FBLA National Officer Training Agenda

Tuesday, August 6

Dress: Business Casual—National Officer polos and khaki pants/slacks

Arrivals
Various Times—Check in
Sheraton Reston Hotel
Complimentary shuttle transportation is offered to and from the airport between the hours of 5:30 am to 12:00 am. The shuttle departs the hotel on the :30 of every hour and picks up at curb 2H at the top (:00) of every hour

5:45 pm
Pick up from Sheraton and Depart for FBLA-PBL National Center
Meet in Lobby

6:00 pm–6:15 pm
Welcome

 6:15 pm–7:15 pm
Dinner + Share your Personal Items

7:15 pm–8:00 pm
FBLA Ambassador—What Does It Mean?
How will you represent FBLA this year? Image is everything—discover the do’s and don’ts as you represent FBLA-PBL

8:00 pm–8:45 pm
Let’s Get Down to the Basics—Overview of Training, Expectations, etc.
What to expect  as you prepare to represent FBLA this year

8:45 pm–9:45 pm
Program of Work—Your Key to a Successful Year
It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start building an outstanding Program of Work. Focus on how your program of work will represent FBLA

9:45 pm–10:30 pm
Program of Work Strategy Session/Prioritizing Goals

10:30 pm–10:45 pm
Debriefings

10:45 pm
Depart for Sheraton

11:00 pm
Curfew (in your own room—there will be room checks)

Wednesday, August 7

Dress: Team polos and khakis

6:30 am
Continental Breakfast at Sheraton

7:30 am
Depart for National Center—Meet in Lobby

7:45 am–8:30 am
Tour and History of National Center

8:30 am–9:00 am
Communicating for FBLA
Master the FBLA-PBL style guide so you can clearly and professionally represent FBLA this year. We will also cover social media and email guidelines and etiquette

9:00 am–11:00 am
All the Ways to Represent FBLA
Break out your laptops for this hands-on training session that will take you through the national website, the National and State Officer Boardrooms, our membership system, national programs, and FBLA-PBL’s social media sites. Discover how to promote these tools to states so they can utilize them to increase their membership

11:00 am–11:45 am
Perkins Funding ACTE
Jarrod Nagurka, Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager, ACTE

11:45 am–12:00 pm
Mock Legislative Visit

12:00 pm–12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm–1:45 pm
FBLA-PBL Department Overviews
Conference, Competitive Events, Communications, Sponsorship, Membership (15 minute meeting with each department)

1:45 pm–2:30 pm
Membership Case Study and Strategy Session with Analysis and Presentation by National Officers
Officers will be given an in-depth Membership Analysis which they will then use to break out into groups, analyze and present their strategies to help build the numbers for the membership year

2:30 pm–3:15 pm
Sponsorships
Learn tips and tricks for reaching out to competitive event sponsors

3:15 pm–3:30 pm
Framework

3:30 pm–5:15 pm
Program of Work

5:15 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner at National Center

6:00 pm
Depart for Team Building Activity

7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Escape Room “Save the White House II

8:15 pm
Depart for National Center

8:30 pm–10:00 pm
Program of Work

10:00 pm–10:30 pm
Debriefings

10:30 pm
Depart for Sheraton

11:00 pm
Curfew (in your own room—there will be room checks)

Thursday, August 8

Dress: Business Attire—FBLA National Officer Uniform

6:00 am
Continental Breakfast at Sheraton

6:30 am
Depart for Washington, D.C.

8:30 am–9:30 am
Meeting with Brad Howard, Chief of Staff—US House of Representatives. Longworth Building.
Topic: Working with Legislators

9:30 am–10:30 am
Visit Your Representatives on Capitol Hill

11:00 am–Noon
Lunch

Noon
Depart Arlington National Cemetery

1:00 pm–2:15 pm
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Officers will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2:30 pm
Depart for Department of Education

3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Department of Education
Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

4:15 pm
Depart for National Center

6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner at National Center 

7:00 pm–10:15 pm
Finalize Program of Work

10:15 pm–10:30 pm
Debriefings

10:30 pm
Depart for Sheraton

11:00 pm
Curfew (in your own room—there will be room checks)

Friday, August 9

Dress: Business Attire—FBLA National Officer Uniform

7:00 am
Continental Breakfast at Sheraton

7:30 am
Depart for National Center

8:00 am–8:30 am
The Final Touches: Representing FBLA National Officer Photos

8:30 am–9:00 am
Prepare for Staff Presentation of Program of Work

9:00 am–10:00 am
Presentation: National Officer Program of Work

10:00 am–11:00 am
The Final Touches: Representing FBLA
Official officer photos and videos

10:00 am–10:30 am
National President meets CEO Alex Graham for Board Orientation

10:00 am–11:00 am
Videos/Presentations
Following brief presentation tips and brainstorming, film Welcome Video [Sample]

11:00 am–11:30 am
Lunch

11:30 am
Depart for Airport