Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) student organization committed to preparing students for success in business leadership. As the largest student business organization in the world, FBLA-PBL is made up of about a quarter of a million middle school, high school, and college students, as well as community and corporate supporters. FBLA-PBL is a national organization comprised of four divisions:
FBLA Middle Level for students in grades 5-8
FBLA for high school students
PBL for postsecondary students
Professional Division (PD) for business professionals and community supporters
FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national ...
State Executive Board
California PBL is led by a talented team of state and chapter officers, committees, and advisers. The state officers and committees work closely with chapter leaders to uphold the vision and mission of California PBL and to ensure that the needs of our members are met. All state conferences and events are planned and executed by members of the state team.
University of California, Los Angeles email@example.com
Director of Business Relations
University of Southern California firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Communication & Technology
University of Southern California email@example.com
Director of Northern Membership
University of California, Berkeley firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Southern Membership
University of ...
The Fresh Start Program is an individual recognition program designed to give first-time PBL members a general knowledge of the organization, while engaging them in local, state, and national activities.
Through this program, local chapters will promote membership retention and leadership development. Participants will achieve a basic knowledge and involvement of FBLA-PBL while contributing to their own personal growth.
Only NEW members, having paid membership for the 2011-2012 membership year are eligible to participate in the Fresh Start program.
Participants earn points by completing activities described on the Fresh Start Verification Form.
Activities to be counted towards Fresh Start must be conducted between the ...
Member of the Month
Member of the Month is an award to recognize members who have made a significant, positive contribution to the development of their local PBL chapter.
Award recipients will be recognized at the State Business Leadership Conference in the spring.
Recognition will be awarded based on the chapter's discretion.
Local chapters can only recognize one member per month, starting from March of the previous school year to February of the current school year.
Recognized members must be a paid members of California PBL.
Member of the Month submission is included with the Next Top Chapter (NTC) program submission. The deadline for NTC is Monday, March 18, ...
A big welcome back to the future business leaders of our country! School never seems to end, and we too are working around the clock to prepare for fall. With that said, the programs have been updated with deadlines for the 2012-2013 academic school year. You can find these updates on the Programs tab on our website.
Additionally, we will be centralizing all deadlines into a new deadlines page for all chapters to keep track of important events and dates. As always, the school year will fly by so quickly and we have much to accomplish.
We look forward to working with and hearing from you!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to email us at email@example.com!
Congratulations to you all upon becoming the leaders of CAPBL. As the academic year will be starting soon, the state officers would like to meet each of you to learn more about you and your chapter leaders and give you important information regarding our coming conferences and state programs.
The state officers will be hosting Inter-Chapter Mixers on 3 different dates and locations for your convenience. Meet chapter leaders and state officers from all across California to not only share and learn best practices, but to also network and have fun!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Garden Grove, CA
The afternoon with start a BBQ lunch (vegetarian option available) at the home of CSUF President Kevin McNulty followed by a meeting and then closing with some fun and games. An optional dinner in the nearby area will follow.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Berkeley Memorial Glade, Berkeley
The afternoon starts with a meeting out on the park followed by an optional lunch at La Val’s Pizza (1834 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709).
Saturday, August 18, 2012
University of Southern Calfornia
The afternoon starts with a meeting on campus followed by an optional lunch at Jack N Joe’s (2498 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007).
All chapter leaders from California are invited. Please RSVP your chapter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your chapter representatives attending and which STC you will be attending by Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Further information will be sent after you RSVP. We hope to see you there! If your chapter is unable to send a representative, please let us know and we can make an arrangement to meet with your chapter representatives individually.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to email us at email@example.com!
Last month, 23 students from California PBL attended the National Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.
All CA PBL participants stayed in the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, just across the street from the Marriott Rivercenter conference headquarters. In addition to conference activities like testing, presentations, and workshops; CA PBL members spent their time venturing up and down the riverwalk, visiting the Alamo, and exploring other parts of the city.
We attracted attention and support from shoppers with our enthusiasm during the March of Dimes March, which began in the Marriott Rivercenter and went through the Rivercenter Mall.
The March of Dimes March, which raises awareness for premature babies, was led by the National Executive Team.
