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Plaid, LLC Partners with Fraternal Organizations to Conduct Officer Development in Seven Cities

Company facilitated custom curriculum and Birkman Method with more than 1,400 students, staff and volunteers in January

Johns Creek, GA (February 26, 2019) – Plaid, LLC – a company that specializes in personal and organizational development – helped conduct more than 212 hours of in-person facilitation of custom curriculum and Birkman Method training last month to more than 1,400 students, staff and volunteers. In the first two weeks of January, Plaid partnered with several fraternal organizations to contribute to seven different officer academies. Plaid associates traveled to seven 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.

The Birkman Method is 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.

“As a leadership development organization, we are thrilled with the success of the inaugural Delta Sigma Pi Presidents’ Academy, inspiring over 200 Chapter Presidents from across the country,” said Tricia Smith, Grand President, Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity. “In partnership with Plaid, Delta Sigma Pi developed this weekend with the vision to educate our chapter leaders through purposeful training in leadership development, prepare them as students of business for the ever-evolving world, and guide them as effective leaders in furthering a higher standard for their chapters and the community around them.”

“We truly enjoy helping these young leaders realize and develop their strengths,” said Chris Woods, Partner, Plaid LLC. “We are honored to work with fraternal organizations to support the leadership development of their newly elected officers.”

“For the second year in a row, Plaid facilitated the completion of The Birkman Method for all attendees of Acacia Fraternity’s Venerable Dean and Recruitment Chairman Summit, and has provided detailed sessions during the Summit, giving specific and actionable suggestions to our men based on how they uniquely see the world,” said Patrick McGovern, Executive Director, Acacia Fraternity. “To say that this is the attendees’ favorite part of the program is an understatement. We’ve heard resounding feedback about how applicable and relevant these sessions are for the men, who walk away with insights about themselves and the men they hope to lead.”

“We have been collaborating with Plaid since 2013 in the development of our Leadership Development program at Kappa Delta Rho,” said Dr. Joe Rosenberg, Executive Director of KDR. “Our brothers have benefited from an individualized leadership development that has at its core the philosophy that leadership is relational and it starts with you and your communication.  Our Brothers are prepared to be better leaders within their communities because of the work we have and are doing with Plaid.”

In January, Plaid helped design complete program development in collaboration with the following organizations:

  • Sigma Pi – Mid-Year Leadership Academy
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Executives Academy
  • Delta Sigma Pi – Presidents’ Academy
  • Kappa Delta Rho – Consuls Academy and Board Development

In January, Plaid helped facilitate sessions in collaborations with the following organizations:

  • Phi Kappa Sigma – Men of Honor
  • Kappa Alpha Order – Number I’s Leadership Academy
  • Acacia – Venerable Dean Summit

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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