The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend
training program focusing on leadership development.
Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers,
it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and
techniques. An NLS discusses how these skills
can be applied in your role in the OA and
in other aspects of your life.
The NLS program is offered several times a year at
various locations in each region. Scheduled dates are given on the
National OA Program Calendar,
and are published in the Order of the Arrow's
More detailed information is available from your lodge leaders,
the Section Chief or Adviser, or the Region Chief or Region Chair.
Each region runs their own NLS program, so detailed information on
upcoming NLS sessions is usually
available on the appropriate region web site.
(The region web sites can be reached from the
Official Links page.)
If you are interested in attending an NLS, please contact your
Lodge Chief or Adviser for registration information.
As one Arrowman described his NLS experience:
"I just returned from one of the greatest leadership courses
around. The NLS course is a winner...
"I didn't even get out of the room after the second or third
session before I was putting the new knowledge to use. The use
of movie clips to drive home points of leadership works well...
"The Staff for the training was excellent. We were privileged to
have our National Vice-Chief, the Region Chief, and several
Section Chiefs and various members of the National OA Committee.
A Great staff.
"Well, I have now been given more useful tools to use to help the
in my Council improve themselves and the Lodge. I feel a little less
nervous about my own position....
"If and when you get the chance to attend a NLS, GO!"
Thanks to Section C-1B for permission to use some of the material
on this page.