Sigma Alpha Pi
A-B Tech's Chapter of the
National Society of Leadership and Success
The A-B Tech Student Life & Development office is proud to sponsor the Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. This leadership development program is open to curriculum students who have completed at least 12 credit hours in good standing with a 3.0 GPA. The National Society of Leadership and Success is a leadership program that has hundreds of branches throughout the nation at community colleges and universities. Invitations are sent by mail each fall and spring semester.
The A-B Tech chapter is designed as a leadership training program that can be completed in as little as one semester.
The program is broken out into the following components:
Program Orientation provides a more detailed introduction to the program, steps in the induction process, and membership benefits. Members-only need to attend one orientation. Please contact Patricia Mathes, Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information. Orientations will be held on:
Please attend one:
- Monday, February 1st at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
- Wednesday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Leadership Training Day is where members create personal mission statements, explore goal-setting strategies, and learn about tools to keep them on track as they move toward their goals. Goals could be short-term in nature, like getting an "A" in Math this semester, or long-term like starting a business. Students will learn more about A-B Tech specific resources, as well as those of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Workbooks are provided and can be found on the NSLS Calendar event webpage. Two Leadership Training Day is held this semester, and this event is required before moving forward in the program.
- Thursday, February 11th from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Friday, February 19th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings take place throughout the semester and give students an opportunity to network with fellow members of their cohort group. The teams are designed to use peer accountability and support to help each member move forward with the action steps they identified during the Leadership Training session. Meeting times are set up by students according to individual schedules.
The Speaker Series provides students the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized speakers who are successful in their respective fields. The first broadcast is live, and a rebroadcast is released one week later. The National Society of Leadership and Success hosts three speakers each semester. Participants in the Leadership Program need to attend 3 different speaker events, which can be a combination of live broadcasts or rebroadcasts.
Spring 2021 Speaker Series
All speaker events are held via Zoom.
Leadership Speaker Events
Each semester A-B Tech’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success hosts three live broadcasts and three speaker rebroadcasts. The selected speakers are nationally and internationally known authors, celebrities, pioneers, and visionaries who share their inspirational stories of success and the importance of leadership.
- 2/16, 6:45 p.m. – Mark Cuban
- 2/23, 6:45 p.m. – Dr. Bernice A. King
- 3/2, 6:45 p.m. – Erica Dhawan
- 3/9, 6:45 p.m. - Bill Gates
- 2/25, 3:00 p.m. – Mark Cuban
- 3/5, 3:00 p.m. – Dr. Bernice A. King
- 3/12, 3:00 p.m. – Erica Dhawan
- 3/19 - Bill Gates
Induction – students who complete all induction requirements obtain fully benefited status within the society. An induction ceremony will be held in Spring 2021 on April 28th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Students who complete their requirements in either fall or spring semesters will be recognized at this formal Recognition Ceremony. Members who complete all the steps listed above will have their membership status upgraded from base member to full membership within the National Society of Leadership and Success. Inducted members receive a certificate, t-shirt, pin, access to a national job board, an opportunity to apply for additional scholarships, and more.
Still, have questions?
Check out our Student Leadership Team's Frequently Asked Questions page.
You can find out more about the National Society of Leadership and Success at societyleadership.org
For more information, please contact the A-B Tech Chapter Advisors:
Patricia Mathes, Student Life Coordinator
Michele Hathcock, Director of Title IX Compliance and Student Life Development