Three of our state officers attended the conference, hosting a state social at the Marriott Riverwalk poolside. CA PBL members were also able to bond when we dined together at Boudro’s, a Texan bistro on the riverwalk. In addition to meeting those from our state, we had the opportunity to network with other students across the nation.
What better way to end off a hot day in San Antonio than with ice cream and pizza?
Participants congregated by the grand ballroom awaiting preliminary results for our members, supporting each other in their endeavors. CA PBL participants also attended the Western Region recognition ceremony, where California received a number of awards including largest membership increase.
At the Awards of Excellence Ceremony, we were able to congratulate a number of CA PBL participants for their achievements.
1st in Business Communication – Danielle Dayto (University of Southern California)
1st in Help Desk – Jonathan Lam (East Los Angeles College)
3rd in Economic Analysis & Decision Making – Jason Macias, Raquel Ramirez, and Adriana Vargas (Cerritos College)
5th in Computer Applications – Jonathan Lam (East Los Angeles College)
6th in Management Concepts – Maira Mercado (Claremont Colleges)
7th in Emerging Business Issues – Jessica Ha, Stephanie Phonvongsa, and Noelle Tolentino (University of California-San Diego)
9th in Accounting Analysis & Decision Making – Kimleng Ly (Cerritos College)
9th in Integrated Marketing Campaign - Stephanie Phonvongsa and Joseph Qin (University of California-San Diego)
We hope to see you all at the National Leadership Conference in 2013, in Anaheim, CA!
Welcome to the 2012-2013 PBL year! The new California PBL state officer team has a great year in store for you.
The National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas is just right around the corner. Congrats to all who have made it to Nationals to compete. On behalf of California PBL, I wish you good luck in all of your competitions.
To those new to PBL, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. Your experiences in PBL will take you far and wide in your professional as well as personal development. Here you will network with leaders from all over the state and nation while also developing the lasting friendships that will travel with you for years to come. Returning members, welcome back for another year of excitement!
It is my pleasure to introduce myself and this year’s state leadership team.
Kristina Truong, State President, UCLA
Danielle Dayto, Director of Business Relations, University of Southern California
Bonnie Xiao, Director of Northern Membership, UC Berkeley
Florence Yu, Director of Southern Membership, UC San Diego
Minh Le, Director of Programs, UCLA
Imran Noorali, Director of Communication and Technology, University of Southern California
On behalf of the officer team, we look forward to working with you all this year. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us if any questions or concerns. Our contact information can be found on our CA PBL website here.
It’s that time again, the STATE FALL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is here! The California State Officer team has been working hard to finalize this year’s conference and finally all the details you have been waiting for are here!
This year SFBLC will take place at The Hilton Hotel in Concord, on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
You won’t want to miss the exciting opportunities to:
Develop valuable skills and to get to know more about our entire organization
Compete in a real-world case competition
Participate in the interactive Leadership Olympics
Take part in the Mr. Phi Beta Lambda Competition!
Network with PBL, and business professionals throughout the state
Early Bird Registration DUE BY Saturday, October 22, 2011:
$35 per PBL member
$55 per non-member
Regular Registration DUE BY Saturday, October 29, 2011:
$45 per member
$65 per non-member
Late Registration DUE BY Wednesday, November 2, 2011:
$55 per member
$75 per non-member
Adviser registration is complimentary
Lowell A. Doringo
Originally from Houston, Texas, Lowell Doringo developed his passion for leadership in the 8th grade when he was elected as the student council president of his local middle school. From there, his leadership skills grew with his membership in HOSA – Future Health Professionals, where he eventually served as the 1998-1999 National HOSA President.
After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor‘s Degree in Communication Studies in 2002, Lowell completed the Disney Parks and Resorts College Program Internship. He continued to develop his Disney career through several roles including: Disney VIP Tour Guide, MAGIC KINGDOM® Park Guest Service Manager, and as a Business Programs Facilitator for the Disney Institute where he taught “the business behind the magic” to organizations and Fortune 500 companies.
