State Leadership Conference

Michigan BPA extends a very special thank you to Davenport University for hosting the 2020 Postsecondary State Leadership Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Students in attendance participated in will participate in more than 50 different Workplace Skills Assessment Program events. More details about the conference will be posted online in December.

2019 SLC in Review

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

2019-2020 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
Westshore Community College

Most recent past chapters include: Baker College of Muskegon, Eastern Michigan University, and Finlandia University. The following school has indicated that they may start a chapter in the near future: Muskegon 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

Additional questions may be directed to

2019-2020 List of Competitions

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

Fundamental Word Processing
Fundamentals of Web Design
Graphic Design Promotion
Human Resource Management
ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding
Information Technology Concepts-Open Event
Integrated Office Applications
Intermediate Word Processing
Interview Skills
Java Programming
Legal Office Procedures
Linux Operating System Fundamentals (Pilot)
Management/Marketing/Human Resources Concepts-Open Event
Managerial Accounting
Medical Office Procedures
Network Administration Using Cisco
Network Design Team
Parliamentary Procedure Concepts-Open Event
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting
Personal Financial Management
Prepared Speech
Presentation Management Individual
Presentation Management Team
Project Management Concepts-Open Event
Sever Administration Using Microsoft
Small Business Management Team
SQL Database Fundamentals
Video Production Team
Visual Basic/C# Programming
Website Design Team

Administrative Support Concepts-Open Event
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-Open Event
C++ Programming
College Accounting
College Payroll Accounting
Computer Network Technology
Computer Programming Concepts-Open Event
Computer Security
Contemporary Issues
Database Applications
Digital Communication and Design Concepts-Open Event
Digital Marketing Concepts-Open Event
Digital Media Production
Digital Publishing (Not offered in Michigan)
Ethics & Professionalism
Federal Income Tax Accounting
Financial Analyst Team
Financial Math & Analysis-Open Event
Fundamental Desktop Publishing
Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

2019-2020 PostsecondaRy Events & Deadlines

November 1, 2019 Preliminiary Dues Deadline
(Submit partial list in order to remain as a National BPA chapter)
November 22, 2019 BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline
November 13, 2019 Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 4, 2019 Deadline for Diplomat Resubmission for Corrections Only
December 6, 2019 BPA Pistons Event (Detroit, MI)
January 8, 2020 Statesman Torch Awards Deadline
January 9, 2020 New Chapter Application Deadline--Postsecondary Division
January 22, 2020 Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 24, 2020 Final Student Members Submitted Online in Membership Registration System
January 27, 2020 SLC Registration Deadline
February 3, 2020 Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to Michigan BPA (check the Postsecondary SLC Registration booklet for list of events and specific instructions)
February 3, 2020 Final Dues Payment Deadline--Postsecondary
February 3, 2020 SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 3, 2020 SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 8, 2020 State Leadership Conference
Davenport University-Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, MI
March 1, 2020 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Professional Awards)
March 25, 2020 Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
March 25, 2020 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Serving Learning Awards)
April 1, 2020 NLC Registration Deadline
April 1, 2020 Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to National BPA (check the WSAP Guidelines for list of events and specific instructions)
May 6-10, 2020 National Leadership Conference
Washington, DC