82nd John O. Moseley Leadership School

July 28-31, 2017
Phoenix, AZ 
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa


This year the John O. Moseley Leadership School returns to land and will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

Delegates will explore their leadership abilities, learn new skills and interact with interesting undergraduates and alumni from around the Realm. In addition to an incredible line-up of speakers and leadership programming just for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, all delegates will get to take advantage of the resort facilities and have many adventures and good times on the resort property. From an evening dinner at the on-site water park to a rootin' tootin' western adventure at Rustler's Roost, the program will be memorable for all.


The 82nd John O. Moseley Leadership School will be held from July 28-31, 2017. Attendees should plan to arrive on Friday, July 28, 2017, and depart Monday, July 31, 2017. Attendance at the entire program is required; no one may depart the program early.


The SAE Foundation is pleased to offer several half and full tuition scholarships for the 82nd John O. Moseley Leadership School. Additionally, the Ladies of SAE Leadership School Scholarship is also available for attendees to apply.

Ladies of SAE Leadership School Scholarship
Merit-Key Society and Charles F. Collins Fund Scholarship

The application deadline for both of these scholarships is May 22, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to register for the school. Winners will be announced in early June.


Registration for Leadership School is based upon a tiered structure.

Early Bird Registration - March 1, 2017 – April 10, 2017 – $499

Priority Registration - April 11, 2017 - June 1, 2017 - $549

Regular Registration - June 2, 2017 - June 19, 2017 - $599

Registration ends on June 19, 2017, to allow processing time for program materials. We are sorry, but registration for the program will not be available on-site.

We are sorry, but there is no alumni track at this program this year.


Credit cards are processed immediately. Members who use check or other form of payment – via the “Bill Me Later” option – must make arrangements for their payment during the time period in which they register. If payment is not received by the deadline date indicated below, the rate will be increased to the next tier.

Early Bird Registration - digital payment must be received by April 10, 2017, and mail-in payments must be postmarked by April 10, 2017.

Priority Registration - digital payment must be received by June 1, 2017, and mail-in payments must be postmarked by June 1, 2017.

Regular Registration - digital payment must be received by June 19, 2017, and mail-in payments must be postmarked by June 19, 2017. Failure to pay after this time will result in a late payment fee of $200 being added to the rate.


If you wish to pay for your registration with your SAE Foundation Chapter Education Fund, please choose the “Bill Me Later” option when registering. Once you have registered, contact your CEF Fund Administrator (check with your adviser) and let them know you’ve registered. They will need to contact Meg Walker at mwalker@sae.net or 847-424-3013 to have the payment applied to your registration.


Attendees of the program are required to stay on property, and will room with other attendees from across the realm. While every effort will be made to room attendees with other attendees from their home chapter, that cannot be guaranteed. We are sorry, but roommate requests will not be accepted.

Each room at the Arizona Grand is a suite, with two queen-sized beds as well as a pull-out sofa. Attendees will be rooming four per room in these first-class accommodations. Upon check-in, attendees will learn their rooming assignments.

Once the program begins, attendees of the Leadership School will not be permitted to leave property unless part of our official, designated service project or by an authorized staff member. Anyone disembarking the property without authorization from the Director of Educational Programs or Eminent Supreme Recorder will fail the program and be sent home immediately at his own expense.


Arriving in Phoenix

Plan to arrive in the morning of Friday, July 28, 2017, as the program will begin at 3PM SHARP. Those flying should fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and take a ride share to the property. For those driving, parking is available on property.

Departing Phoenix

The program will conclude on Sunday night with our hypnotist, Jim Wand. Attendees may depart the morning of Monday, July 31, 2017. Monday morning there will be bus service to return attendees flying out of Phoenix Sky Harbor(PHX) back to the airport.


A draft of the program schedule is available HERE. This also includes a listing of the seminars which will be offered. The schedule is still in draft form, and will continue to be updated as we approach the program. Please note that there will be plenty of time for activities on-property, as detailed in the Entertainment & Excursions section.


Ben Nemtin
New York Times Best-Selling Author and co-star of MTV’s The Buried LifeLike typical college students, Ben Nemtin and his friends, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn craved more excitement than what their daily lives offered. Unlike typical college students, the foursome committed to expanding outside of the monotony and to achieving to-dos on their list of “100 things to do before you die”, including everything from riding a bull (#8) to hosting a cooking show (#42) to helping to deliver a baby (#74). Their quest also included helping a stranger with something on their list for every item the group accomplished. Since first venturing out in 2006 as The Buried Life, with a secondhand video camera and a rented RV, Nemtin and friends have inspired and helped people around the world to achieve their own goals.

What started out as a two week journey to see how many items they could check off their list has become a popular TV show (checked #53 off the list), a #1 New York Times bestselling book (took care of #19), and an inspiring movement that encourages individuals to realize their dreams and help others in the process.

A sought after speaker, Nemtin has inspired individuals at universities, businesses and events around the world, including Harvard Law School and various TEDx presentations (#67—make an important speech). Nemtin’s work has earned him honors including Prism Award and Do Something Award nominations.

Along with a sold-out national book tour and appearances on top-rated programs, including the Today show, Nemtin and The Buried Life were invited to the White House in 2015, in acknowledgement of their efforts in helping others.

With lessons learned from achieving his own goals and helping others with theirs, Nemtin delivers perspective that inspires audiences to dream big, accomplish their objectives and identify creative strategies to help others.

