Greetings NSBE Leaders!
My name is Toni Patterson, and I am extremely excited to serve as your 2016-2017 Region II Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Chair! This year’s RLC will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th and the theme is “Back to Our Purpose: Leading an Innovative Culture.” I believe that this year’s theme will challenge us as leaders to get back to our purpose of achieving the NSBE mission while working together to create innovative ways to graduate 10,000 Black Engineers by the year 2025.
RLC is the first conference of the year for chapter leaders of NSBE. I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to interact with your regional and chapter counterparts. This conference will give you the opportunity to share ideas with other leaders and develop a strong foundation for the year. My hope is for you to develop relationships with other leaders throughout the society and develop a better understanding of the part you pay in helping the Society fulfill the mission. The workshops and functionals are all designed to support this year’s regional directives: Clarity, Cultivate, and Culture.
You will learn about NSBE leadership, develop your soft skills, network with other students and the Region II Professionals. We will have multiple workshops with an emphasis on membership retention, chapter financial management, effective communication, and much more led by NEB, REB members, NSBE advisors, and company representatives. We will get back to our purpose and work together to achieve the mission, reach NSBE 2025 and become the leaders that create innovative cultures on our campuses and communities.
I look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Region II RLC!
Keep it 2 HYPE!
2016-2017 Region II Regional Leadership Conference Chairperson
National Society of Black Engineers
2016 Region II Leadership Conference
“Back to Our Purpose: Leading an Innovative Culture”
August 26 – August 28, 2016 | Arlington, VA