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Plaid LLC Partners with Fraternal Organizations to Conduct Officer Development at 13 Separate Conferences

Company facilitates custom curriculum with more than 2,000 students, staff, and volunteers in January and February

John Creek, GA. (March 3, 2020)  – Plaid LLC – an organization that specializes in personal and organizational development – helped conduct more than 230 hours of in-person facilitation of custom curriculum and Birkman Method training to more than 2,000 students, staff, and volunteers so far in 2020. During the first two months of this year, Plaid partnered with several fraternal organizations to contribute to 13 different officer academies. Plaid associates traveled to 10 cities for the academies, where their efforts ranged from complete program development and curriculum design, facilitation of numerous educational topics, and aiding newly elected officers in the implementation of their duties throughout the next year.

Many organizations utilized the Birkman Method – a personality, behavioral and occupational interest assessment that helps people uncover personal strengths, potential challenges and insight into unseen behavioral tendencies. The personality test also improves organizational performance.

“Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity is committed to providing our members with values-based programming focused on helping them achieve their goals of becoming physicians with integrity,” said Karen Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity.  “In the past, companies have failed to deliver the medical connection to leadership. Plaid not only provided curriculum to help guide future physicians through clinical leadership using self-awareness and clinical standards. They also created these learning objectives by listening to our needs and finding innovative education our student members had not experienced before. I will engage Plaid again because of the high standards in education and facilitation.”

“The beginning weeks of the year have become a special time for Plaid,” said Chris Woods, Partner, Plaid, LLC. “That’s because we get to see the months of hard work and collaboration pay-off with our fraternal partners.  “It’s an honor to work with undergraduate leaders to help support their leadership development and provide them tools they can take back to their chapters.”

“Plaid provides quality facilitation with a team that really connects with our undergraduates,” said Larry Wiese, Executive Director, Kappa Alpha Order.  “We can’t imagine offering this program without Plaid’s involvement and support.”

Throughout January and February, Plaid helped design and implement curriculum in collaboration with the following organizations:

  • Acacia – Venerable Dean Summit
  • Alpha Kappa Psi – President’s Academy & Fraternity Advisors Conference
  • Delta Sigma Pi – President’s Academy
  • Kappa Alpha Order – Number I’s Leadership Academy
  • Kappa Delta Rho – Consuls Academy
  • Phi Delta Epsilon – PHIDE Leadership Institutes
  • Phi Kappa Sigma – Men of Honor
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Executives Academy
  • Sigma Pi – Mid-Year Leadership Academy
  • Zeta Beta Tau – Presidents Leadership Academy and Emerging Leaders Institute

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Plaid is a professional, evidence-based consulting company specializing in all aspects of personal development and organizational training. They assist individuals with their self-awareness in their commitment to personal growth and development, while helping organizations stay true to their purpose and achieve the highest possible performance. To learn more about the Organizational Development programs offered by Plaid LLC., please visit