Alpha Delta Pi is pleased to offer a variety of experiences for members to learn, grow, and develop their leadership skills within our sisterhood. In addition to chapter programming and education, members have the opportunity to engage in leadership development and training available through the International Organization.

The Adelphean Compass leadership program is Alpha Delta Pi’s signature leadership program designed specifically for women with focus on Leading with Self, Vision, Action, and Relationships. Held in January, the program is attended by chapter presidents and other collegiate officers and is funded in part by a grant from the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation.

Leading with Self centers on self-awareness, personal capabilities and values, and working with/supporting other women, while Leading with Action focuses on behavior alignment with organizational values, engagement, working within the larger ADPi context, and accountability. In Leading with Relationships, participants gain an understanding of different perspectives and motivations, what it means to commit, how to establish trust, building teams, creating shared values, and how to navigate relationship roadblocks. Finally, in Leading with Vision, participants learn to imagine what is possible, clarify a strategic focus on the future, and act as an inspirational role model.

As a result of attending Adelphean Compass, participants:

  • Emerge as stronger leaders for Alpha Delta Pi and beyond through the intentional application and embodiment of Alpha Delta Pi values
  • Receive and share the knowledge and tools to empower others to be authentic leaders
  • Commit to do their best in whatever they undertake throughout their lifetime as a member of Alpha Delta Pi
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness as a foundation for more effective leadership
  • Establish and articulate their personal and professional vision
  • Recognize the required actions and obligations of leadership
  • Value the importance and dynamics of relationships for leadership


At the end of the program, each participant documents a commitment stating what she has learned and how she will apply it to her chapter and her everyday life.

2020 Program Information
Adelphean Compass will be held January 10-12, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel.

Chapters are encouraged to send their Chapter President and may register up to two attendees. Registration will open on Monday, November 4, 2019 and close on Friday, December 13, 2019.

For questions about registration, please contact Betsy Povolny, Meeting and Event Coordinator.

Officer Academy is a new model of training incorporating leadership and skill development in the context of Alpha Delta Pi operational areas, which will supplement virtual officer training and chapter leadership transition workshops. Sisters will gain skills to enable them to excel in their leadership roles and navigate challenges facing collegiate women today.

Chapters are encouraged to send up to eight collegiate officers and/or advisors. In 2020, each participant will be able to engage in one of six programming tracks. Information is listed below along with the recommended officer for the track, as well additional alternate attendees.

Building Sisterhood and Engagement which focuses on strategies for providing a fulfilling membership experience that fosters relationships and belonging.

  • Primary Officer: Vice President of Membership Experience (Membership Education Vice President)
  • Additional Attendee: Director of New Member Experience (New Member Coordinator)

Holding Sisters Accountable which focuses on developing critical conversation skills and the importance of accountability.

  • Primary Officer: Vice President of Member Development (Director of Standards and Ethics)
  • Additional Attendees: Vice President of Finance, Director of Academic Affairs (Scholarship Chair), Chapter President

Marketing which focuses on best practices to promote and amplify the sorority experience.

  • Primary Officer: Vice President of Marketing (Recruitment and Marketing Vice President)
  • Additional Attendee: Director of Public Relations (Public Relations Chair)

Operations and Efficiency which focuses on team leadership development, communication skills, and meeting organization and efficiency.

  • Primary Officer: Vice President of Operations (Executive Vice President)
  • Additional Attendee: Chapter President

Prevention Planning and Event Management which focuses on planning safe events, evaluating and reducing risk, and encouraging healthy behaviors.

  • Primary Officers: Vice President of Event Management (Director of Social Enrichment)
  • Additional Attendees: Risk Management Chair, Director of Philanthropy (Philanthropy Chair), Chair(s) of Special Events

Recruitment which focuses on best practices and strategies for successful recruitment planning, execution, and follow-up.

  • Primary Officer: Director of Primary Recruitment (Formal Recruitment Chair)
  • Additional Attendee: Vice President of Marketing

Area Team International Officers will work with each chapter to determine officer and advisor attendees based on their areas of greatest need.

2020 Program Information
Two sessions of Officer Academy will be held in 2020.

Central and Southern Districts
January 24-26, 2020
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, GA

Northern and Western Districts
February 14-16, 2020
Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Registration will open on Monday, November 4, 2019 and close on Friday, December 13, 2019.

For questions about registration, please contact Betsy Povolny, Meeting and Event Coordinator.

Alpha Delta Pi conventions are the supreme governing body of the sorority. Every other summer, in odd numbered years, the convention delegation, assembled of alumnae and collegiate members, gathers together for fun and sisterhood, and more importantly, sorority business. The first convention was assembled in 1906 in Macon, Georgia.

Conventions are steeped in tradition. To open convention, sisters march in the Adelphean Processional, with everyone marching into the opening session wearing white dresses and blue ribands bearing our motto, “We Live for Each Other.” At the very first convention, a series of meaningful toasts were offered and since then, silver toasting cups are raised by the delegates at each convention. At the final banquet, delegates rise to the chapter roll call, then sing Alpha Delta Pi songs in a candlelight recessional as the traditional convention closing.