Michelle Guobadi

Michelle Guobadia has been an outspoken advocate for Greek Life ever since graduating from the University of Delaware. She pursued her Masters in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University and continues to be incredibly involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life nationally having visited over 150 campuses across the country. A Fall 2000 initiate of the Chi Theta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and an active and financial member of the Delta Zeta Graduate Chapter, Michelle challenges everyone around her to TRY HARDER and DO BETTER

Dr. Jim Wand (Nevada - Las Vegas ’71)
Wand Enterprises

Founder and owner of Wand Enterprises, The Hypnosis Agency, Wand has been involved in hypnosis for more than 20 years, has more than 5,000 professional engagements to his credit and has hypnotized more than a million people. Wand holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is considered to be one of the most professional hypnotic entertainers in the world. He has worked with Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Carrot Top, Heidi Klum and Larry the Cable Guy just to mention a few. Wand has been a fixture at Leadership School for many years and was initiated into the Fraternity in 2003 as a non-­student initiate. Wand has authored 33 self­-help programs and has additional writings in the works. For more information, visit www.hypnotism.com.

Curtis Zimmerman
Curtis Zimmerman Group

As a speaker and best-selling author, Curtis Zimmerman has impacted over one million people around the globe with his life-changing message. He expertly accelerates culture change, energizes organizations and inspires greater accountability to keep companies competitive and focused.

Audiences connect with Curtis through his high energy, interactive style, and approachable manner. He incorporates the skills he gained from over twenty-five years in the entertainment industry as a nationally-recognized mime, juggler, and fire-eater into his powerful programs.

Zimmerman is a highly sought after speaker among Fortune 100 companies such as JC Penney, Kroger, General Electric, Walt Disney Entertainment, and Procter and Gamble, as well as more than 20,000 Airmen in the United States Air Force. He is the author of three books, including his #1 nationally best-selling book Life at Performance Level. Curtis is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GFS) and the National Speakers Association (NSA), from which he has achieved the highest-earned recognition reserved for the top ten percent of professional speakers across the nation, the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

Curtis currently resides in the greater Cincinnati area with his wife and three children.


On Saturday, July 29, all attendees will participate in our Leadership School Service Project. Everyone will be divided between various service projects and depart the property to travel to various locations. The Fraternity will provide transportation and supervision at all sites. If you have any questions about the Service Project, please contact Ashlee Canty at acanty@sae.net.


There will be various activities on property for our members when the program is not in session. These are still being finalized at this time and additional information will be available later in the spring. Some of the ideas we are working on include a waterpark afternoon, golf scramble, frisbee golf, and various fitness activities.

The SAE Lounge will be open at various times during the program. This space will have various entertainment venues, including pool tables, music, and various arcade games. Additionally we are researching have a 'casino night' one evening.

There will be various excursions offered to attendees at cost prior to the program. Additional information will be available as we approach the program, but well before attendees would need to book their travel.

There are a lot of fun things on the horizon for the 82nd Leadership School, so please make sure that you stay updated on the latest.



There will be a substitution fee of $100 for any substitutions made to any registrations. Substitutions after June 19 or on-site will result in a $200 substitution fee. In order to substitute someone for an attendee, please click HERE to complete a substitution form. On-site substitutions will incur a $200 substitution fee.


Cancellations will be accepted with refunds until June 19, 2017. We are sorry, but cancellations will not be accepted after June 19, 2017. After that time your attendance is expected as well as your payment of the required registration fees. To cancel a registration, please click HERE.


I do hereby agree to adhere to the following Code of Conduct while I am an attendee of the 82nd John O. Moseley Leadership School and a guest of the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. My conduct will at all times be a reflection of “The True Gentleman.” I will not violate the laws of the land, the regulations of my university/college, the rules of the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa or the Fraternity Laws and health-and-safety policies of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

I fully understand that it is a felony to tamper with any fire-safety device, and that if caught, I will be prosecuted and subject to fine and arrest.

If I fail in any way to follow this Code of Conduct, I fully understand that the Eminent Supreme Recorder or his designee has the right to remove me from the school immediately and send me home at my own expense, or with my chapter being billed by the Fraternity Service Center. I also understand that if this occurs, my membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon may be terminated.

I fully understand that upon my arrival at the Arizona Grand Resort I will not depart the property for any reason unless granted permission and escorted by the Eminent Supreme Recorder or his designee. Staying on property for the duration of the school is a requirement of the program.

I understand that if I am 21 or older that I will not purchase nor provide alcohol for anyone under the age of 21. I acknowledge that having alcohol in my assigned suites is forbidden by this code of conduct, and understand that Leadership School Staff may search my suite at any time and confiscate prohibited materials. Quiet hours on the resort will be in effect each day from 1:30am until 7:00am. Violations of these or other provisions of the code of conduct may result in being sent home at my own expense.

I further understand no alcohol is allowed during the day until the last session of Leadership School is finished for that day. Also, since there are many other guests at the resort, I understand that no members will take shots/shooters, chug alcohol or participate in drinking games. I will conduct myself at all times as a true gentleman.

As a gentleman, I understand that some t-shirt slogans or pictures can be vulgar or tasteless. I will refrain from wearing such a shirt while at the program. If I have a question as to my shirt’s acceptability, I will ask a staff or faculty member for guidance. I realize that this type of dress reflects on the image of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

I understand that if my poor attendance at general sessions, seminars, or chapter meetings or my conduct warrants my failing Leadership School, regardless of receiving a diploma, I will be responsible for reimbursing the total tuition cost paid by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation and/or my Chapter Education Fund or other scholarship fund. Additionally, I understand that if my actions cause injury to someone or something, I will indemnify and hold Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Foundation harmless from any claims arising from my actions.

Registration for Leadership school has now closed. contact Travis Tafoya at ttafoya@sae.net if you have any questions. 


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