2018 Leadership Seminar Brings Three “Must-See” Speakers!

June 15th, 2018
Filed Under: Foundation | Leadership Seminar

Your ticket has been booked, your outfits are planned to perfection, and you’ve gifted more Violets than you can count. Leadership Seminar is less than a week away and if you haven’t yet heard, it’s going to be one for the books! 

Every summer, a number of awe-inspiring keynote speakers are sponsored in part by The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. Each of these speakers are selected by the Sorority due to their exemplary work in their field as well as their special significance to Alpha Delta Pi, with the hope that each attendee will take home a story to share with her chapter. Thanks to the generous support of our Foundation donors, our 2018 Leadership Seminar features the following lineup…

“The Invisible Illness”, Mental Health and Harm Reduction by Emily Torchiana, Zeta Sigma

When: Friday, June 22nd, Keynote: 12pm – 1:30pm (Lunch), continued 1:45pm – 4:15pm

What: While discussing the need to support our membership in identifying and addressing mental health, this keynote lunch event will also provide a two-hour workshop on “The Invisible Illness”. Included are several activities to be done individually and in small groups. The goal is to encourage members to seek help without shame and with a great understanding of sisters, truly exemplifying our open motto “We Live For Each Other”. 

Who: Founder and President of Lost Got Found, Emily Torchiana is a 2017 graduate from the College of Charleston, having received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been recognized by Alpha Delta Pi as a Dorothy Shaw Leadership Recipient – the highest individual honor given to a collegian in Alpha Delta Pi, and in June 2017, was awarded the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service at the National Jefferson Awards (previous winners include Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs). Recent speaking engagements include TEDxCharleston and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness Walk” at the South Carolina State House.


Complex Problems & Simple Solutions: Risk Management Training for Sorority and Fraternity Leaders by Dr. Lori Hart 

When: Friday, June 22nd, 7:45pm – 8:30pm 

What: Geared toward training chapter leaders and advisors around Risk Management education, this program will provide organizational leaders with solutions to complex problems that face so many of our chapters today. Participants will achieve a better understanding around the framework of stages of change, harm reduction, and brain development. Ultimately, participants will learn how to create safe events in compliance with the policy through event planning and prevention resources. 

Who: Dr. Lori Hart, a member and active volunteer of Alpha Omicron Pi, has served Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity for more than 15 years as the Director of Alcohol Education, Director of Prevention Education, and Senior Director of Strategic Prevention Initiatives. Having earned an undergraduate degree in Education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Montevallo and a doctorate degree in Higher Education from Georgia State University, Alpha Delta Pi is thrilled to have Dr. Hart as a keynote speaker. In 2014, Lori was recognized by the North American Interfraternity Conference with a Silver Medal for her work in prevention and in 2016 was awarded the Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.

Ronald McDonald House Charities by Sheila Musolino, Omega Alpha

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 12pm-1:30pm (Lunch)

What: Ronald McDonald House Charities and Alpha Delta Pi celebrate 39 years in pertnership. We continue our focus on about the importance of philanthropy, and the impression left upon thousands of families in 64 countries and regions served by RMHC. 

Who: President and Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Sheila Musolino holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from DePaul Univeristy, and is the recipient of several McDonald’s Team Awards, as well as the Leadership Award from the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) of McDonald’s. Additionally, Sheila is an alumna initiate member of Alpha Delta Pi.