Leadership FAQs

PY21 CDs + NPC

Overview


NLC Convention is an important opportunity to review expectations, build strategies for the upcoming year, and develop relationships with other Chapter Directors and NPC Members. NLC expects our Chapter Directors and NPC Members to be in attendance at NLC Convention. Convention support for Chapter Directors/NPC are only available to those serving the July 2020 - June 2021 programmatic year [known as PY21] and who attend the entirety of the Chapter Directors session on Thursday, August 6, 2020.




Registration


For the 2020 NLC National Convention in Philadelphia, Chapters Directors and NPC Members’ Convention registration fee will be waived as long as they meet the registration deadlines listed in the FAQs.




Hotels and Travel


As per the Revenue Share agreement, PY21 Chapter Directors and NPC members will receive their travel to and from NLC National Convention as well as a double-occupancy room paid for to assist their attendance.




Important Note


All NLC leadership, particularly if utilizing a waiver for registration, are expected to be present and engaged at all NLC Convention sessions.




When should I register for Convention?


All returning chapter directors/NPC members must register by April 30, 2020. Individuals becoming new Chapter Directors/NPC members in PY21 must register by June 15, 2020 to utilize the waiver. Absolutely no extensions will be provided as all leadership transitions must occur by June 1, 2020.




How will I receive a waiver?


You must fill out the leadership directory to receive a waiver. If one or more Chapter Directors is staying on, fill out the directory now. Add additional information as soon as your Chapter finalizes PY21 Chapter Directors. No extensions to the June 15, 2020 registration deadline will be considered.




An incoming Chapter Director already registered, can they be refunded?


If an individual registers for Convention prior to becoming a Chapter Director/NPC member, they will receive a full refund of all money paid. Refund requests recieved prior to June 15 will be processed on a rolling basis but completed by June 30, 2020. Please fill out this form to recieve a refund.




How will my hotel be booked?


To receive this subsidy, all PY21 Chapter Directors/ NPC members must submit hotel needs through a forthcoming form no later than June 15, 2020. If a person chooses to room with someone who is not a Director/NPC or would like a private room, they will be responsible for paying for their own room and should book directly with the hotel.




My Chapter doesn’t decide our leadership team until after the June 1 deadline. Can I get an extension?


No extensions for waivers or room/travel subsidies will be provided. NLC programmatic guidelines require Chapter transitions completed by June 1, 2020. NLC strongly encourages chapters to meet this deadline or they will lose all Chapter Director Convention subsidies.




How will my flight be booked?


In accordance with our direct pay model, NLC will directly book PY21 Chapter Director and NPC member’s flight/train. Those chapters and individuals within a 300-mile radius of Philadelphia will be encouraged to look at ground transportation options. By May 15, NLC will send out a schedule for booking flights directly with NLC staff. NLC caps expenditures at $300 per flight (although will make rare exceptions based on availability) but maintains a policy of booking the most cost-effective option. All travel must be booked no later than June 28, 2020.




I can drive to Philadelphia. Will NLC cover my travel costs and parking?


Maybe. Please reach out to your P&O Manager to look at the financial feasibility of swapping out flights, trains and buses for cars and parking. Attendees who are NOT Chapter Directors or NPC members will be responsible for their own parking in Philadelphia.





PY21 NDC + Caucus Chairs

Overview


NLC is proud of the work that our National Diversity Committee and Caucus Chairs do to provide stronger programming and better engagement. To honor that work, NLC will provide support for PY21 NDC and Caucus Chairs to attend Convention.




Registration


For the 2020 NLC National Convention in Philadelphia, PY21 National Diversity Committee Members and PY21 Caucus Directors will have waived National Convention registration fees as long as they meet the deadlines to register for Convention and can attend the required sessions listed below. To receive these subsides, PY21 NDC Members must attend the Convention Diversity sessions and Caucus Chairs must attend the Caucus breakout sessions.




Important Note


All NLC leadership, particularly if utilizing a waiver for registration, are expected to be present and engaged at all NLC Convention sessions.




When should I register for Convention?


PY21 Caucus Chairs/ NDC members must register by June 15, 2020 to utilize the waiver. Absolutely no extensions will be provided as all leadership transitions must occur by June 1, 2020.




How will I receive a waiver?


Waivers will be sent to all Caucus Chairs and NDC members after PY21 transitions have occurred in late spring 2020.




An incoming Caucus Chair/NDC Member already registered, can they be refunded?


If an individual registers for Convention prior to becoming a Caucus Chair/ NDC member, they will receive a full refund of all money paid.





Resources

Where is the PY21 Leadership Directory?


Find it right here!




Where is the Convention Refund Request Located?


Here it is!