America Phi Beta Lambda Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda Soaring to New Heights
Who are we? Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. Oldest & largest business student association Students preparing for business & community leadership careers Headquartered in Reston, VA near Washington, DC
In other words … 250,000 members 6,000+ active local chapters 11,000 local chapter advisers
Our Mission To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Our Goals Strengthening the confidence of students in themselves and their work Developing competent, aggressive business leadership Developing character, preparing for useful citizenship, and fostering patriotism Assisting students in the establishment of occupational goals Creating more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise Encouraging members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community Encouraging scholarship
Why join? Networking opportunities Leadership development Scholarships and prizes Travel destinations Friendship and fun!
Curriculum Support Stock Market Game Service Learning Curriculum Aligned to the NBEA Standards MarketPlace
Sample Events Individual Events ― Accountings ― Business Communication ― Business Law ― Economics ― Computer Applications ― Impromptu Speaking ― International Business ― Job Interview ― Marketing ― Public Speaking ― Technology Concept ― Word Processing Team Events ― Desktop Publishing ― Entrepreneurship ― Parliamentary Procedure ― Website Development Chapter Events ― American Enterprise Project ― Community Service Project ― Local Chapter Annual Business Report ― Partnership with Business Project ― Gold Seal Award of Merit
Officer Program National 9 FBLA/PBL Officers President Secretary Treasurer Parliamentarian 5 Vice Presidents State District/Regional Local
Award Programs Winner’s Circle Gold Member Silver Member Gold Key Chapter Membership Madness Who’s Who in FBLA- PBL Gold Seal Award of Merit Special State Awards
Scholarships Distinguished Business Leader Johnson and Wales University Culver-Stockton University Northwood University Data Match University of Miami
Conferences 2004 National Leadership Conference Denver, Colorado-Summer 2004 Leadership training Competitive events National officer elections Separate events for high school & college PBL-July 9-12 FBLA-July 14-17
Conferences Institute for Leaders July 8-9, PBL July 13-14, FBLA Concentrated, focused Leadership Training Held in conjunction with the NLC. Certificate Program Required & elective programming 6 tracks Principles of OfficerShip Mastering OfficerShip Communication Leadership Entrepreneurship Personal Success Adviser Leadership
Conferences National Fall Leadership Conference 2003 Sites Indianapolis, IN, Atlanta, GA, Baltimore MD, and Anaheim, CA. Leadership Training Best Practice Sharing Personal and Career Development Workshop Membership and Conference Awards Motivating and Entertaining speakers
National Partnerships Economics for Leaders BrainBench Certiport Junior Tours March of Dimes Cendant Hotels Alamo Rent–a–Car AICPA Booz-Allen & Hamilton Knowledge Matters National Assn. of Parliamentarians