When you develop leadership skills, you fast-track your personal and professional growth.
Through the NSLS Leadership Programs, you will master communication, decision-making, and collaboration, setting a solid foundation for success. Investing in leadership courses empowers you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market and embark on a journey full of self-discovery and advancement.
These online courses work around your schedule, giving you the flexibility you need. You'll work with diverse perspectives and network with like-minded peers, all leading to valuable connections and insights that will last a lifetime.
The NSLS Leadership Programs are not just education. They're the catalyst to unleash your full potential.
After completing Foundations of Leadership and reaching Induction, members can continue their professional development with our Advanced & Executive courses.
If you're enrolling only for personal growth and professional development, choose a certificate course. If you prefer to earn college credit, choose the credit option and connect with your Chapter Leader to learn more about eligibility and next steps for determining credit reciprocity.
Learners will gain insights into goal-setting, clarifying their purpose, inclusivity, and engaging in Success Networking Teams.
Upon completion of FOL101, learners will be able to:
At the conclusion of the program, students will become inducted members of the NSLS.
Learners will review prominent leadership styles, identify their strengths as a leader, practice motivating others, and commit to being a socially responsible leader.
Upon completion of FOL102, learners will be able to:
Everything from FOL101, plus:
Learners explore the NSLS 9 Principles and Behaviors; purpose, passion, goals, values, self-development, intentionality, inclusiveness, positive impact, and inspiring others to action.
Upon completion of ADV201, learners will be able to:
Learners apply leadership strategies and values to a community-focused team project.
Upon completion of ADV202, learners will be able to:
Everything from ADV201, plus:
Learners will follow a multi-step process to demonstrate their leadership skills and commit to personal development. Learners will complete a Better Me: Better World Project.
Upon completion of EXEC301, learners will be able to:
Grow leadership skills and commit to personal development.
Learners will complete a Better Community: Better World Project. This course will focus on using leadership and project management skills to positively impact the community.
Upon completion of EXEC302, learners will be able to:
Everything from EXEC301, plus:
Thanks to the NSLS, not only have I reached the Dean's List using the SMART goals, but I've also been able to land a job! ...I've made a lot of great friends along the way.”
Learners are given up to three semesters of time to complete the coursework from the time they first enroll.
Example: If a learner enrolls in Fall 2023, they have until the end of Fall 2024 to complete the course (Fall 2023 -> Spring 2024 -> Fall 2024).
While every learner is unique, a certificate course takes an average of 10 hours of work to complete. A credit course takes an average of 30 hours of work to complete.
Learners must enroll in and complete the Foundations of Leadership FOL102 credit course after they successfully complete the Steps to Induction in FOL101.
Each institution is unique in their own decision-making about transfer credits. Learners should refer to their school’s policy by visiting the “credit transfer” section of the student handbook or registrar’s page on the school website. We also suggest that learners share the course syllabus with the Registrar to see how to get the credit added to their transcript.
Most NSLS members find that completion of these courses is equally valuable for its portfolio development and resume-building opportunities. The educational objectives of these credit courses help learners to showcase their leadership skills in new ways.
*Every college handles transfer credits differently. Please check with your advisor to see how many program credits would transfer for your institution.