Over the past few months, the Nebraska FBLA state officers helped organize the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC), a leadership development conference. The first conference was held in Kearney at the Ramada hotel on September 25, and the second conference was held in Omaha at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on September 26.
September 24 found the state officers traveling to Kearney to prepare for the FLC. The Kearney conference had 330 chapter officers, members, and advisers from 40 schools in attendance. The day started with the Opening General Session led by the state officer team. Keynote Speaker Patrick George from Alabama then spoke about following your dreams. Following the Opening General Session, each state officer presented a workshop about their office.
To end the day, a variety of workshops were provided. State officers split into teams of three to present workshops. President Sally Moore, Vice President Brent Comstock, and Treasurer Julie Slama presented a workshop entitled “Maximizing Membership Motivation,” and discussed ways to get members involved in their chapters. Secretary Allyson Wilson, Reporter Jake Albracht, and Parliamentarian Trevor Sorensen presented a workshop entitled ”What’s Your Type” discussing personality types and the different types of leaders members will be. Following the Kearney conference, the state officers traveled to Omaha to repeat the conference for day two of the FLC. The Omaha conference had 700 chapter officers, members, and advisers representing 73 schools.
The experience the state officers gained at the conferences is something that they can utilize for the rest of their lives. The opportunity to put their hard work and leadership skills in action was a great experience.