[MI BPA 2018-2019] Tuesday Tipster #29

Dear Chapter Advisors:

NOTE: Items titled in bold, maroon text are messages from the state executive council or national officers. ** Indicates new items for this week.

UPCOMING DATES & DEADLINES
April 5: SLC Evaluation Deadline
April 8: NLC Disney YES Event Deadline (Deadline date change)

CONTENT FROM LAST WEEK’S TUESDAY TIPSTER
Last week’s Tuesday Tipster is available online at www.michiganbpa.org/advisors/. Information in that message that is not listed below includes:
Secondary SLC Dashboard
NLC Substitutions Complete
Presubmitted Events / Clickable URLs / Works Cited Pages for 2019 NLC
NLC Trading Pins
NLC Preview Guide
NLC Presubmitted Events

** MICHIGAN STATE MEETING TIME CHANGE AT NLC
In order to give Disney YES participants maximum time to participate in that event and give more time for chapters to reach the hotel on the first day of the conference, the Michigan State Meeting has changed to 10:00-11:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom Center. This new meeting date and time will be published in the conference mobile app once it is available.

SLC GENERAL SESSION VIDEOS
Archived videos of the general sessions from the 2019 SLC are now available for viewing online at https://www.michiganbpa.org/slc-postconference-dashboard.

SECONDARY SLC EVALUATIONS (Updated)
The deadline to provide feedback and comments regarding the 2019 SLC is Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

Please visit the following links to complete the convention evaluations. Survey evaluations are accessible through our dashboard at www.michiganbpa.org/slc-postconference-dashboard/.

NLC DISNEY YES EVENT (Updated)
Michigan BPA will be hosting a Disney YES Leadership Seminar event, similar to what we coordinated in Orlando in 2017. The event is $105 and comes with a t-shirt. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 beginning at 8 AM. The event will be held at either Disneyland Park or California Adventure Park. The park is to be determined.

There are 27 spots remaining. Since we have to secure our ticket soon, the deadline date for signing up has changed to Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The

To sign-up for the event, please visit www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-disney-yes-experience.

NLC TRADING PINS SOLD OUT
Unfortunately, we are sold out of NLC trading pins. As mentioned in previous Tuesday Tipsters and on our website, pins are available on a first-paid, first-served basis.

NLC CERTIFICATION TESTING
Please refer to page 27 of the WSAP Guidelines for a list of events that require MOS or MTA certification testing

Contestants who have certified in the linked Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam may choose from one of the following two options. Option one; the contestant will be given the opportunity to take another certification exam within the event subject area in place of the previously passed exam; the score earn on this exam will serve as the contest score. Option two; the contestant may share their previously passed test scores with NLC staff. If this option is selected, the contestant will be required to login to their Certiport account and share the previously earned score at the time of sign in at NLC.
All contestants who have previously certified in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams will be required to retake the exam.

CERTIFICATION CONSENT FORMS
Parental Consent Forms for students who are competing in any and all MOS and MTA exams incorporated in to the Workplace Skills Assessment Program are required starting with the 2019 NLC. All students under the age of 18 will be required to submit a signed Parental Consent form that must be on file with the National Center in order for scores to be released to BPA at NLC.
 
A PDF version of the Parent Consent Form was included with Tuesday Tipster #28 and is available for download from http://legacy.bpa.org/compete/downloadcenter.
 
Please upload your student’s Parental Consent Form via this form submission. IN ADDITION, all persons who are required to take a certification test MUST register with Certiport (www.certiport.com) BEFORE attending NLC to create their Certiport profile. Contestants must include their BPA member ID in their Certiport profile when they register online. For more information on the exam, visit: http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=664&roleid=101
 
Refer to pages 28-29 of the WSAP Guidelines as well as the event guidelines for your student’s specific event.

Maurice S. Henderson