July 16, 2021

271: Leadership in Action - with Charles Knippen, President, NSLS

271: Leadership in Action - with Charles Knippen, President, NSLS

Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast!  In this episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by the Black History and Culture Academy, we welcome Charles Knippen, President, National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)!

Charles talks with Liz and Joe about NSLS, it's mission and very ambitious goal. NSLS has a robust speaker series that have included ex US Presidents among other well known leaders. Listen in as they discuss the definition of leadership and how to asses it. 

Charles Knippen is the President of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Serving over 700 colleges and universities, with over 1.4 million members, the NSLS is the largest leadership honor society and collegiate development program in the United States. Charles joined the NSLS as a consultant in 2008, and in 2012 became the President and minority owner in the organization. Under his leadership, the NSLS has added over 600 colleges and university chapters, achieved accreditation with ACE and NCCRS, and provided over 1 million dollars in scholarships to its members.

Prior to his time at the NSLS, Charles was a corporate intrapreneur at Monster Worldwide (Monster.com), starting the Monster Diversity Leadership Programs. During his 7 years with the organization, the programs positively impacted over 10,000 students and 50 leading collegiate employers including Target, Enterprise, PwC, and Lockheed Martin.

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