Sigma Chi Horizons : The Experience

January 10, 2012

Earlier today I noticed that the official Sigma Chi YouTube account posted a video about Horizons. These are exactly the types of videos that Sigma Chi should be producing on a consistent basis. I’ve embedded the video below as well as some other videos about Horizons that I created myself.

Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCIZoWr8hBM

ShareSigmaChi Horizons Videos

Below are a few videos I’ve recorded about Horizons. The first video is a compilation of quotes from former Grand Consul, Keith Krach, discussing the Horizons program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl9O9aa_SbA

The next two videos are interviews I did with Ryan Wakefield. The discussions focused on Horizons and Ryan’s role as a facilitator at Horizons. The 1st video is our talk focuses on Ryan’s expectations before he went to Horizons and the 2nd video he talks about his expereience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib2r-KDvCPA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2CQGSLdoE


Horizons 2011 Planning Has Already Begun

August 24, 2010
Horizons

Horizons

Just last month the last Summer Horizons 2010 session ended. It seems crazy to think about, but the planning for Horizons 2011 has already begun. This month the Cornerstone board started their planning with conference calls to decide any new curriculum and improvements for next year. They’ll be working on these¬†decisions throughout the year, including their most important “face-to-face” meetings in October.

It must be an incredibly difficult task to improve a leadership program that receives nothing but praise. I can’t recall one time hearing a negative comment about Horizons, except for “I didn’t get picked to go this year”. The Sigma Chi Horizons Board definitely deserves a lot of credit and praise for their work.

If you’ve ever attended Horizons, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below. Also, they’re numerous blog posts about Horizons here on the ShareSigmaChi blog if you’re interested in reading more.

[update 8.25.2010] Just received the following information from Greg Morgan (Director of Leadership Programs)

Here are a few things from this summer that I feel are notable:

  1. There were four undergraduate sessions, which is one more than last year.
  2. There were 197 undergraduates who participated, which was up from the 144 last year.
  3. Every colony that was installed in the past year had at least one chapter brother attend Horizons.

I can tell you that there will be four sessions next summer and the event will remain at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort outside of Salt Lake City, UT.

In Hoc,

Jacob Cook

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Post Sigma Chi Horizons Facilitator Training

June 21, 2010

Sigma Chi podcast by ShareSigmaChi.com – Discussing Horizons with Ryan Wakefield after his facilitator training.

In this episode we discuss Horizons from a facilitator’s perspective. Ryan just finished his facilitator training and will be attending Horizons as a facilitator two times in the next five years. We discuss how you can become a facilitator and what Ryan gained from his experience
Host: Jacob Cook
Guest: Ryan Wakefield
Running Time: 10:29

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Sigma Chi Horizons Discussion With Ryan Wakefield

June 3, 2010

Sigma Chi podcast by ShareSigmaChi.com – Discussing Horizons with Ryan Wakefield

[update 6.3.2010] Ryan is currently a “facilitator in training”. He leaves tomorrow for his first Horizons experience as a facilitator.

In this episode we discuss Horizons from a facilitator’s perspective. Ryan will be facilitating Horizons for the first time at Session I this summer. We discuss how you can become a facilitator and what Ryan is expecting from this experience.
Host: Jacob Cook
Guest: Ryan Wakefield
Running Time: 13:43


I uploaded the first part of our discussion to YouTube.

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Sigma Chi Horizons Quotes From Keith Krach And Others

March 10, 2010

In June of 2009 I was lucky enough to record a Horizons podcast with former Grand Consul Keith Krach. There were two other Sigs who have been to Horizons that participate and gave their thoughts about the experience. I was listening to the podcast and realized there were some really good quotes by all three of em. So I decided to strip out the quotes and put some music to them. Feel free to use this and share with your chapter with this short link: http://bit.ly/brOT6O

Keith Krach, Cory Williamson, Martin Erbele
Running Time:  1:34

Show Links
http://www2.sigmachi.org/horizons/
http://twitter.com/corywilliamson
http://twitter.com/martinerbele

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Sigma Chi Horizons Podcast with Keith Krach

June 3, 2009

Sigma Chi podcast by ShareSigmaChi.com – Sigma Chi Horizons Podcast with Keith Krach

Host: Jacob Cook Running Time: 19:55

Show Links:
http://www.sigmachihorizons.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_Chi#Horizons
http://www2.sigmachi.org/horizons/

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Upcoming Sigma Chi Horizons Podcast with Keith Krach

May 10, 2009

update here is the podcast we recorded with Keith Krach

Over the last few months we have been coming up with ideas that we thought would be very useful for Sigs. One idea that I have been very excited about is revamping our podcast series. So far our podcasts have consisted of me talking about 1-2 Sigma Chi subjects per podcast. While I feel like we have put out some valuable material, I’ve just kept thinking that these podcasts should be so much more. Then I started thinking “why not bring on guests to interview or just to have a general Sigma Chi discussion with?”. We could turn it into more of a “round table discussion” and that is exactly what we are going to do.

Around the end of this month or early June we are going to do a podcast and discuss Horizons. We hope that we can give Sigs a little more insight on not only what Horizons is, but also what you do at Horizons and why is it was started. We plan on having 2-3 Sigs who have been to Horizons before, as well as 2-3 Sigs who plan on going to Horizons this summer. Hopefully this will allow us to find out why Horizons is so successful and it will give the Sigs who will attending to ask any questions they have. We also thought it would be beneficial to have somebody who has played a big part in the success of Horizons and we are very excited to announce that past Grand Consul Keith Krach will also be joining us on the podcast. We would like to send a big “thank you” to Keith, because we know how busy he is and also because we know he will bring a lot of good info to the podcast. So remember to be on the look out this month for some new podcasts.

IH,

Jacob Cook

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