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Honesty

Understanding Integrity
Use with any CDE teams to stress that actions create integrity.

Problem Solving

Defining Problem Solving | (PPT)
Use this lesson while teaching any CDE that contains problem solving sets.

Team Skills

Establishing Team Mission | (PPT)
Use this lesson when first working with a CDE team to help establish their mission.

Defining Responsibility | (PPT)
Discuss with the CDE team the importance of responsibility. Determine how students will keep in check with their responsibilities.

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability | (PPT)
Use with any CDE team to stress the importance of being part of a team.

The Benefits of Goal Setting | (PPT)
Use this lesson while discussing the importance of goals in a CDE team situation.

Resources

Resources Available | (PPT)
Discuss with teams such as Ag Sales or Ag Marketing the importance of resources and their accuracy.

Identifying and Utilizing Available Resources
Use this lesson prior to speech topic selection to show students where to find good resources.

Decision Making

Decision Making in Groups | (PPT)
Group decisions are necessary in CDEs such as poultry. Use this lesson to teach students group decision making techniques.

Brainstorming Solutions
Use lesson to teach students effective brainstorming techniques prior to CDEs such as Ag Marketing, Extemp., or Ag Sales.

Commitment

Setting Team Expectations
When team members are committed to the expectations set forth, a team is able to maximize its potential.

Technical Skills

Embracing Emerging Technology in the Workplace | (PPT)
While preparing technology related teams, discuss the importance of technology and why it is essential in our industry and particular contest.

Identifying Important Skills for All Careers | (PPT)
The introduction of CDEs to freshmen can be tough--use this lesson to enforce that CDEs help prepare a students for their future careers.

Understanding Professions, Careers and Jobs | (PPT)
Use this lesson to help students make the connection between different CDEs and careers.

Time Management

Creating Timelines | (PPT)
Help CDE teams develop a timeline for different CDEs. Knowing that your have 30 seconds per meat sample, for example, will help you manage your time during a competition.

Developing Goals | (PPT)
Show students that developing goals helps manage the time allowed in CDEs.

Understanding the Use of Time | (PPT)
Use to help students understand the use of time while preparing reasons for judging contests.

Strategies for Efficient Time Use | (PPT)
Strategies for proper time use during CDEs are important to know. This lesson details a few of these techniques for students to apply to their team.

Ethics

Understanding the Importance of Professional Ethics | (PPT)
Discuss with each team member the importance of professional ethics while competing in CDEs.

Role of Spiritual Belief System in Personal Mission | (PPT)
Determine with students on a CDE team how spiritual beliefs play into ethics displayed in CDEs.

Chapter

Activities With Others

Approaching New People | (PPT)
Use this lesson to prepare students to meet members from other chapters.

Conversations in Groups
Use this lesson to prepare students to meet members from other chapters.

Seeking Positive Relationships | (PPT)
Use this lesson to prepare students to meet members from other chapters.

Chapter Unity

Conflict Resolution Techniques | (PPT)
Use this lesson to resolve disputes between chapter members.

Building Mutual Interest | (PPT)
Use this lesson to bring greater pride and interest to chapter activities.

Earning Trust | (PPT)
Use this lesson to help chapter members put trust into one another.

Opportunities for Accomplishment in Organizations | (PPT)
Use this lesson to help include all members in chapter activities.

The Importance of Attitude | (PPT)
Use this lesson to help make the chapters attitude positive.

FFA Meetings

The Importance of Attitude | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Understanding Career Clusters | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Using Your Community as a Laboratory for Learning | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Defining Career Success | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

FFA Opportunities
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Finding Opportunities for Service in Your Families, School and Communities | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Human Potential | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Enjoying the Ride (FFA and SAEs) | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Promoting FFA Opening Doors | (PPT)
Use these lessons as supplements to chapter meetings to help members understand opportunities and principles of the FFA.

Fundraising

Developing Goals | (PPT)
Helps students set goals for their fundraising opportunities with this lesson.

Approaching New People | (PPT)
Help students learn how to approach new people, a vital part of fundraising.

Motivation Factors | (PPT)
Helps leaders understand how to get others to buy into a particular fundraising program.

Officer Retreats

Building Mutual Interest | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons as introductory activities to an Officer Retreat. They focus on getting to know one another and developing rapport between officers.

Seeking Positive Relationships | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons as introductory activities to an Officer Retreat. They focus on getting to know one another and developing rapport between officers.

The Importance of Building Relationships | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons as introductory activities to an Officer Retreat. They focus on getting to know one another and developing rapport between officers.

Earning Trust | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons as introductory activities to an Officer Retreat. They focus on getting to know one another and developing rapport between officers.

Meeting New People | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons as introductory activities to an Officer Retreat. They focus on getting to know one another and developing rapport between officers.

Defining Leadership | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to build leadership among an officer team.

Leadership Styles | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to build leadership among an officer team.

Motivation Factors | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to build leadership among an officer team.

Being Responsible and Accountable
Choose from these lessons to build leadership among an officer team.

