The Fraternity is excited to provide relevant and timely educational programming during the Norfolk Karnea. This programming might look and feel familiar (educational blocks, for example) or it might be something brand new to you (experiential learning opportunities). See below for the schedule and speaker bios.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the spring and summer in preparation for Karnea.
Questions or comments regarding Karnea programming should be directed to Alex Kennedy, director of undergraduate education.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2022

Wellness and Wellbeing Nook: Karnea is a hectic week. This space is available throughout the Karnea to decompress, re-center, and grab yourself a healthy snack. This is great place to learn more about the Fraternity’s commitment to the wellness and wellbeing of our members. 


Quick Start Programs: Join Central Office staff as they facilitate roundtable discussions on a variety of topics related to the Fraternity, including the five value statements and undergraduate chapter operations. See times below.

  • 1 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. - Accountability is Fundamental, Integrity is Essential, Lifelong Learning and Growth is Vital, Strengthening Community, and Brotherhood Sustains Us
  • 1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. - Risk Education, Member Development, Recruitment, and Communication
  • 2 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. - New Member Education, Social, Finance, and Housing
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. - Academics, Philanthropy/Service, Standards/Honor Board, and Advisor

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022

Morning Movement: Come and move your body before the first full day of Karnea. Join with other brothers for a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout to get your day started. Thank you to Colin Foley of Latitude Norfolk for coaching us.


Wellness and Wellbeing Nook: Karnea is a hectic week. This space is available throughout the Karnea to decompress, re-center, and grab yourself a healthy snack. This is great place to learn more about the Fraternity’s commitment to the wellness and wellbeing of our members


Cultivating Culture - MIS Year 2 Update and National Trends: This large group session will focus on providing updates to the Karnea about the results of Delta Tau Delta’s second Membership Impact Study. We will also learn about national trends worth noting in the Fraternity world. 


Cultivating Culture Experiential Blocks: Check out one of the sessions below for each block (2-2:40 and 2:50-3:30) to learn more about data related to the topic, what the Central Office is doing with this information, and most importantly for you – experience an activity modeled for you that you can take back to your chapter to start the conversation about cultivating culture amongst your members.

  • 2:00 - 2:40 p.m.
    • Member Outcomes, Hampton Ballroom 3
    • Alcohol and Risk, Hampton Ballroom 6
    • Accountability, Hampton Ballroom 7
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hampton Ballroom 8

  • 2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Belonging, Hampton Ballroom 3
    • New Member Education and Risk, Hampton Ballroom 6
    • Mental Health, Hampton Ballroom 7
    • Masculine Norms, Hampton Ballroom 8


Cultivating Culture Wrap-Up: join fraternity staff and volunteers as they provide updates on the work of the fraternity as it relates to the Membership Impact Study.


Life of Excellence Kick-Off Event: the Fraternity is excited to unveil its new member experience and development framework, the Life of Excellence. Join this special, experiential learning opportunity!  

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022

Wellness and Wellbeing Nook: Karnea is a hectic week. This space is available throughout the Karnea to decompress, re-center, and grab yourself a healthy snack. This is great place to learn more about the Fraternity’s commitment to the wellness and wellbeing of our members.


127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (with Aron Ralston): An experienced climber and avid outdoorsman, Aron Ralston was descending a remote Utah canyon alone when an 800-pound boulder broke loose, crushing his right hand and pinning him against the canyon wall. After nearly five days – without water and with no hope of escape -- Ralston made a life-or-death decision. He chose life by severing his arm below the elbow, rappelling a 65-foot cliff out of the canyon, and trekking seven miles to find his would-be rescuers.

An ordinary man pushed to the limits; Ralston demonstrates the human capacity for the extraordinary. He takes you on a riveting journey in which courage, perseverance, and the human spirit will defy the inevitable outcome. As he says: "May your boulders be your blessings. May you be able to embrace them. And may you find what's extraordinary in yourself."


