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Ronnie Simmons
Jul 31, 2017

Florida FFA Chapter Presidents' Conference (CPC) - Now Available

Jul 31, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the 2017 Chapter Presidents Conference (CPC)!  This conference is the first phase of the Florida FFA leadership continuum.  The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Orlando Buena Vista South, August 26-27, 2017 (Saturday/Sunday).  This conference is open to two representatives from each chapter and all District, Sub-District and Federation Officers.  Please note that you can have two chapter representatives in addition to any District, Sub-District or Federation officers that might also be members of your chapter.  This conference is crucial for the leadership development of your officers at all levels.

Chapter Presidents’ Conference (CPC) is first in a series of training conferences for chapter FFA officers. The conference helps newly elected chapter officers identify their strengths, develop growth plans, and better prepare them to lead your chapter officer team.

Please note that the schedule differs from previous year.  The conference is Saturday/Sunday and students will not check into their rooms until after dinner.  This means that students will need to ARRIVE IN OFFICIAL DRESS.


CONFERENCE FACTS

Location
Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(Note:  This property is owned by and located just a couple of miles south of the Caribe Royale Orlando.)

Eligibility
Open to two representatives from each chapter in addition to all District, Sub-District and Federation Officers.

Register Online
Registration should be completed by the FFA Chapter Advisor at:  https://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/2017cpc

Costs
Student $100
Adult Double $125
Adult Single $175

Price includes meals, lodging, conference materials, shirt, etc.  Adult Single Occupancy is based on limited availability and may not be available.

Chaperones

Please remember that the advisor attendance policy is in effect and all students must be accompanied by a designated school district representative.  In the event that the designated representative is not the FFA advisor, a chaperone designation letter from the school principal is required at the time of check-in.  It is imperative that the letter specify the name of the chaperone and include the principal’s signature.  If your designated school district representative is another FFA advisor from your county, it is imperative that all parties are aware before arriving at the conference.

Dress Code

Students should be in official dress for the opening of the conference. Students will need business casual clothing for the remainder of the conference.  Students should arrive in official dress as we will not check into rooms until dinner.

Registration

Registration should be completed using the online registration form link above.  Registration must be completed for each attendee attending the conference, including advisors and chaperones.  Once we have your registration we will reserve your spot.  We anticipate this conference to fill up quickly.

Required Forms
Florida FFA requires that each student complete and submit the Florida FFA Permission and Emergency Medical Form, including notary signature, for each overnight event.  This form is attached to this email and can be found on the Florida FFA website at www.flaffa.org.  Please bring completed form with you to the conference.  Please do not fax or send permission forms prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy
Fees are non-refundable unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance to check-in.  All payments are due at time of check in.  If payment is not received at check-in, a credit card will be necessary to secure conference attendance.


CPC TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  - Chapter Presidents’ Conference Registration
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Opening Session
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Teacher Welcome
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Student Workshop Rotation 1
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Teacher Workshop 1
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Student Workshop Rotation 2
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Room Key Pick-up (Advisors Only)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Banquet
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Room Check-in
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Teacher Workshop 2
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM - Student Learning Labs
8:45 PM - 9:45 PM - Teacher Workshop 3
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Social Activity
10:30 PM - 10:45 PM - Reflections
11:00 PM - Curfew

Sunday
7:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast (Hotel Breakfast Area)
9:00 - 9:30 AM - FFA Member Update
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Teacher Workshop 4
9:45 - 11:00 AM - Student Workshop Rotation 3
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Teacher Workshop 5
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Student Workshop Rotation 4
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Teacher Workshop 6
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM - Closing Session


NEW FFA ADVISOR TRAINING

Please note that there will be a New FFA Advisor training offered for those ranging from 1-3 years of service.  This portion of the conference will start Saturday morning at 9:30 AM and will continue for the remainder of the conference as a separate track of the existing professional development offered to agriculture teachers in attendance.