Greetings from your RLC
Greetings NSBE Leaders.
My name is Avery Layne, and it is a privilege and an honor to serve as your 2018-2019 Region II Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Chairperson! I am pleased to announce that this year’s Leadership Conference will be held at the Wink Hotel in Washington, D.C., from Friday, August 31ST to Sunday, September 2nd. This year’s theme, Connect, Collaborate, and Cultivate, will help us to focus on our goal of #NSBE2025 by connecting with our NSBE roots and each other, collaborating effectively to work in sync as a region, and cultivate these efforts to bring the Society to new heights!
As the first conference of the year, RLC is directed specifically towards the chapter leadership. At RLC, you will receive position-specific training, professional and leadership development, and the opportunity to network with your peers throughout the region. My goal is that you will learn skills that best prepare you to handle any situations that may arise during your time as chapter leaders. With these skills, you'll be able to take your chapter to the next level as we all strive to meet our new regional directive of Academic Excellence.
At this conference, you will learn skills that help you work more effectively both as individual leaders and as cohesive executive boards. Individual growth will be highlighted with building skills in goal setting, event planning and execution alongside position-focused training; while group growth will focus on zone functionalities, conflict resolution, and remaining accountable to your fellow board members. You will also have the opportunity to partake in a think tank with your regional and chapter counterparts to share and come up with ideas for the school year, and you'll get to work with other NSBE demographics to find new ways to connect the Professional and Collegiate chapters. All these opportunities and more are geared towards making sure that you are as prepared for your future as not only a chapter leader, but as a leader among your peers in your academic and professional lives. This conference is the perfect opportunity to boost your leadership development and have a strong start to your year in leadership.
I am excited to serve you this year, and I look forward to seeing you this August!
Stay 2 HYPE!!!
2018-2019 Region II Regional Leadership Conference Chairperson
National Society of Black Engineers