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Fall 2014 Lecture & LTD Schedule 

 Fall Induction Ceremony - RSVP  Here


About National Society of Leadership and Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success was founded in 2001 with the sole purpose of creating lasting positive change. Beginning with a handful of chapters and no membership components, the Society now reaches more than 100,000 students around the world with over 240 established chapters.

The Society encourages community action, volunteerism, personal growth and strong leadership from its chapters and members around the world.


Northwest Vista College Chapter History 

 The Society chapter was created in 2008 here at Northwest Vista College. Since then, more then 1900 students have joined.  

Mission Statement:

We Build Leaders Who Make a Better World!


 Steps to Membership:

Students who are eligible to join must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in college level coursework. There are four steps members must complete in order to be an Inducted Member of the Society. While many pending members complete the four steps with in one semester, there is no time requirement to to complete the steps to full membership.

I. Orientation  

Attend an informational meeting at the beginning of the membership semester that details the rights and responsibilities of membership.

II. Speaker Events  

Attend three speaker broadcasts (live streaming or re-broadcasts) with nationally known speakers. Please see the 2013/2014 speaker line up here

III. Leadership Training

Attend a training session that focuses on exploring challenges, recognizing strengths, identifying passions, and setting up a personal plan to initiate the change needed to move forward as a leader.

IV. Success Networking Teams (SNT) (4 meeting dates)

Team members learn to work within a team framework, provide peer coaching, set and achieve goals along specific timelines, and hold themselves and others accountable for results. Attend an SNT Orientation and at least three SNT meetings in a row to meet this requirement.


Steps for the NELA (National Excellence in Leadership Award) **These are additional steps to the Inducted Member Requirements listed above.

I. Speaker Events  

Attend three speaker broadcasts (live streaming or re-broadcasts) with nationally known speakers.

II. Success Networking Teams (SNT) (4 meeting dates)

Team members learn to work within a team framework, provide peer coaching, set and achieve goals along specific timelines, and hold themselves and others accountable for results. Attend an SNT Orientation and at least three SNT meetings in a row to meet this requirement.

III. Community Service (5 hours)

Participate in any community service project on or off campus. Hours can be done at one event or they can be completed at several events. Keep in mind many on campus events going on that students are more than welcome to participate in. Check out this link for some on and off campus projects: LEADERSHIP THROUGH SERVICE

Executive Board


 Kelly Blanco
Chapter Advisor
Phone: (210)486-4010









Quick Links for Members Link to the national website:



As the first requirement to becoming an inducted member, all new members must sign up for ONE orientation. Members who have not met this requirement may do so at this time.  Please click on the date you would like to attend to reserve your spot. Please, do not bring in a ticket of admission. 

Tuesday, September 2, 201412:30-2:00pm located in HH-113

Friday, September 5, 20141:00-2:30pm located in HH-113

Success Networking Team

The Success Networking Team concept is based Napoleon Hill’s research on the most successful people in our country. He worked with and interviewed Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, Andrew Carnegie and numerous others. In the process of conducting his study Hill discovered that many of his participants created a support team network with which they regularly met to share ideas and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. Today, highly successful people around the world routinely use Success Networking Teams to foster great achievement.

Within the Society, Success Networking Teams (SNTs) are one the vital components that inspire and encourage members to achieve individual and group successes. Within their SNT meetings members discuss the speaker presentations, set goals based upon what they’ve learned and where they are in their individual progress, and hold one another accountable for completing the action steps necessary to achieve their goals. This peer-to-peer mentoring, when paired with the speaker events, has proven to be extremely effective in enabling members to continually gain momentum and strive to achieve higher goals.

Success Networking Teams, in addition to the apparent benefits of setting and achieving goals, begin helping members to develop the “soft skills” of leaders through the nature of the teamwork. These skills include self awareness, supporting others, directing action, effective meetings, networking, working in teams, holding oneself and others accountable, and more.


If you would like to participate in SNTs this semester please review your academic schedule and the SNT schedule. You must sign up for a group online. Keep in mind dates, times and locations are appointed for each group. You will be held accountable for attending the dates in which your group meets. **Failure to attend the FIRST date will disqualify you from the SNT group. You will have to wait until the next semester to begin SNTs.

Leadership Training Day

Leadership Training Day (LTD) is an opportunity for self-exploration through interactive video and workbook content that will empower participants in identifying personal goals and talents. The duration of this training session is between two and a half to three hours long. Members will only need to attend one LTD.

Please click the date you would like to attend and reserve your spot.

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00pm in HH-113 (registration for this event will begin on Sept. 15, 2014)

Saturday, November 1 2014 at 1:00pm in HH-113 (registration for this event will begin on Sept. 15, 2014)


Speaker Broadcasts

The Society offers access to six speakers annually, the speaker topics and discussions revolve around personal success, leadership, money management, environmental awareness, personal health and wellness, and much more. This years line up includes Kevin Bracy, Common, Robert Stevenson, Jim Cramer, Blake Mycoskie, and Carly Fiorina.

Members will only receive one credit for one speaker, you will not receive credit for attending the same speaker more than once. Broadcasts are open to all NVC students. No reservation is required for these lectures, there will be a sign in sheet at each event. All broadcasts are held in Huisache Hall Room 113 (HH-113)

To access the lecture schedule please visit the  2014 Fall Society Event Schedule 

Induction Ceremony

Once members have completed the basic requirements of the Society they are eligible to participate in the Induction Ceremony.  At Induction you will be recognized for your accomplishments during a formal ceremony where friends, family, professors, and college administration will be present.  An Induction Ceremony occurs at the end of both Fall and Spring semesters.

To reserve your spot in this semester's ceremony, please click on the date below. (RSVP will be open on November 10, 2014)

Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in the Palmetto Theatre at 6:30pm. We encourage members to invite family, friends and loved ones to share this special occasion with.


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Huisache Hall, room 109

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Monday - Friday

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Marie Morgan, Director of Student Life
(210) 486-4009

Kelly Blanco, Coordinator
(210) 486-4010

Kim Pinder, Admin. Svcs. Specialist
(210) 486-4004

Bianca Ramirez, Sr. Activities Specialist
(210) 486-4526

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