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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 Ag - Ed Summit, hosted by the Council for Agricultural Education will be held in Indianapolis, January 26 to 28, 2016. Watch your email for additional information provided by Mike Honeycutt, Managing Director for the Council.

First General Session (3 - 5:40 p.m. ET)

Location: Plaza C, D, E

Opening and Welcome: 3:02 - 3:07 p.m.
Dr. Steve A Brown, National FFA Advisor and chairman national FFA board of directors.

FFA Strategic Direction: 3:08 - 4:00 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Dwight Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer National FFA Organization
  • Mr. Josh Bledsoe, Chief Operating Officer National FFA Organization
  • Mr. Dave Schapker, Chief Financial Officer National FFA Organization
  • Ms. Molly Ball, President National FFA Foundation

FFA Privacy Policy 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Joel Gibbons, Director IT Operations and Compliance Officer

FFA Brand, the FFA Online Experience 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. ET

Josh Bledsoe, Jan Chronic, Ben Meyer and Ambra Tennery

Sponsor Comments – CEV Multimedia - Dusty Moore, iCEV Partner/President 5:30 - 5:40 p.m. ET

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First Professional Focus Session (8 - 10 a.m. ET)

FFA Operations

FFA Operations and Advisor

Development

Location: Track B - Plaza C, D, E

Welcome and Update:
Ben Meyer

Topic:
FFA Operations for state leaders: What they did not tell you when you signed on as a state leader:
Join LPS specialists Dr. Karen Hutchison and Ben Meyer along with experienced state staff leaders for a discussion about the speed bumps, road blocks, and procedural pitfalls that can impact state FFA associations.

Non Profit Management, Taxes, Audits/Insurance/Liability, Advocacy and Literacy…

Moderator:
Karen Hutchison

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First Professional Focus Session (8 - 10 a.m. ET)

Six Thinking Hats Presenter

Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success: Professional Development for Participants
Location: Track A - Suite 8 - 9

Welcome and Update:
Frank Saldaña

Topic:
Six Thinking Hats Presenter: Austin Large – LEAD Division

Description: Imagine what we could accomplish if we spent less time in meetings! Six Thinking Hats is a tool that can help us generate ideas and solve problems, so more of our time can be spent serving our members, teachers and program stakeholders.

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Targeted Learning Session 1 (10:25 - 11:25 a.m. ET)

Agricultural Standards

Location:

Opening and Welcome: B - Plaza C, D, E

Topic:

Agricultural Standards: Report out on the findings of the recent revision process of the National AFNR Content Standards. Overview of the process that was used to conduct the revision will be discussed and review of changes made to standards. Panel members will explain how the Council intends to increase adoption and usage of the standards at the state and local level.

Presenter: Mike Womochil, Chairman Council Standards Committee, Mike Honeycutt - Managing Director the Council for Ag-Education and Consultant.

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Targeted Learning Session 1 (10:25 - 11:25 a.m. ET)

FFA Key Customer Needs

Location: A - Suite 8 - 9

Topic:

FFA Key Customer Needs: You Talked We listened – Outcomes of key state visits.

Presenter:
Josh Bledsoe, Chief Operations Officer National FFA Organization and Tony Small, Director Partner Services Division.

Targeted Learning Session 1 (10:25 - 11:25 a.m. ET)

Special Needs

Location: C - Suite 11 - 12
Topic:
Providing Opportunities for Special Needs Students to participate in award and recognition programs.
Presenter:
Pam King, IUPUI Adaptive Services Department and Jim Armbruster - Partner Services

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Second Professional Focus Session (1:20 - 3:15 p.m. ET)

Teacher/Advisor Recruitment and Retention

FFA Operations and Advisor Development

Location: Track B - Plaza C, D, E

Welcome and Update:
Tony Small

Topic:
Teacher/Advisor Recruitment and Retention.

Description: Selected state leaders who have experienced success in recruitment and retention of teachers/advisors will share their best practices.

Moderator: Nina Crutchfield

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Second Professional Focus Session (1:20 - 3:15 p.m. ET)

Facilitation Boot Camp, Part 1

Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success: Professional Development for Participants

Location: Track A - Suite 11 - 12

Welcome and Update:
Larry Gossen

Topic:
Facilitation Boot Camp, Part 1

Presenter: Keisto Lucero - LEAD Division

Description:
Are you interested in the best way to train your officers to deliver quality workshops? Boot Camp 1 will provide you with tools to best train your officers to deliver content. You will also be supplied with coaching techniques to coach your officers during training.

For copies of the presentation or other collateral materials presented by Keisto Lucero during Boot Camp 1 or Two please email Keisto Lucero at Klucero@ffa.org and request a copy. Presentations contain copy righted materials and cannot be posted to www.ffa.org

Second Professional Focus Session (1:20 - 3:15 p.m. ET)

Support with Local Engagement

FFA Foundation

Location: Track C - Suite 8 - 9

Topic:
Support with local engagement.

