National Society of Leadership and Success

***NOTE: In order to sign up for SNTs and other NSLS events, you must JOIN OrgSync***

Instructions for Members to Join OrgSync:

  • Click Here to JOIN
  • Select "Sign in" and then "Alamo Colleges"
  •  Sign in with ACES ID
  • Fill out the basic profile information
  • Once you are in OrgSync, click on "My membership" & then "All Memberships"
  • Click on "Browse Other Organizations"
  • Click the Down Arrow on "Umbrellas" at top to find "Northwest Vista College"
  • Go to "NVC National Society of Leadership & Success" Portal (page)
  • Hit "Join Now"

Speaker & LTD Schedule

SNT Meetings Schedule (Sign up below under Quick Links)

For questions, please email us at


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 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) (3 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) (3 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: NVC SERVES  (go to the FAQs below on how to submit hours) 

Executive Board

Kelly Blanco Chapter Advisor Phone: 210-486-4010

Nathalie Mai Kraft Chapter Co-Advisor Phone: 210-486-4080 Email:

Alejandro Caballero Student President Phone: 210-486-4194

Ernesto Duran Student Vice President Phone: 210-486-4194

Mariana Garza Secretary Phone: 210-486-4194

Position: Estela Falcon Treasurer Phone: 210-486-4194

Position: Romelia Arenas Social Events Chair Phone: 210-486-4194

Tiffany Glunz Membership Outreach Chair Phone: 210-486-4194


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. All orientations are held during Fall semester only. Members who have not attended an orientation, please contact Kelly Blanco.

New Member Orientation Only:

  • Friday, February 9th 3pm - 4:30pm
Kelly Blanco
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.

Each group consists of 3 meetings that will meet every other week. You may only select one group.

**Failure to attend the FIRST date will disqualify you from the SNT group.

SNT schedule for Spring 2018

SNT meetings Sign-up

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.

LTD dates: (sign-up will be available in OrgSync under events)


Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2pm - 5pm

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9am - 12pm

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9am - 12pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9am - 12pm

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2pm - 5pm

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1pm - 4pm

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.

Members will only receive one credit for each 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. Members must attend the entire lecture for credit. All broadcasts are held in Huisache Hall Room 113 (HH-113) unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Speaker Broadcast 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 two weeks prior to the event)

Spring 2018 Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday: April 10, 2018. We encourage members to invite family, friends and loved ones to share this special occasion with. RSVP for Induction is required and will be open in March.

Community Service Submission steps for NELA

1. To find an opportunities, visit: NVC SERVES

2. Upload hours in OrgSync: Before submitting this form, you must submit formal documentation (letterhead or certificate) from the organization you served with; indicating your name, date of service, total hours served, and contact information for the organization. Sign-in sheets/forms and hand written letters are not acceptable.
- Go to OrgSync: - Click on "JOIN NOW" - Click on your name (the top right corner) - Scroll down and click on "Involvement" - Click on "Add Involvement Entry" - Click on "Service Participation" - Under Service Partner, make sure to click "NVC SERVES" - Fill out the rest of the form - Upload official documentation *(See statement above for clarification) - Once everything is filled out, click on "Submit Involvement Entry"
3. Submit NSLS Community Service Verification -
Go to: - Click on "NSLS Community Service Verification" - Fill out the form