Conferences & Workshops
National Fall Leadership Conference
Students and advisers participate in motivational general sessions and professional development and career planning workshops. For many FBLA-PBL members, the NFLCs are a convenient and affordable way to experience much of the education and excitement of an NLC.
State Leadership Conference
The State Leadership Conference wraps up the year by holding state officer elections and offering members workshops on various business issues and topics. Members get a chance to spend three days at a hotel networking with other members and business professionals from all over the state in a professional setting.
During the three day conference, the members get a chance to attend the workshops, general sessions, listen to guest speakers, and participate in the electing the next year's state officers.
One of the most important events that goes on during the conference is that the members get to get up early on a Saturday morning to test in one of over 40 competitions that are offered through the national organization. Many of the tests are administered before the conference online, but many tests include a performance aspect which is judged at the conference.
That Saturday night, an awards ceremony is held to recognize the winners of the competitions and the newly elected officers are inducted. The top two winners from each event will advance to compete at the National Leadership Conference.
The 2013 State Leadership Conference will be held April 12 - 14, 2013 at the Wyndham Gettysburg.
Institute For Leaders
The Institute for Leaders is the organizational and leadership training session for state and local chapter officers, members, and advisers. Held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference, this training conference prepares student leaders and members to assume their elected responsibilities and develop valuable life skills.
National Leadership Conference
The National Leadership Conference (NLC) concludes the year's activities and sets the stage for the upcoming school year. The NLC is held each summer in a major American city. FBLA and PBL members and advisers participate in business-related and leadership development workshops, tour business and corporate facilities, elect national officers, and participate in national competitive events. The Professional Division holds its annual business meeting during the PBL National Leadership Conference. The NLC Guide, the official information and registration form for the conference, is mailed to local chapters in early spring.
The 2013 NLC will be held in Anaheim, CA from June 22nd - 25th, 2013.
The 2014 NLC will be held in Nashville, TN from June 24th - 27th, 2014.