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					                GUIDELINES FOR

           MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER
                            OF

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA




                       State Chapter Office
               Jan Guyse, FBLA State Coordinator
   Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.
            Mississippi State Department of Education
   Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
                           P.O. Box 771
                        Jackson, MS 39205
                          (601) 354-6878
                        FAX (601) 354-7788




                     Revised August 2009
                                          PREFACE

The GUIDELINES FOR MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER OF FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF
AMERICA has been developed to serve as a supplement or addition to the National FBLA-
PBL Chapter Management Handbook. It is suggested that both handbooks be kept in a
loose-leaf binder so that complete information is easily and quickly available.

Some of the information in the GUIDELINES FOR MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER OF FUTURE
BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA will change periodically. When this material is
revised, it is suggested that you immediately replace the old information with the current.
The loose-leaf format will also facilitate the easy inclusion of additional information as it is
made available.

All advisers and officers should be particularly familiar with the contents of both the
GUIDELINES FOR MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER OF PHI BETA LAMBDA and the National
FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook and should share the relevant information with
local chapter members.

NOTE: The GUIDELINES FOR MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER OF FUTURE BUSINESS
LEADERS OF AMERICA should be used in conjunction with the National FBLA-PBL
Chapter Management Handbook.




The Office of Vocational and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race,
                     color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.
                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Running for State Office .......................................................................................................... 1

National Fall Leadership Conference .................................................................................... 2

District Conferences ............................................................................................................ 3-5
       Middle Level Event information ................................................................................... 6

State Leadership Conference ............................................................................................ 7-10

FBLA T-Shirt Design Competition ........................................................................................ 11

Mississippi FBLA Recognition Awards ................................................................................ 12

Local Chapter Who’s Who..................................................................................................... 13
       Application ............................................................................................................. 14-15

Competitive event information
     One-Hour Written Tests.............................................................................................. 16
     Skill Events .................................................................................................................. 17
     Speaking Events .......................................................................................................... 18
     Interview Events ......................................................................................................... 19
     Individual/Team Events .............................................................................................. 20
     Team Events ................................................................................................................ 21
     Written Projects .......................................................................................................... 22

National Leadership Conference ......................................................................................... 23
      Mississippi Who’s Who ............................................................................................... 24
      National Officer information....................................................................................... 25
                 General Information about Running for State Officer
         (Please review the State Officer handbook, for more detailed information.)

Is there a potential state officer in your chapter? Have you considered sponsoring a
candidate from your chapter? Is there someone who is currently active and will return to
your chapter next year? A candidate for a state office must have the determination to
conduct a vigorous campaign for election and the dedication to fulfill the demands of the
office. The rewards are immeasurable!

    (You will find application/instructions/due dates, etc. in the State Officer Handbook)

Each chapter will be allowed to run one candidate for the following positions:
President
District Vice President – (one vice-president is elected from each district)
     Northern District Vice-President
     Central District Vice-President
     Southern District Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Reporter

According to the bylaws, a parliamentarian will be selected based upon highest test score at
state conference.

1. If there are no nominees for an office, a student may submit an application on or before
   September 1 of the current year for consideration by a selection committee. This person
   must meet all of the requirements set forth for the other officers. This person will fill the
   office for the remainder of the school year. An application and instructions are available
   in the State Officer Handbook.

2. A student taking the Parliamentary Procedure test only for consideration for State
   Parliamentarian is not classified as entering an event and may choose another event.

3. Each candidate for state office (excluding Parliamentarian) will be required to set up a
   campaign booth. Campaign materials must be limited to campaign booths only.
      REMINDER: No campaigning of any kind is allowed the night before the conference
      begins. No campaign materials can be given at the door or any other area other
      than behind the campaign booth.

       The first 30 minutes of the campaigning procedure will be dedicated for voting
       delegates. (Each local chapter in good standing shall have two voting delegates.)




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4. The adviser of each officer must accompany his/her student to all FBLA functions.
   NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) requires adult chaperones for all
   high school students--the State FBLA Office requires compliance with the policy.

