guide us in coming up with ideas on how to do so!” - Trisha (Epsilon Beta Chapter)