Many universities offer a variety of leadership programs, clubs, and honor societies to get students involved. Whether you’re looking to find a sense of community and connection or seeking ways to get ahead on your career path, leadership honor societies are a great place to start.
Developing strong leadership skills now can pay off in the future. Leadership programs can also help build lasting connections with success-oriented peers.
But what qualifies as a leadership program? What is The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and why should you consider joining? Read on as we answer these key questions.
What Is a Leadership Program?
Leadership programs are membership-based communities designed to help students develop and strengthen their leadership skills.
Successful programs improve your communication, critical thinking, and other interpersonal skills important in the modern workplace. No one is born a natural leader. It takes an acquired set of skills, consistent training, and focus. Leadership is not just reserved for the privileged and ultra wealthy. At the NSLS, we believe that anyone can become an effective leader with the right tools and guidance.
Joining a program that focuses on leadership development will help you improve these valuable skills and learn how to use them effectively.
What Makes a Leadership Program Effective?
Effective leadership programs harness the skills of expert teachers and leadership development coaches while also providing a robust curriculum that carves out a roadmap to success.
The most successful leadership programs offer mentoring, training, and certification based on completion level, networking events, and hands-on experiences where members can take what they’ve learned and apply it to the real world.
The Only Accredited Leadership Program in the United States
When it comes to finding the right leadership program, you want to choose one that’s been vetted and approved by higher education organizations to ensure you get the most out of your membership.
We are the only accredited leadership honor society in the nation. Our curriculum and overall organization has been reviewed, recognized, and given the seal of approval from multiple higher-education establishments.
Additionally, we are the only honor society that has received accreditation from Cognia, a prestigious national accreditation agency. Our courses have been reviewed and recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) for credit reciprocity, which is granted through CSU-Global. This means students receive credits toward their diploma when completing our courses.
Where Future Leaders are Built
Also known as Sigma Alpha Pi (ΣAπ), the NSLS is a leadership honor society with a mission to cultivate leaders and empower students to make a positive impact on the world. We provide a wide range of leadership development opportunities to help students refine their skills, such as:
- Internships, mentorships, and coaching with professional success coaches
- Interview preparation and networking events
- Certification and training programs
- Live speaking events with renowned leaders, professionals, and celebrities
- Success Networking Teams, which are peer teams designed to help members stay committed to their goals
In addition, we offer over $400,000 in scholarships, grants, and awards every year to help our members focus on their academic and professional careers without worrying about finances.
With a thorough educational approach, we’ve helped college students hone their leadership skills, and achieve personal and professional success. Hear from real students about how their NSLS membership has changed their lives and helped them achieve their dreams.
How to Become a Member of the NSLS
To become an inducted member of the NSLS, you must complete our Steps to Induction. This five-step leadership development process consists of Orientation, Interactive Leadership Training Day, Speaker Broadcasts, Success Networking Team meetings, and culminates with your official Induction.
The NSLS has more than 700 chapters nationwide. We also offer a National Online chapter for those who don’t have one on campus. Ready to get involved? Find a chapter near you today.