A Journey for Life...
As a member of DKG you are automatically a member of a Forum based on your geographical area. Each Forum has projects, professional reports and, when appropriate, information about proposed legislation with ramifications for educators, women and children’s welfare. DKG is also a non-governmental organization member of the United Nations with consultative status with the Economic Social community. DKG has a long relationship with UNICEF and the Committee Teaching About the UN. DKG has been recognized by the Institute of International Education for its partnership with Fulbright grants in supporting World Fellowship recipients – non-member women outside of the United States and Canada, who against financial and cultural odds came to universities in the U.S. and Canada to pursue advance degrees.
The Society is a philanthropic force on the international scene giving millions of dollars each year in scholarships, grants, and project support. As a member you are a part of that philanthropy. You impact education worldwide!
Every DKG member is considered a leader – a woman who wants to make a difference. How you choose to lead is up to you but DKG offers support for that leadership in many ways:
Seek leadership opportunities for personal and professional growth. They are there for you.
through chapter and state organization opportunities;
- international executive education seminars;
- professional learning experiences during international conferences and conventions (continuing education units are offered at some of these events and at many state organization meetings.)
- through sharing of ideas in the DKG Communities and in the Discovery Learning Centre
World Fellowships are offered to those students who qualify through the Fulbright Program or a team of DKG members at Canadian universities. The recipients are working on a Master's Degree or Doctorate. These students are encouraged to go back to their own countries and make a difference. The money is managed by DKGIEF. This decision is made by a committee funded by DKG.
Travel & Networking
DKG members can experience other cultures by applying for and being selected as an international speaker. Travel costs are paid for by the International Speaker Fund (ISF) and rooming costs are paid for by the host state organization.
Attending an international convention or conference and/or state organization convention affords members with the opportunity to connect with other members both locally and internationally and form life-long bonds as well as the possibility to not only view, but present workshops.
International conventions and conferences bring DKG members together from our 17 member countries and within our five geographic regions. Internationally known presenters, themed workshop sessions, marketplace vendors and exhibitors all gather to realize the Society mission to provide personal and professional development for members. Continuing education credits, tours within the host city/region, and networking of members create quality experiences.
Held in even years
Each convention is held in a different city in North America
Held in odd years
200-800 attendees varied by region
Three conferences in three cities in North America and Europe
State Organization Conventions
Held either annually or biennially, state organization conventions give members leadership development and personal and professional growth opportunities while providing interactions with fellow members of the state/province/country.
Special Group Events
Each Forum (Canadian, European, Latin American, and United States) offers meetings with an emphasis on cultural, social and political influences on educational issues. In addition, the U.S. Forum offers a semi annual Legislative Forum in Washington, D.C. A Latin American Conference is presented in odd numbered years.
As a DKG member, you will find opportunities for scholarships at all levels: international, state organization, and possibly even your chapter. You can also benefit from various DKGIEF grants and should a natural disaster destroy your personal property, the DKG Emergency Fund offers financial assistance in the form of a check for $500.
You can apply for scholarships for those working on Master's Degree or Doctorate. Students working on a Master's Degree would receive $6,000 and those working on a Doctorate would receive $10,000. The money is managed by DKGIEF. This decision is made by a committee funded by DKG. Through DKGIEF you can also apply for professional development awards and funding for educational projects.
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DKGIEF Financial Assistance
Members are not only appreciated, but recognized for their achievements in this organization.
Doctoral recipients are recognized at the international conventions biennially.
One member is selected by her peers for the International Achievement Award annually.
The Educators Book Award Committee awards $2,500 annually to one female author or joint authors whose book influences educational direction.
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Not only do members receive publications as a part of their membership benefits, but they also are encouraged to submit articles to both. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin Journal is published 3 times a year and Bulletin Collegial Exchange Magazine is published 2 times a year. Members can also write articles for the DKG NEWS and submit artwork (photographs, videos, paintings, etc...) to the Fine Arts Gallery twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Membership in DKG offers a variety of discounts exclusively for our
members. There are discounts in insurances for you and your pets, on
hearing aids, rental car expenses, and waived fees at Capella University
just to name a few.
Insurance Benefits (PDF)