Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Discovering Your Voice at Nashville

By: Donna Corder, National Consultant Team

In 18 days, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference will start in Nashville, TN.  There are many opportunities awaiting delegates, competitors, officers, and ADVISERS. 

Advisers may earn up to 1.5 CEU credits for participating in activities at the National Leadership Conference. A non-refundable administrative fee of $20 is charged for this service.  If you did not register for this opportunity, you may pay an extra $20 to receive a  verification form to complete and gain credit.  You must do this early, however, as this opportunity will fade away after 3:00 pm on Monday, July 8. 

Advisers may earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).  All participating individuals certified in Family and Consumer Sciences are responsible for complying with AAFCS requirements regarding annual reporting.

In addition to the student activities, there are several opportunities planned specifically for the advisers.  Kicking off the week is the networking round table event.  Local advisers from all over the nation will be sharing their expertise in several different areas like STAR Events, chapter management and fundraising.  Come join the fun as you network with others and learn how to create a stronger and harmonious chapter.
On Monday and Tuesday, there will be several different Adviser Professional Learning (APL) sessions led by the National Consultant Team so plan to attend one of the following:

·        FCCLA 101
·        Three Part Harmony
·        Money, Money, Money
·        Batter Up!  Creating a Successful STAR Event Team
·        Optional to Essential

Great compositions need a strong ending and we will be completing ours with the Adviser Recognition Session on Wednesday, July 10. Students need to be recognized for their successes and so do advisers.   Bringing to a close this fabulous event will be our special guest speaker, Dr. Lindsey Shirley, teacher educator from Utah State.

The National FCCLA Leadership Conference holds many opportunities, not only for the student members, but also for the advisers.  Come join the symphony of opportunities and “Discover Your Voice” along the way.

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