State Leadership Conference

Michigan BPA extends a very special thank you to Davenport University for hosting the 2019 Postsecondary State Leadership Conference on February 9, 2019. Students in attendance participated in will participate in more than 50 different Workplace Skills Assessment Program events.

Click here to view the 2019 Postsecondary SLC Winners (PDF)

2018-2019 Chapters

The Michigan Association has an extremely strong Postsecondary Division. The following schools currently have postsecondary chapters in Michigan:

Alma College
Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Escanaba
Central Michigan University
Davenport University
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Mid-Michigan Community College
Montcalm Community College
Northwood University

Most recent past chapters include: Baker College of Muskegon, Eastern Michigan University, and Finlandia University. The following schools have indicated that they may start a chapter in the near future: Jackson College, Muskegon Community College, and West Shore Community College. If you are a student who attends any of these schools, check with the student life department to check the status of these BPA chapters.

Starting a Postsecondary Chapter

If you wish to start a chapter, visit the "How To Start a New Chapter" section of the National BPA website by clicking here and completing the following:

  1. Download the Local Chapter Handbook available online at

  2. If you are a new chapter, fill out a New Charter Application online at If you are an existing chapter, but a new advisor taking over, OR you had a chapter previously, please contact

  3. Review the New Advisor Training Presentation in PDF format by clicking here

Additional questions may be directed to

2018-2019 List of Competitions

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

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
Website Design Team

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 Law & Ethics
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

2018-2019 PostsecondaRy Events & Deadlines

November 1, 2018 Preliminiary Dues Deadline
(Submit partial list in order to remain as a National BPA chapter)
November 23, 2018 BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline
November 14, 2018 Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 7, 2018 BPA Pistons Event (Detroit, MI)
December 5, 2018 Deadline for Diplomat Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 9, 2019 Statesman Torch Awards Deadline
January 10, 2019 New Chapter Application Deadline--Postsecondary Division
January 23, 2019 Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 25, 2019 Final Student Members Submitted Online in Membership Registration System
January 28, 2019 SLC Registration Deadline
February 1, 2019 Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to Michigan BPA (check the Postsecondary SLC Registration booklet for list of events and specific instructions)
February 4, 2019 Final Dues Payment Deadline--Postsecondary
February 4, 2019 SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 4, 2019 SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 9, 2019 State Leadership Conference
Davenport University-Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, MI
March 1, 2019 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Professional Awards)
April 1, 2019 Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
April 1, 2019 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Serving Learning Awards)
April 1, 2019 NLC Registration Deadline
April 1, 2019 Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to National BPA (check the WSAP Guidelines for list of events and specific instructions)
May 1-5, 2019 National Leadership Conference
Anaheim, California