Now that you have joined the SRJC Petaluma National Society of Leadership and Success, you will start hearing chapter leaders and members alike referring to “Induction” and “Inductees” versus NSLS initiates. Let’s review a few definitions before going over what the next steps are for you after you have joined!
Initiated Members: All students who have paid the cover fee to join the club.
Inducted Members (Inductees): All students who have completed the steps to induction (below) are referred to as inductees.
Induction: At the end of every semester, students who have completed the steps to induction are recognized at a semesterly awards ceremony that we refer to as the Induction Ceremony or “Induction” for short.
Steps to Induction:
After joining the club, you will need to complete these steps to become a fully inducted member and have access to the national job database and scholarships!
- Attend Orientation.
At the beginning of each semester, the NSLS club will host a few orientation dates for all members. This is an opportunity for new and old members alike to meet, mingle, and learn what the society is all about!
- Attend three speaker broadcasts.
Each semester the national society invites three leaders to speak to the NSLS chapters about their journey through leadership, what they learned along the way, and what advice they have for college students like yourself! Past speaker broadcasts have featured both well-known and up and coming stars alike. Some of the most popular broadcasts in the past have featured Trevor Noah, Thaddeus Bullard, Carla Hall, Arianna Huffington, Wendy Williams and Simon Sinek.
- Meet with your Success Networking Team three times during the semester.
Part of NSLS’s goal as a chapter is to provide leadership training to all of its members and to connect them with leadership opportunities on campus. Part of the leadership training provided is a specific emphasis on goal setting, each student will be assigned a “Success Network Team” of a few other students and they will meet with that team 3 times throughout the semester to set goals, update one another on their progress and give each other advice on the next steps. Students will also work with the chapter advisor to discuss their goals online and brainstorm strategies for achieving them.
- Attend a Leadership Training Day hosted by the club.
Near the end of the semester students will come together for a three-hour leadership training day that provides them with comprehensive leadership training. Topics discussed include identity development, leadership qualities, visionary thinking and public speaking.