It is always the right time to make the right choice, so get ready to embark on a journey with this year’s state project, “The Choice Is Yours”. This year’s project places a special focus on helping members become knowledgeable about developing logical arguments for decision-making and having an ethical impact in society.
In addition to having the opportunity to identify personal, business, and online ethical guidelines, chapters will also be challenged to identify the consequences of unethical and illegal conduct. Through fundraising and community service hours in partnership with local charities, chapters will be able to earn awards and recognition by earning various amounts of points.
Points will be rewarded according to how each chapter demonstrates the primary goals of this project. “The Choice Is Yours” will prompt students to achieve goals such as the following: learning internet protection technology and practices; researching major businesses or corporations that have dealt with ethical dilemmas; identifying unethical marketing practices of web based practices and behavior; and demonstrating ethical and legal actions with regards to plagiarism, fair use, and copyright laws. Overall, it is this project’s hope that members come to obtain a better understanding of ethical decision-making and the impact it has on society.
The Middle Level State Leadership Conference at the Georgia National Fairgrounds was a complete success! Over 1,000 Georgia FBLA members engaged in workshops, competitive events, and networking opportunities. The conference was a Time to Shine like no other for our Middle Level Members. Members had to opportunity to attend fun workshops, hear from their state officer candidates, and engaging in numerous networking opportunities.
If you want to relive the memories made this year for our Middle Level members be sure to check out our 2017 Middle Level SLC Year in Review.
2017 Middle Level SLC Year in Review from Georgia FBLA on Vimeo.
The 2017 State Leadership Conference (SLC) was the place where over 4,000 FBLA members stepped into the spotlight and seized their time to shine. Members jumped into the spotlight of workshops, competitive events, and networking opportunities leaving them with lasting memories. Members also started their journey to lead as business professionals.
We celebrated those who scored the highest in their competitive events and remembered how we shared our spotlight with each other in Athens.
Members, advisers, and chapters were recognized in a variety of categories and we said farewell to our 2016-2017 State Executive Council while also welcoming those elected to lead Georgia FBLA as members of the 2017-2018 State Executive Council.
Be sure to share the memories from this years SLC with your friends and family back home by watching this year’s Conference ThinkBack and reflect on all of the shining moments from Athens at Thinkback.com/GAFBLA.
Georgia FBLA, thank you for such an incredible conference. Congratulations to all of our competitors and for those making the trip to Anaheim, California, we can’t wait to see you there!
New This Year: Georgia FBLA Instagram Chapter Takeover
Wufoo Submission Form: https://georgiafbla.wufoo.com/forms/instagram-takeover/
Georgia FBLA is seeking advisers and chapters to “take over” the Georgia FBLA Instagram account for one week at a time, posting photos of their classroom happenings and chapter activities. This will allow members across the state and nation can see how our Georgia FBLA chapters are SHINING this year!
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email with further instructions.
In the meantime be sure to follow Georgia FBLA on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter @GeorgiaFBLA.
The TREY Project , Through Reaching Every Youth, is this year’s state project,and the purpose is to help members understand the accessibility issues and opportunities for inclusion for students with special challenges and needs. Members will have the opportunity to explore legal requirements, assistive technology practices, and design innovative ways for FBLA members with special challenges to have their time to shine. The TREY Project will include fundraising and raising awareness with the Georgia Tools for Life Program.
Chapters, a great way to get involved with the state project is partnering with related organizations such as CTI (Career & Technical Instruction), Special Olympics, Tools for Life and others. For example, a simple way to partner with a related organization is to help out at the Special Olympics. Whether it is raising money or volunteering at a Special Olympics event, members should get involved and help raise awareness for accessibility issues and opportunities for inclusion.