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Fall Leadership Development Conference

The Fall Leadership Development Conference is designed for all local chapter PBL members. Sessions are held to explain and review the programs, projects, conferences, and activities of PBL on the local, state, and national level. A time in late October/early November is the suggested date for FLDC.

The state FLDC began in 1975 as a planning and sharing time for officers and advisers, with a gathering of nearly 50 PBLers on the UNC-Greensboro campus. Each vice president works with the Leadership Development Director to secure the physical facilities necessary (hotel accommodations, meeting rooms, meal functions, etc.); the Leadership Development Director is responsible for planning the FLDC program and coordinating publicity.

An award is given to the chapter with the largest chapter delegation in attendance.

In 1986, the "President's Award for Membership Recruitment" and the "NCPBL Non-Trivia Contest" were instituted. For the President's Award, chapters prepare a display of materials used for membership recruitment. These displays are judged by the NCPBL President, the Professional Division President, and the designated Regional Vice President. The "Non-Trivia Contest" is conducted by the Professional Division as a means of encouraging local chapter representatives to learn more about the state and national organizations. A study guide from which questions will be taken is mailed to each chapter, and three-member teams (not to include state officers or previous contest participants) participate in preliminary rounds. Three teams (the highest-scoring team from each of the three regions) advance to the final round of competition. Specifics on both activities are included in the FLDC registration materials.

 

Archive of FLDC Award Winners Lists

 

2016 NCPBL Fall Leadership Development Conference

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2015 Fall Leadership Development Conference

Nearly two hundred delegates met November 6-7 at the Greensboro Clarion Hotel for the 2015 Fall Leadership Development Conference.  "Gold Star Chapter" awards were presented by Ms. Bobbie Brown, NCPBL's first state president (1954).  Keynote speakers were Ms. Michele Parrish, Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser Award recipient for 2015, and Ms. Allison Gahrmann, NC's National "Who's Who in PBL" inductee for 2015.  Special conference guest was Mr. Travis London, national PBL secretary from Kentucky.  During the general session, Dr. Kathie Doole was recognized for her work over the past nine years as Awards Program Director.  The Executive Council presented Dr. Doole with flowers and announced that she was being added to the national PBL "Adviser Wall of Fame" for her contributions to her local chapter and NCPBL.  A series of workshops led by advisers, PD-F, and business leaders highlighted the conference.  Durham Technical Community College won the Chapter Display contest and Southeastern Community College the NON-Trivia competition.

2014 Fall Leadership Development Conference

Delegates met on October 10-11 at the Clarion Hotel in Greensboro for the 2014 Fall Leadership Development Conference.  It was the 40th Annual FLDC.  (The first fall meeting was held in 1975 on the campus of UNC-Greensboro on a Thursday afternoon.)  Special guests for the conference were Ms. Bobbie Lou Avant Brown, the first president of NCPBL in 1954 when she was a student at East Carolina University, and Mr. Beau Cobb, national PBL president from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.  Friday keynote speakers were Brandon Harkey, NCPBL's 2014 National "Who's Who in PBL' inductee, and Kevin Davio, NCPBL PD-F Distinguished Service Award recipient.  The Saturday speaker was Jeremy May, former state PBL president and current PD-F Board member.  Throughout the conference, workshops on leadership, professionalism, business, and "how to do" PBL were held.  Ten chapters received "Gold Star Chapter" recognition.  A dance and karaoke was held following the Friday night session.  Gaston College won the NON-Trivia competition, and Stanly Community College was First in the Chapter Display contest.

2012 Fall Leadership Development Conference

The 38th Annual Fall Leadership Development Conference was held November 2-3, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Delegates numbering 177 PBL and PD members represented 23 chapters. NCPBL proved it is truly the leader in Igniting Innovations by providing regional meetings, two general sessions and five leadership tracks as learning opportunities.

There was a tie between Central Carolina Community College and Stanly Community College for the largest delegation at the conference.

There were seven recruitment displays proudly using the Igniting Innovations theme and 1st place for the President's Award went to Gaston College. The Non-Trivia Competition, always a crowd favorite, was won by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. The Largest State Chapter Membership Award by the reporting deadline was Central Carolina  Community College and the chapter having the Largest State Professional Division Award reporting by the deadline was Vance-Granville Community College. Fourteen chapters were recognized as Gold Star Chapters at the conference.

The Foundation awarded scholarships at the FLDC to three recipients: Allison Gahrmann, Gaston College; Diane Powell, Vance-Granville Community College; and Courtney Seidenschmidt, Stanly Community College. The Pin Design Contest was won by Jennifer Heath of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.  The Foundation also held a T-Shirt design contest for the first time with the chapter at Randolph Community College submitting the winning design.

Schools showed their chapter t-shirts at the popular dance on Friday night. A Jail and Bail was held to raise money for the March of Dimes.  From workshops to motivational sessions to networking, the 2012 FLDC celebrated leadership as an important step in chapters' Igniting Innovations this year.

2011 Fall Leadership Development Conference

The 37th Annual Fall Leadership Development Conference was held November 11-12, 2011 in Greensboro, NC. A record number of 215 attendees represented 28 chapters along with 10 professional division members. NCPBL proved it is truly the Gateway to Greatness by providing 15 different workshops, regional meetings, two general sessions and five leadership tracks as learning opportunities.

Friday's Leadership Tracks covered Financial Responsibility, the Philosophy of Entrepreneurship, Career Development, The Power of Communication, and a special track for advisers and professional division members. The Foundation's Adopt-A-Student campaign reduced the registration fee for preregistered attendees. The largest delegation at the conference was North Carolina Central University with 25 delegates.

There were 11 recruitment displays proudly using the Gateway to Greatness theme and 1st place for the President's Award went to Vance-Granville Community College. The Non-Trivia Competition, always a crowd favorite, was won by North Carolina Central University. The Largest State Chapter Membership Award by the reporting deadline was a tie with Stanly Community College and North Carolina Central University and the Largest State Professional Division Award reporting by the deadline was North Carolina Central University.

The Foundation awarded scholarships at the FLDC to three recipients: Lisa Carr, Durham Technical Community College; April Martin, Stanly Community College; and Laura Davis, Randolph Community College. The Pin Design Contest was won by Paige Trogdon of Randolph Community College.

Schools showed their colors at the popular dance on Friday night. The FLDC is the training conference that provides chapters with the information necessary to develop into successful chapters for the 2011-2012 year. From workshops to motivational sessions to networking, the 2011 FLDC celebrated leadership as an important step in chapters' Gateway to Greatness.

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