July 23-24, 2019 
Atlanta, GA

The Hart Institute for Social Event Planning educates fraternity/sorority life professionals on how to help students plan safe and successful social events in compliance with the industry standard risk management guidelines. For 2019, our framework will focus on the NIC Health and Safety Guidelines found HERE. Additionally, the curriculum is grounded in work from the Higher Education Center, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the framework behind stages of change and motivational interviewing framework. 

The Institute is intended to “train the trainer” and equip campus-based professionals, as well as staff members from inter/national headquarters, to not only better understand their own risk management policies, but also to implement strategies to train students, staff, and volunteers to on how to plan and host safe and successful social events.  In the past, attendees have included campus teams made up of students and staff (Fraternity/Sorority Life, campus police, conduct and/or Title IX).

Join Us


The Hart Institute for Social Event Planning will be held at Emory University in the Student Center.


The registration fee is $200 per person. This fee includes a dinner on Tuesday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Wednesday. Additionally, participants will receive electronic and printed materials from the Hart Institute. 

Travel Arrangements & Hotel Accommodations

Each participant is responsible for making his/her own travel arrangements to the Institute. Travel costs are not included in the registration fee. Additionally, each participant is responsible for his/her own hotel arrangements.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Emory Conference Center Hotel at the rate of $159.00 per night (standard king or double room). On-site parking at the hotel is $5.00 per day. You can make your reservation within the room block by visiting the Emory Conference Center Hotel, or by calling 1-800-933-6679 and mentioning the Hart Institute. The Emory Conference Center Hotel cannot guarantee the group rate for reservations made after June 30, 2019.



Programming will start at 1:00 p.m. on July 23 and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on July 24. Participants flying out on Wednesday should plan to depart after 6:00 p.m. A detailed schedule of events can be found below.

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
1:00 p.m. Conference Begins
6:30 p.m. Dinner (provided)
7:30 p.m. Evening Session

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
9:00 a.m. Conference Begins
12 noon Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. Conference Resumes
4 p.m. Closing

What Will Be Covered at the Institute?

A culture change model taught through the 3P2E framework (Philosophy, Policy, Procedures, Education, Enforcement); 
Curriculum built using evidenced-based approaches established by the Higher Education Center, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and
        Alcoholism and the framework behind stages of change and motivational interviewing;   
The basics of the industry standard risk management guidelines taught through the Ladder of Risk; 
Resources to teach students about safe event planning.  


Who Should Attend?

The Hart Institute for Social Event Planning is intended to "train the trainer." Thus, the target audience is truly professionals who can go back to their campuses and organizations and train their fraternity/sorority leaders. This includes:

Campus-based fraternity/sorority professionals in conjunction with staff that work with the FSL  population (conduct, Title IX, campus security,
Students in council leadership positions (must have advisors attend) 
Inter/national fraternity/sorority headquarters staff members or volunteers that work in the area of risk management education
Anyone interested in learning more about the industry standard risk management guidelines, how to facilitate and teach more effectively, and
        resources for creating safer events 


After the Institute

Following the Institute, participants will receive a portfolio of resources to use on their campuses or within their inter/national organizations. Additionally, it is our goal that participants will be equipped to train volunteers, fraternity/sorority leaders, and chapters on social event planning in a fun and educational manner.

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