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The 2021 National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) offers a valuable opportunity for SHPE's volunteer leaders to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be successful, certified chapter leaders.

NILA will be held in two parts over two weekends this summer. If you are a chapter leader for 2021-2022, be sure to register before June 23.

    PART 1
    Certified Chapter Leader Program
    July 16-18
    $35 per person
    For all chapter and regional leaders, and advisors
    Includes deep dives into chapter operations, available chapter support, and a chance for like chapters to collaborate on best practices.

    PART 2
    Presidents Summit
    August 13-15
    Included with purchase of Part 1
    For regional leaders and chapter presidents
    Includes subject matter experts offering leadership and professional development specifically for SHPE chapter presidents.

    The Benefits

    • Learn how to be an effective SHPE chapter leader from those who have done it
    • Gain a better understanding of SHPE’s mission, vision, and operations
    • Build up their network of supportive friends, contacts, and mentors in STEM
    • Be empowered to embrace their leadership role with SHPE
    • Enjoy a safe space to grow their networking and communication skills
    • 2021 Chapter Leaders Handbook (printed, spiral bound)
    • SHPE swag box with lapel pin, pens, decal, and a Mercado gift card
    • Certified Chapter Leader certificate (upon completion of the program)
    • Presidents Summit certificate (upon completion of the program)
    • Access to an exclusive NILA 2021 playlist on Spotify

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations received by June 16, 2021 11:59 PM PST, are eligible for a 100% refund of registration fees. Cancellations received after June 16, 2021 11:59 PM PST, are not eligible for a refund of registration fees.

    Substitution Policy
    Registration is only transferable with prior authorization. Please send attendee substitution requests to

    Bulk Registration
    Bulk registration is an option for SHPE chapters that are paying for 5 or more registration fees with a university/college check, money order, or credit card. Use this form to follow the steps to request and register for SHPE National events utilizing a promotional code. The promotional code is distributed once payment terms are agreed upon.

    Code of Conduct
    By registering for NILA, you agree to follow the SHPE Rules of Behavior. Details of the rules of behavior may be found here.