2010 STATE LEADERSHIP
DESCRIPTION AND Description: While attending HOSA State Leadership
EDUCATIONAL Conference, students will have the opportunity to expand
OBJECTIVES their leadership potential and develop skills for life planning,
goal setting, problem solving, decision making and
interpersonal communication necessary in the workforce.
Activities at the conference will include personal and
professional development workshops, state competitive
events and motivational general sessions.
Need to provide a Objective: To provide a learning environment that
description and objective challenges HOSA members’ intellectual potential; nurtures
for the 2010 HOSA State personal development through the teaching of leadership
Leadership Conference skills and community values; and prepares them to pursue
to your administration their goals, live a healthy life, and be responsible, involved
and school board? citizens.
CONFERENCE DATE The 2010 Colorado HOSA State Leadership Conference will
AND SITE be February 25 – February 27, 2010, at the Doubletree
Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The conference will begin
with registration at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 25,
with Opening Session to follow at 12:00 noon. The closing
awards session of the conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, February 27.
CONFERENCE THEME “FromSimple Scrapes to Failing Hearts, HOSA’s
Where the Healing Starts” – submitted by South
STATE CONFERENCE The following forms are all important to know. They
FORMS are or will be posted on www.hosa.cccs.edu!
Online Testing Information Packet
Special Guest Registration
Multiple Release Form
State Officer Candidate Information
State Theme Submission
Exhibitor Registration Form
What’s New with Competitive Events
Proposed Colorado HOSA Bylaws
REGISTRATION All members, alumni and advisors are welcome. The
INFORMATION following registration fees will be charged:
Postmarked on or before Feb 1 $100.00
Online Registration will Postmarked after Feb 1 before Feb 10 $125.00
be available! Postmarked after Feb 10 $150.00
Special guests, parents or first time advisors:
Friday Lunch Only $20.00
Awards Session Brunch Only $20.00
Regular Registration Fee $100.00
Registration Fees include attendance at all or any
workshops, meetings, sessions, HOSA Bowl observations,
Friday lunch, Friday night entertainment, Saturday’s Awards
Session Brunch, purchase of awards, equipment rental,
conference favors, and for some state executive council
expenses. Fill out the online registration and mail payment
(postmarked February 1) to:
9101 E Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
* Refund Policy* No refunds are issued for Colorado HOSA State Leadership
REGISTRATION Coming Soon!
HOUSING All chapters are required to stay at the hotel. Room rates
are as follows:
$94.00 + 14.85% tax
Please fill out the housing form and send with payment
directly to the Doubletree Denver Hotel before Monday,
February 1, 2010. Remember to include the tax exempt
certificate for taxes to be removed from your bill.
You MAY be able to check in your room as early as 1:00
P.M. on Thursday, February 25. The Doubletree Hotel
Denver will provide a spot for luggage, if needed, until the
rooms are available. Regardless of room availability, your
students are responsible for making all scheduled events on
Also, any items missing from hotel rooms (i.e., towels) will
be billed to the school occupying the room.
CONFERENCE DRESS Students must also follow the dress code as detailed in
CODE Section A, page 14 of the HOSA handbook. Those not
appropriately dressed for sessions will be asked to leave, put
on the correct attire and return. Competitors that do not
adhere to the dress policy of competitive events will not
receive the bonus dress points. Only competitors
following dress code will be allowed on stage for
recognition at the Closing Session. Scrubs are not
appropriate session attire. See Dress Code
Information for details.
MEALS State Leadership Conference registration fee includes Friday
lunch and Saturday brunch. All other meals are on your
own. The Café and Mile High Deli (in the hotel) is open from
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Many restaurants and fast food
options are located close to the hotel.
CHAPTER FLAGS Every chapter is invited to participate in the Chapter Flag
Ceremony at the Opening General Session. Each chapter
should design an original flag (no size specifications) to be
paraded across the stage at Opening Session on Thursday
afternoon. All chapters are encouraged to participate in this
contest. Further instructions will be available at registration.
PICTURES Want to be in the slide show at state conference? Send
WANTED!!! pictures either by e-mail or CD by February 9th. E-mail
digital pictures to Jennifer.email@example.com.
BUSINESS MEETING This year, we will hold a short business meeting during State
Leadership Conference to conduct the business of the
association. Two main items of business will be conducted:
State Officer Elections and Bylaw Adoption. Voting delegates
will be required to attend an orientation, opening session
and the business meeting. Additional HOSA business to be
addressed at state conference must be submitted in writing
thirty days prior to the beginning of the State Conference.
STATE OFFICER We will be electing a new state officer team at the State
CANDIDATES Conference. This new team will serve Colorado HOSA
members during the 2010-2011 school year. Encourage
members to run for a state office. We need committed and
enthusiastic officers, please encourage your chapter
members to apply!
PROPOSED BYLAWS The 2009-2010 State Officers have submitted proposed
bylaws to the Voting Delegates. This bylaw change affects
the titles of the seven State Officers elected by the Voting
Delegates. Visit this proposal online at www.hosa.cccs.edu.