This session will focus on three parts of our fundraising success:

  • Investment
  • Fundraising - locally
  • Stewardship and engagement

Where are we headed? Approved for 2 CCU by CFRE International

National FFA Foundation Staff

Media:

Documents:

Targeted Learning Session 2 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET)

CDE, Agriscience and National Chapter

Location: C - Plaza C, D, E

Topic:
CDE, Agriscience and National Chapter: Tools to provide opportunities for all members.

Presenter:
Jenna Hovermale and Jenna Genson - Awards and Recognition Team

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Targeted Learning Session 2 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET)

WeAreFFA

Location: B - Suite - 13 - 14

Topic: WeAreFFA: Tools for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Chapters.

Presenter:
Christine White - Director, LEAD Division

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Targeted Learning Session 2 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET)

My Journey

Location: A - Suite 11 - 12

Topic:
My Journey: Integrating the Online Experience into the Classroom, FFA Chapter, and SAE Program.

Presenter:
Ambra Tennery & Haley Hampton - LEAD Division

Targeted Learning Session 2 (3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET)

Board Development Panel

Location: D - Suite 8 - 9

Topic:

Board Development Panel: How to develop board members? Session will focus on how to select and train members of the board. How to build policies and self-evaluation for board.

Approved for 2 CCU by CFRE International.

Presenter:
National FFA Foundation Staff

Targeted Learning Session 3 (4:45 - 5:45 p.m. ET)

SAE Based Awards and Scholarships

Location: C - Plaza C, D, E

Topic:
SAE Based Awards and Scholarships: Tools to provide opportunities for all members.

Presenter:

Dan Chabot and Teri Buchholtz - Awards and Recognition Team

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Targeted Learning Session 3 (4:45 - 5:45 p.m. ET)

Membership Rosters

Location: A - Suite 11 - 12

Topic:
Membership rosters: Receive one on one or small group technical assistance/support for session participants who have roster processing questions.

Presenters:
Kevin Keith, Glenna Gordon, Michele Adkins, Pam Fairchild, Marlyee Webster, Larry Gossen, Nina Crutchfield, Ben Meyer, Frank Saldaña, and Karen Hutchison.

Targeted Learning Session 3 (4:45 - 5:45 p.m. ET)

Giving Boot Camp

Location: D - Suite 8 - 9

Topic:
Giving Boot Camp: What works with donors? Discussion on recent research on how donors respond across multiple giving channels. We'll provide an overview of annual, major and planned giving, how they work together and how the old rules of fundraising are changing to attract younger millenial donors.

Approved for 2 CCU by CRE International.

Presenters: Lucy Thompson & Brian Gawor from RuffaloCODY

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Targeted Learning Session 3 (4:45 - 5:45 p.m. ET)

Service Learning

Location: B - Suite 13 - 14

Topic:
Service Learning: Understanding how to effectively meet Academic and Community Needs.

Presenter:
Michele Sullivan, Stefonie Sebastian and Kayla Lumpford- Mitchell - Living to Serve Team

Optional Session: (7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Evening Edition: A New Approach to Developing State FFA Officers

Presenter:
Austin Large and Shane Jacques, LEAD Division

Description:
Feel free to bring your coffee and dessert to this session and join National FFA Education Specialists as they introduce the organization’s new approach to state FFA officer development. Developed alongside state staff from around the country, Austin and Shane will connect you with a new tool to measure your officers’ growth throughout their year of service to your state.

Video:
A New Approach to Developing State Officer WebX

Third Professional Focus Session (8 - 9:15 a.m. ET)

Brand Management and Communications

FFA Operations and Advisor Development

Location: Track B - Plaza C, D, E

Welcome and Update:
Frank Saldaña

Topic:
Brand Management and Communications

Presenters: Jan Chronic
Katy Mumaw
Geoffrey Miller
Dimitri Morson

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Third Professional Focus Session (8 - 9:15 a.m. ET)

Facilitation Boot Camp, Part 2

Location: Track A - Suite 11 - 12

Focus Premiere Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success: Professional Development for Participants

Welcome and Update:
Larry Gossen
Facilitation Boot Camp, Part 2

Presenter: Keisto Lucero, LEAD Division

Description:
Boot Camp 2 is all about the design of workshops. Maybe your officers are having trouble making activities meaningful, not just games. Maybe you want to learn the best way to design a training based on the content you learned in Boot camp 1- either way this design crash course is for you and your officers.

