PBL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Phi Beta Lambda offers a variety of meetings that promote leadership development. Participating in such activities offers members the opportunity to form useful and lasting networks.

State Leadership Conference (SLC)

The State Leadership Conference is held annually in the spring. The date and location of the SLC are determined by the State Director. Conference activities include state officer campaigns and elections, competitive events, workshops, social functions, and awards banquet. Materials for conference and event registration are sent to local chapters in early spring by the State Director.

Fall Planning Conference

Every fall, Virginia PBL sponsors the Fall Planning Conference. The date and site of this conference are determined by the State President, State Adviser, and State Director. Participants attend leadership development workshops and share ideas while gaining a better understanding of the state organization.

Executive Committee Meetings

The Virginia Phi Beta Lambda Executive Committee meets at least twice a year--either in the fall or late winter and at the annual State Leadership Conference. Members of the Executive Committee include state officers and local chapter presidents and their advisers. The State Director, Specialist, and State Chairman are also members of the Executive Committee. In addition, state officers may meet as necessary.

National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC)

This conference is scheduled annually. Students and advisers share ideas and reaffirm common goals while participating in professional development and career opportunity workshops. The NFLC Guide, which is sent from the national office to local chapters, includes information and registration forms.

National Leadership Conference (NLC)

The NLC, held each summer, concludes the year's activities and sets the stage for the upcoming school year. Conference participants attend business-related and leadership development workshops, tour business and corporate facilities, elect national officers, and participate in national competitive events. The NLC Guide includes information and registration forms and is mailed from the national office to local chapters.

Phi Beta Lambda members are representing an outstanding vocational student organization and are expected to project a professional image in all activities. State and national conferences require adherence to a dress code and code of conduct, which are published prior to each conference.