NSLS Spring Speaker Series Announced

NSLS Spring Speaker Series Announced

NSLS Spring Speaker Series Announced

The National Society of Leadership and Success has announced the speaker broadcast series for the Spring trimester, including two-time Emmy-award winner and author Tamron Hall, world-renowned expert on natural language processing, change, word of mouth, influence, and consumer behavior Jonah Berger, and head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders. 

The series is built within the NSLS Program that members go through but is also open to all OSUIT students and kicks off on February. All broadcasts will air in the Auditorium of Covelle Hall. 

  • February 13 - 6:00 pm CST -Speaker Broadcast & Success Networking Team Meetings (Tamron Hall
  • February 20 - 6:00 pm CST -Speaker Broadcast & Success Networking Team Meetings (Jonah Berger
  • March 5 - 6:00 pm -CST Speaker Broadcast & Success Networking Team Meetings (Deion Sanders)  

Tamron Hall is an award-winning Emmy journalist, Executive Producer, and host of the longest-running nationally syndicated talk show "Tamron Hall." Hall's extensive resume also includes hosting "Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall" on Investigation Discovery, "TODAY” and "MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall." She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for her segment on domestic violence as part of "TODAY's Shine A Light" series. Hall takes pride in her advocacy work to end domestic abuse and has partnered with Safe Horizon to launch The Tamron Renate Fund in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence.

Jonah Berger is a Wharton School professor and internationally bestselling author of “Magic Words,” “Contagious,” “Invisible Influence,” and “The Catalyst.” Dr. Berger is a world-renowned expert on natural language processing, change, word of mouth, influence, consumer behavior, and why things catch on. He has published over 80 articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches one of the world's most popular online courses, and popular outlets like The New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work. Berger has keynoted hundreds of major conferences and events like SXSW and Cannes Lions, advised various early-stage companies, and consulted for organizations like Apple, Google, Nike, Amazon, GE, Moderna, and The Gates Foundation.

Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders has redefined coaching and leadership, most currently at the University of Colorado. As the only player in sports history to play in a Super Bowl and the World Series, he has transformed his athletic prowess and vision into that of an elite-level coach and mentor. Before his time in Boulder, Sanders led Jackson State University to two SWAC Championships, receiving SWAC Coach of the Year honors. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, a two-time Super Bowl Champion, and an eight-time Pro Bowler. Coach Prime is a cultural icon, sports legend, innovative coach, successful entrepreneur, and father of five children.

Each Spring and Fall, NSLS members are invited to attend a speaker series and engage in small groups with their peers on campus to create connections and accountability. 

"NSLS empowers students with the crucial soft skills that complement their technical knowledge, ensuring they enter the workforce well-rounded and career-ready. Inducted students not only gain access to invaluable scholarships, job opportunities and success coaching but also earn well-deserved recognition at graduation for their remarkable achievements as NSLS members," shared Kyle Allen, Activities Coordinator and co-advisor for the OSUIT NSLS chapter.

Students are invited to join NSLS before each fall and spring trimester, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and at least six credit hours on their transcript as requirements. NSLS members participate in a comprehensive 5-step leadership program during the trimester.

To join, eligible students can submit their nomination code online and pay a one-time $95 membership fee. Need-based waivers are available through the Dean of Students NSLS Waiver program.

NSLS is the only accredited honor society in the United States. The program is accredited by Cognia and recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service and the American Council on Education. 

"Students that take advantage of enrollment in NSLS not only embark on a journey exploring their personalities, passions, and leadership abilities, but they will also find a gateway to a multitude of opportunities for developing and applying soft skills, which are essential for a successful career in the industry," shared Kamie Crawford, director of student life.