National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and characteristics of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members, as they seek to improve their service to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community.
- Sept 24-26, 2021 – Orlando, FL
- Nov 12-14, 2021 – Irving, TX
- Dec 10-12, 2021 – Greensboro, NC
Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) is held concurrently with NLS, for transportation advantages. It is tailored for the adult that has already attended NLS, but that’s not a requirement. DYLC will deepen an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the lodge and chapter. Conference topics will include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar.