National Leadership Institute

Imagine a world where engineering is a household conversation in every community of color, and where Black students can see themselves thriving as engineers.


Join us to gain invaluable skills, expand your network, and become a catalyst for impactful leadership.

This year-round development takes place in six phases:


Guided by members of the NAB, current NEB and REB compose their individual transition documents to ensure all information related to their position is captured for the year.

National Leadership Orientation

The National Leadership Orientation (NLO) is open to current and incoming NEB/REB members and gives an introduction to NSBE leadership and organizational leadership. Attendees participate in team-building exercises and receive a high-level overview of their role and responsibilities as well as governance documents. 

National Transition Meeting

Building on conversations from NLO, the National Transition Meeting (NTM) provides incoming leadership the opportunity to strategize with former leaders and to begin goal setting for their upcoming term. The National Transition Meeting focuses on team-building exercises, introduces NSBE leaders to the parliamentary procedure for conducting business, and ensures new leaders are familiar with the routine areas of their position. 

National Leadership Conference

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) is the longest and most comprehensive of the leadership training meetings. At these meetings, leaders from the NEB, PEB, and REB are responsible for preparing and presenting detailed plans for their time in office. This meeting also covers archetypes of leadership and effective communications strategies. Upon conclusion of NLC, NEB members would have trained regional officers in preparation for them to train their chapter officers at the Regional Leadership Conference (RLC). 

Regional Leadership Conferences

Regional Programs Chair leads Leadership Competencies Training for all Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents, Academic Excellence Chairs, and Program Chairs.

Fall Regional Conferences

Regional Programs Chair vets Leadership Programming at FRC through National Programs Chair and WHQ Programs to ensure that leadership competencies are adequately covered. 

Every aspiring leader can develop through these phases and level up through a combination of online and in-person training.

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Black Excellence Engineered

We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.
The NSBE membership year spans August 1 – July 31.
The membership fee is nonrefundable. By submitting your membership application, you acknowledge that the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) World Headquarters office is not liable for the collection or refund of any chapter-related fees. These additional fees may include chapter dues and/or tuition.

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at