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Innovation

NLC awards

It is most likely have been said before, but why don't we have a way to watch the NCL awards and/or competitions. I understand that that may be considered as a privilege for placing for nationals, but it would help other grasp their subjects and leave them with fresh knowledge as to who they are competing against and what to expect.

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Competitive Events

Website Design/Development Event Reform

The Website Design competition currently allows teams to use a template instead of building a site from scratch. This competition was formerly named "Website Development", meaning that one must build their site from scratch. Filling in a template does not represent adequate knowledge of website development code, and someone who does this should not be considered over someone who worked 50+ hours building a website from... more »

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Competitive Events

LifeSmart Changes

Since LifeSmarts is open to anyone, I feel if you qualify in LifeSmarts for nationals, you should also be able to compete in the competition you qualified in at state. This year, I had boy that was on a LifeSmarts team and another team and both qualified for nationals. He had to pick one team and left the other team member without a partner. I don't understand why he can't compete in both.

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Update the FBLA-PBL Website

The current FBLA-PBL website provides the basic information about FBLA-PBL but does not do a good job of going beyond the basics. Many sections of the site are almost never updated and have outdated information. The website also doesn't market the experience and brand of FBLA-PBL while providing important and interesting information for members/advisers. The site needs to be redesigned to more adequately meet the needs... more »

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Annual Student Interns

There are many student members in FBLA-PBL who's talents go underepresented. FBLA-PBL should implement a student internship program throughout the various departments of FBLA-PBL. A lot of the times students know what they want. They just have no experience behind what they want to do. Students bring fresh perspective to different actions. FBLA-PBL should have annual internship positions offered for the year to expand... more »

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Conferences

Conference Attendants

I think that we should have positions open throughout FBLA-PBL to serve as conference attendants. These people would be a team that meets to create ideas for better conference involvement and go to various conferences throughout the year (some that are not FBLA-PBL), and bring back knowledge in a report that will make our conferences better. Conference attendance is declining and we need to focus on better ways of engaging... more »

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Sponsorship Fund

PBL Chapters, I suggest that local chapters set up a Scholaship Fund of at least $500 per year to at least one student from one of the local FBLA chapters. This will help grow our communities, our chapters, and our members. I would advise finding a sponsor to fund the scholarship, many schools and businesses would possibly be very interested in growing their public image as well. I plan to take this into full effect once... more »

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Diverse National Staff

I noticed a job description posted on the national website. While some experience is probably necessary and great, I think that the national office needs some new ideas coming from younger employees, since it really serves the youth. How about looking closely at a former PBL member, who is enthusiastic about FBLA. They might bring a more youthful perspective to market the organization better. BPA and DECA have a diverse... more »

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Innovation

[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] National Officer Video Announcements

A lot of our State Leadership Conferences have National Officers present at them...but a lot don't unfortunately! I believe that if the National Officers create brief videos as an update for our national programs for State Leadership Conferences they are unable to attend, we'd be able to foster a better sense of communication with our local chapters.

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Conferences

Peer networking groups at conferences

Sure, you might run into people from your same competitive event at NLC, but how can you network with other delegates, professional division members, and others that are interested in the same field as you? I suggest holding peer networking sessions at conferences focusing on specific career clusters (Management, IT, etc) and social issues (diversity, lgbtq, etc) where delegates can learn from experts in the area and... more »

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Membership

Simplify the (re)Activation process!

The process for activating and reactivating chapters within our organization is confusing. If we take advantage of online payments, we can simplify the process and allow prospective advisers to re/introduce FBLA into their schools and business departments. To meet the needs of schools who may still need the paper form, we should keep it as a secondary option, however, the current process seems too time-consuming and confusing,... more »

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