NILA 2020 - National Institute for Leadership Advancement
- VIRTUAL EVENT
What if I have technical questions or issues with the virtual meeting platform?
Please review this Virtual Platform FAQs document prior to the start of NILA.
What does it cost?
What is required to attend?
Be a PAID and APPROVED SHPE E-Board member for the 2020-2021 fiscal year to register and renew your membership on July 1, 2020 to attend. APPROVED resume created on the SHPE Career Center.
- All SHPE Chapter E-Board Members may attend.
- All attendees must attend mandatory virtual webinars prior to the start of NILA.
- All attendees must submit their Chapter Management Tools prior to NILA.
NOTE: NILA IS AN INTENSE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR THE ATTENDEE TO BE PRESENT FOR THE DURATION, STARTING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE, PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEND FROM YOUR CHAPTER, AS MISSING ANY OF THE SCANNED EVENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CCLP (CERTIFIED CHAPTER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM).
What does registration include?
- Keynotes, workshops, case studies
- NILA playbook
- Conference materials
- Leadership Commencement Ceremony
Where can I find the registration form?
All registrations will be processed online. We do not have a paper registration form available. However, you can print your receipt from the registration site. If you require an invoice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I pay my registration fee by check or purchase order?
Payment by credit card via online only.
For university issued checks, please contact email@example.com.
I received an error message when making my online registration payment.
DO NOT submit your payment transaction more than once. If you receive an error submitting your credit card payment, please send an email with the error message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I create a SHPEConnect ID?
If you do not have a SHPEConnect ID, go to the SHPEConnect login page and click on "Create SHPEConnect ID". If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
When will I receive my confirmation notice?
A confirmation notice will be emailed immediately from the registration site confirming your registration. Please check your spam/junk folder. If you still have not received it, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
More than two executive board members from my chapter would like to attend NILA.
All e-Board members from both professional and student chapters are welcome to register and attend NILA 2020. Registration and payment are required by the registration deadline, July 15, 2020.
Can I register my chapter executive board member(s) instead of having them register individually?
Chapter executive board members do not have the option to register a second officer or an officer other than themselves. Each attendee will have to register individually.
What are the registration deadlines?
Registration deadline: July 15, 202 11:59 PM PT
What if my chapter has exhausted all resources and does not have any funding?
You can do a fundraiser with your chapter or formally contact local companies to request financial assistance. Reach out to your Regional Vice President or Professional Local Chapters for possible sponsorship opportunities.
What is the cancellation deadline?
Cancellations received by July 15, 2020 11:59 PM PT, are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received after July 15, 2020 11:59 PT, are not eligible for a refund of registration fees.
All cancellations must be received by email email@example.com.
I can't attend NILA, but someone else from my chapter executive board wants to replace me.
NILA 2020 registrations are non-transferrable to other members of your chapter executive board. Additional executive board members may register and there is no limit to the number of chapter executive board members who may participate in NILA 2020.
I attended NILA last year. Can I attend again this year?
Yes, you may attend NILA 2020 even if you attended in 2019. Additionally, if you attend NILA 2020 and are eligible to attend again in 2021, then you may attend NILA 2021.
If I attend NILA 2020, can I attend again next year for NILA 2021?
Yes, if you attend NILA 2020 and are eligible to attend again in 2021, then you may attend NILA 2021.
- I work for an organization who recruits STEM talent and I would like to sponsor and contribute. What are my next steps and options?
How do I register my organization for this event?
NILA is tailored to empower and prepare SHPE undergraduate and professional chapter leaders to be the best leaders for their prospective chapters. NILA offers alternative recruiting methods like workshops, event sponsorships and branding opportunities.
Once you are confirmed as a NILA sponsor, the sales team will send attendee registration instructions via email.
What should I wear?
Business casual on the top and casual attire on the bottom is appropriate for the virtual conference. Wear your SHPE shirts to show your pride in SHPE.
You will be on camera in the breakout sessions, so be aware of your appearance and your surroundings. We recommend you find a quiet, distraction-free, appropriate space to attend the event. Ideally, you'll be upright and attentive while on camera.
And please remember to mute yourself and turn off your camera as needed to take breaks. (Don't take your laptop or phone on your break with you please!)
Are there Rules of Behavior for this virtual event?
Yes! Here are the Rules of Behavior that attendees agree to when they register.
Do you have a way for me to submit ideas I have about NILA?
Yes! Please fill out the form in our: