NLS / DYLC
NLS / DYLC
National Leadership Seminar (NLS)
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and characteristics of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members, as they seek to improve their service to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community.
The NLS will provide participants with:
- A challenging, inspiring, and enjoyable learning experience
- A better understanding of the skills of leadership, and how to apply them
- A better understanding of themselves and of other people
- A realization that, with practice and work, everyone can improve their leadership skills
- An understanding that leadership skills work in tandem with one another
- An understanding that different situations require the application of different leadership skills
- A model with which to evaluate themselves and others in the use of leadership skills
Payments are collected by the individual lodges, but registration must still be completed on the Southern Region website: http://southern.oa-bsa.org/nls/
Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC)
The Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) will deepen an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the lodge and chapter. Conference topics will include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar.
The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will move us beyond lodge mechanics and operations to establishing a lodge and chapter culture that grows youth who are capable of establishing goals, building teams, and guiding the lodge’s work to achieve Journey to Excellence. Prior participation in the National Leadership Seminar is encouraged, but not required.