NLC Preview

Are you considering attending the 2018 FBLA National Leadership Conference? There’s still some more time to decide if you will attend this conference, but here’s a quick preview of NLC!

NLC is the culmination of the hard work members and advisers have put forth all year. This year’s NLC will take place in the historic city of Baltimore, Maryland from June 28th-July 1st. Members all across the country will come to compete against the best of the best and show the nation how hard they’ve been preparing all year. We want plenty of Georgia FBLA members and advisers to represent us at this conference!

You’ll have the chance to see what Baltimore has to offer; from the beautiful sights to the marvelous harbor, I’m sure it won’t disappoint! In addition, you’ll be able to visit the campaign booths of those running for national office. And as a member of our Southern Region, you will get the chance to vote for our next National Southern Region Vice-President.

You don’t have to be a national competitor to attend the National Leadership Conference. I recommend that you talk to your adviser(s) to see the next step in attending NLC this summer. In the mean time, the state officers wish you the best luck in all of your FBLA activities and endeavors and hope to see you next month at our State Leadership Conference!

Public Relations Activity of the Month: February

February is the month of FBLA-PBL Week and it’s the CTE month! This means that the public relations opportunities are endless. Share your FBLA story on social media to showcase how FBLA has helped shape you into the person you are today!

Visit your legislatures to discuss why they should continue to support FBLA and other Career and Technical Student Organizations! We hope to see you at CTSO Day at The Capitol! Make your presence known by sharing lots of pictures and tagging Georgia FBLA!

BAA America

Hello Georgia FBLA! State Leadership Conference is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to reward your hard work for the completion of the Business Achievement Awards.

If you have not yet completed the America Level, you have until April 25 to submit it for the National Leadership Conference. Continue completing the required tasks by setting aside some time every day to work on the America Level. For some helpful tips on time management for the BAAs, visit this page. If there is one major BAA task you may want to complete first, we suggest taking on the International Recruitment Project, as it will take numerous hours to research and complete.

Georgia FBLA is so proud of all your hard work humbled that members like you are willing to go the extra mile to represent our state! We can’t wait to see how far you with us this year!

Awards Program!

Recognition is a huge component of FBLA and motivating members to work up to achievement and maintain a high level of success in discovering their career ambitions and interests is absolutely key for individual and chapter prosperity.

Georgia FBLA offers numerous of awards and recognitions of various calibers to members who earn them in their FBLA journey; such as: BAA achievement pins and certificates, CSA recognition, scholarships, and awards presented at awards of excellence ceremonies at conferences; however, often times these are hard to work up to or hard to achieve without attending conferences and pursuing them rigorously.

I have a compromise: offer individualistic, team, or chapter awards and incentives to those who do outstanding work in a particular field or event. These can be established as up-for-grabs at the start of the school year or could be constructed as the brainchild of a proposed community event. None-the-less the award would recognize the student for their imitation and would motivate them and other members to strive to maintain the level of imitation and influence. The recognition could be inexpensive, calling out a congratulations on the morning announcements, or could range in expense — the discretion belongs to the chapter adviser’s, with school’s permission, to make.

Flashing lights, it shines our path for us to walk to success; flashing awards, they inspire us to strive for betterment in everything we do in life; flashing congratulations from peers, after all our peers are our greatest constructive force in life. No matter the exchange, know that the gesture is what counts — the intent to praise a student over a good deed manifests greatest in us all; here’s to the countless failures in our past that shape us to achieve tenfold amounts of success in our present and future!

Maintaining Momentum

We are in the midst of February with so many major dates fast approaching. There are a lot of things to do from finishing up Chapter of the Year Submissions to preparing for the State Leadership Conference. In the midst of this busy season, it is important to maintain the momentum and not slow down or miss deadlines. Here are some tips for your chapter to stay on task and finish the year strong.

  • Schedule Dates: It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work that may be left; but through effective scheduling, you can space out the tasks to make sure you get them done on time. Be sure to schedule a timeline ahead of time as this will allow your chapter flexibility, and you won’t overwork yourselves. Space out your tasks and take each goal one step at a time.
  • Take a Break: Sometimes the best way to avoid a breakdown in production is to take a break. When you are having work meetings, be sure to include breaks and fun activities so no one is burned out or too tired. Taking short breaks throughout will ultimately increase efficiency and production. Just don’t take too many for too long!
  • Stay on Task: When you are not taking break, make sure your chapter/officer team is on task. No one should be idly waiting for others to finish their parts. Instead have every pitch in and help each other in order to finish the task earlier. Tune out any possible distractions such as phones or music and focus your attention on the task at hand.