Be The First Webinar Series

Alpha Delta Pi is committed to providing ways for members to engage and learn together throughout all stages of membership. 

Be the First Webinar Series provides space to put yourself first and develop YOU in a variety of ways. Each session, a different speaker will lead a conversation to help you learn something new, develop and enhance your skills, connect with sisters, and grow through virtual community.

Advance registration for each webinar is required. Can’t make it? Not a problem! Recordings will be available in the Library on Pride Online the week following each webinar unless otherwise indicated.

Need to make a business case to participate? Customize this letter to help your manager understand why this webinar series will be valuable for your professional development.

Questions and requests for additional information can be sent to Education and Programs Specialist Cristina Perez-Simmons.

Upcoming Webinars


Monday, January 25, 2020 at 8 pm EST

The Value of Disagreement

Beth Silvers and Sarah Steward Holland

Sorority alumnae, podcast hosts, and authors of I Think You’re Wrong but I’m Listening: A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations Sarah Steward Holland and Beth Silvers create space for real conversations that help listeners understand politics, democracy, and the news – while still treating each other like thoughtful human beings. This session will discuss how healthy disagreement is valuable in any organization and practical ways to draw out, discuss, and work through disagreement – not just in theory, but in practice.

Sarah Stewart Holland is the co-host of Pantsuit Politics podcast, as well as the co-author of I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations. Before turning to the mic, Sarah worked in presidential politics and on Capitol Hill. She also served a single term on the City Commission in her hometown of Paducah, KY, where she lives with her husband and three young sons.

Beth Silvers co-hosts Pantsuit Politics podcast and is co-author of I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations. Beth practiced law for 6 years, worked as a human resources executive for 5, and now coaches clients on strong business communication. She has been recognized as one of Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by the Ohio Diversity Council, a Human Resources GameChanger by Workforce Magazine, and one of Cincinnati’s Forty Under 40 business leaders. Beth lives in Union, Kentucky, with her husband, Chad; daughters Jane and Ellen, and miniature schnauzer, Lucy.

How to Watch This Webinar

This session is part of the Collegiate Leadership Summit and attendees will receive Zoom information directly. Members wanting to watch that are not participating in the Summit will be able to view a live stream of this session on Pride Online in the Be the First Library course. Registration is not required for the live stream.


This session is made possible by a generous grant from the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation.


Thursday, February 18 at 8 pm ESTNatalee McIntyre

Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence

ADPi Alumnae, CEO and Founder of Centsibly, Natalee McIntyre will deliver a presentation to kickstart your journey toward financial independence. In this session, Natalee will walk you through some of the most important concepts in personal finance including: setting goals, budgeting, investing, credit scores and insurance. 

Upon graduating from college, Natalee set a goal to travel around the world. She didn’t know where she’d go or when, but she knew it was going to cost a lot of money. Knowing nothing about personal finance, she started to research. Within three and a half years, Natalee was able to save 100K with an average salary of 67K. She then took that money and lived out of a backpack for a year and a half traveling to 165 cities in 39 countries. You can read her full story here. After returning to the US she decided to start her own personal finance company, Centsibly, to help others kickstart their financial independence journey. For more information about Centsibly, or to download the app, visit our website.


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Past Webinars

Recordings of past webinars can be found in the Pride Online Library unless otherwise indicated. Previous topics include:

  • Living Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals, and Human Beings by James Robilotta, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
  • Redefining Our Relationship with “I’m Sorry” by Dr. Suzette Walden Cole, Beta Sigma – Mercer University 
  • Join Me, Won’t You? (But, Stay Home): Connection and Belonging from a Distance by Tara Fuller, Beta Phi – University of Maryland
  • Learning Styles: Unlocking Your Potential for Lifelong Success by Amy Schwartz, Alpha Kappa – University of Tennessee
  • Lions on LinkedIn: How to Make Your Profile Roar by Kyle LeBlanc, Eta Phi – Furman  University 
  • Dare to Be: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Cristina Pérez-Simmons, Zeta Alpha – California State University, Fullerton 
  • Navigate Uncertainty: Maintaining Financial Calm During Times of Crisis by Annie Naghavi, Zeta Alpha – California State University, Fullerton 
  • Getting to Know Generation Z by Dr. Meghan Grace
  • The Power of Reflection by Tara Fuller, Beta Phi – University of Maryland