5. All state officers are responsible for purchasing the designated uniform.

                        National Fall Leadership Conference

Held in several leading American cities each fall, the National Fall Leadership Conference
(NFLC) provides advisers and students with an opportunity to share ideas and reaffirm
common goals with their peers from across the country. Members attend leadership and
professional development workshops as well as general sessions with motivational
speakers.

Each fall, advisers receive the NFLC Guide from the FBLA-PBL National Office. Complete
conference information will be included in the guide. The Guide will also be available at
www.fbla-pbl.org for you to download.

2009 Dates
November 6-7, 2009                Baltimore, Maryland
November 13-14, 2009              Denver, Colorado
November 20-21, 2009              Orlando, Florida

2010 Tentative Dates




2011 Tentative Dates




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                               District Conference Information

As a preliminary to State Leadership Conference, District Conferences are held giving FBLA
members opportunities for competition and participation in leadership activities.

Mississippi FBLA is divided (by counties) into three districts:
        Northern (ICC – Tupelo)
        Central (East Central)
        Southern (JCJC)
District Conferences are held at a junior/community college campus in each district. Refer
to the table below for your district location.

         NORTHERN                     CENTRAL            SOUTHERN
          DISTRICT                    DISTRICT           DISTRICT
1               Desoto                 Bolivar                   Jefferson
2              Marshall              Sunflower                     Copiah
3               Benton              Tallahatchie                   Benton
4                Tippah                Carroll                      Smith
5                Alcorn             Montgomery                     Jasper
6            Tishomingo               Choctaw                      Clarke
7                Tunica              Oktibbeha                     Adams
8                 Tate                Noxubee                     Franklin
9              Lafayette            Washington                     Lincoln
10               Union                 Leflore                   Lawrence
11              Prentiss              Newton                     Covington
12            Coahoma                   Attala                      Jones
13             Quitman                 Holmes                      Greene
14               Panola                 Yazoo                       Perry
15             Pontotoc              Humpheys                      Lamar
16                 Lee                Sharkey                        Pike
17            Itawamba                 Rankin                      Marion
18            Yalobusha                 Leake                     Walthall
19              Calhoun               Neshoba                       Amite
20                Clay                Kemper                     Wilkerson
21              Monroe              Lauderdale                  Pearl River
22             Lowndes                  Scott                       Stone
23             Grenada                Madison                      George
24             Webster                  Hinds                     Hancock
25           Chickasaw               Clairborne                   Harrison
26                                     Warren                      Wayne
27                                   Issaquena                     Forrest
28                                    Winston                     Simpson
29                                                            Jefferson Davis

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Each one-day conference is designed for students to compete in events. Only students
entering a competitive event or taking the state officer candidate test are allowed to attend
the District Conferences. The top six finalists in each event at district will advance to
compete at the State Leadership Conference.

NOTE: Middle level events are available only at the District Conference—middle level
competitors do not advance to compete at the State Leadership Conference.

Go to www.mde.k12.ms.us/vocational/fbla to download District Conference information.

                            District Conference Regulations

   1. A copy of the online registration form and any necessary folders for district
      conference should be sent to the respective junior/community colleges by the
      announced date (the official date stamp placed by the U.S. Post Office - not a
      postage meter date).

   2. ONLY students who are actively participating in a competitive event or taking the
      officer candidate test are eligible to attend district conferences.

   3. Official transcripts for Middle Level and 9th and 10th grade events should be mailed
      with district conference registration. (If transcripts are not mailed by registration
      deadline, the student will be disqualified.)

   4. One chaperone is required for every ten students in attendance.

   5. Name badges must be worn for all conference functions.

   6. Smoking is prohibited at all conference activities.

   7. Students’ conduct should exemplify the purpose and creed of FBLA-PBL.

   8. Students must be dressed appropriately for all conference functions. Locate the
      Dress Code in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

   9. Each adviser is responsible for the conduct of his/her chapter during the conference.
      Each adviser should sit with his/her chapter during all sessions.

