Wednesday, May 10th – Friday, May 12th 2017
Kick It In Orlando, Florida this year at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference. Plan on attending the BPA Leadership Academy and interact with other student leaders from all over the U.S. learning how to spread your wings to become the leader you want to be!
- Increase your individual leadership competencies and how to relate them to real-life situations.
- Focus on organizational leadership and how to develop leadership in others.
- Learn how to enhance personal leadership skills, pay attention, respond appropriately, model effective communication, encourage cooperation and collaboration.
- Investigate leadership values including self-awareness, ethical congruence and commitment to completion.
- Participate in experiential hands-on activities in group, partner, and individual situations.
- Become more reflective and learn from your own experiences as well as other people’s experiences.
- Learn how to nurture more leadership around you so that others can help you make things happen.
Frances DiNicola, BPA Advisor
The students that participated in the Leadership Academy were transformed and very excited. They enjoyed the activities and learned so much from the presenters. It was a though I brought four kids to Nationals but returned with four young men and women. The experience was one that could never be duplicated in the classroom or in textbooks.
Greater Lowell Technical High School, Massachusetts
Getting involved with the 2008 Leadership Academy made me gain a greater appreciation for life, and it motivated me to want to become an even greater leader. I recommend every student to experience this at least once. Fran Kick does an unbelievable job getting through to students. He makes students break out of their shells and teaches them how to Reach New Heights!
BPA National Post-Secondary President
If I were speaking to someone who was thinking about going to Nationals to be in the Academy, I would tell them to GO FOR IT! It's an experience that I will never forget.
Taconic High School, Massachusetts
As an attendee at the 2009 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference, I experienced the energy and wisdom of Fran Kick during his 2-day program KICK IT IN and TAKE THE LEAD. I must say I have never been more excited or enlightened by a speaker as I did in my eight hours with him. He has great insight and a likeability that is unreal. I recommend his presentation to everyone, age is no object. He is sure to grab your attention and captivate you.
BPA Chapter President & Secondary National Historian
Stephanie Rose Jones
The Leadership Academy was a great opportunity for me to view leadership from not only a different perspective, but from a more fun and exciting one as well. It was an awesome experience with a lot of great insights into leadership. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to make a difference in any way.
Weslaco High School, Texas
Sarah Marie Key
The best thing about the Leadership Academy was that I really felt like I was doing something. Competing is fun but I definitely enjoyed interning more than anything. The workshops were really fun too. I learned a lot and got to meet tons of new people.
Hutchinson High School, Kansas
Thank you for your leadership conference and new food for thought. I have learned things that I will always use in life. Thanks for your guidance and tools.
Pecos High School, Texas
Middle Level Leadership Kick Off Program
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:00-6:00 p.m.
All Middle Level participants are automatically registered for this Middle Level Leadership “Kick” Off program and invited to attend with their advisors.
Secondary/Post-Secondary (S/PS) Level Program
Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Develop the personal leadership needed to take the lead and learn from a professional leadership panel of special guests.
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Inspire the self-motivation within yourself and others when you return home and show others the way to really KICK IT IN!
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Participate in a BPA National Leadership Service Project for two hours following the Leadership Academy.
Fran Kick and Frank Crockett together have been collaboratively leading interactive experiential programming since 1994. Both Fran and Frank bring a series of interactive, team-building, problem-solving initiatives to the program which integrate leadership theory into hands-on practice right then and there.
To find out how BPA can help your organization reach future business leaders today, contact Heather Bunning, Director of Strategic Advancement at Business Professionals of America.
The BPA National Leadership Academy has intentionally aligned its programming curriculum to many of the content standards recognized by established accrediting agencies, professional associations, departments of education, and educational entities.
Leadership cross-curriculum content standards
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has more than 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. For more information about BPA, visit their web site at http://www.bpa.org
“Fran is easy to work with, flexible, and well prepared.
He not only talks leadership and motivation, he walks the talk.”
Russ Simon, Senior Policy Associate
New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Inc.