The 2018 Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference is right around the corner! This year we will be in beautiful downtown Atlanta. I am sure that as many of you prepare for your competitions and projects you are wondering what you need to know before you leave for the SLC. Well first things first make sure that you start preparing as soon as possible because the competition will be higher than ever! Begin utilizing specialist in your school as well as your advisor to prepare for speaking, testing, and projects in real world scenarios. There are many prompts and examples for each competition that you can find online and use at no cost to you. The SLC will be crazy and fast paced so make sure that when you step in the door all you have to do is make your final preparations. Be sure to pack any toiletries and clothes you may need 3 days before you are to leave for Atlanta. Review the dress code and make sure you have everything you need so that you do not get a point deduction. Finally, relax! It is going to be a fun and exciting experience that you won’t soon forget so don’t forget to enjoy yourself and have fun! Good luck to all of you!
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Our Chapter Officers divided and conquered last spring to help the March of Dimes, an organization designed to raise awareness about and help premature babies and their families . We attended the March of Dimes kick off to receive information about the program and to plan our goals for the year. We also attended the annual walk and helped set up the infrastructure. As usual, our goal was met and the walk was a success. The purpose of this community service project was to help raise money and support for the March of Dimes.
Kirby Lewis-Hobba, a representative for our region, came to share useful information about Prematurity Month and this year’s walk.
Our SHS FBLA Chapter believes in this mission and raises funds for the March of Dimes each year, building bridges from a present of opportunities to a future of success.
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.
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!