Rend Lake College students now can take advantage of the benefits of The Society of Success and Leadership, an international group of motivational speakers, success coaches and materials dedicated to helping them achieve their dreams.
The mission of The Society of Success and Leadership, or Sigma Alpha Pi, is to help individuals create the lives they desire by helping them discover what they truly want to do and by giving them the support, motivation and tools to achieve their goals.
According to the organization’s Web site, the Society was created through a nationwide effort of professional motivational speakers who wanted to truly impact student’s lives on a long-term continuous basis, rather than giving them a one-time motivational speech.
Jeannie Mitchell-Collins, Associate Psychology Professor at RLC, said recruitment of students into the Society will focus on students with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average, “but we welcome any student who aspires to better themselves through the many learning activities associated with membership.”
There will be a “kick-off” ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Rend Lake College Theatre with the Society’s International President, Gary Tuerack.
Due to expensive speaker fees, travel and materials, schools cannot often afford to bring multiple motivational presenters to campus, the Web site states. Even when schools can, they lack the continuity between presentation and follow-through to get students to take action on what they have learned. The speakers who formed the Society teamed together to create a plan that gives students continual motivation, support and leadership training in a way that is both more cost effective for schools and which impacts students’ lives in a more powerful, lasting way.
Through the Society, schools can secure a year’s worth of motivational speakers, success coaches, a nationwide network, chat times with the presenters, a library of success materials, mastermind alliance teams to hold students accountable for taking action and other benefits.
The Society has changed the face of motivational presentations. Students no longer need to experience a one-hour presentation and then attempt to apply new concepts to their personal lives on their own. The Society gives young adults guidance and direction, showing them how to develop action plans and how to hold each other accountable to their goals so that they reach the success they desire.
For more information, contact Mitchell-Collins at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1804, or call toll-free (in-district only) at 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1804.