DeVry University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Advisers Quick Reference Guide

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Starting a Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is easy and rewarding if you follow these simple steps. This Quick Reference Guide gives you tips on recruiting members, promoting PBL benefits, and running your first …

Starting a Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is easy and rewarding if you follow these simple steps. This Quick Reference Guide gives you tips on recruiting members, promoting PBL benefits, and running your first meeting.

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  • 1. Step 1: Get to Know your PBL Team - DeVry Nate Johns, MBA, Student Services Operations Analyst njohns@devry.edu 630-353-9029 2
  • 2. Step 1: Get to Know your Team PBL State Adviser The PBL State Adviser is your contact for state-level assistance conference dates & locations, local recruitment materials, & key deadlines for your state events Email Tom Payne, tpayne@fbla.org, to find out who your contact is 3
  • 3. Step 1: Get to Know your PBL Team - FBLA-PBL National Center Tom Payne, Director of College Relations tpayne@fbla.org 1-800-325-2946 x132 Questions regarding membership, dues payment, national conference registration 4
  • 4. Step 1: Get to Know your PBL Team Get Social /FutureBusinessLeaders @PBL_National FBLAPBLInc 5
  • 5. Step 2: Know your Deadlines View the National PBL Calendar Located in your Chapter Management Handbook and online Important: Contact your state adviser to find out about state-specific deadlines and events 6
  • 6. Step 3: Recruit Students Schedule an Informational Meeting Bring Pizza! Tip: If you already have a group of interested students, turn your first formal meeting into a recruitment event by inviting new candidates. 7
  • 7. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) Get the Word Out Email an invitation to all students at your school, preferably from your dean or department chair Tip: If they can’t attend the meeting, add them to an interest list and contact them about future events 8
  • 8. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) Get the Word Out (cont.) Distribute flyers and posters around campus Scrolls on the bottom of the television monitor and social media posts also work well 9
  • 9. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) Get the Word Out (cont.) Announce the meeting at the beginning of your classes Tip: Ask other professors to announce the meeting in their classes 10
  • 10. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) Get the Word Out (cont.) Do you already know some of your campus student leaders? Approach these high-quality students and ask them to get involved 11
  • 11. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Introduce Phi Beta Lambda as the largest collegiate business student organization in the U.S. with 550 chapters 12
  • 12. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… What’s in it for the students? Over 55 competitive academic events Cash prizes and national recognition Networking opportunities Leadership Travel Scholarships Fun! 13
  • 13. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Explain the Time Commitment PBL is not time consuming for advisers or students. It depends on how active and involved your students want to be Tip: There will be times, like in the spring, when you will devote more time to competitive events 14
  • 14. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Explain the Benefits of Leadership, Conferences, and Academic Competitions Leadership is an important part of PBL, especially holding a chapter office position Competitive events and conferences are popular activities. Promote the opportunities to travel, network, and compete 15
  • 15. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Show the PBL Recruitment Video http://go.fbla.org/pblmembershipvideo 16
  • 16. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Reinforce the Benefits of Academic Competitions PBL’s competitive events provide a link between the classroom and the business world. Your students will test their knowledge with online exams and live presentations against the top students from around the country 17
  • 17. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Reinforce the Benefits of Academic Competitions There are over 55 individual and team events. State competition are usually held February through April, with the top winners advancing to the national conference. National competitions are in June 18
  • 18. Step 3: Recruit Students (cont.) At the Informational Meeting… Sign up students at the meeting Email the names to Tom Payne, tpayne@fbla.org National dues are $10. Find your state dues at http://go.fbla.org/membershipdues 19
  • 19. Step 4: Schedule your first Formal Meeting Summarize the information meeting for new attendees Elect Officers Only paid members should be allowed to vote on officers. Your officer team will be a key component to your chapter’s success 20
  • 20. Step 4: Schedule your first Formal Meeting (cont.) Collect dues from new members Recruit a Rookie Challenge Ask your PBL members to bring one friend to the next PBL meeting - it’s a good way to double your chapter’s size 21
  • 21. Step 4: Schedule your first Formal Meeting (cont.) Induction Ceremony The Induction Ceremony is a celebratory event for your new officer team - and for you. View Induction Ceremony details at http://go.fbla.org/recruitmenttools, under “Chapter Ceremonies” 22
  • 22. Step 5: What’s In It for Me? As PBL members, your DeVry students will increase leadership, networking, communications, and team-work skills, working as both individuals and team members 23