National Society of Leadership & Success

The Society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society.  Students are invited by the LEAD Center for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.  With 643 chapters, the Society currently has 874,622 members nationwide.

In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at Marshall University and across the country.  Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.

Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.

Students accept their nomination to become recognized as members of the Society. However, to achieve induction members must attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 Success Networking Team meetings.

ORIENTATION

This is the first event on campus for new members. Students learn the steps of the leadership development program and the schedule of events for the semester.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING DAY

Student members attend an interactive video training session where they identify goals and overcome obstacles. This interactive and introspective seminar helps members identify their true passions and strengths while creating action steps to achieve their goals.

SPEAKER BROADCASTS

Live streamed events with leaders, celebrities and best-selling authors are scheduled six times per year. Topics include leadership, identifying goals, facing challenges, personal growth and successfully transitioning from college to career. Students interact with the speakers via Twitter and Facebook during each broadcast.

SUCCESS NETWORKING TEAMS

Students are assigned to small groups and meet bi-weekly to set goals for future success. Members hold each other accountable using a highly specialized formula proven to produce results. After each meeting, students submit a reflective journal entry online, providing advisors the opportunity to coach and mentor in a format which actively engages students.

INDUCTION

This is the final step towards induction. Most campuses hold a formal induction ceremony which can be shared with family and friends. At this ceremony, students are presented with their Certificate of Leadership Training honoring their achievement and lifetime membership in the Society.

View a sample of what inducted members can include in their resume:

The National Society of Leadership and Success – Member Date 2018 – Present

Selected by campus administration to participate among top students in a leadership program including:

  • Leadership Training Day: Trained in leadership and success skills via an introspective and interactive training session.
  • Speaker Events: Participated in seminars led by celebrities and best-selling authors on topics such as leadership, time management, and goal setting.
  • Success Networking Teams:
    • Participated in peer based leadership development teams
    • Experience in setting and achieving goals, receiving coaching, coaching others, and holding others accountable to commitments.
For more information contact hermansd@marshall.edu