Local FCCLA officers receive leadership training

September 22, 2021

Seven students from the Marlow High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter recently attended the 2021 Lead Chapter Officer Training Conference.

The Lead Conference, one of 4 planned around the state, was September 14th at the Simmons Center in Duncan. Attending from Marlow High School were Naveah Bosques, Morgan Lucas, Bryce Duncan, Josiah Johnson and Noah Mora, FCS Class Representatives; Jaxen Davis, MHS FCCLA Vice-president of Membership; Marissa Krautbauer, MHS FCCLA President and S4 District VP of STAR Events and Mrs. Tamra May, FCS Teacher and MHS FCCLA Adviser and S4 District Adviser.
“Lead Conference is a great opportunity for our FCCLA chapter officers to gain leadership experience, network with other officers in their region, and learn how to make an impact on the organization”, said Brittani Phillips, FCCLA State Adviser.

Derrick Sier was the keynote speaker for the conference in all four locations. Derrick has a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management, a Master's Degree in Theological Studies, started OMOS Team Building in 2013 and has a wife of 19 years and two teenagers to keep him motivated to change the world.... one person, one group at a time.

The 10 State Officers led the workshops, which focused on Social Media Presence, Building a Strong Team, Community Outreach, Planning Successful FCCLA Events, and the 3 R’s of Membership! District Officers from each region led the Opening and Closing Sessions.

Oklahoma FCCLA serves approximately 10,000 members in 400 chapters in both junior and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Known as the “Ultimate Leadership Experience,” participation in FCCLA national programs, competitive events, and chapter activities helps members gain skills for life and become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
FCCLA’s mission is “to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science education.” It is the only CareerTech student organization with family as its central focus.

FCCLA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech programs. It is affiliated with family and consumer sciences. The other six CTSOs are SkillsUSA (trade and industrial education), FFA (agricultural education), DECA (marketing education), HOSA (health careers education, Business Professionals of America (business and information technology education), and Technology Student Association (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).