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ADVISER
CORNER

Advisers play a crucial role in our shared mission of building community-minded business
leaders. FBLA-PBL is fortunate to have a community of advisers who have been with us for many
years and we are excited to welcome our first-year advisers to a rewarding endeavor.
In each issue of TBL, we will feature different resources, tools, tips, and suggestions to help
ensure you are running your best chapter year yet!

What Should

Our Meeting
Look Like?
This is one of the most common questions
from advisers either starting a chapter or beginning at a
school with an existing chapter. The answer is anything but
simple particularly considering the unknowns that go with
starting this academic year amidst a pandemic.
There are many factors that go into deciding what a
meeting will look like. And there is no single right or wrong
answer. The key focus is the student members and helping
them meet the mission of FBLA-PBL.
The spring of 2020 added new dimensions to what a
chapter meeting looks like as schools closed their doors and
moved to virtual learning. In some districts, all non-essential
classroom activities were cancelled, and even though FBLA is
part of business curriculum, this meant FBLA.
For schools resuming in-person classes in the fall of
2020, the likelihood of using the same ice breakers and
activities that might have included close social contact
is slim. A new perspective in engagement is going to be
needed as districts and schools across the nation look at
budgets and travel for field trips and even conferences may
be limited.
With all these factors, how do you plan for meetings for
the fall of 2020 and beyond? By being flexible, creative, and
considering some of the key items listed in this guide. Some
of these factors include:
* Officer Teams
* Retaining Existing Members
* Recruiting New Members
* Meeting Length and Frequency
* Meeting Locations
* Guest Speakers
* District and State Guidelines
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Start off by exploring Retaining Existing Members and
Recruiting New Members:

Retaining Existing Members Keeping the previous year's
members is key to chapter stability. Prior to the close of a year,
make sure to get contact information for these members.
Send a welcome and reminder message just prior to school
starting and letting them know when the first meeting will
be held. Create a series of virtual meetings with different
elements (a welcome meeting, a working meeting, a speaker
meeting, etc.) to ensure that online content is dynamic.
A best practice to consider is opening membership for
the upcoming year at the end of the previous one. You might
consider a slight membership dues incentive to get signups.
Parents may appreciate this as well so that they have one less



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