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National Elections Information
Are you a member looking for FCCLA leadership opportunities? Are you interested in running for national office? You've come to the right place!
National officers are elected at the National Leadership Conference each summer and complete a one-year term from July to July. Information about next year's election process will begin to be available in December and additional materials and resources will be released throughout the spring semester.
Can't wait until then to get started? Here are some ideas to build your experience and FCCLA knowledge to help you prepare for the election process and potential position as a national officer.
- Talk to your parents, chapter adviser, and school administrators about your goal so they can help you along the way and provide support when you need it.
- Take on a leadership role in your chapter, district, region, and/or state.
- Participate in the Leadership Academy to build your leadership skills and gain recognition for your self-improvement efforts.
- Attend national meetings and conferences, like Capitol Leadership and the National Cluster Meetings, to see some of the officer responsibilities in action and meet current national officers.
- Keep your grades up - national officer candidates are required to have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
- Get Family and Consumer Sciences education experience by taking courses at your high school.
- Study up on your FCCLA facts - national officers must have a comprehensive understanding of the organization in order to represent members and advisers well.
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