The National Society of Leadership and Success is a leadership honor society focusing on building leaders who make a better world. They do this through a four step induction process. Members learn about the organization as a whole, achieving goals in their own life, and developing leadership skills. These leadership skills will help any student through the rest of their life, no matter what occupation they take up or where they go.
An orientation meeting starts the process. Here, potential members learn more about the organization. There is an entire day devoted to leadership training where members learn more about themselves as leaders, how to develop new leadership skills, and how to be a leader to others in any setting. Another major component to the NSLS is Success Networking Teams. These three teams are a way to deal with topics on a smaller scale. Members break into small dedicated groups and learn about setting SMART goals and get feedback regarding how to reach and achieve their goals. These tie in with each group’s leadership speaker broadcasts that are simulcast live across the country. Keynote speakers talk about leadership for others, themselves or for the community, and offer great insights on how to get where you want to go personally and professionally. This presents an amazing opportunity to hear from and engage some of the most successful people in the country.
For example, this year, speakers include national news anchor Dan Harris, Debbie Fields (the creator of Mrs. Fields cookies), and Arriana Huffington of the Huffington Post. A distinguished batch indeed!
Once all of the induction steps are completed, NSLS holds a ceremony to celebrate and congratulate the newly inducted members. Giving back to the community is a constant goal that the organization strives for. This year, they are working on getting together different community service events for our chapter to give back not only to the Eastern community, but Ypsilanti as a whole, an often neglected area of the greater EMU campus. Large scale involvement in all parts of the yearly Relay for Life on campus is one of the next biggest steps for the organization that is always growing.
NSLS is always looking for more members and there are a number of different ways students can get involved. They can sign up for the Handshake newsletter through the UACDC or coming to one any of their meetings and asking for more information. A great first meeting to attend would be “Coming Up with the Presentation by Dan Harris”.
Dan Harris is the Co-Anchor of ABC News Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. The presentation is scheduled for February 10, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Student Center room 310B. Students can receive LBC credit for attending this event which is also sponsored by Campus Life. There will also be hot chocolate bar at the event. How can you say no to that?