Introductions Nicole Mas Former NJ FCCLA & national officer North Garner Middle School FACS Teacher Reno Palombit Former NC FCCLA & national officer Leesville Road High School FACS Teacher
Objectives Discover resources to build and sustain your FCCLA chapter members List characteristics of effective FCCLA chapters Practice utilizing the FCCLA Planning Process and developing a Program of Work
Agenda FCCLA Membership Kit The 3 R’s of Membership Characteristics of an Effective Chapter Chapter Structure Co-curricular Methods The Planning Process Developing a Program of Work Workshop: Utilizing the planning process/program of work Unanswered Questions
The 3 R’s of Membership Recruit Image is important Build word of mouth Design a timely recruitment campaign Make membership a part of everything Expand your focus Plan fun recruitment events
The 3 R’s of Membership Retain Communicate with members regularly (social media) Engage members in chapter meetings Encourage involvement in competitive events and national programs Point system
The 3 R’s of Membership Recognize Recognition applications are due to national FCCLA March 1 st Provide local recognition Announcements End-of-year awards banquet Bulletin boards Publicize student accomplishments in local and social media
Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Chapters 1. Manageable (start small) 2. Student-led 3. Program of work in place 4. Conducts orderly, intentional meetings 5. Implements an officer training 6. Co-curricular 7. Visible in the community 8. Use competitive events & national programs 9. Recognition for students 10. Effective fundraising campaigns
CHAPTER STRUCTURE Handout
The Co-Curricular Chapter What does it look like? Dedicate some class time to introduce FCCLA Recruit from FACS classes Teach leadership (Dynamic Leadership) Class officers/representatives Use national program resources to teach content (Power of One, Financial Fitness, Student Body) Use STAR Events as class projects (why reinvent the wheel?) What’s going on in FCCLA? (segment/bulletin)
THE PLANNING PROCESS LINE UP Activity
The FCCLA Planning Process Identify Concerns Set a Goal Form a Plan Act Follow-Up
Identify Concerns What issues are pressing? What needs/wants should be met? What do you want to learn? What do you want to see accomplished? How do you want to see it executed? What are you worried about?
Set a Goal Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-bound
Form a Plan Who What When Where How Resources Timeline of activities Program of work
Act Summarize and record plainly how the plan was executed Omit judgment/evaluation (save this for the follow- up)
Follow-Up How did you evaluate your goal? What did you learn? How would you change the project? Who did you thank? How did you thank them?
Program of Work Definition: A group of projects tied together because they contribute to the same objectives of an organization i.e.- FCCLA’s mission and purposes Chapter officers develop w/ your guidance Keep it realistic (start small) Organize by month or goal Distribute it to members, students, & others Include chapter, district, state, and national meetings Brand it with FCCLA & FACS logo
Workshop Directions Use the FCCLA Planning Process to set a goal and form a plan for your chapter! Examples: Increase male membership Conduct an officer training Utilize 2 national programs Utilize the Program of Work handout as part of your Form a Plan
USING THE FCCLA PLANNING PROCESS & DEVELOPING A PROGRAM OF WORK Workshop
Conclusion Unanswered questions from your K-W-L chart? Complete the last column of your K-W-L chart- What did you learn?