Phi Mu Leadership Institute is held in off-convention (odd-numbered) years and each chapter selects an emerging leader to attend one of two sessions during the summer. In 2019, Phi Mu Leadership Institute was held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The experience is held institute-style, meaning that every activity and conversation is intentional and the curriculum builds throughout the event. The Institute themes are honor, confidence and courage, broken down throughout the Institute as honoring ourselves, exploring what it means to be confident, and developing the courage to be a change agent. The Institute gives participants tools to improve upon their own confidence, empowering them to speak up and lead change in their chapters and communities.

The purpose of the Phi Mu Leadership Institute is to produce a breakthrough in participants’ leadership capacity and to help them better understand their potential as leaders in their chapters and fraternity/sorority communities.  Our commitment to the participants is that after attending the Phi Mu Leadership Institute, they will have:

  • Examined their personal values, identity as a woman and level of confidence.
  • Discussed personal values and how they are reflected through actions.
  • Practiced skills to promote confidence and courage.
  • Evaluated the relevance of our Creed in today’s world.

Experienced facilitators are recruited and selected from across the country and from all aspects of fraternity and sorority life, including men and women who are campus-based professionals, work at a fraternity or sorority headquarters or who serve as volunteers for their organizations. They serve as mentors and guides, in both large and small group settings, for the collegiate participants.

New for Summer 2021: Alumnae Invited to PMLI 2021! 

Are you looking to connect with and learn from other Phi Mus? Are you ready to be challenged to discover the confidence that is within you? This June, collegiate and alumnae members are invited to participate in an all-virtual Phi Mu Leadership Institute. Registration opens on April 1 and is on a first come, first served basis. Participation is capped at 100 members per session — and 50 spots (of the 200 total spots) are reserved for Forever Faithful dues paying alumnae.

Alumnae response to PMLI 2021 has been outstanding! At this time, alumnae who have not yet registered will be added to the waitlist. Registration confirmations will be sent shortly on a first come, first served basis. 

The virtual schedule will accommodate women who work or have summer internships. Small group meetings will occur at various times based on participant availability. There will also be work that participants will complete on their own to prepare for the small group meetings. This work will take no longer than 90 minutes each day.

Session dates are June 3-7 and June 10-14.

2021 PMLI Session Schedule

An expectation of PMLI is to attend all meetings, and to do this, you need to be available all 3 large group session times on Thursday, Saturday and Monday, as well as be available for 3 small group sessions throughout the weekend. Please read the following schedule carefully before you register.

  • Thursday, June 3 and 10: Large Kick-off meeting at 8pm EST/7pm CST/6pm MST/5pm EST
  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday, June 4 – 6 and June 11 – 13: Small group meetings will take place at various times, based on participants’ availability.
    • The small group meetings will be 2 hours long.
    • There will be individual work that will take no more than 90 minutes that must be done prior to the small group meeting.
  • Saturday, June 5 and 12: Large Group Leadership Panel at 8pm EST/7pm CST/6pm MST/5pm EST
  • Monday, June 7 and June 14: Large Group Closing Session at 8pm EST/7pm CST/6pm MST/5pm EST

Small groups, comprised of collegians from a diversity of chapters, are an important part of the PMLI experience.

2019 PMLI participants complete a team building activity and learn about their leadership style.