Leadership Development

Years ago, Omega Phi Alpha alumni set out to create a program that would provide training for all members in the most underrepresented cardinal principles: leadership.

The Leadership Development Program is for memberswho want to use and apply Omega Phi Alpha’s core values in college situations and beyond. Participants explore different aspects of leadership through the prism of the six core values. For collegiate members, it aims to bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds. For both collegiate members and alumni, the program builds effective leaders within the sorority and within their communities.

How Does It Work?

The Leadership Development Program includes a workshop for each of the six core values: leadership, sisterhood, diversity, education, traditions, and service. Within each workshop, there are modules that relate to relevant themes for that core value. To complete the requirements for each workshop, a member completes all the modules (either in-person or through a self-paced course on OPAportal).

Active members who complete a core value workshop can also help their chapter earn points in the Chapter Excellence Program. Members who complete the Leadership Development Program by finishing all six of the core values receive special recognition.

What Can Members Learn?


Topics covered:

  • Leading vs. Managing
  • Defining Leadership
  • Characteristics of Effective Leaders
  • Conflict Resolution


Topics covered:

  • Team Dynamics
  • Sharing Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Mentoring


Topics covered:

  • Traditions and Rituals
  • Dealing with Change
  • Cultivating Creativity

Diversity & Inclusion

Topics covered:

  • Why Diversity is Important
  • Creating an Environment of Inclusion
  • Maintaining an Inclusive Environment
  • Utilizing Diversity within a Team


Topics covered:

  • Ethics, Morals and Values
  • Time Management
  • School-Work-Life Balance
  • Translating your Experience: Resumes, cover letters and networking


Topics covered:

  • Servant Leadership
  • Service Learning
  • Planning Service Projects
  • Being Forever in Service

How to Sign Up

You can participate in the Leadership Development Program at any time on OPAportal. The course refreshes on a rolling basis on January 1 and July 1, so you have a 6-month period to complete all modules. To request a live core values workshop for your chapter, please email leadership@omegaphialpha.org.

I learned many surprising things while participating in the program. It allowed me to stop and take the time to be introspective and assess my leadership style and potential as a future leader.

A.W. (Alpha Kappa)

I used the qualities and characteristics of effective leaders that I learned about to help me identify people that I’d like to work with during job interviews.

L.D. (Nu)