“I attended my first Balfour LTW as an alumnus this summer.
The blue and gold flame in my heart ignited when I talked
with Sigs of all ages about our brotherhood. As a 25 year-old
newlywed, it is empowering to know that our Fraternity is in
such great hands. My time with our brothers reminded me
that our relationship to Sigma Chi is reciprocal, the more I give
the more I am inspired.
Balfour LTW allowed me to reflect on our three great aims:
friendship, justice, and learning. Friendship was in full force
over the four days as I watched brothers from all over our
continent interact. Justice was evident in examples provided by
over 150 alumni facilitators to each attending undergraduate.
Balfour LTW embodies learning as it allows brothers of all ages
to grow as men. I am grateful for the opportunity and I plan
on returning for years to come.”
Ed Beckmann, Southeast Missouri 2008
Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (BLTW) is the world's largest and most
successful annual Greek leadership conference. It is a central element of an
integrated, comprehensive leadership development strategy for Sigma Chi in
conjunction with Horizons, Cornerstone, and in the near future, the Journey
chapter retreat program.
BLTW broke attendance records for the third straight year with 1,780
participants. Brothers from across Sigma Chi received values-based leadership
training and office-specific skills. Attendees were exposed to new ideas from
Sigma Chi groups across North America and left BLTW with a clear plan of
action for the coming year. It is a shining example of Sigma Chi brothers—
from the newest to the most seasoned—engaging for the good of all.
BLTW is the primary annual training program for undergraduate and alumni
chapter officers. The Sigma Chi Foundation supports other Fraternity leadership and mentoring programs. Click the links at right for more information.
For up-to-date information on the activitives of the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, visit the BLTW site at http://balfourltw.sigmachi.org