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NEW NSLS PROGRAM UPDATES

CHART YOUR RE-ENTRY TOWARD SUCCESS

Most students are coming back this fall and we want to help you Chart Your Re-Entry into this new world.  All new programming, improvements to our Live Online learning platform, incentives to drive your members to Induction, and more - we're ready to help your students make a smooth landing this fall back on campus!

Now the countdown is over! 

Watch our webinar to learn more about these exciting enhancements!

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We’re building to the release of our Hybrid Program in Spring 2022, which will provide the ultimate flexibility in program delivery whether chapters choose to host programming in-person or virtually. At that time, we’ll also release updates to the Chapter Leader Dashboard with features that will allow you to easily find the resources you need and provide you with the tools to help you more efficiently manage your chapter.

Our journey begins with the release of our Fall 2021 enhancements, including improved program tools, updated curriculum, digital badge credentials, innovative technology, and more.

We’ve emerged from the obstacles of the past year and a half to help you deliver an even more fulfilling program experience to your members and provide the full support you need to continue being a successful Chapter Leader.

Through these enhancements, you’ll be prepared to offer an unparalleled member experience on Day 1. Think of us as Mission Control, boldly charting your reentry… and making sure that you land successfully!

So let's knock this into orbit — together. Read on for more on these exciting updates.

New Fall Foundations of Leadership Program Enhancements

At the beginning of the pandemic, we quickly adapted our program to meet the changing needs of our Chapter Leaders and our members. Now, as we enter a post-pandemic world, we’re applying what we learned to deliver a better experience.

 

1. Renewed Focus On Relationships and Community Building

Relationship building is more important than ever. Now, all NSLS activities and events are focused on identifying and building connections with fellow members and Chapter Leaders in all formats (Live, Live-Online, Online):

  • Orientation includes a stronger emphasis on learning about the local chapter and the support available from the National Office.

  • Each event for Live and Live-Online utilizes small group exercises to encourage connection across identities.

  • More activities in smaller groups to promote shared experiences and collaboration with fellow members.

2. More Engagement in Less Time

With the new content update, we have shortened our overall programming from 12-14 hours down to 9-10 hours. Event days have been remodeled so you can maximize the time spent with members and increase their ability to complete their steps toward induction faster.

 

Additionally, we have combined SNTs with LTD and Speaker Broadcasts. This has reduced the maximum number of event days to six. This shorter format makes it more convenient for members to engage in programs within the flow of their regular day and in more engaging ways. 

3. Update to the Six Foundations of Leadership

The Six Foundations of Leadership have been part of the Steps to Induction for over a decade. These concepts have been updated and refreshed into new principles and behaviors.

 

Members will learn the skills a leader needs in a changing world to make a positive impact. Like many college courses that build on each other, we will be integrating these principles and behaviors in an update of our Advanced and Executive programs as well.   

4. New NSLS Digital Badges

The newly-launched NSLS digital badges serve as verification of members’ leadership certifications and keeps members on track to complete the Steps to Induction. The badges are a recognized distinction in the job market so hiring managers can easily see proof of skill levels and competencies. Badges are earned at four stages of the NSLS programs:

  1. FOL 101-1 - Completed Orientation and LTD

  2. FOL 101-2 - Completed 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 SNTs

  3. ADV 201 - Completed Advanced Leadership

  4. EXEC 301 - Completed Executive Leadership

5. Technology Upgrades

We are committed to providing a more seamless, user-friendly experience across all of our programs. For Fall 2021, we have updated our Live-Online BBB experience with increased audience capacity, more breakout rooms, and enhanced audio and visual content: 

  • Up to 24 breakout rooms facilitated by advisors

  • Clarified breakout room instructions and countdown clocks

  • RSVP limit increase up to 150 participants

  • Updated member audio and visual capabilities

1. Renewed Focus On Relationships and Community Building

Relationship building is more important than ever. Now, all NSLS activities and events are focused on identifying and building connections with fellow members and Chapter Leaders in all formats (Live, Live-Online, Online):

  • Orientation includes a stronger emphasis on learning about the local chapter and the support available from the National Office.

  • Each event for Live and Live-Online utilizes small group exercises to encourage connection across identities.

  • More activities in smaller groups to promote shared experiences and collaboration with fellow members.

2. More Engagement in Less Time

With the new content update, we have shortened our overall programming from 12-14 hours down to 9-10 hours. Event days have been remodeled so you can maximize the time spent with members and increase their ability to complete their steps toward induction faster.

 

Additionally, we have combined SNTs with LTD and Speaker Broadcasts. This has reduced the maximum number of event days to six. This shorter format makes it more convenient for members to engage in programs within the flow of their regular day and in more engaging ways. 

3. Update to the Six Foundations of Leadership

The Six Foundations of Leadership have been part of the Steps to Induction for over a decade. These concepts have been updated and refreshed into new principles and behaviors.

 

Members will learn the skills a leader needs in a changing world to make a positive impact. Like many college courses that build on each other, we will be integrating these principles and behaviors in an update of our Advanced and Executive programs as well.   

4. New NSLS Digital Badges

The newly-launched NSLS digital badges serve as verification of members’ leadership certifications and keeps members on track to complete the Steps to Induction. The badges are a recognized distinction in the job market so hiring managers can easily see proof of skill levels and competencies. Badges are earned at four stages of the NSLS programs:

  1. FOL 101-1 - Completed Orientation and LTD

  2. FOL 101-2 - Completed 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 SNTs

  3. ADV 201 - Completed Advanced Leadership

  4. EXEC 301 - Completed Executive Leadership

5. Technology Upgrades

We are committed to providing a more seamless, user-friendly experience across all of our programs. For Fall 2021, we have updated our Live-Online BBB experience with increased audience capacity, more breakout rooms, and enhanced audio and visual content: 

  • Up to 24 breakout rooms facilitated by advisors

  • Clarified breakout room instructions and countdown clocks

  • RSVP limit increase up to 150 participants

  • Updated member audio and visual capabilities

WATCH THE CHART YOUR RE-ENTRY WEBINAR RECORDING

Watch the webinar recording to learn about these key updates to our program. And be on the lookout for additional program enhancements to our learning model through spring 2022.

Let's get started on charting your re-entry!

 

Chart Your Re-Entry _ Webinar