Future Business Leaders of America members have the opportunity to participate in conferences at the state and national level. These conferences allow students to network with members from across the country, compete in over 65 different events, as well as learn about develop leadership skills. Learn more about the various conferences below.
State Leadership Conference
The Ohio FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) is held each spring. The conference is a two-day event with countless opportunities to network, attend workshops, and compete in over 65 different events. State officer elections also occur during the SLC. Members placing in the top of their events will have the opportunity to represent Ohio at the National Leadership Conference.
National Leadership Conference
FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.
National Fall Leadership Conference
Students and advisers participate in motivational general sessions and professional development and career planning workshops. For many FBLA-PBL members, the NFLCs are a convenient and affordable way to experience much of the education and excitement of an NLC.
State Fall Leadership Retreat
The Ohio FBLA Fall Leadership Retreat offers the chance for individual chapter leaders to network and share ideas on recruiting, community service, chapter events, fundraising and more, while also hearing from industry leading professionals. The location of the Fall Leadership Retreat moves year-to-year; in the past the Fall Leadership Retreat has been held at Miami University, in Columbus at different locations, and the Quicken Loans Arena (home of the Cleveland Cavaliers).