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2021 National Leadership Conference (WI FBLA Support Page)

WISCONSIN FBLA SUPPORT SITE FOR THE
2021 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Tuesday, June 29 – Friday, July 2, 2021


Due to COVID-19, the National Leadership Conference has been rescheduled to a fully online experience for 2021.  We look forward to the opportunity to return to an in-person event in 2022.  Visit http://fbla-nlc.org/ for additional event details about this year's event as they are posted directly by the national office.  This webpage has been developed to support student members, parents, advisers and other partners regarding procedures specific to Wisconsin FBLA operations.

Timeline

Dates may vary from national deadlines due to Wisconsin FBLA's need to process event materials and roster event participants.  

Any member who competed at the 2020 NLE, or any previous NLC, should note that all FBLA-PBL established guidelines regarding repeat competitors are in place for the 2021 NLC.

Request for Accommodation (formerly known as special needs request)—local advisers must submitted to the national office by May 14, 2021.

Date Description
Monday,
April 26, 2021

Skill production test will be delivered to local advisers for administration and submission prior to midnight on Wednesday, May 19. The state office will submit all materials on May 20 prior to the national deadline of May 21.

NEW THIS YEAR: Participants will need to add a unique URL that leads to each production test competitor’s PDF documents, which will have been placed by the competitor, in a cloud storage space (Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.). It is extremely important that the URL be publicly accessible, shareable, and with no password protection.  If the judges can’t access the URL, then the submission cannot be scored.

  • The local advisers must determine how they wish to collect the URL information from the production test competitors.
  • Once the unique URL is identified, it must be reported to Wisconsin FBLA by the May 19 state deadline for submission to the national office in association with the competitive event registration record.  All submissions for the following four events must be completed using the 2021 NLC Skill Production Test Submit to WI FBLA online form.
  • The unique URL needs to be added for the following production events:
    • Computer Applications
    • Database Design and Application
    • Spreadsheet Applications
    • Word Processing
Friday,
April 30, 2021 (prior to Noon)

NLC 2021 Qualifier Verification confirmation to indicate Yes or No to competitive event participation.  The spreadsheet for data entry was shared directly with local advisers on April 12, 2021.  We encourage local advises to promptly indicate the status of qualifiers and alternates so local chapters can properly plan for participation and conference registration. Failure to confirm participation will be considered a non-response and chapter participants will be removed from consideration.  Student and parents forms are no longer required to be completed by Wisconsin FBLA.

All substitutions must be reported directly on the spreadsheet by local advisers.  No other substitution form reporting or approvals are needed by the state office.  Modification to student names is only permitted for team event rosters - no name changes may be made to individual events.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Local advisers will receive confirmation of all national event rosters directly by email from Wisconsin FBLA State Adviser.  Any potential errors in rostering must be promptly reported by the local adviser by emailing fbla@dpi.wi.gov.

Event rosters will remain as published in association with the national deadline requiring state event rosters to be finalized by midnight on Friday, May 14. 

  1. All competitors registering/paying for NLC, must agree to abide by the honor code, which can be found here.
  2. All competitors must review the guidelines for their competitive event, which can be found online for High School and Middle Level divisions.
  3. All competitors must review any modified competitive event guidelines for the 2021 virtual NLC, which can be found here.
  4. All competitors in performance events must review the digital submission guidelines, which can be found here.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 (prior to Midnight)

2021 NLC PDF & URL Submission to WI FBLA

Submission of all event materials to state office (except skill production events of Computer Applications, Database Design, Spreadsheet Applications & Word Processing due on May 19):

  • PDF
    • For the 2021 NLC, events that require a resume and letter of application to be uploaded as PDFs are:
      • NOTE: When uploading resumes and cover letters for these events, please use the following naming convention: State_Schoolname_Lastname_Firstname_Resume and State_Schoolname_Lastname_Firstname_CoverLetter.
        • Future Business Leader
        • Job Interview
    • For the 2021 NLC, events that require a report to be uploaded as a PDF, and a video URL of the presentation to be judged, are:
      • American Enterprise Project
      • Business Plan
      • Business Financial Plan
      • Community Service Project
      • Local Chapter Annual Business Report
      • Partnership with Business Project
      • NOTE: When uploading reports, please use the following naming convention for the PDF files:  divisioncode_eventcode_state_schoolname.pdf.  The division code is FBLA; the event codes are:
    • AEP--American Enterprise Project
    • BFP--Business Financial Plan
    • BP--Business Plan
    • CSP--Community Service Project
    • LCABR--Local Chapter Annual Business Report
    • PwB--Partnership with Business Project
  • URL
    • Middle Level Division  events that require a project submission URL are:
      • Multimedia & Website Development (objective test requirements have been removed)
    • High School Division events that require a project submission URL, and a video URL of the presentation to be judged, are:
      • 3-D Animation
      • Digital Video Production
  • NOTE:  AS REFERENCED ABOVE THESE 

    EVENTS WITH PRE-RECORDED VIDEO SUBMISSIONS include 

    3-D Animation, American Enterprise Project, Business Financial Plan, Business Plan, Community Service Project, Digital Video Production, Local Chapter Annual Business Report, Partnership with Business Project

May 24-28, 2021 Virtual Business Challenges window and LifeSmarts competition based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 7 - 11, 2021 Testing window for all Middle Level and High School Division objective test events based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 9, 2021
  • Local Chapter Advisers may register student members directly. A link to the registration page will be included here for FBLA and Middle-Level.
    • Local Chapter Advisers must provide a valid individual student email for each student registered so that the National Center will be able to send login credentials to participants.
    • Local Chapter Advisers must provide a valid mailing address for all students in order to send awards directly to each winner of the competitive event (this year only).
  • Registering for the NLC does not automatically register a student member for competitive events.  All event participants must have previously been verified through Wisconsin FBLA by the April 30, 2021 deadline. Additionally, all participants who are associated with an event roster must also be registered to attend the conference to remain eligible for their competitive event.   
  • Visit https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-fbla-ml-registration/ for additioanl registration options and details. 
  • Any Middle Level Division member who is registered/paid for NLC may take one of the following open event online objective tests:

    • Economics

    • Entrepreneurship

    • Exploring Current Business Issues

    • Leadership

  • Any High School Division member who is registered/paid for NLC may take one of the following open event online objective tests:

    • Data Analysis

    • Human Resource Management

    • Project Management

    • Python Programming

    • Retail Management

    • UX Design

June 14-15, 2021 Preliminary performance/demonstration event judging, via Zoom based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/

June 14 – 18, 2021

Open Event testing window for High School and Middle Level divisions based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 16, 2021 Objective Test with Role Play event finalists announced based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 18, 2021 Performance/demonstration event finalists announced from June 14 – 15 judging based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 21-22, 2021

Preliminary performance/demonstration event judging, via Zoom based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/

June 23, 2021 Performance/demonstration event finalists announced from June 21 – 22 judging based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 24, 2021 Middle Level Division - Performance event judging, via Zoom based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
June 25 & 28, 2021 Performance/demonstration event finals, via Zoom based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/
July 1-2, 2021 Awards of Excellence Ceremonies based upon published national timeline posted online at https://fbla-nlc.org/fbla-competitive-events/