2021 Fall Leadership Conference

NOVEMBER 30th, 2021

Fall Leadership Conference

The first-ever Florida Fall Leadership Conference was hosted on November 30th, 2021! Attendees to the conference were joined by guest speakers from various states and industries, as well as the 2021-2022 SEC in engaging workshops and speeches.

Thank you for attending!

Make sure to watch all the videos from the conference on our YouTube page!

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Conference Recap

The first-ever Florida Fall Leadership Conference was a success! Members heard from various guest speakers, networked using the Florida Discord server, and interacted on the various workshops that were hosted in the evening.

Topics covered at the conference included officer training, vaping and tobacco use, mental health, professional speaking, and even how to fundraise! Members learned from various individuals, all passionate about their message and target areas.

Florida FCCLA extends a huge thank you to our presenters:

  • Mary Katherine Gunn, Alabama FCCLA State President
  • Shelby Smith, Wyoming FCCLA State President
  • Max Quinn, Missouri FCCLA State President
  • Evan Statman, Chief Executive Officer of Today’s Dough

Members, without your support, these programs would not be possible! Thank you!

The countdown to the 2022 State Leadership Conference begins now! Stay tuned for updates about the conference, to be hosted March 25-28, 2022. The countdown to the 2022 Fall Leadership Conference all begins, and more details will be released in the Fall of 2022.

The Conference Timeline

Opening General Session

Join the State Executive Council for the opening of the first Florida Fall Conference, and help celebrate this accomplishment with Florida FCCLA! The Council will guide attendees through how to attend the various sessions, and answer any preliminary questions that attendees may have.

Membership Campaign Update

Want to be recognized at the State Leadership Conference for your chapter’s work? Join President-Elect Paula Avellaneda as she explains new updates made to the membership campaign and guides chapters into what they can do to be recognized.

Chapter and District Officer Training

Don’t be confused by the name, this training is for all that are interested! Join us for an opportunity to gain insights from State President Jorge Sanchez as he discusses how to take the lead, manage teams, and balance life and FCCLA.

Making Your Health Count: Put It Down. Choose Freedom.

Students continue to fall victim to addiction. The use of nicotine products is costing them their health, money, well-being, and even their lives. This workshop covers the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use, the pressures teens face, healthy coping mechanisms, and advocacy opportunities. Tune in to learn how you can make a change in your community and #MakeItCount with your lifestyle choices!

This workshop is proudly brought to you by guest speakers Mary Katherine Gunn (Alabama State President) and Shelby Smith (Wyoming State President)

Teen Talk: Mental Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear how much of a need there is for mental health resources. With 17% of youth experiencing a mental disorder right now, it is more important than ever to start taking action. Join Missouri State President Max Quinn and explore what you can do in your school, community, and your own life to address the ever-growing mental health crisis.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by guest speaker Max Quinn (Missouri State President)

Professional Speaking

Join Mr. Statman as he guides students towards improving their inner leaders and advocates through insights about the importance of successful public speaking, and what you can do to make the most out of your presentation while feeling confident in the materials you are presenting.

This workshop is proudly brought to you by guest speaker Evan Statman (CEO of Today’s Dough). Learn more about Today’s Dough and the work they are doing to keep students informed about business and finance: https://www.todaysdough.com/

Chapter Fundraising 101

An integral part of FCCLA, Chapter Fundraising is essential! Join your Vice President of Management Diana Orozco and your President-Elect Paula Avellaneda as they explain how to successfully fundraise for FCCLA events and initiatives.

Get Recognized: Compete

Join your State Vice President of Parliamentary Law Jameson Hill and your Vice President of Community Service Mahe Cruz as they discuss how members can participate in both STAR and Florida Proficiency Events and what they can do to make the most of their year via competitive events.

Closing General Session

The State Executive Council closed out the first-ever Fall Leadership Conference with a thank you to our guest speakers and all attendees! State President Jorge Sanchez adjourned the meeting, marking the close of the conference and the countdown to the 2022 State Leadership Conference!

Presenter Contact Information

Mary Katherine Gunn – Alabama State President

Mary Katherine Gunn is currently serving as the 2021-2022 Alabama State President.

Presented “Making Your Health Count: Put It Down. Choose Freedom”

Shelby Smith – Wyoming State President

Shelby Smith is currently serving as the 2021-2022 Wyoming State President.

Presented “Making Your Health Count: Put It Down. Choose Freedom”

Max Quinn – Missouri State President

Max Quinn is currently serving as the 2021-2022 Missouri State President.

Presented “Teen Talk: Mental Health”

Evan Statman – Today’s Dough CEO

Mr. Evan Statman is the Chief Executive Officer of Today’s Dough, an online publication focused on providing students with Business and Finance news daily. With over 60,000 subscribers, Today’s Dough makes it possible for students to stay up-to-date with the happenings of the world through articles tailored for them. Find out more about Today’s Dough at www.todaysdough.com

Presented “Professional Speaking”


For File Downloads:

If you have questions about how to download the workshop files available, please contact jorge@flfccla.org

How do I access recordings of the conference?

Please visit our YouTube Account or use the recordings available on this page.

Who should I contact if I have questions in general about FCCLA, the conference, or any other topic?

We recommend emailing membership@flfccla.org, our staff/state officers will be able to get you an answer that way!