A major part of Business Professionals of America is the numerous leadership conferences that are attended by our members. At these conferences, members learn about the importance of business and leadership skills in the workforce and hear from true experts on leadership. Members also compete in their chosen Workplace Skills Assessment Program contest.

Fall Leadership Conference

The 2019 Fall Leadership Conference will be held at Indiana State University on Thursday, September 26. The focus of the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is to train your chapter leaders to make chapter management smoother for the advisors and members. The student leaders will learn what BPA has to offer to the members and how to become effective leaders for your local chapter.

Region Leadership Conference

Region Leadership Conferences (RLC) will be held December 7-14, 2019. Each region will be selecting its location and date for the conference. The RLC Newsletter will be posted and emailed to advisors and contain specific information related to this year's conference.

RLC Weather Policy: If the host county is under an emergency vehicle only order, the RLC will be postponed and rescheduled on the snow date. If the RLC is not postponed, but a school administrator does not allow a chapter to attend due to inclement weather (this must be submitted in writing from the school administrator) the chapter will be able to complete their non-judged competitive events at their home school the next week. If the test scores are within the range of those students advancing to state from that region in that event, they will be allowed to advance to state competition. No RLC plaques will be awarded to these students.

State Leadership Conference

The 2020 SLC will be held March 8-10, 2020, at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott Hotel. The SLC Newsletter will be posted and emailed to advisors when it is available.

Future SLC dates:

  • 2021 - March 7-9
  • 2022 - March 13-15
  • 2023 - March 12-14
  • 2024 - March 10-12
  • 2025 - March 8-10

National Leadership Conference

The 2020 National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, will be held May 6-10, 2020. Visit the national BPA website for additional information.