   10. FBLA members are representatives of an outstanding student organization and
       should project the image of future leaders. Members should act courteously and
       professionally while participating in FBLA activities. Goodwill and good times are a
       natural by-product of good conference behavior.


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           District Competitive Events That Advance To State Conference

                   Event                    Grade      Test       Performance
Accounting I                              9-12          
Accounting II                             9-12          
Business Calculations                     9-12          
Business Communication                    9-12          
Business Math                             9-10*         
Business Law                              9-12          
Business Procedures                       9-12          
Computer Applications                     9-12          
Computer Problem Solving                  9-10*         
Economics                                 9-12          
FBLA Principles and Procedures            9-10*         
Future Business Leader                    9-12          
Impromptu Speaking                        9-12                         
Introduction to Business                  9-10*         
Introduction to Business Communication    9-10*         
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure   9-10*         
Introduction to Technology Concepts       9-10*         
Job Interview                             9-12                         
Marketing                                 9-12          
Networking Concepts                       9-12          
Personal Finance                          9-12          
Public Speaking I                         9-10*                        
Public Speaking II                        9-12                         
Technology Concepts                       9-12          
Word Processing I                         9-10*         
Word Processing II                        9-12          

* Transcript required

Team Events District Competitive Events That Advance To State Conference
Banking & Financial Systems (2-3         9-12            
members)
Desktop Publishing (2 members)           9-12            
Entrepreneurship (3 members)             9-12            
Global Business (2-3 members)            9-12            
Parliamentary Procedure (4-5 members) 9-12               




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                                  Middle Level Events
                                    7th and 8th Grade
                                District Conference Only

Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, a chapter may enter up to three (3) students in
each middle level event. 7th and 8th Grade Individual Events Do Not Advance To State
Conference

Please follow the National Chapter Handbook for guidelines for the Middle Level events.
The Middle Level events offered at district competitions are:

      Spreadsheet (application)
      Keyboarding I (application)
      Keyboarding II (application)
      Proofreading and Editing (written test)

                 An individual student cannot enter more than one event.

Go to www.mde.k12.ms.us/vocational/fbla to download Middle Level district conference
information.




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                                     State Conference

Mississippi FBLA holds an annual State Leadership Conference (SLC) prior to the National
Leadership Conference. This two-day event allows students to network with fellow
members from across the state and allows conference participants a chance to get
acquainted and exchange ideas and experiences.

State competitive events lead to the selection of winners who are eligible for national
competition. Other conference activities include state officer elections, leadership sessions,
and motivational keynote speakers. The conference culminates in an awards program.

Go to www.mde.k12.ms.us/vocational/fbla to download all State Conference information.


                          STATE CONFERENCE REGULATIONS

   1. Upon arrival at the conference, the chapter adviser will pick up the registration
      materials for the entire chapter at conference registration.

   2. One chaperone is required for every ten students in attendance.

   3. Name badges must be worn for all conference functions.

   4. Smoking is prohibited at all conference activities.

   5. Students’ conduct should exemplify the purpose and creed of FBLA-PBL.

   6. Students must be dressed appropriately for all conference functions. A copy of the
      Dress Code is located in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

   7. Each adviser is responsible for the conduct of his/her chapter during the conference.
      Each adviser should sit with his/her chapter during all sessions.

   8. FBLA members are representatives of an outstanding student organization and
      should project the image of future leaders. Members should act courteously and
      professionally while participating in FBLA activities. Goodwill and good times are a
      natural by-product of good conference behavior.

   9. Official registration forms/folders, payment for the State Leadership Conference
      should be sent to the FBLA State Adviser by the announced date (the official date
      stamp placed by the U.S. Post Office and not a postage meter date). No onsite
      registration is accepted.

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   10. Hotel reservation forms must be mailed to the hotel by the date designated. A
       rooming list should be mailed to the hotel two weeks prior to the conference. If
       there are any changes in room adjustments after the registration form is mailed, the
       adviser should contact the hotel immediately.

   11. Students should respect the need for quiet in hallways and realize that loud
       behavior is not appropriate at any time. Advisers should enforce the curfew listed in
       the conference program. Hotel property should be respected, and local chapters are
       responsible for any damage to hotel property.

