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Wisconsin FBLA Fall Leadership Labs

Breaking News!

The 2018 Fall Leadership Labs are scheduled for October 10-12 in Appleton, Menomonie, and Madison. Check this page for details as we come closer to the date.

What are the Fall Leadership Labs?

Wisconsin FBLA's Fall Leadership labs are a fun and affordable event featuring special presentations and workshops that focus on leadership skills to get your chapter pumped and ready for the new year! If you are interested in getting more involved with FBLA then please join us!

FBLA Membership is recommended, but not required to attend the labs.

Why you should go

  • Connect with other FBLA members from your region -- High School and Middle Level students are encouraged to attend!

  • Learn leadership skills from members of your State Officer Team and special guest speaker.

  • Experience FBLA with programming specially crafted for first-year FBLA members and students with future leadership potential.

  • Grow through Adviser/Teacher Professional Development that will be held during breakout sessions to connect faculty advisers with their Business & IT Education Consultant /FBLA State Adviser, Dave Thomas, to learn more about FBLA topics specific to the upcoming school year, discuss regional and state education initiatives with support from the Wisconsin Educators of Business and Information Technology (WEBIT) professional association, and network with Wisconsin FBLA-PBL Foundation, Inc representative(s) to connect with initiatives to support your local chapter.

Where are the Leadership Labs held?

We want to make it easier for chapters (and potential chapters) to attend a leadership lab closer to home, so we always have THREE available locations for you to choose from (future locations vary but will always be in the same general locations):

2017 FBLA Fall Leadership Lab Locations:

City of AppletonTuesday, October 17 in Appleton hosted at Radisson Paper Valley Hotel with state officers State Secretary/Treasurer Emma Shortreed, Region 2 VP Tanner Wagner-Durr and Region 5 VP Blake Weiner.


UW-StoutWednesday, October 18 in Menomonie sponsored by the UW-Stout Marketing Business Education Association student organization & the Marketing and Business Education Program at UW-Stout Student Center with state officers State President Paige Allemann, State Reporter Maria Rudrud, State Parliamentarian Jacob Balczewski and Region 1 VP Tyler Miller.

Milwaukee WaveThursday, Oct 19 in Milwaukee hosted by Milwaukee Wave at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203) with state officers Region 4 VP Diego Ortiz, Region 5 VP Blake Weiner, Region 6 VP Marley Kreger and Region 7 VP Swati Dalmia.

What you need to know


Registration is $25 for both students & advisers -- **FBLA membership is recommended but not required.​** **Register early -- space is very limited!**

Select the location below to register your chapter to attend a Fall Leadership Lab:







At check-in, students will be assigned to different sectionals -- that way almost all chapters are represented at each breakout session and members can network with other chapters.

Scholarships Available!


Conference scholarship funds are available from the Wisconsin FBLA-PBL Foundation to help offset registration costs for economically disadvantaged members. School officials may complete the WI FBLA Foundation Conference Registration Credit form.


Program & Schedule

Programs for the 2017 Leadership Lab locations: 

Menonomie & Appleton Schedule:

8:30 - 8:55 Check-in/Registration
9:00 - 9:55 Opening Session (Officer Team Welcome, State Highlights, Special Guest Presentations, and Opening Keynote)
10:00 - 10:55 Session 1
11:00 - 11:55 Session 2
12:00 - 12:40 Lunch (included with registration)
12:45 - 1:40 Session 3
1:45 - 2:30 Closing Session (Closing Keynote and Officer Team Reminders)

Milwaukee Schedule:

8:30 - 8:55 Check-in/Registration
9:00 - 10:00 Milwaukee Wave Sponsored Sports & Entertainment Management Day Questions & Answer Session - featuring some of the top Milwaukee area Marketing & Sales Professionals with anticipated attendees:
Debbie Gonzalez, Senior Director of Marketing at the Bradley Center;
Marissa Werner, Senior Sports & Entertainment Manager at Visit Milwaukee;
Nick Monroe, Social Media Specialist, Milwaukee Bucks
10:00-10:15 Transition to WI FBLA Leaderships Lab Sessions
10:15 - 11:00 Opening Session (Officer Team Welcome, State Highlights and Opening Keynote)
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch (included with registration FBLA members will receive a $10 concession stand voucher and a game ticket to watch a portion of the Milwaukee Wave Exhibition Game)
12:15 - 1:00 Session 1
1:05 - 1:50 Session 2
1:55 - 2:40 Session 3
2:45 - 3:00 Closing Session (Closing Keynote and Officer Team Reminders)



Brad KillmeyerWisconsin FBLA is excited to welcome Professional Speaker and Author Brad Killmeyer as our keynote leadership speaker!  

Brad Killmeyer is a Professional Speaker, Author and Owner of Formulate Your Future. His Mission is to Help Students Create the Life They Want! He does this by teaching students business, leadership and life skills. He appeals to a full range of student backgrounds, academic levels and interests. Brad has been a keynote speaker at high schools and colleges across the country.

Brad’s standout quality as a speaker is his relatability. Students connect with his humor, positive attitude and appreciate how his life stories are related to their own.Following events, students enthusiastically stay engaged with Brad on his Live Educational Shows. Brad is the host of Formulate Your Future, a program that teaches students new skills, provides consistent encouragement and gives ongoing support.