Advisors

Information that is important and applies primarily to chapter advisors will be posted here. Chapter advisors should plan to check this page on a regular basis throughout the school year. In addition, current and past "Tuesday Tipster" e-mail updates will be posted here.

NOTE: During the months of January through March, the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions will have separate Tuesday Tipsters. Please pay attention to the designator (S) or (PS) in the title of the Tuesday Tipster in order to make sure you are reading the correction edition.

Tuesday Tipster 2014-2015

  • [2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #4

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
    September 21, 2014: Hotel reservations deadline in order to get guest rate; call the hotel directly to make your reservation
    September 26, 2014: Conference registration must be submitted online (no refunds allowed; all submitted registrations are binding and payment must be submitted for the number of registered people)
    October 3, 2014: Conference registration payment deadline for all registrations submitted via mail or online
    October 13, 2014: Fall Leadership Conference (Secondary)
    October 14, 2014: Region 5 Advisor Fall Videoconference (Secondary)

    ** 2014-2015 MICHIGAN BPA CALENDAR
    The Michigan BPA calendar of events for the current school year is now posted online on www.michiganbpa.org/calendar in PDF format. The online calendar will be updated this week. The postsecondary calendar of events is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/postsecondary.

    ** STATE THEME & NLC PIN CONTESTS
    The state theme graphic and NLC trading pin contest deadlines will be here before you know it. If you have a student who is interested in showing off his/her graphic design talent, these contests are for them. The deadline for contest entries is October 31, 2014. Guidelines and details are posted online at www.michiganbpa.org/michigan-state-theme-nlc-trading-pin-graphic-contests.

     ** MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT WEEK
    What is your chapter planning for membership recruitment week? We hope you’re going to do something exciting. Membership recruitment week is October 20-24, 2014. Please reach out to the students throughout your school to recruit new members. Be proud of your chapter and spread the word about your business education classes. Active members in BPA bring a great deal of recognition to the business education curriculum. Take action and have your students engage in some membership recruitment activities!

    MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM IS OPEN
    The 2014-2015 Membership Registration System for Business Professionals of America is now open! Logon to www.registermychapter.com/bpamem to begin the registration process for your chapter. Advisors may submit multiple registration invoices for the membership year. Register early to receive expedited shipping of your annual membership pin. NEW THIS YEAR: Annual membership cards are presented as online downloads upon completion of registration and payment submission. Membership cards will not be shipped and must be downloaded online.

    REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE DATES AVAILABLE (S)
    All of the regional leadership conferences (for competitive events) have been scheduled. A list of dates of the various regional leadership conferences is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/rlc.

    NEW MICHIGAN BPA WEBSITE
    If you haven’t had a chance to look at our newly redesigned website, take a look at www.michiganbpa.org. As you know we like to keep things fresh and new in Michigan BPA. We are continuing to make improvements to the site. Enjoy!

    TOPICS FOR TEAM COMPETITIONS
    As many people may know, several of the events have themes, topics, and case scenarios that the students must use for their competition. Now is a good time to start sharing those topics and themes with the students by downloading the WSAP Guidelines (see topic below).

    FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE--NEW LOCATION (S)
    Visit our website at www.michiganbpa.org/flc for conference details.

    WSAP COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES AVAILABLE
    The 2014-2015 Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines and all related ancillary files are available online at www.bpa.org/compete/downloadcenter. You must logon to the bpa.org website using your login name and password.

  • [2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #3

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
    September 21, 2014: Hotel reservations deadline in order to get guest rate; call the hotel directly to make your reservation
    September 26, 2014: Conference registration must be submitted online (no refunds allowed; all submitted registrations are binding and payment must be submitted for the number of registered people)
    October 3, 2014: Conference registration payment deadline for all registrations submitted via mail or online
    October 13, 2014: Fall Leadership Conference (Secondary)
    October 14, 2014: Region 5 Advisor Fall Videoconference (Secondary)

    ** REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE DATES AVAILABLE (S)
    All of the regional leadership conferences (for competitive events) have been scheduled. A list of dates of the various regional leadership conferences is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/rlc.

    ** NEW MICHIGAN BPA WEBSITE
    If you haven’t had a chance to look at our newly redesigned website, take a look at www.michiganbpa.org. As you know we like to keep things fresh and new in Michigan BPA. We are continuing to make improvements to the site. Enjoy!

    ** TOPICS FOR TEAM COMPETITIONS
    As many people may know, several of the events have themes, topics, and case scenarios that the students must use for their competition. Now is a good time to start sharing those topics and themes with the students by downloading the WSAP Guidelines (see topic below).

    SHARE TUESDAY TIPSTER WITH NEW ADVISORS
    In light of the fact that there are many advisor changes each year, please share this e-mail message and future e-mail messages with any new co-advisors at your school until we are able to get them into our database. Continue to forward these messages and ask them to let you know when they can stop doing so once they start receiving them from the state director directly.

    FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE--NEW LOCATION (S)
    Visit our website at www.michiganbpa.org/flc for conference details.

    WSAP COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES AVAILABLE
    The 2014-2015 Workplace Skills Assessment Program Guidelines and all related ancillary files are available online at www.bpa.org/compete/downloadcenter. You must logon to the bpa.org website using your login name and password.

    MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM IS OPEN
    The 2014-2015 Membership Registration System for Business Professionals of America is now open! Logon to www.registermychapter.com/bpamem to begin the registration process for your chapter. Advisors may submit multiple registration invoices for the membership year. Register early to receive expedited shipping of your annual membership pin. NEW THIS YEAR: Annual membership cards are presented as online downloads upon completion of registration and payment submission. Membership cards will not be shipped and must be downloaded online.

    LOCAL ADVISOR CERTIFICATION SERIES
    The 2014-2015 National Local Advisor Certification Series for Business Professionals of America is set to begin on Monday, September 15. Registered advisors can participate in one session for BPA University credit or all sessions for the full certification credit.

    Logon to www.bpa.org/membership/Certify today to learn more about the BPA Local Advisor Certification!

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