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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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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Innovation

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 Many sections of the site are almost never updated and have outdated information.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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Innovation

FBLA-PBL Storyboard

Every member of FBLA-PBL has a story. Members, Advisers, and many more use these stories as inspirational tools to push their students to do better. We should have a spot somewhere for people to write in about their story and how FBLA-PBL has helped them. These stories can also be used in recruitment tools and chapter activation tools. Boards love stories that hit close to home.

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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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Business Achievement Awards

Student manager for BAAs

FBLA advisors have many things on their plates, and it's sometimes hard for them to find time for special opportunities such as BAAs. I suggest that student managers be allowed in the BAA program, similar to the role they play in other award programs, such as super sweeps. Student managers should be able to register BAA participants and see progress, but approving the award should be left to the advisor.

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Competitive Events

Investments Objective Tests

With people now retiring later and later because of the lack of money, I believe a competitive event focusing on different types of investments could be a game changer for the "Future Business Leaders of America." The test can include investments vehicles from the lower risk bonds, money market accounts, and annuities, to the higher risk stocks, options, futures, and forex (Foreign Exchange). The way to grade the skills... more »

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Business Achievement Awards

[UPDATE: IMPLEMENTED] Chapter Fight to the Finish

In order to get more people involved in the BAAs, during the month of February, a score board of chapters/states is posted comparing states with the most BAA awards completed, with a weighted scale of 1 for future to 4 for america, with the national FBLA organization rewarding a small prize or recognition to the state that comes in first- tenth on the leaderboard, with state doing such for chapters.

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Membership

How do we get all PBL members paid for?

One of the real challenges that we are facing is that local chapters are more frequently underreporting membership and underpaying dues. They wait until they determine who is going to participate in a conference, for instance, and then pay dues only for those members. One of the real issues here is that there is essentially no effective method for detecting, or enforcing, the "pay for everyone" rule ... and there... more »

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Innovation

Puerto Rico State Chapter (PLEASE READ THIS!!!)

I am a freshman (High School in PR starts in 10th grade) belonging to the Comercial Education Program of my school. FBLA is technically dead in my school. Most students in the Program don't even know what it is. And the teacher in charge doesn't orientate. I started investigating about the organization on my own and was suprised about the things the organization offers. I was kinda suprised to see PR in the chapter... more »

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Innovation

Photo Booth Program

I want to take the idea of the NLC Photo Booth and make it more readily available to chapters and states the idea is to make it more streamlined so that is easily doable without all the extra equipment. Each state or chapter would be able to connect their Facebook account and have the photos automatically upload to their page. They would also be able to select their logo and the colors for the text.

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