Leadership is a primary focus of FCCLA.  As students take responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating chapter projects and activities, they develop the skills needed to take the lead in their families, careers, and communities.

Introduction to Leadership

All members have leadership potential whether or not they hold formal chapter leadership positions.  It often comes down to exploring abilities, taking risks, and developing a personal leadership style.  A successful chapter will recognize that it needs different kinds of leaders for different experiences and will encourage leadership diversity.

Are you a member looking for FCCLA leadership opportunities?  Are you an officer looking for information to use in your state?  You’ve come to the right place!  Here you can find information on trainings and/or workshop ideas, national and state level opportunities, fundraising projects, and other exciting new ideas.

State Leadership Development

The Colorado FCCLA Leadership Institute is a training and development program for all affiliated members. The Leadership Institute is divided into the Adviser Leadership Institute for advisers and the Member Leadership Institute for student members. This program is aligned to the Employability Skills Framework developed by the US Department of Education. The Leadership Institute aims for participants to:

  • Promote the ultimate leadership experience
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of leadership
  • Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying and developing a leadership vision and style
  • Demonstrate employability skills of applied knowledge, effective relationships, and workplace skills
  • Promote leadership through Family and Consumer Sciences Education

 

Select a track below to learn more about each level of leadership development.

The Chapter Officer Program is designed to give chapter leaders the skills they will need to be successful throughout their term in office. Members may take 1—4 years to complete this program. The program includes four courses that teach chapter officers basic leadership skills, how to manage projects and meetings, and how to advocate for FCCLA. Each chapter officer participant will be assigned a current state officer who will serve as a mentor and resource.

Program Outline

Location Courses Assignments
Leadership Development
  • Course: Leadership 101
  • Course: FCCLA 101
  • Course: Working as a Team

* Completed in workshops

District Conference
  •  District Conference offerings will vary
  • 1 Paragraph reflection to mentor on leadership strategies gained
  • Conference program signed by a district officer
Chapter Leadership Practicum
  • Course: Successful Meetings
  • Course: Chapter PR
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Minutes
  • List of Attendees
  • Pictures of Meeting
Program Project Practicum
  • Course: Managing Projects
  • Course: Time Management 101

Program Recognition

  • Certified Chapter Officer Certificate
  • Invitation to the SLC VIP Party
  • Specialty nametag ribbon
  • Recognition at the State Leadership Conference

The District Officer Program is designed to give district leaders the skills they will need to lead their       district throughout their term in office. Members may take 1—4 years to complete this program. The program includes four courses that teach district leader large scale leadership skills, how to plan and host district leadership trainings, and how to advocate for FCCLA. Each district officer participant will be       assigned a current state officer who will serve as a mentor and resource.

Program Outline

Location Courses Assignments
Leadership Development
  • Course: Leadership 201
  • Course: Planning Workshops
  • District Officer Training
  • Take the Lead Module from Power of One
District Conference Practicum None
  • Evidence of workshop
  • List of workshop materials
Promoting FCCLA Practicum
  • Course: Advocacy Basics
Program Project Practicum
  • Course: Managing Projects
  • Course: Time Management 101
  • Evidence of membership activity
  • Planning Process

Program Recognition

  • Certified District Officer Leaders Certificate
  • Invitation to the SLC VIP Party
  • Specialty nametag ribbon
  • Recognition at the State Leadership Conference

The State Officer Program is designed to give state officers (elected yearly) the skills they will need to lead the state membership throughout their term in office. The program includes five courses that teach state officers how to facilitate leadership development, how to plan and execute peer education projects, how to advocate for FCCLA, and the mentoring process. Each state officer will act as mentor to chapter/ district officers.

Program Outline

Location Courses Assignments
State Officer Training
  • State Officer Training at NLC
  • National Network Trainings
  • Completion of the Master State Officer Program
Peer Education Practicum
  • Colorado CTSO Training
  • Fall Leadership Conference
  • Development of 1 of the LI Member Courses
  • Evidence of peer education roundtables
Leadership Practicum
  • Executive Council Meetings
  • Up-to-date Committee Notebook
  • State Officer Project
Promoting FCCLA Practicum None
  • 2 Community Outreach Visits
Mentorship Practicum None
  • Meet with Mentee
  • Monthly Reports on mentorship activities

Program Recognition

Participants will receive a Certified State Officer Leaders Certificate and recognition at the state leadership conference and Master State Officer Certification at next year’s National Leadership Conference.

