High School RLC Skills Testing

Do you want to show off your skills and earn recognition for it? Well if that’s the case, then you’re in the right place. FBLA hosts Skills Testing Events where members are able to show off their outstanding talents.

The events are as following:

  • Computer Applications
  • Database Design & Applications
  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Word Processing

These events will take place at an RLC School-site through November 27- December 6.

Good luck to all who choose to compete!

What to expect from RLCs

Georgia FBLA Region Leadership Conferences (RLCs) are coming up, so get excited! At RLC you will have the opportunity to compete in your events, visit workshops, and attend the awards ceremony. The workshops and award ceremony will be hosted by your region officers; all this and dinner is included in your registration fees.  RLC is the perfect place to get involved with FBLA and to SHINE. Check out the Georgia FBLA website for more information about your RLC date, location, and deadlines. We look forward to seeing you at RLC!

2017 Region Leadership Conferences (RLC)

Explore Written Events and Skills Events

The skills events are Computer Applications, Database Design & Applications, Spreadsheet Applications and Word Processing. Skills events are a great way to test your computer skills and win awards at Region, State, and Nationals. The forms for the skills events are due on November 1, 2016 and the testing materials will be distributed on Thursday, November 17th at the Fall Leadership Conference.

Chapters can submit only one entry and participants must not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference. Excluding Computer Applications, these events are one-hour long production tests and will be administered prior to Region Leadership Conference and State Leadership Conference.

Good luck to all those who will be competing!

Membership Awards

Georgia FBLA has for the past 14 years in a row claimed the title of the Largest State Chapter in the Nation. It is all because of the recruitment efforts of the members, advisers, and chapters. Here are all the award and recognition opportunities you can receive for recruiting members to join FBLA!

Members can win the Membership Madness Award by recruiting 5 members and the Membership Mania Award by recruiting 10 members. Members can also become a Master Recruiter by recruiting at least 15 new members by November 1 and will win special privileges and opportunities at the Fall Leadership Conference.

Middle Level members receive the Body Snatchers I by recruiting 2 members or Body Snatchers II by recruiting 10 members.

 

Chapters can win a variety of different awards:

  • Market Share Award – Recognizes chapters at schools where a high percentage of a student body joins FBLA.
  • Membership Ladder (NEW) – Recognizes chapters that increase their membership over last year’s totals (must have had an active chapter in 2015-2016 to qualify).
  • Membership Achievement Award – Recognizes chapters that maintain or increase membership.
  • Chapter Checkpoint – Chapters that exceed last year’s final membership number by November 1 will receive a special membership ribbon at FLC.
  • 100% Class Participation Award – Recognizes advisers who recruit all students in a single class to become FBLA members.
  • Membership Multiplier – Recognizes chapters that charter/reactivate by October 1.

 

  • 100% Membership Excellence Awards – Recognizes advisers who recruit all students in all of their classes during the entire year to join FBLA.
  • 20 and 15 Campaign – Chapters that increase their membership by 15 members or 20% (minimum increase of 10 members) by March 1 will be recognized with a special membership ribbon at SLC.  Chapters must have been active during 2015-2016 to qualify.
  • Local Recruitment of Chapters – Recognizes chapters that charter or reactivate FBLA and ML chapters.
  • All Star Chapter Challenge Campaign – Recognizes chapters that have at least 100 members, increase their membership by at least 15 members, and, recruit at least 10 Professional Division members.
  • Started from the Bottom Campaign – Recognizes our small chapters (less than 20 members in previous year) who increase their membership by at least 10 members.

 

We wish you the best of luck in your recruitment efforts!

 

Preparing for Testing

We all know studying for a Region, State, or National competition can be stressful, especially because you are going against the best of the best from your region, state, or even across the country!

Prior to attending your conference, you should look up some practice tests online and see if there are any relevant exams available at your disposal. Test Frenzy, for example, is a great source for anyone who wants a practice test for his or her topic.

For another great source check Quizlet for any key terms, vocabulary words, and questions that are applicable to your test.

When arriving at the competition, at the moment you receive a schedule or list of events you should locate your competition room and learn the time at which your test will be taking place. You do not want to be worried about figuring out where you are going at the last minute! The key is to minimize stress if you want to do well at any competition. So, it is recommended you arrive early to your event (10-15 minutes). You should act as you are comfortable, you might want to avoid talking to other competitors if it influences your focus in a negative way. If chatting and networking do not bother you, then relax in whatever way is best for you!

Lastly, the key to doing well is to ask those who previously took the same topic. See if you can network with any of these members of alumni. Asking those who performed well in these events can definitely give you a leg-up in terms of preparation!

Hopefully, these tips will allow you to be prepared for your next event. Good luck to you on your upcoming competitions!