WHO IS THE FLORIDA FBLA?
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the nation’s largest student business organization with more than 250,000 members. In Florida, FBLA functions as an integral part of the high school business education curriculum.
FBLA’s main goal is to nurture future business leaders to be contributing members of society. Members benefit from executive training, contacts gained through networking, and opportunities to apply their knowledge through business-related activities.
This organization provides students with opportunities to apply classroom learning in business practices and procedures to leadership development activities and competitive event experiences. The purpose of our organization is: “…to provide, as an integral part of the educational program, additional opportunities for secondary school students to develop professional and career competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibility.”
No matter what you want to do in life, FBLA provides opportunities for members to succeed and be their absolute best.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT
This event recognizes students who have the fundamental principles of sports management.
The one-hour objective test may include questions on sports and entertainment marketing/strategic marketing; facility and event management; promotion, advertising, and sponsorship for the sports and entertainment industry; event planning, distribution, marketing, pricing, and sales; basic functions of management; human resource management (labor relations); management strategies and strategic planning tools; financing and economic inputs; sports law; marketing/management information technology and research; leadership and management of groups and teams; communication in sports and entertainment (media); ethics; granting of licenses; sports driving; and careers. In the case of a team, members will take the tests individually and the results will be averaged together.
Five individuals or teams with the highest test scores will be selected to present the interactive case study. The case study problem will outline the understanding and awareness of sports and entertainment issues in today’s society.
This is an individual or team event. In the case of a team, it must consist of two to three (2-3) members. Members may compete in this event more than once as long as they have not previously placed in the top ten of the competition at the National Leadership Conference (NLC). If a member places in the top ten of an event in the NLC, they are no longer eligible to compete in that event.
Entrants must pay state and national fees postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.
- Entrants must be selected in accordance with FBLA District and State Chapter and National Association regulations.
- Members may compete in this competition more than once as long as they have not previously placed in the top ten of the competition at the National Leadership Conference (NLC). If a member places in the top ten of an event in the NLC, they are no longer eligible to compete in that event.
- Participants who do not report on time may either be disqualified or be allowed to start late, without extending their scheduled time.
- Participants must provide their own No. 2 pencils and erasers. Non-graphic calculators will be available.
- Participants must follow the dress code set by the board, otherwise they will not be allowed to participate in the competition event.
- If, for any reason, a member(s) does not pass the objective test and/or does not show up for the performance portion of this event, the team will be disqualified.
CASE STUDY PROBLEM
- Five individuals or teams with the highest scores will be scheduled to perform. The order of performances will be randomly drawn by an impartial person in the event office.
- Finalists must report to the sequestration room by the time specified in the State Leadership Conference program. All team members will be isolated until their performance. If the team does not report before the start of the first performance, they will be disqualified. Twenty (20) minutes prior to their performance time, teams will receive a decision challenge.
- Each participant will be provided with two 4″ x 6″ index cards and may be used in the preparation and performance of the oral portion. Information can be written on both sides of tickets. Note cards will be collected after the presentation.
- Finalists have seven (7) minutes to interact with the jury and present their case solutions. Jurors will play the role of the other side in the presentation and refer to the case for clarification. This is a role-play event.
- Finalists must introduce themselves, describe the situation, make their recommendations and summarize their case. In the case of a team, all team members are expected to actively participate in the performance.
- The timer will stop for six (6) minutes and again for seven (7) minutes.
- Presentations of the case studies are open to conference participants, in addition to the performing participants of this event.
Tests will be machine graded. In case of equality of points, the students’ performance will be evaluated in the final ten questions of the exam. The order in which the tests were taken will then be used if necessary. The performance will be evaluated by a jury. Judges’ decisions are final.
District The number of awards given at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA district policy.
State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.
National The number of awards given at the National Leadership Conference is determined by the judges and/or the number of entries. The maximum number will be ten.