Join us before Convention for the Volunteer Leadership Institute!

2:00 PM June 27 – 12:00 PM June 28, 2019

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

As Sigma sisters, volunteerism is a key element in fulfilling our vows of membership and ensuring a vibrant experience for our current members and those who will one day join our bonds. During this pre-conference event, we will develop relationships with fellow leaders while learning more about the governance of the sorority and the updated strategic plan. We will dig into the state of our community, including legislation, enrollment trends, and issues in higher education that impact the fraternity and sorority experience. The conversations and connections will prepare each participant to support our sisterhood as she continues to develop her Sigma story and leadership impact.

This Institute is open to all National Volunteers. Registration does not include lodging and travel.

Registration for VLI also includes Launchpad.

About Speakers

Alexandra Ruffato-Perry

Alexandra Rufatto-Perry is the owner and CEO of Practically Speaking, LLC, which helps executives and their leadership teams develop the communication skills necessary to command rooms and deliver captivating messages. Alex is a highly-acclaimed motivational speaker, facilitator, and mentor, using strategies she learned in nearly two decades of studying powerful communication in workplace settings. She is a nationally certified Speech Language Pathologist, has a background in adult neurology and emotional intelligence and is an EQ-I 2.0 certified administrator. Most importantly, Alex blends her scientific approach to executive presence and public speaking with her love of storytelling, laughter, and humor into her professional development work with individual clients and corporate teams alike. Meet Alex and learn more at 

Cindy H. Stellhorn

Cindy H. Stellhornis Executive Vice President and Principal of MJ Insurance, Inc. in Carmel, Indiana. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. It was this incredible experience where she developed her leadership skills and her passion for women helping other women that has been the cornerstone for her professional career.

Trained as an insurance company underwriter and now serving as the insurance agent/broker, she has spent her professional life almost exclusively in writing insurance coverage for and providing risk management resources to women’s fraternities and sororities. She leads a team of committed professionals who share the same passion for their work with women’s organizations. She continues to support the Greek Community in a variety of capacities, including Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, Fraternity and Sorority Action Fund, National Panhellenic Conference and the Litigation Steering Committee.