The new adviser program is for chapter advisers with 0 – 5 years of experiences. The program includes four courses that teach new advisers the basic knowledge of FCCLA, leading the chapter, FCCLA integration, and preparing for the state leadership conference.

 Program Outline

Course Objective Outline Assignment
FCCLA 101
  • Learn the basics of FCCLA programming
  • Plan a introductory FCCLA lesson
  • Attend workshop at Fall Leadership Conference
  • Complete assignments
  • Meet with mentor
  • 1 lesson plan introducing FCCLA
  • Affiliate chapter by November 1
  • 1 blog entry about experience
Chapter Leadership
  • Building chapter management strategies
  • Provide leadership opportunities for members
  • Attend web-based workshop in December/ January
  • Complete assignments
  • Meet with mentor
  • Develop chapter program of work
  • Submit chapter leader directory
  • 1 blog entry about experience
State Conference
  •  Discover the opportunities of the State Leadership Conference
  • Practice preparing members for competitive events
  • Attend workshop at CATFACS Winter Conference
  • Complete assignments
  • Meet with mentor
  • State Leadership Conference timeline
  • 1 modified competitive event as assessment
  • 1 blog entry about experience
FCCLA In the Classroom
  •  Develop strategies for integrating FCCLA into the classroom
  • Form a plan for chapter growth
  •  Attend FACS Summer Educator Workshops
  • Complete assignments
  • Meet with Mentor
  • 1 lesson plan integrating FCCLA
  • Chapter Evaluation
  • Mentoring Reflection

Program Recognition

Participants will receive a Certificate of completion and recognition at the next year’s state leadership conference and may apply for 1-4 graduate credit from Colorado State University.

The ultimate adviser program is for chapter advisers with more than 5 years of experiences and demonstrated a basic knowledge of FCCLA. The program includes four courses that challenge advisers to deepen their understanding of chapter promotion, developing student leaders, and leading on the state level.

 Program Outline

Course Objective Outline Assignment
Promoting FCCLA
  • Demonstrate understanding of chapter public relations and promotion
  • Attend workshop at Fall Leadership Conference
  • Complete assignments
  • Affiliate chapter by November 1
  • Promotion/ PR Plan
  • Sample press release
  • 1 blog entry about experience
Developing Student Leaders
  • Advise students on leadership development
  • Attend workshop at CATFACS Winter Conference
  • Complete assignments
  • Develop comprehensive leadership development plan
  • 1 blog entry about experience
Leading on the State Level
  • Assist with providing opportunities on the state level
  • Conduct an adviser training on the state level
  • Complete assignments
  • Workshop agenda
  • Workshop timeline
  • Workshop materials
  • 1 blog entry about experience
FCCLA in the Classroom
  •  Develop strategies for integrating FCCLA into the classroom
  • Form a plan for chapter growth
  •  Attend FACS Summer Educator Workshops
  • Complete assignments
  • Meet with Mentor
  • 1 lesson plan integrating FCCLA
  • Chapter Evaluation
  • Submit national program application

Program Recognition

Participants will receive a Certificate of completion and recognition at the next year’s state leadership conference, ability to apply for the National FCCLA Master Adviser Award, and may apply for 1-4 graduate credit from Colorado State University.

National Leadership Development

Capitol Leadership

Join youth leaders from across the country at the nation’s Capitol to meet and develop your leadership skills, learn about government relations, and meet with elected officials.

FCCLA Leadership Academy

Gain leadership training and be recognized for your self-improvement efforts.  There’s an option for everyone through the academy’s four concentrations:

  • FCCLA Ultimate Leader
  • Student Leadership Challenge Achiever
  • Expert Advocate
  • Master State Officer

Member Program Materials

Adviser Program Materials

  • Adviser Leadership Institute Guide
  • New Adviser Recognition Form
  • Ultimate Adviser Recognition Form

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