                          State Competitive Event Information

The Awards Program (competitive events) at the State National Leadership Conferences
exemplifies the range of activities and focus of FBLA-PBL. These events are developed from
the goals of FBLA-PBL and the curriculums of business education programs.

Mississippi FBLA strives to give every student an opportunity to compete with his/her peers
on an equal basis. Some events are open only to 9th and 10th grade students, while others
are open to 9th through 12th grade students. Some events at state conference are for the
district conference winners and others events are held only at the State Leadership
Conference.

Competitive Events are divided into the following four categories:
    individual
    individual-team
    team
    chapter

A member can participate in any number of chapter events. A member may enter only one
individual/individual-team/team event. (However, a member taking the parliamentary
procedure test only for consideration as State Parliamentarian is not classified as an official
event participant and may compete in another event.)

Listed below are the competitive event regulations that apply to District and State
Conferences.

1. Competitive event participants must have paid membership dues by the deadline
   specified in correspondence from the FBLA State Office.

2. Previous first place state winners are not eligible to compete in the same event again.




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   Team Event Exceptions:
    Business Plan. If a team developed the business plan, one member of the team may
      have previously placed first at the State Leadership Conference (SLC) and have
      competed in a previous National Leadership Conference (NLC).
    Business Presentation. If a team developed the business presentation, one member
      of the team may have previously placed first at the SLC and have competed in a
      previous NLC.
    Desktop Publishing. No member of the team may have previously placed first at the
      SLC and have competed in a previous NLC.
    Entrepreneurship. One member of a two or three-member team may have
      previously placed first at the SLC and have competed in a previous NLC.
    Parliamentary Procedure. Two members of the team may have previously placed
      first at the SLC and have competed in a previous NLC.
    Website Development. One member of the team may have previously placed first at
      the SLC and have competed in a previous NLC.

3. Participants in individual events must not have entered the event at a previous National
   Leadership Conference.

4. Once a member has competed in an advanced level of an event, he/she may not
   subsequently compete in the first level of the event.
   Sequenced Events
    Accounting I and Accounting II
    Business Math and Business Calculations
    Public Speaking I and Public Speaking II
    Word Processing I and Word Processing II

5. Calculators may be used in all written events as indicated on the national event
   guidelines. Calculators WILL NOT be provided for the students at the competitions.
   Graphing calculators, PDAs (i.e., Palm Pilots), cell phones, or other memory storage
   devices are not allowed in any event room, holding rooms, and/or preparation room.

6. No substitutions may be made in competitors from District Conference to State
   Leadership Conference or from State Leadership Conference to National Leadership
   Conference.

7. A participant who fails to report on time for an event will be given the remaining time
   left from when the test began to take the test.

8. Participants must follow the dress code as established by the national office.

9. Advisers must verify the eligibility of each student registered in a competitive event. All
   guidelines for the various events must be followed. Advisers should first refer to the


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   event guidelines in the FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook, then refer to the
   event guidelines in the Guidelines for Mississippi Future Business Leadership of America.
   Failure to follow event guidelines will result in disqualification.

10. All skill events will be scored according to the national FBLA-PBL National Standards of
    Mailability and the FBLA-PBL Format Guide.

11. Materials submitted for competition MUST be prepared by student members, not
    advisers. Local advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the material is well
    organized, contains substantiated statements, and is written in a business style.

12. Competitive event rating sheets will not be distributed after the District Conferences
    and/or State Leadership Conference.

13. Who’s Who in FBLA is a recognition event, not a competitive event. Therefore, a
    chapter member may be nominated for Who’s Who in FBLA and may enter a
    competitive event. (an application must be submitted for all nominees)

The winners from the events held at the three district conferences
will compete at state conference. In addition to the district events,
    the following events will be offered at the state conference.

