2024 NGLA Lectorials on C.H.A.N.G.E.

Our Lectorials on C.H.A.N.G.E. program is a series of lectorials focused on Cancel Culture, Hazardous Behavior, Accessibility, Navigating Title IX, Generating Buy-in, Emotional Intelligence.

A lectorial is a large-scale educational program that:

  • is underpinned by active student-centered learning,
  • utilizes inquiry-based and adult learning as methodologies of teaching and learning, and
  • involves collaborative and interactive activities in place of traditional didactic lectures and tutorials.

The program format is approximately 40 minutes of content, 40 minutes of facilitated breakouts, and 10 minutes for closing. The breakouts will include reflection exercises, peer-to-peer interaction, etc., and will be facilitated by professionals.

The Lectorials on C.H.A.N.G.E. is on Saturday, February 25 at 4:15pm ET.


Cancel Culture | Caught being Canceled:
How to navigate relationships and leadership when members aren't on your side

presented by Lindsy Perry

Maintaining relationships with members in itself can be a challenge, but maintaining holistic leadership when your chapter has “canceled” you can be a battle that feels like there’s no end. As leaders we are often faced with making hard decisions for our organization in which many times someone will not agree. Cancel culture has added barriers to effective leadership that can create a conflict within your relationships built prior to your leadership term.
This session will:
  • Explore examples of conflict resolution
  • Identify ways to navigate difficult conversations
  • Practice effective communication, conflict management, emotional intelligence, and empathetic leadership.
  • Develop strategies to prevent conflict and cancel culture within organization

Session attendees will learn strategies and practical examples to take enact during a difficult time of being “canceled” as a chapter leader.

Presenter Biography - Lindsy Perry:

Lindsy is a Greek Life Professional and a dedicated Tri Delta Volunteer, is the first woman on the National Executive Council for Tau Delta Phi Fraternity and holds the position of National Vice President. She graduated with an Organizational Leadership Communication degree from Illinois State University and went on to receive her Masters of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University, where she researched “Multiracial Students Experience at a PWI” and “The Lack of Diversity in Sororities”. Driven by her own life experiences, she takes pride in educating on best practices for equity and accessibility in higher education and she is committed to creating spaces of belonging for all people. Her niche for connecting and collaborating with college students has recently been recognized by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors as she was awarded their 2023 New Professional of the Year as well as named a part of the Tri Delta 33 under 33!

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /lindsy.perry
Instagram: @Lindsyperry
X: @Lindsyperry
LinkedIn: /lindsyperry

Hazardous Behavior | Tastefully Buzzed: Let's Fix Alcohol Education
presented by Matt Farrell and Melanie Farrell

 You've seen this movie before:
1) Chapter does something dumb while drinking
2) Chapter assigned "mandatory education"

3) Chapter gets mad, bored, or both - then (wait for it) does something dumb while drinking

Are you surprised? Is anyone?

Clear research (and common sense) tells us why. How much we drink is most influenced by our peers - not lectures or statistics. So how do we fix it? The same way it broke in the first place...

Social norms.

Enter Beers Aren't Bad. Thousands of students have demanded a modern way to discuss this taboo subject. We don't need another program, we need a lifestyle.

We call it "Tastefully Buzzed."

We'll discuss three ways how to live it. Better goals for why you drink. Gaining freedom in how much you drink. Owning the outcomes of what happens. 

You'll help us make it more practical, actionable, and relevant for your brothers and sisters. 

Y'all ready to get tastefully buzzed?

Presenter Biography - Matt Farrell:

Matt Farrell is a Northeast native and UConn alum. Inspired by a mission of "more good times, less bad times" he co-founded Beers Aren't Bad to bring radical change towards both partying and friendship in college. When he's not crafting memes, Matt can be found running or hanging out with his family.

Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @beersarentbad
Website: https://beersarentbad.com

Presenter Biography - Melanie Farrell:

Melanie is a lifelong Midwesterner and Indiana alumna! Melanie is passionate about women pursuing community over company, and has begun personalizing the Beers Aren't Bad experience for women. Melanie and Matt have two small daughters, Annie and Virginia!

Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @beersarentbad
Website: https://beersarentbad.com

Accessibility | Code Switching: Why You're Not Getting Full Member Engagement
presented by Chris Molina


“Why you talking white?” 

Chris Molina has heard this question, or some variation, many times in his life. 

Of Puerto Rican and Trinidadian decent, Chris grew up in predominantly African American and Latinx communities, comfortably interacting in each. What he found as an adult, in the Marines and in college, was that he knew how to effortlessly “speak” in majority-White organizations. He was fluent in each, without even realizing it. He could code switch seamlessly. This signature program is designed to equip students of color and white classmates, staff, and faculty with the tools to understand Code Switching, it’s inherent benefits and harms. More than anything, Chris wants attendees to know they can talk openly, and genuinely, in all social situations without putting the comfort of others before their own. He wants you to understand how & why this connects to member engagement. He wants you and your members to live authentically.


