PBL National Officer Training Agenda

Tuesday, August 13

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

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 National Center
Meet in Lobby

6:00 pm–6:15 pm

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

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

8:00 pm–8:45 pm
PBL Career Connections Brainstorming Session

8:45 pm–9:30 pm
Let’s Get Down to the Basics—Overview of Training, Expectations, etc.
What to expect  as you prepare to represent PBL this year

9:30 pm–10:00 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 PBL

10:00 pm–10:45 pm
Program of Work Strategy Session/Prioritizing Goals

10:45 pm
Depart for Sheraton

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

Wednesday, August 14

Dress: National Officer polos and khaki pants/slacks—Bring Officer Uniforms to change into

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 PBL
Master the FBLA-PBL style guide so you can clearly and professionally represent PBL this year. We will also cover social media and email guidelines and etiquette

9:00 am–11:00 am
All the Ways to Represent PBL
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

12:00 pm–12:30 pm

12:30 pm–1:45 pm
FBLA-PBL Department Overviews
ConferenceCompetitive EventsCommunicationsSponsorshipMembership (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
Learn tips and tricks for reaching out to competitive event sponsors

3:15 pm–3:30 pm
PBL Framework

3:30 pm–4:15 pm
The Final Touches: Representing PBL
Official officer photos and videos

4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Program of Work
Take an in-depth look at national programs and learn how to leverage them to recruit and retain members. Strategize on how you can promote programs in your own chapter, in your state, and on the national level

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–10:30 pm
Program of Work

10:30 pm–11:00 pm

11:00 pm
Depart for Sheraton

11:15 pm
Curfew (in your own room—there will be room checks)

Thursday, August 15

Dress: Business Attire—PBL National Officer Uniform

6:00 am
Continental Breakfast at Sheraton

7:30 am
Depart for Washington, D.C.

10:00 am–10:30 am
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Officers will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

11:00 am–Noon
Meeting with Brad Howard, Chief of Staff—US House of Representatives. Longworth Building. 

Depart for FBI or UBER Tour

1:00 pm–2:15 pm
FBI or Uber Tour

2:30 pm
Depart for Department of Education

3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Department of Education
Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

4:30 pm
Depart for National Center

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

7:00 pm–10:30 pm
Finalize Program of Work

10:30 pm–11:30 pm

11:00 pm
Depart for Sheraton

11:15 pm
Curfew (in your own room—there will be room checks)

Friday, August 16

Dress: Business Attire—PBL National Officer Uniform

7:00 am
Continental Breakfast at Sheraton

7:30 am
Depart for National Center

8:00 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
Create Your Videos
National officers will work on taping brief videos to be played on our National website to encourage PBL Members to participate in CMAP and #PBLCareers

10:30 am
National President meets with Alex Graham for Board Orientation

11:00 am–11:30 am

11:30 am
Depart for Airport