2016 State Leadership Conference

The 2016 State Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More details about the conference will be posted here in November/December 2015.

Postsecondary Division Chapters

The following schools currently have Postsecondary chapters in Michigan:

Adrian College
Baker College of Muskegon
Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Escanaba
Central Michigan University
Davenport University-Grand Rapids
Davenport University-Holland
Davenport University-Kalamazoo
Davenport University-Lansing
Grand Rapids Community College
Lake Michigan College
Michigan Technological University
Montcalm Community College
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Postsecondary Deadlines & Events

The following are deadlines and events for the Postsecondary Division for the 2015-2016 school year:

Date Event
November 1, 2015 Preliminary Dues Deadline
(Submit partial list in order to remain on National BPA chapter)
November 18, 2015
Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 11, 2015 Deadline for Diplomat Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 14, 2015
Statesman Torch Awards Deadline
January 13, 2016
New Chapter Application Deadline
January 27, 2016
Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 28, 2016
Final Student Members Submitted Online in Membership Registration System
February 1, 2016
Final Dues Payment Deadline
February 1, 2016 SLC Registration Deadline
February 6, 2016
Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to Michigan BPA (check the Postsecondary SLC Registration Booklet for list of events and specific instructions)
February 8, 2016
SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 8, 2016
SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 13, 2016
State Leadership Conference
(Davenport University-Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, MI)
March 15, 2016
National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Professional awards)
April 1, 2016
Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
April 1, 2016
 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition & Community Service awards)
April 1, 2016
NLC Registration Deadline
April 1, 2016
Presubmitted Contest Materials must be sent electronically to National BPA (check the WSAP Guidelines for specific instructions)
May 5-9, 2016
National Leadership Conference
Boston, Massachusetts

*Updated August 25, 2015

2015-2016 List of Competitions

The following is a list of events that will be offered at the postsecondary division state conference in Grand Rapids:

Administrative Support Concepts
Administrative Support Team
Advanced College Accounting
Advanced Interview Skills
Advanced Office Systems & Procedures
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
Advanced Word Processing
Banking & Finance
Basic Office Systems & Procedures
Business Meeting Management Concepts
C++ Programming
College Accounting
College Payroll Accounting
Computer Network Technology
Computer Programming Concepts
Computer Security
Contemporary Issues
Database Applications
Digital Media Production
Ethics & Professionalism
Federal Income Tax Accounting
Financial Analyst Team
Financial Math & Analysis
Fundamental Desktop Publishing
Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications
Fundamental Word Processing
Fundamentals of Web Design

Graphic Design Promotion
Human Resource Management
Information Technology Concepts
Integrated Office Applications
Intermediate Word Processing
Interview Skills
Java Programming
Legal Office Procedures
Management/Marketing/Human Resources Concepts
Managerial Accounting
Medical Office Procedures
Network Administration Using Microsoft
Network Design Team
Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting
Personal Financial Management
Prepared Speech
Presentation Management Individual
Presentation Management Team
Project Management Concepts
Small Business Management Team
SQL Database Fundamentals
Systems Administration Using Cisco
Video Production Team
Visual Basic/C# Programming
Web Site Design Team