National Leadership Conference 2018

April 26-28, 2018
Long Beach, Calif.

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides current and future state and national leaders the opportunity to learn critical information about successfully leading a nonprofit association, to network with other leaders from across the country, and to gain new skills to become a more effective and engaging leader.

SNA encourages state affiliates to send incoming Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Vice-Presidents for the 2018-19 term, along with State Association Executives, to this event. The state association is also welcome to send any other interested state board members, such as the Membership Chair, Conference Chair or Secretary/Treasurer.

Invitations to this event will be emailed directly to state leaders in early 2018, along with registration forms and more event information.

Speaker Spotlight
Logan Weber

NLC 2018 Leadership Speaker Logan Weber

Leadership Speaker
Logan Weber, Weber Associates will present at the opening and closing general sessions, along with a breakout session at NLC.

His dynamic and relevant presentations have led to speaking engagements at SNA state conferences and school districts all across the United States. In 2016, Logan keynoted the National Leadership Conference for the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda. In addition, Logan counts Fortune 500 companies like Georgia Power, Cintas, and Toyota among his corporate clients. Passionate about servant-leadership and positively influencing the world around him, Logan also co-founded the non-profit organization Dry Tears, which constructed deep-water wells and irrigation systems in rural Africa and South America. In 2008, Dry Tears received the Helping Hands Award from United Way.

SNA Future Leaders Program

Held in conjunction with NLC, the SNA Future Leaders Program provides hands-on training to new and future leaders of SNA. Future Leaders are given the opportunity to network with other emerging SNA stars from across the country, hone their leadership and communication skills, and learn from seasoned SNA leaders in a fun and interactive learning environment.


Each state association may nominate up to two individuals to this program. Nominees must be:

  • Current SNA national and state association members
  • Currently hold a SNA Certificate in School Nutrition or the SNS Credential

If room is available, state associations may be able to nominate a third individual to this program. Nominations will begin being accepted in early 2018. Stay tuned to this page for more information or contact with questions.

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