“To Leadership and Beyond”….Become an officer candidate in FCCLA!


What do you learn by becoming an officer in FCCLA?

Employers will be looking for people who can think on their feet, work well with other employees, have good work habits and can be creative thinkers. Being an FCCLA officer is a great way to develop your skills for speaking, writing, planning and organizing. Applying to become an officer is on the Leaders-Candidates page of this website. 

Officer applications are due February 28, so get started on your process!

Here’s a checklist of skills that an FCCLA leadership position would give you a chance to develop:
  • Advocating for yourself and your causes
  • Asking for help or advice
  • Brainstorming
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Facilitating a meeting
  • Handling office or school politics
  • Handshaking and networking
  • Managing a positive relationship with an employer
  • Persuasion
  • Resume writing
  • Articulating a position
  • Confidence in yourself
  • Creating presentation slides in a power point presentation
  • Poise to be a spokesperson
  • Projection of your “youth voice”
  • Receiving criticism and feedback as a team or an individual
  • Social skills to be able to work well with others
  • Conflict resolution of situations
  • Relationship building with others on your team or with networks of people
  • Team management as you accomplish group tasks
  • Attention to detail of your plans
  • Being motivated without prodding
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Project management
  • Punctuality
  • Self-starting
What leadership skills do you have now and what could you develop through FCCLA?
  • Being accountable
  • Budgeting for a conference
  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Coaching younger members
  • Maximizing your resources
  • Making decisions
  • Goal setting
  • Information gathering
  • Influencing others in positive ways
  • Meeting management
  • Planning
  • Politeness and positivity
  • Able to prioritize
  • Able to change your mind
  • Anger management
  • Patience
  • Perceptiveness
  • Problem solving
Most jobs require a degree of flexibility, and the ability to be willing to change. There are skills that will enable you to show employers that they have the flexibility required for success on the job.

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