Leader-follower Relationships | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to build leadership among an officer team.

Conflict Resolution Techniques | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to build leadership among an officer team.

Magic Formula of Presentation Planning | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop public speaking skills for an officer team.

Developing Speeches Using the Magic Formula | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop public speaking skills for an officer team.

Presentation Tips--Voice and Non-verbals | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop public speaking skills for an officer team.

Presentation Tips--Skills and Strategies | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop public speaking skills for an officer team.

Learning to Assess Others Strengths | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Developing a Service-Leadership Attitude | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Involvement in Community | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

A Lifetime of Service to Others | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Becoming a Mentor to Others | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Responsible Citizenship | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Identifying Others to Grow and Develop | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Establishing a Team Vision | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Establishing Team Mission | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to develop an understanding of the importance of service to members into an officer team. Also choose lessons to help develop the need for community service among officers.

Organizational Planning | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to help chapter officers develop a POA and recruitment and retention strategy for the FFA chapter.

Leading Program of Activities Development | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to help chapter officers develop a POA and recruitment and retention strategy for the FFA chapter.

Recruiting FFA Members | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to help chapter officers develop a POA and recruitment and retention strategy for the FFA chapter.

Creating Engaging Chapter Meetings | (PPT)

Developing Partners for Your FFA Chapter | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to help chapter officers develop a POA and recruitment and retention strategy for the FFA chapter.

Promoting FFA Opening Doors | (PPT)
Choose from these lessons to help chapter officers develop a POA and recruitment and retention strategy for the FFA chapter.

Planning Events and Trips

Identifying Planning Skills
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Using Planning Skills
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Identifying Others Who Can Help | (PPT)
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Creating Timelines | (PPT)
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Modifying and Evaluating Actions | (PPT)
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Decision Making in Groups | (PPT)
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Skills for Consensus Building | (PPT)
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Introduction to Situational Leadership
Choose one or more of these lessons to use for effective planning or teach all lessons in sequence give. This area may be useful for events like banquets, FFA week, etc...

Recruitment

FFA Opportunities
Use this lessons to show new or potential members the opportunities in FFA.

Motivation Factors | (PPT)
Use this motivate new members.

How Does FFA Apply to My Life? | (PPT)
Use this lesson to show how FFA can benefit potential members.

Setting Chapter Goals

Developing Goals | (PPT)
Introduce goal setting to students planning the chapter Program of Activities.

Setting Goals | (PPT)
Go through how to write S.M.A.R.T. goals with students who will be writing goals for the chapter.

The Benefits of Goal Setting | (PPT)
Discuss why different types of goals are important in chapter planning.

Leading Program of Activities Development | (PPT)
Use with chapter officers before beginning POA planning activities. Discuss ways past POAs could be improved.

Community

Advocate for FFA

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources | (PPT)
Use this to get people involved to promote agricultural and Agricultural Education

FFA Opportunities
Show opportunities student can have in the FFA

Ag Literacy

Planning a Public Presentation | (PPT)
Being able to make effective presentations is necessary to communicate your ideas effectively.

The Need for Communication to Influence Others
Use this lesson to influence others on the issues of agricultural literacy and animal rights.

Magic Formula of Presentation Planning | (PPT)
Use this lesson to plan presentation to plan for agricultural literacy

Developing Speeches Using the Magic Formula | (PPT)
Use this lesson to develop speeches for agricultural literacy

Developing Workshops Using the Magic Formula | (PPT)
Use this lesson to develop workshops for agricultural literacy

Presentation Tips--Voice and Non-verbals | (PPT)
Use this lesson for agricultural literacy presentations

Presentation Tips--Skills and Strategies | (PPT)
Use this lesson for agricultural literacy presentations

Presentation Tips--Handouts and Resources | (PPT)
Use this lesson for presentation on agricultural literacy

Community Dinner

Defining Personal Growth | (PPT)
Use this to teach students etiquette before a banquet.

Community Service

Finding Opportunities for Service in Your Families, School and Communities | (PPT)
Use this lesson to find ideas for your chapter to use to serve others.

Planning a Service Project | (PPT)
Use this lesson to plan community service projects

Developing a Service-Leadership Attitude | (PPT)
Use this lesson before a service project

Opportunities to Serve Others | (PPT)
Use this lesson to facilitate ideas for a service project

Involvement in Community | (PPT)
Use to motivate your chapter to be involved to promote agriculture and Agriculture Education

Interactions with Parents, 4-H, Alumni, etc.