American Enterprise Project
Business Ethics
Business Plan
Business Financial Plan
Business Presentation
Community Service Project
Digital Video Production
Electronic Career Portfolio
Emerging Business Issues
Largest Local Chapter Membership
Local Chapter Annual Business Report
Partnership with Business
T-shirt Design (Mississippi Event)
Website Development




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                            FBLA T-Shirt Design Competition
                               (State Conference Event)

Each year Mississippi FBLA members may have the opportunity to purchase a Mississippi
FBLA T-shirt to wear to the NLC. All local chapters are encouraged to submit a T-shirt
design. Listed below are the criteria/regulations:


1. The design can be of any shape (state of Mississippi, square, rectangular, etc.).

2. The design must contain the word “FBLA.”

3. The word “Mississippi” or a “Mississippi” shape/outline/map must be used.

4. The design can use a maximum of four colors. White is considered a color.

5. Your local chapter or school name should not be a part of the design.

6. No glitter or other materials may be used.

7. The design must be depicted on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 piece of computer paper.

8. The design must be submitted at State Leadership Conference registration.

9. Label the back of your computer sheet with your school name.

10. Designs meeting these regulations will be on display during the State Leadership
    Conference.

11. A panel of judges will determine the number of awards and the winner.

12. The winning chapter will be responsible for coordinating the ordering and distribution of
    the T-shirts for the NLC attendees. (This project may be used as a profitable fundraising
    project.)




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                             FBLA Recognition Awards
                               (State Conference Awards)

Membership Madness
This program recognizes FBLA members who extend the benefits of membership to their
friends and acquaintances. Members who recruit at least (5) new members receive a
certificate of recognition and are recognized at the state conference. To be recognized at
SLC please submit documentation to the State President before March 31.

10% Increase in Chapter Membership
This recognition is for FBLA chapters who increase their membership by 10% or more during
the current school year. Certificates will be presented at the SLC to the chapters who meet
the criteria. To be recognized at SLC please submit documentation of evidence of increase
to the State President before March 31.

Gold Seal Chapter Awards
Each chapter submitting a Local Annual Business Report will be recognized at SLC. Reports
must follow the national chapter guidelines and be included with your state conference
registration materials. Refer to the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook for
regulations/procedures related to award. Refer to the State Leadership Conference memo
for submission deadlines.

Business Person of the Year
Each chapter may enter one (1) person from the business sector in Business Person of the
Year. The nominating chapter MUST submit to the state chapter a 3-4 paragraph summary
indicating why this person has been chosen. Each Business Person of the Year nominee
attending the State Leadership Conference will be recognized. Awards will be presented at
the State Leadership Conference. Refer to the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management
Handbook for regulations/procedures related to award. Refer to the State Leadership
Conference memo for submission deadlines.




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                            Local Chapter Who’s Who in FBLA
                                     (State Conference)

This award honors FBLA members who have made outstanding contributions to the
association at the local, state, and national levels.

Eligibility
Each local chapter may nominate a member in accordance with the following regulations:

               0 - 50 members - 1 nominee
               51 - 100 members - 2 nominees
               over 100 members - 3 nominees

State officers are automatically eligible for this event at SLC; therefore, having a state officer
does not prohibit a chapter from selecting an additional member for this honor. (However,
all state officers must submit an application.)

Regulations
1.     Nominees must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the state chapter
       and the national association.

2.     If the chapter nominee is unable to attend the State Leadership Conference, the
       chapter may designate another of its delegates to accept the award for that
       nominee.

3.     Nominees selected for this award at a previous State Leadership Conference are not
       eligible.

4.     The entry form must be completed by the chapter adviser or designee and must be
       mailed to the state office by the announced deadline date.

Procedure
Criteria for selection of nominees at the state level should include:

       • Years of participation in FBLA activities
       • Extent of participation in conferences sponsored by the state chapter and
         national association
       • Offices, chairmanships, and committee memberships held
       • Contributions to local, state, and national projects
       • Participation in other activities
       • Recommendations supportive of member's involvement in FBLA

State Awards
Certificates will be awarded at the State Leadership Conference.