For copies of the presentation or other collateral materials presented by Keisto Lucero during Boot Camp 1 or Two please email Keisto Lucero at Klucero@ffa.org and request a copy. Presentations contain copy righted materials and cannot be posted to www.ffa.org

Third Professional Focus Session (8 - 9:15 a.m. ET)

Support with Visibility Study

FFA Foundation

Location: Track C - Suite 8 - 9

Welcome and Update:
National FFA Foundation Staff

Topic:
Report out on findings of support with visibility study.

Presenter: National FFA Foundation Staff

Targeted Learning Session 4 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET)

Velvet-Covered Bricks: Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Students

Location: B - Plaza C, D, E

Topic:
Velvet-Covered Bricks: Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Students: Velvet covered bricks are tough, yet tender; strong, yet sensitive. Students need us to become velvet-covered bricks in their lives. In this interactive session, join a panel of state staff who will share their best practices for being relational with students while also being firm in their expectations.

Presenter:
Shane Jacques - LEAD Division with State Staff Panelists

Targeted Learning Session 4 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET)

Working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management

Location: A - Suite 15

Topic:
Working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management: Discuss of guidelines, processes and tools for ensuring the safety and well-being of members and other stakeholders as they engage with volunteers during an FFA-sponsored event or activity. Discussion will include volunteer expectations and risk associated with managing volunteers.

Presenter:
Bob Webster; Director National FFA Human Resources

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Targeted Learning Session 4 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET)

Growth, Engagement and Support

Location: C - Suite 13 - 14

Topic:
Growth, Engagement and Support: Today's biggest challenge is the RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION of qualified agricultural education teachers. This session will focus on how to provide alumni members with the resources/training to bring their TIME, TALENT and RESOURCES to the table to provide valuable support for the local instructor, Ag-Ed and FFA.

Presenter:
Jada Buchanan, National FFA Alumni Program Manager and Josh Rusk, National FFA Partner Services Specialist - Alumni

Targeted Learning Session 4 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET)

Major and Planned Gift Fundraising

Location: D - Suite 8 - 9

Topic:
Major and Planned Gift Fundraising: Session will focus on major and planned giving for the one person fundraising office.

Approved for 2 CCU by CFRE International.

Presenters: National FFA Staff

Targeted Learning Session 5 (10:45 - 11:45 a.m. ET)

"Speed Connecting" State Staff and Program Staff

Location: Plaza C, D, E

Topic:
"Speed Connecting" State Staff and Program Staff

This time is for you, the participant. Program staff will be available to meet with you one-on-one so you can ask questions and connect on their area of expertise. We will have multiple staff available from all divisions and from the Foundation to provide answers to all your questions. As you finish, take them to lunch to find out more!

  • Program Area
  • Agriscience and National Chapter
  • Alumni
  • CDE
  • Collegiate Programs
  • Hunger Heroes Challenge
  • Chapter Leadership Programs, (212/360 & WLC)
  • Living to Serve Grants
  • LPS
  • MARCOMB - Brand Standards
  • Membership
  • Merchandising
  • Online Experience
  • National Convention
  • National Officers – Nomination Committee
  • SAE Based Awards
  • Scholarships
  • Service Engagement
  • State Officers – Blast Off, NLSCO, SPC, ILSSO and Delegates
  • The Council
  • We Are FFA
  • Presenters
  • Jenna Genson and Madeline Young
  • Jada Buchanan, Josh Rusk
  • Jenna Hovermale and Kelsey Kasting
  • Ryan Amaral and Lindsey Calhoun
  • Kayla Lumpford-Mitchell
  • Keisto Lucero, Steven Henry, Kim Henry and Austin Large
  • Stefonie Sebastian
  • Nina Crutchfield, Larry Gossen, Karen Hutchison, Kevin Keith, Ben Meyer and Frank Saldana
  • MARCOMB Staff
  • Michele Adkins, Pam Fairchild, Sheridan Gilchrist, Glenna Gordon and Marlyce Webster
  • Lisa Barger, Jeff Chaney and Sara Pell
  • Ambra Tennery, Haley Hampton and Clay Worley
  • Mandy Hazlett
  • Keisto Lucero and Kim Henry
  • Dan Chabot and Rosalie Hunsinger
  • Teri Buchholtz
  • Michele Sullivan
  • Shane Jacques, Austin Large, Cindy Hefner and Steven Henry
  • Mike Honeycutt
  • Christine White

Targeted Learning Session 5 (10:45 - 11:45 a.m. ET)

Foundation: Alumni Involvement

Location: B - Suite 8 - 9
Host:
National FFA Foundation Staff
Topic:
Alumni Involvement in the giving process.

Closing General Session (1:15 - 2 p.m. ET)

"So What? Now What?"

Location: Plaza C, D, E

Host:
Josh Bledsoe, Chief Operations Officer, National FFA Organization

Closing Remarks:
Dwight Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, National FFA Organization

National FFA Organization strategic partners: