Lead. Grow. Inspire.

Join us for the 2019 NSCS Leadership Summit, August 8-11, where you will learn communication, leadership, and management skills critical to being an effective leader on your campus during the 2019-20 academic year. As we celebrate 25 years of NSCS, we are excited to relaunch the in-person NSCS Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

Do you want to learn how to be a better leader?

Do you want to meet other NSCS chapter leaders and exchange best practices for chapter success and commit to supporting each other?

Engage with exciting and thought-provoking speakers, specifically selected to meet the needs of your incoming officer board, who will provide invaluable tips, tricks and techniques to help you take your personal leadership to the next level. Discover new ideas, network with other NSCS officers and members from across the nation, and collaborate and engage with your designated Chapter Operations Manager.

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill


Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger

CEO & Founder, InternQueen.com

Tom DeLuca

Tom DeLuca

The Corporate Hypnotist

Jullien Gordon

Jullien Gordon

Founding Partner, New Higher


Pat Hedley

Pat Hedley

Investor, Advisor and Author (Meet 100 People)

Alison Malmon

Alison Malmon

Founder and Executive Director, Active Minds

What are some previous workshop and session topics?
While we are busy working on the 2019 program, take a peek at what’s been previously shared:

  • Resume Writing
  • Public Speaking Bootcamp
  • Conflict Management 101
  • Building a High Impact Network
  • Leadership Tips for a Stress Free College Experience
  • Developing a Marketing & Communications Plan
  • Your Successful Financial Future Starts Now
  • How to Access the Hidden Resources on Your Campus

What is included?

  • Three nights hotel in a double occupancy room
  • Five meals/receptions
  • Keynote speakers
  • Books authored by our speakers
  • Multiple breakout sessions
  • Social activities/entertainment
  • Community service
  • Materials and engagement with NSCS mentors/staff
  • Networking events

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

— Rosalynn Carter

Limited Space Available. This event will sell out so confirm your attendance as soon as possible. A waitlist will be created on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday, August 8
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.Leadership Summit Registration Open
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.National Leadership Council Training
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Opening Session & Welcome Reception
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.Entertainment
Friday, August 9
8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.Breakfast with Chapter Operations Management
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Officer Training
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Awards Luncheon
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Extended Training Session
2:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.Breakout Sessions
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.Social Activity
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.Advisor Reception
6:30 p.m.Free Night to Explore DC
Saturday, August 10
8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.Breakfast with Chapter Operations Management
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker
10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.Lunch & Community Service
Sunday, August 11
Registration Fees

Double Room: $595/person
Single Room: $895/person

NSCS is pleased to host this year’s Leadership Summit at The Westin Arlington Gateway. Please note that room reservations are included in the event registration fee and NSCS will make arrangements on your behalf. Should you need a roommate, NSCS is happy to assign one to you. You will have the opportunity to indicate this on the registration form.

The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22203

The Westin Arlington Gateway, just two blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, a brief metro ride from downtown D.C. and the Smithsonian, and four miles from Reagan National Airport. Uber from airport to the hotel. If you don’t have the Uber app, use code ohqud and get your first ride free.

If you choose to fly into Washington Dulles Airport it is 21 miles and 30 minutes away from the hotel or Baltimore Washington Airport is 40 miles and one hour and fifteen minutes away from the hotel. You should factor in the time and transportation costs if you choose these airports.

Parking: Valet parking is $34 daily

Local (DC, MD, VA) Students

Special rate for local (DMV) students who do not need lodging accommodations:

  • Confirmed Registrations Before March 15: $295
  • Confirmed Registrations between March 16 – April 16: $395
  • Confirmed Registrations April 17 until full: $495

*This event is planned specifically for NSCS members and incoming officers. If you have questions or would like more information on the 2019 Leadership Summit, please contact Scott Mobley at mobley@nscs.org.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams