We deliver unique leadership programming......focused on our unique NSLS educational framework
...that can be experienced in person or online
...that embeds interactive experiences into teaching and learning
...delivered by a dedicated and caring team
NSLS is pushing the boundaries of traditional education with bold programming and non-traditional learning techniques that transform the way students learn through live and online experiences. We strive to develop leaders who envision themselves as change-makers,and who have the skills and character to act in the best interest of others, themselves, and the world.
NSLS equips students with all of this—relevant leadership knowledge with a focus on critical themes, the skills they require to understand and apply this knowledge, and most important,the desire to put this knowledge into action in their local and global communities; a practice that can take a multitude of expressions, from projects or further experience, or through story telling or creative avenues.
Skills for success in today’s world can no longer be met in the lecture hall alone; part of our goal is to help merge the world of the campus or school with the “real” world, and the activities in our programs are one tool to help us do so.
Student Desired Learning Outcomes
We develop skills for inquiry and enthusiastic learning, and we use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and make sound judgments using ethical decision-making and reflection.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination. We work to explore new idea and thoughts, and we are resilient and resourceful in the face of adversity.
We listen carefully to the thoughts and perspectives of others and communicate openly.
We critically appreciate our own cultures, but seek and evaluate points of view and are willing to grow from that experience.
We show empathy, care, and respect. We commit to act and make a positive difference in the lives of others and the world around us.
We use hands-on learning to explore a deeper understanding of leadership development. We engage with issues locally as well as globally.
We assume shared responsibility for togetherness and exercise flexibility when accomplishing shared goals.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination. We work to explore new ideas and thoughts, and we are resilient and resourceful in the face of adversity.
Character & Self-DevelopmentUnderstanding what to stand for is a key leadership trait. Empowering the self and taking initiative flow from understanding self. Character engages both the heart and the mind, how one experiences and expresses self with others, and ultimately helps to improve the world around them.
Critical Thinking & CommunicationCritical thinking requires students to collect, assess, and analyze relevant information, reason effectively, use systems thinking, make sound judgments, and decisions, define and solve authentic problems and essential questions, and reflect critically.
Communication requires students to use effective interpersonal skills during conversations to build positive relationships and promote collaborative learning. It also requires students to deliver effective oral, written, and media presentations to diverse audiences.
CollaborationEmpathy and emotional intelligence is critical for success. Learn to negotiate with others. Develop must-have working skills that future team members will find valuable. Collaboration encourages students to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams, assume shared responsibility for collaborative work and exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal.
Content Knowledge that Leads to Creative Problem SolvingContent knowledge provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and life. This builds a strong foundation from which students can learn, organize, evaluate, apply, and create new information.
Creativity and innovation frees students to explore idea generation, design and refinement. Creativity encourages students to find fresh solutions to common problems. Creativity asks students to meet unexpected problems with unexpected responses.