The National Society of Leadership and Success
About The National Society of Leadership and Success
Fall 2023 Registration is OPEN!
Invitations are sent to all qualifying students at the start of each semester. If you would like to apply for membership, please fill out the Fall 2023 Membership Request Form HERE.
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by NVC for membership based on academic standing. In addition to honorable distinction, NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Members are able to list their affiliations on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.
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 NVC chapter was founded in 2008. Since then, more then 4000 NVC students have joined.
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 and have completed at least 6 of their college credit hours at NVC. 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.
Attend an informational meeting at the beginning of the membership semester that details the rights and responsibilities of membership.
II. Speaker Broadcast Interview Videos
Attend or view three speaker broadcasts (live streaming or re-broadcasts) with nationally known speakers.
III. Leadership Training Day (LTD): (includes Success Networking Meeting #1)
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) (+2 meeting dates - 3 total)
Team members learn to work within a team framework, provide peer coaching, set and achieve goals along with specific timelines, and hold themselves and others accountable for results.
Must attend an LTD to meet this requirement.
For official dates/times of each event listed above, view the calendar for the semester on the NSLS website HERE.
***NOTE: In order to sign up for any NSLS event, you MUST RSVP through the NSLS SITE ***
Instructions for New Members to Join AlamoExperience:
- Click Here to JOIN
- Sign in with ACES ID
- Fill out the basic profile information (if needed)
- Click "Join Now"
Once your membership has been verified, you will have access to our AlamoExperience page.
This is where you will find additional information for all NSLS events.
Please email us at NVC-NSLS@alamo.edu
NSLS Service Award
The NSLS Service Award provides our NSLS members the opportunity to work towards earning additional certificates that can give them a competitive edge while making a difference in their community.
Community Service (10 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. Visit the NVC Serves portal in AlamoExperience for some on and off campus service opportunities. Click here: NVC SERVES (go to the FAQs below on how to submit hours)
NSLS Engagement Award
The NSLS Engagement Award provides our NSLS members the opportunity to work towards earning additional certificates that can give them a competitive edge while making a difference in their community.
Participate in 5 hours of Leadership, Professional, and Personal Development trainings over and above the Induction requirements. You can find trainings that apply to this award in the NVC Learning to Lead portal (L2L). All trainings listed under the L2L Events tab will qualify towards this award.
Miranda Aguilar, Chapter Advisor
Jade Avery Mata, Chapter Advisor
Darby Haynie, Student President
Afua Serwaa-Bonsu, Student Vice-President
Victor Cadena, Social Event Coordinator
Quick Links for Members Link to the national website: http://www.nsls.org/
All new members must sign up for ONE orientation. There will be two separate opportunities to fulfill this requirement during each semester.
New Member Orientation Only: RSVP on the NSLS website
*Fall 2023 Orientation Sessions TBA*
Note: Each meeting takes place either on campus or virtually through Zoom. On the day of your event, please arrive10-15 minutes before each event. Please reach out to your NSLS advisors or NSLS Executive Baord if you have questions.
Leadership Training Day (LTD)/Success Networking Team (SNT) #1 is now a hybrid event where you have the opportunity for self-exploration 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.
Our LTD/SNT1 hybrid event consists of an LTD during the first half of the meeting followed directly by the SNT1 portion. It is during the SNT1 portion of the event that we put you into your SNT groups that you will be with for the remaining SNT meetings (2 & 3). During this time your team will discuss and establish your next 2 meetings. Therefore if you miss an LTD/SNT1 hybrid event you will be disqualified from attending any other SNT meeting since those are created during the event missed (LTD/SNT1 Hybrid).
NOTE: Students that miss this opportunity please contact your NSLS advisor ASAP to discuss options. Members will only need to attend one LTD.
*Dates for LTD - TBA*
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 LTD/SNT1 schedule. You must sign up for a group online during one of the LTD/SNT1 scheduled events. 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.
**Failure to attend the FIRST date will disqualify you from the SNT group.
NOTE: THE FIRST DATE IS HELD DURING THE LTD/SNT1 EVENTS
You may RSVP for one group within the NSLS website HERE.
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 credit for each individual speaker. Broadcasts are open to all NVC students. No reservation is required for these lectures.
We virtually stream new broadcasts as well as providing past broadcasts for viewing online on the NSLS site HERE (you will need to login). Speaker broadcasts can be done at anytime, 24/7. Members can view any listed past speakers & receive credit.
*All speakers will be fully virtual & available to stream live on the NSLS website on the day of the events as listed*
*Recent Live Broadcasts will be available for viewing on the NSLS site 1 week after the Live-Stream takes place*
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.
The next NSLS Induction Ceremony will be TBA. 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 two weeks prior to the event.
You can find opportunities to serve through the NVC Serves page
Submitting your Service Documentation
There are two steps to submitting your hours for NSLS verification
First Step - Upload hours in AlamoExperience:
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: AlamoExperience to submit service hours (detailed instructions available on the NVS Serves portal in AlamoExperience)
Step Two - Submit NSLS Community Service Verification
- Go to: NSLS Verification Form