NLC 101

The 2015 National Leadership Conference is all about developing creativity, prompting innovation and sparking inspiration to help you Strive for Greatness. Throughout the four-day conference, you will develop your leadership skills and explore new ways to address the challenges of your chapter. We’ve put together a full schedule to help you get the most out of your NLC experience!

IO tourYour trip to Indianapolis will start with a visit to ZTA International Office. You will take a tour, check out the archives, meet staff and National Officers, and have the opportunity to pose for pictures with your chapter’s flag and the Chain of Chapters.

Once everyone has arrived at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, our home for the next four days, we’ll kick things off with the first General Session. Throughout the week you will attend general sessions with the entire NLC delegation. Collegians and National Officers will gather to hear from members of National Council and other awesome guest speakers. In these presentations, you will learn about the GREAT model that will guide your process for addressing your chapter’s challenges throughout the week.

You'll build a team with your GREAT group!In addition to the large group sessions, you will have an opportunity to dive deeper in your GREAT Group meetings. These small groups will challenge you to focus on a specific challenge that your chapter faces. You will use the GREAT model to Grow as a leader, examine your chapter’s Reality, Explore your options, pick the best Answer and Take Action by creating a concrete plan for reaching your goals. Your GREAT Group and National Officer facilitator will help you along the way by providing input and new ideas. By working with these women throughout NLC, you will develop relationships and a safe space to let your creativity soar as you strive to make your chapter greater than ever.

We come to NLC to work hard on improving ourselves and our chapters, but we also make time for fun and sisterhood! Throughout your visit, you will get to know sisters from around the country during meals and activities. You will enjoy a casual night of local entertainment on Friday and dress up to honor the accomplishments of our amazing chapters at the Crown Chapter dinner on Saturday. We’ll end the night with a ZLAM Jam celebration. Get ready to show off your best dance moves, enjoy delicious snacks and snap pictures in a photo booth with more than 600 of your sisters!

Will you win Crown Chapter?Your time in Indianapolis will be full of presentations that will inspire and challenge you to Strive for Greatness. You will have the opportunity to really focus on your chapter’s challenges and come up with new and innovative ways to improve your chapter and community. You will learn from ZTA leaders and walk away a stronger leader yourself. You will celebrate our amazing sisterhood and go back to your school in the fall refreshed and ready to make great changes for your chapter. We can’t wait!

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What Happens at NLC?

Every Zeta has the potential, the resources and the opportunity to be great. At the 2015 National Leadership Conference, we’ll help you realize that potential and learn how to creatively and effectively use those resources to help your chapter and community Strive for Greatness.

Over the four-day leadership event, you will explore GREATness with other collegians and National Officers from around the country. Together you’ll work on addressing the challenges of your chapter in new and innovative ways. Through a variety of presentations and small group sessions, you will learn to Grow as a leader, examine your chapter’s Reality, Explore your options, pick the best Answer and Take Action by creating a concrete plan for reaching your goals. This year’s conference is all about developing creativity, prompting innovation and sparking inspiration.

We’ll also take time to recognize the accomplishments of all our amazing chapters and to celebrate our sisterhood! At NLC you will have the opportunity to build relationships and share ideas with more than 600 outstanding chapter leaders and National Officers. You will leave NLC with the tools and motivation to lead your chapter into greatness!

Leading up to NLC, we’ll post on this site about everything you need to know to prepare for an awesome NLC experience. Take a look around and check back frequently for updates and more information. We can’t wait to welcome you all to Indianapolis in July!

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Register for NLC!

“Strive for Greatness” this summer by joining us for the 2015 National Leadership Conference.

Achieving greatness is not fast or easy. It takes determination, collaboration, problem solving and real effort. We seek to tap the inner greatness in each sister, thereby making our chapters and communities great in the process.

Over the four-day leadership event, you will meet collegiate and National Officer sisters from around the country, and together, we will learn how to go for GREATness in ZTA and beyond.

NLC takes place Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Each collegiate chapter sends an Official Delegate and at least one other chapter leader. Additionally National Officers attend for their own training and to help facilitate the NLC program. Learn more about who attends NLC here!

The registration process is online, so head over to the ZTA Sisters Only site for instructions and the secure registration link.

Registration will happen in two waves:

  • Collegians must register before April 15. All registrations received after this date will be assessed a $25 late fee.
  • National Officer registration info will come out in mid-March and will be due April 15.

NLC programming will consist of motivating general sessions, small group meetings where you will learn from your sisters, meals with recognition and awards, and of course, lots of sisterhood! Check out our agenda highlights.

Finally, subscribe to this blog (at the bottom of the site) to get up-to-the-minute details about NLC before, during and after the event. Watch for details on the program and presenters, what to pack, how to get there, and more.

We can hardly wait to see you!

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