Members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda Chapter from Northeast Vernon County – recently traveled to Springfield, for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. This five-day conference, beginning Friday, April 6, featured dynamic workshops, innovative keynotes and professional networking opportunities with Fortune 500 companies for middle school through college students.
New activities this year included LeadershipEDU, an in-depth focused workshop designed to help uncover a student’s true leadership potential, SpecializedEDU, a series of workshops on topics like Discovering Your Passion and Maximizing LinkedIn, and a brand new interactive conference mobile application.
Over 5,000 students and advisers came together for the event, with over 150 business education related contests running during the event; contest topics range from accounting to website design, marketing to mobile application development.
Katrina Gilpin and Kylie Alexander from Northeast Vernon County attended and competed in the state competition. Kylie placed 3rd in the state in Word Processing and will compete in Baltimore on the National Level in June.
Missouri FBLA-PBL, a chartered member of National FBLA-PBL, is a registered 501(c)3. Their mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Missouri FBLA-PBL membership exceeds 15,500, making it the second largest state chapter of the organization in the nation and the second largest CTSO in Missouri.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Northeast Vernon County at 417/465-2222 or email at Bybee_L@Yahoo.com.