Recap of the 2017 State Leadership Conference

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!

 

Chapter Instagram Takeover

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

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.

RLC Competitive Event Submission Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for the presubmission of RLC competitive event to Tuesday, December 1.  This is the date that most events must be uploaded or postmarked (Electronic Career Portfolio, Job Interview).  This deadline impacts the following events:

  • 3-D Animation
  • Business Financial Plan
  • Business Plan
  • Creed – Middle Level
  • Digital Video Production
  • Electronic Career Portfolio
  • Employability Skills – Middle Level
  • Graphic Design
  • Invention Convention – Middle Level
  • Job Interview
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Public Speaking – Middle Level
  • Publication Design
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Website Design

This deadline extension does NOT apply to high school skills testing event submission.  These must still be completed and submitted by November 17.

This deadline extension does NOT impact the RLC registration or payment deadlines.  Those deadlines are NOT being extended.  All registration (including registration for the events listed above) must still be completed online by November 17 to avoid late registration charges.  All payments must still be RECEIVED by December 4.