Greetings NSBE Leaders!

My name is Kathryn Barnes, and it is my honor to serve as your 2019-2020 Region II Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Chairperson! I’m pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 Regional Leadership Conference will be held at theThe Hyatt Regency Dulles, in Herndon, VA, from Friday, August 16th, 2019 to Sunday, August 18th, 2019. This year’s theme, Focus on Leading with Purpose, will help us to refine our efforts toward our goal of #NSBE2025 by developing ourselves as leaders to drive the new generation of engineers to excellence.

The Regional Leadership Conference is targeted specifically towards Chapter and Professional leadership. You will receive three days of position-focused training, professional and leadership development, and an opportunity to network with your peers throughout the region. My goal is that you leave RLC with the knowledge and tools to be successful as the Model Region and a connection to the NSBE mission. With these new skills, you’ll be able to take your chapters to the next level as we all strive to meet our new regional directives: Lead with Purpose and Operational Efficiency.

Throughout this conference, your skills as a NSBE leader will be challenged. Our purpose is to help you thrive within NSBE, being trailblazers as you contribute to the directives. We have a variety of workshops, which are centered around how you fit into the NSBE puzzle, how to use core career competencies to best display yourself to companies, and, of course, how to effectively run a chapter. Individual growth will be highlighted with building skills in time management, goal setting, and event planning and execution. Group growth will focus on zone functionalities, conflict resolution, and remaining accountable to your fellow board members. You’ll also have the opportunity to partake in a think tank session with your regional and chapter counterparts to share and come up with ideas for the academic year, while working with Professional members to find new ways to connect the Collegiate and Professional demographic. This conference is the perfect opportunity to boost your leadership development and start the year on a strong note.

I am excited to serve you this year, and I hope you are ready for what we have in store for you this August!

Stay 2222 HYPE!!!


Kathryn Barnes

2019-2020 Region II Regional Leadership Conference Chairperson

National Society of Black Engineers