Personal Development Education Block (more sessions to come!):

  1. What Motivates Me – Enneagram 101 (presented by Dana Finley Morrison, Accountability Training Coordinator): the enneagram is a type of personality theory. There are nine core personality types, these are impacted by your desires (motivations) and fears (how you interpret your world). This session will cover the basics of the enneagram and help you find ways to better embrace your type.
  2. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: to lead others, you must know yourself. This session will cover the tenets and basics of emotional intelligence and provide you actionable steps and tips you can implement to be a more emotionally intelligent leader
  3. Leadership Lessons Panel: this panel, composed of intergenerational Delts, will share lessons they’ve learned about leadership when everything goes wrong. Hear more about their trials and tribulations, what they learned, and how they have taken those mistakes and made them work for them
  4. The Leadership Challenge (presented by Jacob Ellis, Coordinator of Undergraduate Education): there are many different types of leaders, but there are a few things that set the best apart from others. This session will focus on the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership, an easy to grasp way of thinking about leadership.

 Strengthening Community Education Block (more sessions to come!):

  1. Multiculturalism, Empathy, and the Four Fundamental Principles (presented by Tom Pitchford): When considering the lived experiences of many in our communities who endure injustices incurred by personal and institutional racism, homophobia, and transphobia, what can we offer in the way of understanding, caring, and compassion? As we have seen recently - building powerful dialogue around discussions about personal experiences and the stories of people’s lives can help us to build empathy - each for the other. We will present a discussion where we ask a panel of Delt undergraduates and alumni from a variety of backgrounds about how their own experiences in the search for social and/or racial justice have shaped their lives - and how, through their journey toward personal courage, faith, and power, they are able to learn and live their truth.
  2. Being an Active Citizen through Citizenship (presented by Aaron George and Buck Cooke of Breakaway): Active Citizens are people who put community as a priority in their values and life choices. Using Break Away’s service engagement model, Active Citizen Continuum, learners will apply the tenets of Active Citizenship to their lives, their campuses, and their communities. Participants will come to understand their own Active Citizen story, and how to communicate this foundation to interested and involved communities.
  3. Imperfect Ally: Creating a Mindset and Culture of Care Breakout (presented by Casey Cornelius): “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” The world needs more allies, so why aren’t more people stepping forward to serve this important role? We are limited by our fear of not being good enough, perfect enough, to help others. We must get past the idea that we have to be a perfect ally in order to be an ally. In Imperfect Ally he challenges individuals and groups to use their power and voice to help those who need it most even if it means doing so imperfectly. Using principles of social psychology, including the concept of social distance, Casey demonstrates how we can effectively identify and mitigate our biases through purposeful daily choices. The goal of this program is break down perceived barriers and develop the type of mindset and group culture that allows allyship to flourish. Through storytelling and relevant examples, Casey will show how this is actualized using the acronym CARE: concern, awareness, respect, and empathy.

Professional Development Education Block (sessions to come!)

More sessions to come. 


Be the Man (with Casey Cornelius): America is worried about young men. They point to issues of poor conduct, declining academic success, and a lack of positive male role models and use words like problematic, dangerous, and toxic to describe behavior. The problem has been identified; now is time for a movement toward a solution! The program addresses four main topics: Current issues (where we are), socialization of masculinity (how we got here), performance of masculinity (how we act/interact), and the “Be The Man” Challenge (where we can go). 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022

Morning Movement: Come and move your body before the first full day of Karnea. Join with other brothers for a relaxing and restorative yoga workout to get your day started.


Wellness and Wellbeing Nook: Karnea is a hectic week. This space is available throughout the Karnea to decompress, re-center, and grab yourself a healthy snack. This is great place to learn more about the Fraternity’s commitment to the wellness and wellbeing of our members.


DeltTalks: Building 21st Century Delts: after a wonderful Karnea, full of conversations about what it means to be a Delt in the 21st Century, let’s hear from members as they share their story, TEDx style about the four areas of the Life of Excellence. Come to learn and be challenged. 

FEATURED KARNEA PROGRAMMING

Break Away

Break Away

Featured Strengthening Community Block Session

Antoine Carrière

Antoine Carrière

"Focus on Excellence" Leadership and Learning Cohort Facilitator

Casey Cornelius

Casey Cornelius

Featured Strengthening Community Block Session and Friday Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston

Friday Morning Keynote Speaker

Karnea presenters
Alex Kennedy

Alex Kennedy

Director of Undergraduate Education

Andy Longo

Andy Longo

Vice President of Education and Programming

Dana Finley Morrison

Dana Finley Morrison

Accountability Training Coordinator

Holly Meadows

Holly Meadows

Chapter Support Coordinator