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Teamwork 101: We are all just a bunch of puzzle pieces

If you follow this blog, you already know it’s about leadership in action and addresses ways to take actionable steps toward becoming a more effective and impactful leader. So what do puzzles have to do with leadership in action?  During my recent reflections, puzzles have been emerging as a symbol of teamwork, connection, and cooperation. We all serve as a member of a team to some degree, but we may be overlooking the deep importance of teamwork and cooperation. Let’s break it down a little further:  

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Why Conflict is Inevitable #LeadershipInAction

The way we handle conflict can either stop progress and communication all together, or create deeper and more meaningful collaboration.  Your mindset when entering conflict is what sets you apart.  As you continue to collaborate this year, think of every potential conflict as a space for growth, as well as an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with your teammates.

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20th Annual State Leadership Conference February 20-23, 2020

Florida BPA will be hosting it's 20th Annual State Leadership Conference on February 20-23rd. The leadership experience will be packed with competitions, development workshops, State Officer elections, and several other opportunities. Top placers from Florida BPA's SLC will earn their right to represent Florida at the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Register for Student Certifications Series Today!

That's right the Student Certification Series is back and better than ever. Becoming a certified member is a great way to learn more about BPA and expand your leadership/professional development skills. Be sure to secure your spot by registering today. You won't regret this opportunity to be recognized as one of the best across the organization. Click below to Register!

BPA In Action

McFatter Tech Fundraiser at Hard Rock Stadium

Fundraising is a key component to running any effective chapter. By doing it so it allows your chapter to lower the cost burden that it takes members to attend events such as SLC & NLC. This week we feature Mcfatter Technical High School in Davie, FL. Earlier this fall their BPA Chapter spent the day working at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL. This is a really quick and efficient way to raise a lot of money. What are some ways that your chapter raises funds? 

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Leaders Emerging from the Trenches #LeadershipInAction

"What does Leadership in Action mean? Leadership in action starts with a leader’s mindset! When we change the way we think & interact with the world in a positive way we can change behavior. When we change our behavior, we can lead and influence others."

National BPA is proud to announce it's newly created Leadership In Action Blog. Through this blog, our members will be exposed to various leadership development opportunities under our Director of Leadership Development Brigette Bethea. Be sure to look out for her live Tweet-Ups. You're not going to want to miss this one. 

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Board of Directors/Executive Council Meeting

September 19-21, 2019

Orlando, Fl

The Florida Board of Directors, Regional Advisors, and State Officer Team will be meeting in Orlando in a couple of weeks to plan for the upcoming year. One of the primary focuses this year for the Board of Directors will be developing our organizational Strategic Plan for the 2020-2024 years. Be on the lookout for more information to come following the meeting.

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Business Professionals of America (BPA) is pleased to announce a newly-established partnership with which will enable the organization’s members to explore how apprenticeship programs can launch high-skilled, family-sustaining careers. “With so many companies nationally and internationally finding success in offering apprenticeship programs, this partnership is a great example of how Business Professionals of America continues to invest in educational opportunities available to the students and advisors that make up our organization’s membership,” said Dr. Ross.

Success Spotlight

James Shefferman

"BPA allowed me to gain an enormous amount of skills like the correct way to act in a professional setting, how to network, speaking confidently in front of a group of people, effective leadership and so much more. Overall, BPA was an opportunity to receive a taste of the professional world at a young age that was fun, competitive and exciting."

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2019-2020 State Officer Training

August 1-5th, 2019

Your incoming State Officer team will meet the first week of August to prepare for 2019-2020 BPA year. They will go through a fun yet rigorous week of training to ensure they are ready for the challenge of representing the State of Florida. Be on the lookout for the exciting plans they have instore for Florida BPA.

BPA In Action

Thomas “Kyle” Bennett Elected to National Officer Team

Crooms AOIT Senior Thomas “Kyle” Bennett was elected to serve as the 2019-2020 Secondary National Historian. Kyle did a phenomenal job throughout the entire election process and made our state proud. Kyle is our first member elected to National Office since our State Advisor Devin Alexander.

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Have you ever served as a NLC Intern? This year’s NLC Intern was revamped to allow members to serve as interns directly with BPA Staff and Alumni. Read more to learn more about those student’s experiences and see if this is something you would like to pursue next year in Washington, DC.

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Vickie Thomas Honored with Lifetime Dedication Award from Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America Inc. (BPA) is proud to announce that Vickie Thomas has received the first-ever Lifetime Dedication Award from the organization's National Center. 

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La Vernia High School BPA - Summer Leadership Academy

Members and advisors from La Vernia High School BPA had a great day of leadership training for their Summer Leadership Academy

Members were able to learn about new programs and where to find information online. La Vernia BPA is looking forward to participating in the Torch Awards, BPA Cares and the Special Recognition Awards Program this year. Members discussed their program of work and shared ideas for meetings and fundraisers. It was a fun day of leadership activities and team building. Best of luck to La Vernia BPA for a fantastic year in BPA.