Competitive Events

[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] "Best Of" FBLA-PBL States!

We all know how awesome our own states are (FBLA and/or PBL) but we may not know how awesome other states are. Let's celebrate them with a little friendly competition (beyond the traditional Competitive Events program). The "Best Of" could recgonize the top state websites, PR material, innovative program, BAA participants, etc. This could be an yearly or once-every-two years type of program. A task force of local advisers,... more »

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Business Achievement Awards

E-Portfolio

Because we spend so much time working to complete the different levels of BAA, members who have gotten to the America level all know how frustrating it is to have to complete the E-Portfolio. I LOVE the concept, but please, please, please, someone make a new site designer or something that isn't from the twentieth century. It's simpler to upload everything in html code than use the upload page and all that because of... more »

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Conferences

Too Big for Nashville?

It seems like many chapters are not within walking distance of the Opryland Resort in Nashville (like 6 miles away). A goal of every NLC and NFLC location should be to allow members to walk from their hotel to the conference. Anaheim, Orlando, and San Antonio seemed to work out. Although Nashville is different and can be fun (not as much as Orlando and Anaheim), perhaps the location should be re-evaluated. Increased... more »

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Conferences

Dress Code Revision?

While many national officers and members look great at conferences, they don't seem to be following the dress code, even on stage. For the girls, the backless, spaghetti straps, or strapless dresses is frequently violated. It doesn't set a good example for the rest of the members, causes an inconsistency in enforcement, and has advisers correcting those students when the national officers don't even follow them. DECA... more »

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Innovation

communication in districts

When I was at my districts last CTO and adviser meeting for FBLA..we talked about ways to get officers connected throughout.there district...and I thought Mixers or parties could really help this situation...and appeals to the teen mindset..whichcould get officers talking to their brother and sister schools on recruitment and much more because theyve gotten to know them at a fbla officer event.

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(@charles.ford25)

Conferences

District judges should have no affiliation with competitors

The district judges should not know any of the competitors before competition. The judges should be chosen nationally so that each competitor has a fair chance at their event so they could possibly EARN to go to state. You should win the competition not by who you known but off of what you know and what you do with it.

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(@julianna.nadel)

Competitive Events

National Monopoly Tournament

In Georgia FBLA there is a monopoly tournament that concludes at the state level. I believe by taking the winning team from each state there could be a massive game of monopoly played at nationals to see who is the best in the nation. I believe this will give students the opportunity to learn more related to money and making successful deals, but would also be a fun event at nationals!

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(@alexander.wheeler)

Business Achievement Awards

BAA Shipments

Last fiscal year I completed all of the BAA and CSA, but due to the fact that I was out of the country during the NLC I haven't been able to receive the awards. After my advisor trying to figure out what to do its been two months and we can't figure out what to do. Maybe after completion and approval of the programs there should be an option just to have the awards shipped instead of traveling to the NLC to receive them.... more »

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Innovation

Student Advisors

I think that we should create a new possition at the chapter and state levels for a student advisor. They would have to be a three or four year member of FBLA-PBL and be interested in acting as an assistant to the professional advisor and helping officers and members much like the profesional advisor does now. They could use their experience as a student member to help other members with problems that are unique to the... more »

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Business Achievement Awards

Adviser BAA's

Why does FBLA-PBL not offer a program like the BAA's to advisers? One of the primary reasons for the Business Achievement Awards is to document and prove all the time and effort you have put into FBLA. So why do we not offer a similar series of awards for advisers who have been dedicated to the organization throughout the years, and have successfully lead students into the business world, or have helped them grow as individuals... more »

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Business Achievement Awards

No Automatic Certificate

After completing the BAA's last year, it was hard when I was finishing up the America level. I finished my work, handed it in and received a certificate for completing the BAA's. Then after a few months, I noticed my name was not up on the America Level BAA's. Therefore, my adviser and I went back onto my America level BAA and noticed that it was incomplete due to doing certain tasks wrong. If I was to never recheck... more »

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Innovation

Opening Session Speaker

I just watched a video from the opening session in 2007. What happened!?!? I don't want to down any other speakers that FBLA may have, but this is the type of entertainment that our students want. Yes I do enjoy my share of real business people and inspirational stories, but why not have that mixed in with...well some of this. If this isn't enough business for you, there are enough workshops for anyone. See video below:... more »

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