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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

 

2017 Fall Leadership Development Conference

Location:
Greensboro Wyndham Garden Hotel Airport (formerly Clarion), Greensboro, NC

Hotel Reservations:
Contact Wyndham Garden directly 336-299-7650 by October 23

Registration:
$15 per delegate by October 27; $20 on site
(Registration formed will be included with Conference Guide when distributed by Conference Director.)

 

FLDC Program Highlights

National President as Special Guest

NCPBL is excited to welcome PBL National President Kimberly Clark from Missouri  as a special guest at FLDC.  Kimberly will lead a workshop, speak at the general session, and network with chapter members.

 

NCPBL “NON-Trivia” Contest 

A “NON-Trivia” Contest study guide on PBL information will be emailed to advisers.  Each chapter may enter a three-member team.  Previous participants (for your chapter or one from which they’ve transferred) and state officers cannot be team members.  The team will take a collaborative written test on Friday evening.  The highest-scoring team from each region will advance to the oral competition on Saturday.

 

Presidents’ Award for the Best Display of Membership Recruitment Materials 

Each chapter is eligible to enter a display of its materials used for membership recruitment.  A six-foot table is allocated, and all aspects of the display must be on the table (nothing on floor or attached to walls).  The displays are judged on the creativity and quality of the materials by the state PBL officers, the national officer in attendance, and the PD-F Board president.

 

NCPBL SLC Commemorative Pin Design 

Members and chapters may enter a design for the 2018 SLC Commemorative Pin sold next spring.  The entries will be displayed and delegates will vote on their choice.  Details are on the NCPBL and PD-F websites, as well as in the State Handbook.

 

NCPBL PD-F Scholarship 

Chapters who contributed to the NCPBL PD-F, Inc., Scholarship Fund last year are eligible to have two members apply for the scholarship this year.  The application is in the State Handbook.  It must be received by the PD-F Treasurer Melissa Coffey by October 23.  Members of the PD-F Board will interview applicants during FLDC, and the recipients will be announced during the closing session.  
(As a reminder, entries may be received by these chapters for 2017 FLDC: Asheville-Buncombe Tech CC, Barton College, Catawba College, Central Carolina CC, Durham Tech CC, Gaston College, Isothermal CC, Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville, Stanly CC.)

 

DEADLINES

October 20

Hotel reservations deadline for STATE Fall Leadership Development Conference (FLDC); Greensboro Wyndham Garden Hotel Airport (formerly Clarion)

October 23
RECEIPT deadline for Foundation Scholarship Application
(mail to NCPBL PD-F Treasurer Melissa Coffey, 241 Heritage Place, Mooresville, NC  28115)

October 27
RECEIPT deadline for registration materials for STATE Fall Leadership Development Conference (FLDC)

RECEIPT deadline for contributions to The NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation, Inc. - General Operating Fund for Gold Star qualifications (mail to NCPBL PD-F Treasurer Melissa Coffey, 241 Heritage Place, Mooresville, NC  28115

October 31
RECEIPT deadline for the annual SLC Commemorative Pin design; send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Information at: http://www.ncpblpdfoundation.org (scroll to bottom of home page)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 NCPBL Fall Leadership Development Conference

Thanks For Another Successful NCPBL Fall Leadership Development Conference!

 

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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