The Importance of Building Relationships | (PPT)
Use their link to FFA to relationships with other organizations

Cooperative Relationships | (PPT)
Use this lesson plans when discussing relationships with 4-H, Alumni, and other relationships

Collaborative Relationships | (PPT)
Use this lesson plans when discussing relationships with 4-H, Alumni, and other relationships

What Is FFA All About?
Use this lesson to show the concept of FFA

Members

Basic Communication

Types of Communication | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Forming Key Messages | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Good Listening Habits | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Conversations in Groups
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Communicating with Customers | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Beginning Conversations | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Components of the Communication Process | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Communication Methods on Teams | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

The Need for Communication to Influence Others
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Conducting One-on-one Visits | (PPT)
This category contains several lessons on effective communication skills and principles chosen from the list of lessons to form a foundation of a speech unit

Getting Your Message Understood | (PPT)
This category explains the tips to organizing a speech or presentation. Choose appropriate lessons from the list to focus on a specific planning method

Planning a Public Presentation | (PPT)
This category explains the tips to organizing a speech or presentation. Choose appropriate lessons from the list to focus on a specific planning method

Magic Formula of Presentation Planning | (PPT)
This category explains the tips to organizing a speech or presentation. Choose appropriate lessons from the list to focus on a specific planning method

Developing Speeches Using the Magic Formula | (PPT)
This category explains the tips to organizing a speech or presentation. Choose appropriate lessons from the list to focus on a specific planning method

Developing Workshops Using the Magic Formula | (PPT)
This category explains the tips to organizing a speech or presentation. Choose appropriate lessons from the list to focus on a specific planning method

Using Key Messages | (PPT)
This category explains the tips to organizing a speech or presentation. Choose appropriate lessons from the list to focus on a specific planning method

Answering Questions from Others | (PPT)
This category contains a list of various presentation techniques and tips for presenting each. Choose an appropriate lesson by types of speech.

Responding to Audience Feedback | (PPT)
This category contains a list of various presentation techniques and tips for presenting each. Choose an appropriate lesson by types of speech.

Presentation Tips--Voice and Non-verbals | (PPT)
This category contains a list of various presentation techniques and tips for presenting each. Choose an appropriate lesson by types of speech.

Presentation Tips--Skills and Strategies | (PPT)
This category contains a list of various presentation techniques and tips for presenting each. Choose an appropriate lesson by types of speech.

Presentation Tips--Handouts and Resources | (PPT)
This category contains a list of various presentation techniques and tips for presenting each. Choose an appropriate lesson by types of speech.

Follow-Through

Being a Self-starter | (PPT)
Examine what it takes to be a quality worker including follow-through.

Strategies for Efficient Time Use | (PPT)
Not completing a task is a poor use of time. This lesson looks at strategies to help eliminate a lack of follow-through.

Determining End Products of Process
If the end goal/product is clear, follow through is more likely.

Interviewing

Interviewing Techniques | (PPT)
Introduce students to verbal and non-verbal communication skills as well as typical questions

First Impressions | (PPT)
Examine examples of how to/not to make good first impressions

The Importance of Handshakes and Eye Contact | (PPT)
Use this lesson to help prepare students for interviewing

Making Decisions

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions | (PPT)
Show students how there are both positive and negative impacts to think about when making a decision

Evaluating Potential Impacts | (PPT)
Helps students to find ways their decisions cause change.

Finding Opportunities to Make Positive Change | (PPT)
Explore this lesson to show how making decisions can positively impact others.

Personal Goals in FFA

Developing Goals | (PPT)
Use this lesson with a focus on how the FFA can make goals happen.

Setting Goals | (PPT)
Helps students set goals using the S.M.A.R.T.technique

Long-Term Goals and Opportunities | (PPT)
Takes goal setting to a long term example

Goal Setting Strategies | (PPT)
More advanced methods of goal setting for members.

Professionalism

Understanding Integrity
Use this lesson to examine integrity. Have students create a link between integrity and professionalism

Defining Responsibility | (PPT)
You cannot be professional without first understanding how to be responsible.

Creating Positive Impressions in Public | (PPT)
Professionals tend to be very prominent. This lesson will show what it takes to maintain positive relations.

Receiving/Losing Awards

Showing Respect | (PPT)
Use this lesson with the addition of a winning and losing example in objective 1

Creating Positive Impressions in Public | (PPT)
Give students examples of how good/poor behavior reflects upon a chapter

Respect for Other Programs

Showing Respect | (PPT)
Use this lesson to define how to show other chapters respect

Demonstrating Compassion for Others | (PPT)
Apply this lesson with an emphasis on relations with other FFA chapters.

Serving as Role Models

How Leaders Influence Others Through Vision | (PPT)
Shows how others can be motivated by a leader/role model

Understanding the Importance of Professional Ethics | (PPT)
Relate how professional ethics are contagious and a good example will lead others

Travel

Defining Personal Growth | (PPT)
Specifically applies to this topic with examples

Understanding Common Etiquette | (PPT)
Use this lesson to define common etiquette with a travel focus

Creating Positive Impressions in Public | (PPT)
Traveling exposes many people to you and your organization. Important tips are listed to maintain a positive image.

Understanding Other's Strengths

Strategies to Include Others on Teams | (PPT)
Shows students how to get involved.

Learning to Assess Others Strengths | (PPT)
By finding the strengths of others, we can help them more effectively serve.

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed | (PPT)
Sometimes it is necessary to help other grow by giving them opportunities to develop as leaders.