Presenter Biography:

Chris Molina is a 3-time award winning speaker, an Amazon Best-Selling Author of his book I’m in a Leadership Role, Now What? The Student Edition, a United States Marine Corps Veteran (serving 7 years on Active Duty), a Purdue University Alum, and a filmmaker. 

More than anything, Chris is a Father (#GirlDad), a Husband, a Son, a Brother, and an East Chicago, Indiana native.


Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @sgt.molina

Navigating Title IX | If We Are Who We Say We Are: Creating a Culture of Bystander Intervention and Gender-based Misconduct Prevention through Values Congruence
presented by Mary Simeoli


Prevention of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based misconduct should be woven into the culture of fraternities and sororities as values-based organizations. We need to be there for our communities now, more than ever, to establish a culture within our communities and campuses of bystander intervention and affirmative consent. Together this program will walk students through values congruence in academic, social, and organizational spaces and how these are impacted by the latest Title IX landscape. Together, we’ll use organizational values to build an action plan for chapter and campus outreach rooted in prevention.

Presenter Biography:

For nearly a decade Mary has worked in Title IX and non-discrimination roles. Currently, Mary is the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator at Union College. Before beginning work in higher education and after graduating from Western New England University School of Law, Mary was a Special Victims Prosecutor with the Hampden County District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts. Mary is a certified Civil Rights investigator and Trauma Informed-Practitioner.

Mary came home to Alpha Delta Pi as a founding member of the Theta Theta Chapter at Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduation, Mary served ADPi as a Leadership Consultant, and has since served in various advisory roles and is a former international officer. In addition, Mary has served as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and as a member of the Leadership & Development Committee. Mary is currently the Executive Chapter Advisor at Quinnipiac.


Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /mary.simeoli
Instagram: @mfsimeoli 
LinkedIn: /msimeoli

Generating Buy-in | Followership, the Ultimate Buy-In Hack
presented by Eddie Francis


Ron is an engaged chapter brother. But his roommate and fellow chapter brother, Hector, is passive. Tasha participates in everything the chapter does but seems disconnected. Yet, her chapter sister, Jess, goes whichever way leadership goes. Meanwhile, the executive board is trying to figure out how to get more buy-in from very different chapter members. What gives???

All of these behaviors, including yours, are influenced by the quality of the exchanges among the chapter leaders and followers according to leadership studies. But, get this, leadership models have been enhanced in recent years by focusing more on followers. 

This session will show you the Leader-Member Exchange Theory and how it fits Greek life like a glove. You will also get the tools to get buy-in from your chapter members and learn about the five follower types to make sense of your interactions while building collective emotional intelligence to make real progress as one big fam!

Presenter Biography:

Eddie Francis is a brand strategist, speaker and award-winning broadcaster who produces and hosts the “For Our Edification” and “I Wanna Work There!” podcasts. His career journey includes radio broadcasting, career development, and talent acquisition. Eddie's professional experience also includes higher education marketing and communications, having led operations at Southern University at New Orleans, Paul Quinn College, and Dillard University. Eddie now runs Edify Ventures, an organizational and personal brand strategy consultancy.

As a student of leadership and having experienced several career pivots, Eddie enjoys sharing lessons learned with college students. He presents: “Lead by Leading You” to help students boost their personal leadership, “The Black Greek Success Program” to help members of African American fraternities and sororities improve their chapter leadership, “Lectures to Livelihood” to help students boost their personal brands, and “Give ‘Til It’s Built” to teach students leadership through philanthropy. He also leverages his experiences in higher ed marketing, DEI in marketing and talent attraction and retention to deliver insightful talks.

Eddie's diverse experiences have led to his being recognized with a Press Club of New Orleans award, as one of New Orleans Magazine’s “30 People to Watch,” and two nominations for the AMA Foundation’s Higher Education Marketer of the Year. 

The New Orleans native earned his master’s degree in strategic leadership from Tennessee State University and his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Loyola University New Orleans. Eddie is a member of the American Marketing Association, the International Leadership Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Emotional Intelligence | Do You Even Know Me?: How curiosity creates community
presented by James Robilotta

No chapter or council wants its students to be apathetic—toward the place, the people, or the community. Community ignites loyalty and drives retention, and is built with one simple thing: curiosity. Curiosity is the opposite of apathy. In this hysterical and motivational talk we will talk about how to ask better questions, change the way we hear people’s stories and insights, and adapt the mindset of curiosity. Let’s stop the apathy and the assuming and start learning about each other because curiosity creates community.

Presenter Biography:

James Robilotta is an author, professional speaker, and emcee. His book is titled: Leading Imperfectly and it’s available wherever you buy books. He speaks internationally to willing & unwilling attendees about authenticity and vulnerability in leadership and life. He has done well over 500 engagements for colleges and universities. His thought-provoking talks are infused with self-awareness and comedy stemming from his background as a trained stand-up and improv comedian. To learn more, visit his website JamesTRobo.com.


Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @jamestrobo
Website: www.JamesTRobo.com