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                                    Local Chapter
                                  WHO'S WHO in FBLA

This form is a method for you and your chapter to present your qualifications for FBLA’S
Who's Who Award. All nominees must fill out this form which will be used to select the
winners/print the certificates. Therefore, be clear and honest in all your information.
(PLEASE TYPE or PRINT) (The number of entries is based upon membership.)
1. Name __________________________________________________________________

2. School _________________________________________________________________

3. Age _____ Classification: Fr.____ Soph.____ Jr.____ Sr._____

4. Years of participation in FBLA (including current year) ___________________

5. What offices or chairperson positions have you held in your local or state chapter?

   a. Local                                 b. State

   (1) _______________________              (1) ___________________________

   (2) _______________________              (2) ___________________________

   (3) _______________________              (3) ___________________________

   (4) _______________________              (4) ___________________________

   (5) _______________________              (5) ___________________________

   c. Other Contributions

   ________________________________________________________________________

6. In how many state leadership conferences have you taken an active part? ___________
   In what capacity?
   a. _____________________________________________________________________

   b. _____________________________________________________________________

   c. _____________________________________________________________________

7. What is your cumulative grade point average? _________________



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8.   In what other school organizations have you taken an active part?

     Organization                   Office Held                   Honors

     a. _______________             _______________               _______________

     b. _______________             _______________               _______________

     c. _______________             _______________               _______________

     d. _______________             _______________               _______________

     e. _______________             _______________               _______________

9. Have you attended a National FBLA Leadership Conference? __________
   In what capacity?
   ________________________________________________________________________

10. What does FBLA mean to you?______________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

                             Signed __________________________________
                                       FBLA Who's Who Nominee

(Adviser should complete this section:)
Why do you believe this nominee is qualified?_____________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

                             Signed _______________________________________
                                         Local Chapter Adviser

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                                     One-Hour Written Tests
                              (District and State Conference Events)
Test Only
Accounting I                                        FBLA Principles and Procedures
Business Calculations                               Introduction to Business (9th and 10th grade)
Business Communication                              Intro to Business Communication (9th and 10th grade)
Business Law                                        Intro to Parliamentary Procedure (9th and 10th grade)
Business Math (9th and 10th grade)                  Marketing
Business Procedures                                 Networking Concepts
Computer Problem Solving                            Personal Finance
Intro to Technology Concepts (9th and 10th grade)   Technology Concepts
Economics

Test and Skills Component-- Accounting II , Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing,
Word Processing I and Word Processing II. (No production for district conferences)

Test and Performance—Banking and Financial Systems, Entrepreneurship, Global Business,
and Parliamentary Procedure. (No performance for district conferences)

Test and Interview--Future Business Leader (Both parts at district and state conferences)

Competencies
See each individual event for specific competency requirements in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter
Management Handbook.

Eligibility
See each individual event for specific eligibility requirements in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter
Management Handbook.

Procedure
See each individual event for specific procedures in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management
Handbook.

At the District Conferences, Accounting II, Banking and Financial Systems, Computer Applications,
Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Parliamentary Procedure, Word Processing I, and Word
Processing II will take the written test ONLY.

Judging
See each individual event in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

District and State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the District and State Leadership
Conferences. The maximum number will be six (6). The winners from the District Conference will
advance to the State Leadership Conference.


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                                          Skill Events
                            (District and State Conference Events)

Accounting II (2 hr event) objective test at district; performance and objective test at state
Computer Applications (2 hr event) objective test at district; performance and objective test at state
Desktop Publishing (2 hr event) objective test at district; performance and objective test at state
Word Processing I (1 hr event) objective test at district; performance and objective test at state
Word Processing II (1 hr event) objective test at district; performance and objective test at state

Competencies

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Eligibility

Each chapter may enter one student in Accounting II, Comp Applications, Word Processing
I and II. Each chapter entering Desktop Publishing must enter a two-person team.

Procedure

Follow guidelines in National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook. Computers will be
provided for SLC. Participants will be supplied with a formatted data disk and printer
paper, if required. No other software will be provided other than what is installed on the
systems. Competitors WILL BE ALLOWED to use the national formatting guide during
testing. At district and state competition, competitors will be given a one-hour written test.
(State winners will be required to take the national production test at a home-site testing
lab prior to the national conference.)

