National Leadership Academy – 2021

Envision, Empower, Ignite Your Leadership

Leadership postures us as learners and practitioners. At this year’s National Leadership Conference, join us for the BPA Leadership Academy and immerse yourself in moments and experiences of leadership that will elevate your future successes.

Participate in this year’s exclusive passport program and challenge yourself to capitalize on every stop along your leadership tour throughout the conference. Experience an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and a better understanding of the different pillars that encompass a well-rounded leader.

With a laser-focus on continuous improvement and teamwork, we will engage in exciting leadership instruction and activities under the guidance and facilitation of our lead strategist, Brigette Bethea, BPA’s Director of Leadership Development.

Participants will learn to collaborate, communicate and validate their leadership through exploration of relevant topics, obtaining a deeper understanding of how leadership skills can impact the world around them.

The opportunities and experiences you gain through Business Professionals of America set you apart from your peers. Whether you are interested in serving as a national officer and helping the many members of our organization, or looking for ways to strengthen your skills and make a broader difference – this is your time to Envision, Empower, Ignite your leadership.

Program Highlights

Leadership Academy Times

Secondary/Post-secondary Sessions: TBD
NOTE: Pre-registration is required and students must commit to attend all three hours.

Middle Level Session: TBD
NOTE: Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for this session. All Middle Level students participating in NLC are eligible to attend.

Passport Program Information

All pre-registered Leadership Academy attendees will receive a Passport to carry throughout the week. Participants will earn a stamp for each excursion they engage in, with a total of 8 stamps that can be earned. Program participants will be recognized upon completion of the program in the following ways:

  • All Leadership Academy participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program on Thursday.
  • Leadership Academy / Passport Program participants collecting 6 or more stamps will receive a Silver Leadership Pin.

Participants must turn in their completed Passport to the Registration Desk on Saturday, May 8 between 12:30 pm– 2:00 pm to claim their leadership pin.

Topics/Passport Stops

Leadership is about Service. How do we exemplify the human element in leadership? It’s about making a difference and creating positive change. Participants will earn a stamp in Service by participating in the Lead4Change BPA University Workshop session on Friday morning or engaging in the BPA Day of Service activities scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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