Fall Leadership Conference

The fall leadership conference for Secondary BPA chapters located in the Lower Peninsula was held on October 12-13, 2014. New and prospective chapters are required to attend this conference at the Lansing Center located in downtown Lansing. This was a new location for 2014.

At the FLC each year, we plan different activities that focus on specific values. The workshops focus on networking, creativity, teamwork, ethics, diversity, defining differences, leadership in service, and enthusiasm. All of this is accomplished in a fun, energetic way.

Professional speakers provide activities designed to start the year off with a jump. The following workshops are presented by FOCUS Training:

Participants create a moving, functional machine and sell it to the public. The catch? This invention is made of people! This often-outrageous activity gets participants thinking about teamwork and promotion of BPA from a whole new perspective.

2014 Fall Leadership Conference Workshops
Title Description
#1 Teamwork Tower

Using only tape and paper, teams are challenged to build the tallest, free-standing, portable tower they can. How will members of the team deal with changing leadership roles? We break down various leadership styles and detail how to overcome communication obstacles.

#2 Market Madness

In the fast-paced world of the stock market, some lose and some win big! This activity focuses on synergy and trust. We talk about individual responsibilities each member has to the overall success of a team, and how this plays an important role in any organization’s success.

#3 Leadership, Inc.

Participants form a start-up company to create a working prototype of a functional innovative product. Throughout the process they focus on defining roles and responsibilities on a team, delegation and empowerment.

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