Participants must provide their own pens, pencils, correction materials, dictionaries, and
word division manuals. No other reference materials are to be brought to the event.

In Desktop Publishing, use of scanners will not be allowed. Each two-member team will
share one computer. External disks, CDs, or any external devices will not be allowed.

Judging

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook. Refer to the Standards of
Mailability and FBLA-PBL Format Guide

District and State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the District and State
Leadership Conferences. The maximum number will be six (6). The winners from the
District Conference will advance to the State Leadership Conference.




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                                     Speaking Events
                         (District and State Conference Events)

Impromptu Speaking
Public Speaking I (9th and 10th Grade)
Public Speaking II

Competencies

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Eligibility

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook. Public Speaking I is open to 9th
and 10th grade students only. Transcripts for participants in Public Speaking I must be sent
with District Conference registration.

Procedure

General Information. Follow guidelines in National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management
Handbook.

Preliminary Round. Use preliminary round information in National FBLA-PBL Chapter
Management Handbook. Omit Final Round Information.

Judging

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

District and State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the District and State
Leadership Conferences. The maximum number will be six (6). (The winners from the
District Conference will advance to the State Leadership Conference.)




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                                    Interview Events
                         (District and State Conference Events)

Future Business Leader (folders are pre-graded - submit by conference registration)
Job Interview (folders are pre-graded - submit by conference registration)

Competencies

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Eligibility (folders must be submitted by registration deadlines)

Each chapter may enter two students in Future Business Leader.

Each chapter may enter one participant in Job Interview.

Procedure

Follow guidelines in National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook and submission
instructions provided in the District and State Conference memos. All participants are
interviewed, and only one interview will be conducted at the District and State Leadership
Conferences.

Judging

The rating sheets in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook will be used.
Job Interview will follow the ranking listed in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management
Handbook. Final rank for Future Business Leader will be determined by a weighting of 50
percent for the test score and 50 percent for the interview score.

District and State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the District and State
Leadership Conferences. The maximum number will be six (6). (The winners from the
District Conference will advance to the State Leadership Conference.)




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                               Individual-Team Events
                              (State Conference Events)

Business Plan
Business Financial Plan
Business Presentation
Digital Video Production
Website Development

Competencies

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Eligibility

Each chapter may enter an individual or a team of two or three members in Business Plan,
Business Financial Plan, Business Financial Plan, Business Presentation, and Website
Development. These projects must not have been submitted at a previous State Leadership
Conference.

Procedure

Follow guidelines in National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook and submission
instructions provided in the State Conference memos.

Judging

The rating sheets in the National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook will be used.

State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the State Leadership
Conference. The maximum number will be six (6).




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                                           Team Events

Banking and Financial Systems (Test at District, Test/Performance at SLC)
Entrepreneurship (Test at District, Test/Case Study at SLC)
Global Business (Test at District, Test/Performance at SLC)
Parliamentary Procedure (Test at District, Test/Performance at SLC)

Business Ethics (State Conference Only)
Business Presentation (State Conference Only)
Emerging Business Issues (State Conference Only)

Competencies

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Eligibility

Each local chapter may enter one team in Emerging Business Issues, Entrepreneurship, and
Parliamentary Procedure.

Regulations

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Procedure

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Objective Test. A collaborative objective test will be given at the District and State Conferences for
Banking and Financial Systems, Entrepreneurship, Global Business. For Parliamentary Procedure,
individual tests are administered with test scores averaged together.

Performance. See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook. The top six teams (based on
test scores) in Banking and Financial Systems, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, and
Parliamentary Procedure will perform at State Leadership Conference. All teams entered in
Emerging Business Issues, Business Ethics, Business Presentation perform at SLC.

Judging

Parliamentary Procedure: Final rank will be determined by a weighting of 50 percent for the team
average test score and 50 percent for the team performance score. Business Ethics, Business
Presentation, Emerging Business Issues, Entrepreneurship: See National FBLA-PBL Chapter
Management Handbook.

