The National Society of Leadership and Success
About The National Society of Leadership and Success
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 Events
Attend three speaker broadcasts (live streaming or re-broadcasts) with nationally known speakers.
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 with 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.
***NOTE: In order to sign up for any NSLS events, you must JOIN AlamoExperience***
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 RSVP for all NSLS events
You can find the current semester schedules under "DOCUMENTS" on the NSLS AlamoExperience page
For questions, 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.
Kelly Blanco Chapter Advisor Phone: 210-486-4010 Email: email@example.com
Rosa Ramirez Chapter Advisor Phone: 210-486-4080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Avery Mata Student President Phone: 210-486-4194
Ariana Casimiro Student Vice President Phone: 210-486-4194
Quick Links for Members Link to the national website: http://www.nsls.org/
As the first requirement to becoming an inducted member, all new members must sign up for ONE orientation. There will be two seperate opportunities to fulfill this requirement during each semester.
New Member Orientation Only: RSVP in AlamoExperience
Fall 2021 Orientation Sessions (fully virtual)
- Orientation #1:
Friday, September 10th
- Orientation #2
Friday, September 17th
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.
You may RSVP for one group under "Events" on the NSLS AlamoExperience page.
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.
You may RSVP for one group under "Events" on the NSLS AlamoSync page.
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.
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)
NSLS Fall 2021 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
Step Two - Submit NSLS Community Service Verification
- Go to: NSLS Verification Form
NSLS Chapter Advisor
& Community Service