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 2016-2017

  • [MI BPA 2016-2017] Tuesday Tipster #27 SLC-11 (S)

    March 14, 2017

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    Items titled in a maroon color is a message from the state executive council. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES
    March 16-19: BPA State Leadership Conference (Grand Rapids, MI)
    April 1: National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Service Learning Awards)
    April 1: Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline

    ** SLC FINAL WELCOME MEMO
    Please download and read the four-page memo (PDF) that is attached to this message. It has a lot of important information regarding the conference. This information is being provided electronically only and will not be provided on site at the conference.

    ** NLC TRADING PINS
    This year’s NLC trading pin will be a blinky pin. This has increased the price of shipping because the pins are larger in scale this year. We are confident that our pin will be a hot item this year. Make sure you order your pins by March 31, 2017 online at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-trading-pins.

    ** SPECIAL MICHIGAN DISNEY Y.E.S. EVENT
    As mentioned in the Tuesday Tipster this past week, Michigan BPA will be arranging a special Disney Y.E.S. Event for our delegates who wish to arrive early in Orlando, Florida.

    Disney offers a Youth Education Series and it will begin with a 3-3.5 hour program entitled “Disney Leadership Strategies” located at Epcot Center. A complete synopsis of the event and the learning outcomes is attached to this message.

    We are working with Disney to coordinate a special Michigan event that includes a half-day leadership training and a two-day/one-park pass to any of the Disney parks. This is admission into any one park per day for two days. Price comparison is that if you buy the equivalent ticket directly through Disney World, the price would be $199; the price through National BPA would be $209…without the leadership training for either of these prices.

    The leadership training and the two-day passes will cost $172. The “Disney Leadership Strategies” workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, which would require arrival in Orlando on Monday, May 8, 2017. Space is limited.

    If you know you are interested in participating, please send a message with the subject “RSVP…Disney YES 2017.” I know you don’t know the number of people yet, but knowing how many schools will participate will help me estimate how many tickets to purchase in advance.

    SLC PROGRAM BOOKLET
    The SLC Program Booklet (in PDF format) is available for download at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. You can print this document for your conference attendees OR provide it to them electronically. Printouts or program booklets will not be provided on site at the conference.

    SLC MOBILE GUIDE
    Visit www.michiganbpa.org/mobile to download our conference mobile app. All conference attendees can use this site to view and build a conference schedule, view our legacy launcher workshops, obtain information on our sponsors, view judged event finalists, view the hotel map, and so much more.

    Especially useful for advisors is the ability to build a to do list. You can use this to do list to keep up with items that are specific to your chapters or other important matters.

    MEET THE CANDIDATES
    All members can visit www.michiganbpa.org and download a packet to meet all the state officer candidates. For the first time, we are giving everyone a sneak peek at all state officer candidates. You and your students can find out more about the candidates by reading their short essays. This year, there will be stiff competition for the ten positions on our state executive council.

    VOTING DELEGATES PACKETS
    Voting delegates packets can be downloaded from www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. Please make sure your two voting delegates have copies of these packets so they can be prepared for their important role of electing the next leaders of our association.

    SLC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
    Please visit and download the four documents from our SLC website regarding Sunday bus departures and bus staging information. These documents are available for download from www.michiganbpa.org/slc-documents. You will need to obtain the cell phone number of the bus driver who will be picking you up on Sunday. In addition, there is a form you will need to turn in to the hotel’s front desk when you check in on Thursday or Friday. Please plan ahead to obtain this information.

    AWARDS SESSION SEQUENCE
    The sequence of the order in which the awards will be presented during the Awards Session is located at the back of the SLC Program Booklet.

  • [MI BPA 2016-2017] Tuesday Tipster #27 (PS)

    March 14, 2017

    Dear Chapter Advisors:

    Items titled in a maroon color is a message from the state executive council. ** Indicates new items for this week.

    UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES
    April 1: National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Service Learning Awards)
    April 1: Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
    April 1: Pre-submitted Event Entry Deadline
    April 1: NLC Registration, NLC Hotel, NLC Tours Deadlines

    ** NLC TRADING PINS
    This year’s NLC trading pin will be a blinky pin. This has increased the price of shipping because the pins are larger in scale this year. We are confident that our pin will be a hot item this year. Make sure you order your pins by March 31, 2017 online at www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-trading-pins.

    ** SPECIAL MICHIGAN DISNEY Y.E.S. EVENT
    As mentioned in the Tuesday Tipster this past week, Michigan BPA will be arranging a special Disney Y.E.S. Event for our delegates who wish to arrive early in Orlando, Florida.

    Disney offers a Youth Education Series and it will begin with a 3-3.5 hour program entitled “Disney Leadership Strategies” located at Epcot Center. A complete synopsis of the event and the learning outcomes is attached to this message.

    We are working with Disney to coordinate a special Michigan event that includes a half-day leadership training and a two-day/one-park pass to any of the Disney parks. This is admission into any one park per day for two days. Price comparison is that if you buy the equivalent ticket directly through Disney World, the price would be $199; the price through National BPA would be $209…without the leadership training for either of these prices.

    The leadership training and the two-day passes will cost $172. The “Disney Leadership Strategies” workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, which would require arrival in Orlando on Monday, May 8, 2017. Space is limited.

    If you know you are interested in participating, please send a message with the subject “RSVP…Disney YES 2017.” I know you don’t know the number of people yet, but knowing how many schools will participate will help me estimate how many tickets to purchase in advance.

    NLC PRESUBMITTED EVENTS
    Remember, the events listed below have materials that must be sent in to National BPA by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017. You may revise these materials from your state conference entries. Please read the guidelines for the events in which your students are competing.

    Instructions are located on pages 13-14 and 22 of the WSAP Guidelines.

    Make sure you include your Individual Entry Form or Team Entry Form with your materials.

    * Make sure the URL link is provided on the entry from for your student’s project. Include any passwords as needed.

    The presubmitted events are:
    Administrative Support Research Project
    Advanced Interview Skills
    Broadcast News Production Team *
    Computer Animation Team *
    Digital Media Production *
    Economic Research Individual
    Economic Research Team
    Entrepreneurship
    Global Marketing Team
    Graphic Design Promotion
    Interview Skills
    Network Design Team (Postsecondary)
    Video Production Team *
    Web Site Design Team *

    IMPORTANT: Students are allowed to make changes to their materials, websites, designs, etc. prior to submitting the materials for national competition. You do NOT have to submit the exact same materials you submitted for state competition. Students may make changes to improve their work as they desire.

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Important Advisor Links

Any important links and access to password-protected files will be listed here as needed.

Financial Analyst Team State 2017

A case scenario is not provided in advance for the state competition. The case scenario will be provided and prepared on site during the conference. Check the schedule for the preliminary round of competition.

Students in this event must have their schedule free on any conflicting events because they will not be rescheduled if they make it to the finals round for Financial Analyst Team.

BPA Logos 

The BPA Logos, which every chapter is authorized to use, may be downloaded by visiting The Source on the National BPA website at www.bpa.org/lsource.aspx. You will need a National BPA username and password to access this site. Advisors must use their membership registration system username and password. Students must use the username and password provided to them by their chapter advisor.

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