District and State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the District and State Leadership
Conferences. The maximum number will be six (6). (The winners from the District Conference will
advance to the State Leadership Conference.)




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                                     Project Events
                               (State Conference Events)

American Enterprise Project
Business Financial Plan
Business Plan
Community Service Project
Digital Video Production
Electronic Career Portfolio
Local Chapter Annual Business Report

Competencies

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

Eligibility

Each local chapter may submit one (1) report for each event. A project must not have been
submitted to a previous State Leadership Conference.

Procedure

Follow guidelines in National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook. Submit by date
specified in the State Leadership Conference memo.

Written Report

Follow guidelines in National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook in the section
entitled “Competitive Events--Guidelines and Regulations.”

Oral Presentation

No oral presentation will be required at the SLC, but be sure to follow the National Chapter
Management Handbook for NLC.

Judging

See National FBLA-PBL Chapter Management Handbook.

State Awards

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the State Leadership
Conference. The maximum number will be six (6).


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                            National Leadership Conference

In the spring, advisers should go to www.fbla-pbl.org and print the NLC Guide. Conference
registration instructions as well as other pertinent information are included in this guide
from the FBLA-PBL National Office.



                 All necessary forms for NLC are located on
                    www.mde.k12.ms.us/vocational/fbla

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) can be best summed up in one word:
ENTHUSIASM. Students from large cities, small towns, urban areas, and rural communities
all over the country meet at the NLC to compete, to win, to network, and to learn.

Election of national officers is an exciting conference highlight that takes place on the final
night of the NLC. Campaign speeches, demonstrations by supporters and caucusing, such as
is done in a national political campaign, climax in an election frenzy that few participants
are ever likely to forget.

On the final night of the conference, winners are announced and awards are presented.
With music and spotlights, the moment conference delegates have been waiting for finally
arrives—the presentation of awards.


TENATIVE Future NLC dates:
2010                            July 14-17                      Nashville, Tennessee
2011                            June 28-July 1                  Orlando, Florida
2012                            TBA                             San Antonio, Texas




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                              Guidelines for Mississippi Who’s Who

Mississippi’s nominee for Who’s Who to NLC will be chosen by a state committee. Any
member may complete an application. The signed application must be received (by US Mail)
in the State Adviser’s office by the second Friday in May. The honoree must attend the NLC.

             Application for Mississippi Who’s Who Recognition at NLC
Name:_____________________________ School:________________________________

Personal email address:______________________________                         Cell #:________________

Number of years a member of FBLA:__________                   Adviser Name:___________________

FBLA Offices held:
   year                      local office                    year                    State office



List the year(s) attended district competition and the event you entered:
   year                                      event                                                     place




List the year(s) attended state competition and the event you entered:
   year                                     event                                                      place




List the year(s) attended NFLC and the city:
                      year                                                        city




List the year(s) attended NLC and the event you entered:
   year                    city                                          event                         place




Please use the back of the application to list relevant Community Service, Leadership (other than FBLA), and
school activities:
                                  Applicant Signature:___________________________________

                                     Adviser Signature:___________________________________

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                              National Officer Information

If a FBLA member is interested in running for a national office at NLC, the member must
declare in writing his/her intent to run by his/her District Conference.

In order to be considered for a national officer position, the candidate must

      have served a minimum of one term as a state officer
      take the state officer’s test at respective District Conference
      submit Running for National Application to State Chapter via US Mail on/before
       December 1

The application may be obtained from the State Coordinator.

A screening committee will conduct an interview at the State Leadership Conference. The
endorsement decision will be based upon the application and the interview.

In the event there is more than one candidate interested in running for national office, the
candidates will also be required to make a three-minute campaign speech and participate in
caucusing at the State Leadership Conference. The local chapter voting delegates will vote
to choose Mississippi’s national officer candidate. Voting results will be added to the
application and interview scores.

If more than one member is interested in running for the office of National Parliamentarian,
only the current State Parliamentarian will receive endorsement/financial support to run for
the office of National Parliamentarian. (The normal financial support provided by the State
Chapter is the registration fee for Institute for Leaders.)




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