Meet Morgan, Mississippi!
Leadership Academy, a weekend program hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma that focuses on confidence and leadership skills, has helped many women achieve their goals and take on challenging leadership roles during the 10 years of the program. For Morgan, it was the turning point in her Kappa and collegiate career. “When I first joined Kappa, I was a shy freshman at a school where I didn’t know anyone. Going to Leadership Academy helped me recognize the latent leadership skills that I already possessed and encouraged me to seek out new leadership opportunities to hone these skills. After that one short weekend, I became extremely involved in Kappa, which opened up new doors to amazing opportunities, including the Leadership Consultant (LC) position.”
It became clear to Morgan that the more she gave unselfishly, the more she received in satisfaction. “I believe that each of us is provided with unique talents and it is our responsibility to grow those talents through service to others.” To continue to provide service to others after serving as Philanthropy Chairman, Marshal and chairman of Derby Days, Morgan applied to be a Leadership Consultant.
As a marketing and corporate communications major with an emphasis in public relations, Morgan is learning the job skills necessary to become successful in her career. “I am on the road working with all different types and chapters and members across the continent. I am learning how to communicate with everyone in a way that is best suited for that group and handle uncomfortable situations. I am also learning how to best market Kappa so that it integrates well on different campuses.”
Morgan has had a profound effect on the chapters she has visited. One chapter said that she changed their lives in the two weeks she was there, becoming one of their greatest role models. “The absolute best is when the girls say they don’t want you to leave and hope that you can come back to their chapter. Those words make me even more confident that I was meant to do this job.”
“This experience has already given me an expanded understanding of the differences between attitudes and perspectives of sisters within a single house as well as at different universities. It has taught me patience to not only listen but to seek to understand different views or approaches before making a comment or recommendation.” Morgan has learned to ask questions to ensure that she understands others, giving her a clearer understanding of herself, her attitudes and her priorities.
The deadline to apply for a Leadership Consultant position is November 1. This position is a one-year contract and is compensated with a salary and benefits package. A full position description and application details can be found on the Our Team page.