2010-2011 Let your voice be heard! The 2009-2010 HOSA State
STATE THEME Officers want chapters to submit themes for the 2010-2011
SUBMISSION school year. The themes will be voted on by voting
delegates at the State Leadership Conference Business
VOTING DELEGATES From your HOSA chapter paid membership, you can select
voting delegates for the State Officer Election according to
the following guidelines:
Membership Voting Delegates
Voting delegates must attend opening session
and be present for state officer candidate
Voting delegates must be available during the
Voting delegates must be identified thru the
online registration. Failure to do so will forfeit
your chapters voting privileges.
EDUCATIONAL If you have an excellent speaker in mind for an Educational
SYMPOSIUMS and Symposium at State Leadership Conference, please send Jen
EXHIBITORS Staley an e-mail. Also, promote the opportunity to exhibit to
local universities, industries and fundraising entities.
SCHOLARSHIP Colorado HOSA is offering a one/two $250 scholarship(s) for
a student pursuing a career in health sciences. Scholarship
application is available online at www.hosa.cccs.edu and is
due postmarked February 1.
NATIONAL HOSA The National Leadership Conference will be held in Orlando,
CONFERENCE Florida, June 23-26, 2010. Since the National Leadership
Conference is available to everyone, even members who
aren’t competing, all HOSA chapters should make plans to
attend. Members can attend health career oriented
workshops, experience motivational speakers and leadership
academies. The NLC promises to be quite eventful and
COLORADO HOSA COMPETITIVE EVENT UPDATES
COLORADO HOSA The Colorado HOSA competitive events are an integral part
COMPETITIVE of the Health Science Education curriculum. These events
EVENTS provide opportunities for individual and group demonstration
of knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed by HOSA
members through classroom instruction and clinical
Competitive Event All events are grouped into six categories. Students may
Registration Policy enter one event in each category. In Recognition
Events, students may enter as many events as they
choose. Please note that in order to offer selected events,
minimum entrants must be registered by February 1, 2010,
for the event to be offered at State Leadership Conference.
Advisers will be notified by e-mail of all events that do not
meet the minimum registration numbers.
ONLINE TESTING Colorado HOSA will host online testing for all Health Science
Events and all events in Health Professions, Emergency
Preparedness and Teamwork Events with a Round One test.
See the Online Testing Packet for more information.
ONLINE TESTING For online testing, the students must be registered by
REGISTRATION December 21st. There is a tutorial available for Online
COMPETITIVE EVENT ADVISORS PLEASE NOTE: Make sure students are
SPECIFICATIONS aware of the event procedures before arriving for an
event. All events will be conducted using guidelines
from the national events. Please refer to
www.hosa.org for event guideline updates.
COMPETITIVE EVENT Each year, our demand for judges becomes harder to fill.
JUDGING Therefore, all chapters with a competitive event participant
are asked to provide one judge other than the expected
advisor(s) participation. This judge can be a professional,
parent, school employee, etc. Please complete the volunteer
form and e-mail, fax or snail mail to Jen Staley.
ONE NEW EVENT One new Emergency Preparedness event has been added at
the National level.
MRC Partnership - Competitors work as a team with local
Medical Reserve Corps members to accomplish goals.
CLARIFICATION OF Competitors must be aware of materials to be turned in
MATERIALS before the event or at the event orientation, and should pay
attention if materials will not be returned.
For example, a competitor plans to enter State HOSA
competition in the Medical Photography event. Knowing that
copies of the photos, CD and release forms are NOT
returned, the competitor obtains two copies of release forms
when taking the photographs, and is prepared to make
additional print and electronic copies of the photos as
needed. This competitor is prepared to go all the way to the
NLC in June.
For Nursing Assisting and Personal Care competitors at
Colorado HOSA State Leadership Conference, competitors
will bring all linens and blankets.
NEW SUBMISSION Beginning in 2008-09, the following events MUST be
PROCESS judged/evaluated at the state level. All submissions are due
to the Colorado HOSA Office on or before February 15th.
National Service Project
Barbara James Service Award
National Recognition Program
Outstanding Alumni Member
Outstanding HOSA Chapter
CERT SKILLS The CERT Skills event is designed to align with the CERT
CLARIFICATION (Community Emergency Response Team) Program designed
by the U.S. Citizen Corps and supported by FEMA. It is a
program to prepare citizens (friends, families, neighbors, co-
workers) to respond effectively in a disaster when first
responders are not available. HOSA members who are
trained as first responders should participate in the CPR/First
Aid or EMT events.
ADDITIONAL Competitors must always follow the current guidelines as
CHANGES posted on HOSA’s website at
http://www.hosa.org/natorg/sectb/index.html If changes,
updates or corrections need to be made during the year, the
updated guidelines will be posted on the website.
Competitive Event Changes/Updates:
Competitive Event Topics: