Consultants build confidence and leadership skills.
Since the first consultant hit the road in 1962, Kappa Delta’s traveling consultants have strengthened chapters and helped members build their leadership skills, while developing their own professional skills in the process.
Leadership development consultants are recent college graduates who are able to gain valuable career skills by visiting Kappa Delta chapters throughout the United States. Assignments can vary depending upon the needs of our chapters and our extension schedule. Depending on the assignment, LDCs assist with leadership development of members, chapter recruitment and new chapter establishment. An intensive training session is held in June. Travel begins in early August and ends April 30.
Interested in traveling as a leadership development consultant?
Each year the LDCs are selected from a field of qualified applicants. In reviewing applications, Kappa Delta looks for well-rounded individuals with chapter office (especially council) experience, campus involvement, a solid academic record, and good leadership and communication skills. A group of applicants will be chosen for personal interviews in February of each year. Final decisions are made shortly thereafter. The number of LDCs hired each year varies based on the needs of the sorority.
How will being a LDC benefit your future endeavors? After their year of travel, former Kappa Delta LDCs have commented that their time on the road was the best learning experience of their lives. At the end of the experience, a LDC has outpaced most of her peers, become an experienced business traveler, public speaker and presenter, and gained an enhanced professional presence. She also will have developed fundamental skills for reporting, writing, taking direction, working as a team member, problem-solving and public speaking.
The application to serve as a 2021-2022 LDC will be available Aug. 1, 2020, and due Nov. 1, 2020. Applicants should be prepared to provide the following: contact information; list of Kappa Delta leadership positions; campus and community activities; field of study; and GPA.
If you have further questions regarding the position, please contact Bailey Headrick, director of chapter services.
Do you work with a phenomenal Kappa Delta leader that we should contact about traveling to be a LDC? Please complete the LDC Referral Form. Note: you can refer any Kappa Delta collegian no matter her year in school.