Fall 2014 National Leadership Seminar Date
The final National Leadership Seminar of 2014 will be held November 14 to 16 at Camp Alpine, New Jersey (registration deadline is November 3rd)- maximum is 72 participants
Fall 2014 National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar Date
The final NLATS course of 2014 will be held November 14 to 16 at Camp Alpine, New Jersey (registration deadline is November 3rd)- maximum is 32 participants.
About the NLS:
The National Leadership Seminar is an intense weekend conference on the skills and attributes 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 their unit, chapter, and lodge.
Participants need to arrive by 7:00 PM on Friday and the seminar will conclude at about 2 PM on Sunday. It is important for each participant to be present for the entire weekend to complete the course. At its end, each participant will complete a contract and agree to accomplish a few goals. They will receive support before, during, and after the seminar from members of the staff to do this.
Who should attend the NLS:
It is recommended that youth participants be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer. Prior completion of a Lodge Leadership Development course for both youth and adult participants is suggested. The weekend will be challenging and exhausting as it is packed full of interactive sessions. You should be prepared to be in a learning environment for the entire weekend, and also know that your involvement in the seminar is not complete until you complete your contract back home.
About the NLATS:
The National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar, or NLATS, is an intense weekend conference that will prepare adult advisers in the Order of the Arrow to better understand their role, and they impact that it plays on the success of the lodge. It is designed to discuss topics like the OA strategic plan and how lodges play a part in it, mentoring youth, understanding the role of the adviser and other key areas. Participants need to arrive by 7:00 PM on Friday and the seminar will conclude at about 12:30 PM on Sunday, with the option of staying for lunch/graduation with the NLS participants. It is important for each participant to be present for the entire weekend to complete the course. At its end, each participant will complete a contract and agree to accomplish a few goals. They will receive support before, during, and after the seminar from members of the staff to do this.
Who should attend the NLATS:
Unlike the National Leadership Seminar program, which teaches leadership in a more general sense, the NLATS is specifically designed for Lodge Advisers and Staff Advisers, and those who play the top key roles in the lodge. Participants are called upon to share their knowledge and information about their lodges, therefore it is very important that lodges select only the best participants to attend. It is not designed for just any adult Arrowman!
It is strongly suggested that those wishing to attend complete at least two Lodge Leadership Development conferences/events and has a solid understanding of the operation of the lodge. The NLATS in an intensive experience with a focus on the three key principles of advisers; ENVISION, ENABLE and EMPOWER. Participants should be open to learning and also playing a part in discussions throughout the weekend.
It is very important that you only send the right people to this course, so please be very selective and treat this as the special opportunity it is meant to be.
The cost for each of these seminars is $85 per person and includes lodging for two nights, meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch, seminar materials and recognition items.
Each course has a maximum capacity for participants, so please register as soon as you can. Our courses last year filled up and those who waited until the last minute were unable to attend. Each Lodge may send up to 4 participants to the NLS, and 2 for the NLATS. Exceptions to this can be made, if space is available, by the Region Chairman. Adults attending are encouraged to drive youth members. Walk-ins are NOT accepted!
What to Bring:
Participants will be required to be in full Class A uniform the entire weekend. Those showing up without may be sent home, so please be sure they come prepared! They will also need to bring sleeping bags/bedding, personal items (towels, soap, etc.), and a current BSA Medical History Form. There will be a region trading post with shirts, patches, and other items available for purchase throughout the weekend. We accept cash and checks only
Please contact the Lodge Adviser if interested in attending.