Connecting the Bricks: Middle Level FLC

As middle level FBLA leaders, you want an event that you are able to learn more about leadership skills and be able to network with other middle level FBLA leaders. If that’s the case, the 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is the experience for you. At Middle Level FLC, you are able to connect the bricks that makes a great leader and you will be able to stack the dominos of leadership that you can bring back to your local chapter. Middle Level FLC will be held on November 15th at the elegant Classic Center in Athens.

When you walk into the exciting Opening Session on November 15th, you can expect to get overwhelmed by all the enthusiasm around you. At this conference you can sharpen your leadership skills! FLC has remarkable and informative speakers who give you pointers and tips on how to become a better leader! Each workshop will offer a lesson in a different leadership skill. Middle Level FLC is a great place to network and meet new people! You can take advantage of the fact that you are in a room full of other FBLA officers who have unique ideas for chapter activities that they are willing to share with you. Also, you will be able to meet peers from all over the state of Georgia who all have a passion similar to yours: FBLA!

The registration fee for this conference is $40. This fee covers access to myriad amounts of leadership training, a delicious Chick-Fil-A lunch with your state officers, an excitement-filled MONOPOLY® Tournament, and a Georgia FBLA souvenir t-shirt that will make your FLC an unforgettable experience. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end promptly at 4:00 p.m. The registration deadline is October 6th, so contact your adviser today to get registered. The 2017 Middle Level Fall Leadership Conference is when you can place your cornerstone to be an amazing leader and I want you to be a part of it!

FLC Preview

Are you ready to build bridges to leadership? Are you ready to construct the dominoes that will lead you into your future career path? If Yes, 2017 Fall Leadership Conference is going to be a conference to remember. The Fall Leadership Conference will be held November 15th for the Middle Level chapters and November 15th-16th for High School chapters in Athens at the beautiful Classic Center.

On November 15th, FLC will kick off with its exciting opening session. Members can expect newly designed leadership tracks, comprised of informative leadership tracks to help build upon members’ personal networking and leadership skills. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to gain information and tips on competing through attending Competitive Event preparation sessions. Through all of the offered workshops, members will be able to meet other passionate FBLA students from across the state. At FLC, members and chapters have the chance to be recognized for their success and outstanding achievements. Members will also have the opportunity to raise money for the March of Dimes through the world’s largest MONOPOLY® Tournament. Battle of the Chapters competition begins, where teams from across the state compete for the top chapter title by knowing FBLA trivia and knowledge. Lastly Georgia FBLA members will have the chance to compete in Open Testing Preview, where members have a chance to test on Objective Tests before Region Leadership Conference to get a leg up on your competition! Coming back in full force, Georgia FBLA Statesman Award will recognize outstanding members who have a firm grasp on FBLA knowledge and facts. Members: if you score 90% or higher on the test, you will be awarded at the end of the conference with a Georgia FBLA Statesman certificate and lapel pin. The study guide will be available through LiveBinder in October.

Here is a few important things to remember, You must have your membership dues paid by September 22th. The registration deadline is October 10th. The registration fee for FLC is $40 for middle level and $50 for High School. The registration covers an amazing Chick-fil-A lunch and an awesome t-shirt. I hope to see all of you at this year’s Fall Leadership Conference because this conference is one for the books!

Parliamentary Procedure Tip of the Month #3

One great parliamentary procedure tip is to offer tips&tricks to enhance your members’ knowledge about parliamentary procedures. As previously stated, parliamentary procedures can be a very complex aspect. Before every meeting, have your local chapter parliamentarian prepare a brief presentation about the specific area to be focused on.  For example, if the topic at hand focuses on debating, the presentation should contain the definition, origin, and proper examples to explain the use.

Meeting Tip of the Month #3

Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. In order to further achieve our mission, it would be a great idea to invite business professionals to speak to our members at the local level. When recruiting professional speakers, make sure that you recruit people from different areas such as IT, Finance, and non-profit organizations. Try to notify your local chapter at least one week in advance, so the members can prepare to attend the meeting and ask the most appropriate questions.

Fundraising Activity of the Month #3

Hello Georgia FBLA, I’m back with another fundraising tip of the month. This month, I would like to focus on Drive 4 UR School. Drive 4 UR School is a fundraising event hosted by local schools and the Ford Motor Company. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the participating high school, up $6,000. Through Drive 4 UR School, members of the community are allowed to come out and test drive the Ford vehicle of their choice.  For more information about Drive 4 UR school please visit the following link: