State Leadership Conference

Michigan BPA extends a very special thank you to Davenport University for hosting the 2018 Postsecondary State Leadership Conference on February 10, 2018. There were 143 participants, representing 7 Postsecondary chapters, in attendance during the conference. Students in attendance participated in 50 different Workplace Skills Assessment Program events.

Click here to download a list of 2018 Postsecondary SLC Winners (PDF)

2017-2018 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
Eastern Michigan University
Finlandia University
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Mid-Michigan Community College
Montcalm Community College
Northwood University

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
  2. If you are a new chapter, fill out a New Charter Application. If you are an existing chapter, but a new advisor taking over, contact
  3. Review the New Advisor Training Presentation in PDF format by clicking here

Additional questions may be directed to

2017-2018 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

2017-2018 PostsecondaRy Events & Deadlines

November 1, 2017 Preliminiary Dues Deadline
(Submit partial list in order to remain as a National BPA chapter)
November 15, 2017 BPA Pistons Event Registration Deadline
November 15, 2017 Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
November 29, 2017 BPA Pistons Event (Detroit, MI)
December 7, 2017 Deadline for Diplomat Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 10, 2018 Statesman Torch Awards Deadline
January 11, 2018 New Chapter Application Deadline--Postsecondary Division
January 24, 2018 Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 26, 2018 Final Student Members Submitted Online in Membership Registration System
January 29, 2018 SLC Registration Deadline
February 2, 2018 Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to Michigan BPA (check the Postsecondary SLC Registration booklet for list of events and specific instructions)
February 5, 2018 Final Dues Payment Deadline--Postsecondary
February 5, 2018 SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 5, 2018 SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 10, 2018 State Leadership Conference
(Davenport University-Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, MI)
March 1, 2018 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Professional Awards)
April 1, 2018 Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
April 1, 2018 National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Serving Learning Awards)
April 1, 2018 NLC Registration Deadline
April 1, 2018 Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to National BPA (check the WSAP Guidelines for list of events and specific instructions)
May 5-9, 2018 National Leadership Conference
Grapvine (Dallas), Texas