Sept. 1, 2023 | Evanston, Illinois

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute (SCLI), a leader in developing innovative leadership learning experiences, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the Leadership Development category. The award was given to the Robert E. Reifschneider Values-Based Leadership Certificate on Aug. 17, 2023. You can view the complete list of winners here:  https://excellenceawards.brandonhall.com/winners/

The Robert E. Reifschneider Values-Based Leadership Certificate was designed to develop ethics-based decision-making skills which can be deployed in a number of leadership challenges.

“Brandon Hall Group recognizes organizations who develop and deploy programs that achieve momentous results,” says Jim Cogdal, BRADLEY 2003, Sigma Chi Leadership Institute Executive Director. “The Values-Based Leadership Certificate, which helps Sigma Chi members prioritize personal and professional well-being through making values-based decisions, has undeniably impacted the Sigma Chi brotherhood and fraternal landscape. We extend our most heartfelt gratitude to Brandon Hall Group for the recognition of this honor.”

Seventy-third Grand Consul (international president) Bob Wilson, FORT HAYS 1981, agrees. “Sigma Chi’s Values-Based Leadership Certificate program embodies our Fraternity’s dedication to personal growth, leadership development and ethical decision-making in our undergraduate men. This recognition from the Brandon Hall Group is a testament to the exceptional efforts of our volunteers and staff in establishing a culture of excellence within and throughout our organization.”

The Brandon Hall Group previously awarded Sigma Chi Leadership Institute with its Gold Award in 2022 for Best Unique or Innovative Leadership program for the Authentic Leadership Certificate; in 2020 for Best Advance in Custom Creation for the Nobel Decisions Values-Based Learning course; and in 2019 for Excellence in Talent Acquisition for the Preparation for Brotherhood pledge education program.

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria: 

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery 
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

Excellence Award winners will continue to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 13-15, 2024, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

“Our award winners are relentless in their pursuit of excellence,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. “We have received some of the most innovative use of HCM strategy that we have seen in the last 30 years, and in most cases, technology and collaboration across departments have helped them achieve amazing business results.”


About Sigma Chi Leadership Institute

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute (SCLI) is an accredited, 501(c)(3) learning service provider based in Evanston, Illinois. SCLI partners with Greek-letter organizations and institutions of higher learning to provide high-quality leadership and development that enhance the skills and knowledge of undergraduate students, faculty, and staff.

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute employs the most innovative research in customizing leadership development that is relevant and responsive to the evolving needs of our world. According to our most recent Gallup study (2021/2022), over 50% of SCLI graduates report that their leadership training has led to job growth, promotion, and increased pay.

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).

About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.

About Sigma Chi International Fraternity

Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities, with undergraduate chapters at 230 universities and colleges and over 360,000 all-time members. Sigma Chi provides a welcoming environment for young men of different temperaments, talents and convictions to enjoy a unique lifelong bond beyond college.

Through world-class leadership training, extensive mentoring programs and a strong focus on academic achievement, Sigma Chi sets itself apart as the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization, challenging its members to live by its core values and exemplify Character-in-Action™ in every aspect of their lives and the lives of others.