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.

Leadership Opportunities

Committee Member- A committee is a body of one or more

persons that is subordinate to a deliberative assembly.

Usually, the assembly sends matters into a committee as a

way to explore them more fully than would be possible if

the assembly itself were considering them. Committees

may have different functions and their type of work differ

depending on the type of the organization and its needs.

Chapter Officer- Oversee chapter wellness, and implements

chapter goals.  Goals including: leadership development,

community service, competitive events, national program

implementation, and chapter meetings.

District Officer- A district officer is a step above a chapter

officer, which serves on a district officer team within our

district.  Duties include planning and implementing the

district leadership conference, district competitive events, and help with courtesy corp at the state convention.

State Officer- As a state officer, you are a state leader through state convention, state competitive events, assist with district officer training (dot), rookie camp, and implementing state-wide goals.

National Officer- Highest leadership position a FCCLA member can bestow.  Implementing changes at the national level regarding national conference, cluster meetings, adding ideas for improving national programs.  You are an FCCLA celebrity!

National FCCLA Leadership Academy-The FCCLA Leadership Academy develops leadership, employability, and 21st Century skills and gives members the opportunity to be recognized for their personal growth efforts. Each academy focuses on specific skills needed for different environments where leadership is vital. From the home, to the workplace, to city hall, participants explore and practice essentials for the roles of family member, wage earner and community leader. The FCCLA Leadership Academy is developed by FCCLA for all FCCLA members to take intensive academies as part of their ultimate leadership experience.  

Rookie Camp is about learning more through FCCLA, teamwork, and self-esteem in a summer camp environment.  3 Days.

DOT (District Officer Training) Camp is exclusively for district officers. 3 Days.

LEAD Conference for any chapter offers to increase knowledge about FCCLA career development opportunities, leadership enhancement, national programs and much more.  1 Day.

District Leadership Conference ran by the district officers, including mostly leadership enhancement, public speaking, and leading groups.  1 Day.

Capitol Leadership is held in Washington, D.C. including citizenship, tours in Washington, D.C. and meeting with Oklahoma legislators.

District Competitive (STAR) Events include those competitions that begin at the district level.  1 Day.

National Fall Conference are a series of weekend meetings held in the fall within regional meetings of the U.S. Attendees discover creative ways to heighten chapter, school, and community involvement. Cluster meetings information is mailed to chapters early in the school year, and is typically out of state. Information may be found at www.fcclainc.org. 2 Days.

Regional Competitive (STAR) Events include competitors who are eligible from district competition, or their contest begins at regionals.

State Officer Interviews are held in Stillwater each year including an FCCLA knowledge test, and 2 pools of interviews before going to the slate at state convention.

State Competitive (STAR) Events competitors’ eligible from regional competition or contests that begin at state contest. 1-3 Days.

State Leadership Conference held in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma has the largest state convention in FCCLA.  Recognition sessions are held for STAR Events, scholarships, and chapter awards.  Other breakout sessions are also available. 1 Day.

National Leadership Meeting is held each June/July and offers members and advisors opportunities to develop leadership skills and learn ways to enhance chapter action through participation in issue-oriented workshops and activities. Teen Times- is FCCLA members’ national.  7 Days.

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