National Society of Leadership and Success

***NOTE: In order to sign up for any 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"

Once your membership has been verified, you will have access to our OrgSync page. This is where you will RSVP for all even

New Member Orientation Sign up:

All sessions are held Friday, Sept 21, 2018

9am session  RSVP

12pm session RSVP

2:30pm session RSVP  

You can find the current semester schedules under "files" on the NSLS OrgSync page

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:

Mariana Garza Student President Phone: 210-486-4194

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

Arthur Flores Secretary Phone: 210-486-4194

Karen Perez Social Events Chair Phone: 210-486-4194

Open: SNT Coordinator/Treasurer  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: RSVP on links above

  • Friday, September 21st, 2018 
    • 9am session
    • 12pm session
    • 2:30pm session
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.


The current SNT Schedule can be found under the "files" tab on the NSLS OrgSync page

You may RSVP for one group under "Events" on the NSLS OrgSync page.


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.

The current LTD Schedule can be found under the "files" tab on the NSLS OrgSync page

RSVP for the event on the NSLS OrgSync page under "Events"


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.

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)

Fall 2018 Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 14, 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 the last week in November.

Community Service Submission steps for NELA

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 OrgSync:
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: NVC Serves Portal

- Click on "JOIN NOW" (if you have not joined NVC Serves previously)
- 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"

Step Two - Submit NSLS Community Service Verification
- Go to OrgSync: NVC NSLS Portal

- Go to “Forms” tab at top of page

- Click on "NSLS Community Service Verification"
- Fill out the form