Day 1 of Missouri FCCLA's fall leadership conference is history! This fall conference called "Access FCCLA" has gathered nearly 1500 members and advisors for 1-1/2 days of intense leadership training. The sessions are led by professional speakers/trainers and our own Missouri FCCLA State Executive Council members. Here's a recap of Day 1:
Rhett Laubach and Kelly Barnes from Your Next Speaker led new members in intense leadership lessons in the Take AIM (Active and Involved Members) conference. Rhett works with the new high school members while Kelly motivates the middle school members. Don't let all the fun in those sessions fool you, because Rhett and Kelly teach these members the real deal about leadership. Tonight was just the warm-up for more in depth training on Monday.
Over in the Leadership Unlimited sessions, TRI Leadership speakers Ryan Underwood and Kent Butler were in search of Elvis. Well, that's one of the activities they did while working with chapter and regional officers. These leaders are climbing the leadership ladder and will learn more about themselves, working with others and making FCCLA the best experience it can be. During the session tonight, members were encouraged to take a "media moment" and update their Facebook, Twitter or MySpace status with positive messages about being a leader in FCCLA.
In the Chapters in Action session, Patty Hendrickson led chapter teams as they began learning about FCCLA programs. Chapters teams are learning about Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS), Families First, and Community Service. Guest speakers on Monday will give the teams more ideas to implement back in their local schools. Patty is an expert trainer and these chapter teams will put her leadership training and tips into action with FCCLA programs.
Advisors were busy tonight with their sharing sessions. With the theme "Stressed is Just Desserts Spelled Backwards" advisors shared best practices, tips for STAR Events, and other relevant sessions to meet the variety of FCCLA Advisor needs. Thanks advisors, for sharing your knowledge!
What about that "stupid human trick" you say? For your viewing enjoyment, here it is, courtesy of one Missouri FCCLA member:
And there you have it!