I want to thank Laurie Veldhuizen and the women of Gamma Phi Beta.  I recently presented at Gamma Phi Beta’s REAL Leadership Institute in Frisco, Texas.  My topic was “Liability: Protecting Gamma Phi Beta.”  I was joined by Laurie Velduizen, the organization’s Executive Director, and Mary Knaup, the sorority’s Collegiate Vice President.  

We spoke for 90 minutes on recent court decisions impacting Greek organizations, Gamma Phi Beta’s internal social and disciplinary policies and procedures, as well as best practices to ensure safety and reduce liability.  I was truly impressed with the crowd participation and thoughtful questions.  Presentations are always better with a good discussion.  The questions raised by the attendees were on point and very relevant.  

In addition to my presentation, I also attended several other sessions.  I thought the panel on Title IX and sexual assaults on campus was fantastic.  All in all, it was a great weekend.  So once again, thank you for inviting me to speak at the REAL Leadership Institute.