In 2007, Lowell was selected among the 62,000 employees as one of two Walt Disney World® Ambassadors, the official Disney spokespersons and goodwill emissaries to all nations, a role originally selected by Walt Disney himself. At the end of his Ambassadorship, Lowell was hired as the Project Consultant tasked to develop the Emerging Leaders Program, an intensive leadership training program for high potential employees seeking their first management position.
In addition, Lowell volunteers with various non-profit organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, and serves on the HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors, the governing body that oversees HOSA – Future Health Professionals. In 2012, he will serve as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HOSA, Inc., leading the organization of over 130,000 members.
Today, Lowell lives in Orlando, Florida, and continues to work for The Walt Disney World® Resort as a Learning & Development Manager where he also received the 2009 Partners in Excellence Award, Disney‘s highest achievement.
October 20, 2011 is the membership deadline for chapters. Remember, you can add new members all year but in order to be qualified for a Gold Seal Chapter you need to add or re-new members by October 20th. All members attending SFBLC need to be registered paid members to receive the members price!
Congratulations on a successful year and a fulfilling State Business Leadership Conference! Your state leadership team commends all of our chapters and members for your many successes, triumphs, and achievements this year!
The next level of opportunity in Phi Beta Lambda is the chance to represent our state at the National Leadership Conference. This event brings together the very best members from all over the nation to participate in competitive events, attend top level leadership training, and select the student leaders who will represent us at the national level for the next year. This year’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando hotel. The conference will start on June 23 and run through June 26. The optional Institute for Leaders will be held in conjunction with the NLC and will run on June 22 & 23.
There is a lot of information and a lot of deadlines coming up quickly in order to have California well represented at NLC. Please be sure to read all guidelines carefully. If, at any time you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a member of the state staff or state officer team.
Please advise your members that the Parliamentary Procedure event is a team performance event at NLC. California may enter two teams of up to 5 people per team in this event. All those who qualified at SBLC are eligible to compete, in addition to 5 other members. Teams may be comprised of members from any chapter! If any of your members are interested in competing on one of the two Parliamentary Procedure teams, please indicate so on the INTENT forms.
PROJECT EVENTS WILL HAVE A PERFORMANCE COMPONENT AT NLC
Members should be advised that all individual, team, and chapter project events (except the Local Chapter Annual Business Report) will have a performance component at NLC. Each event will be judged based on both pre-submitted materials and the performance at the NLC. Please see the NLC Competitive Event Guidelines for details and rating sheets.
NOTE: For all events allowing equipment to be used during the performance, the equipment must be provided by the individual and/or team except for E-business, and Web Site Development.
Please submit your request to compete for skill events by April 29th, 2011 to NLC@capbl.org. In the email, please include an email address and phone number for each of the students requesting for a skill test.
Substitutions for Competitors – If the event is a team event, your school may substitute no more than one (1) member of the team. If more than one member of the team must be changed, then the opportunity to compete will pass to the next school in line.
INSTITUTE FOR LEADERS
If you’re interested in IFL, please contact Glenn Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org for an additional NLC + IFL package
INFORMATION FROM NATIONALS
Additionally, check out the national website for in-depth information about the conference, including the National NLC Guide 2011. This will give you a much better picture of what to expect at IFL & NLC 2011 in Orlando, FL!
TOURISM AND TRAVEL INFO
The NLC Guide includes details on special tours and packages that the national organization offers in conjunction with the conference. If this is your first time to Orlando, or you think you’ll have some extra time during your visit, these packages are great ways to see and experience as much of the city as possible at a great group discount.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Glenn Morris at email@example.com! We look forward to joining you in Orlando this summer to show the world the greatness that is CA PBL!
A couple of programs and website issues have been fixed:
1. SBLC Scholarship Deadline is March 21
2. CAP errors:
(a) Students may enter any up to 3 knowledge events.
(b) “Web Site Development” got renamed to “Web Site Design” this year–the CAP now matches the rubric.
(c) Parliamentary Procedure is an Individual event at State (written portion only).
(d) To submit Who’s Who in PBL nominees please do so using the registration excel sheet.
3. All PDF documents can now be viewed using Apple Preview.
4. Fresh Start is now uploaded onto the website.
5. An updated version of the SBLC Excel Registration Form has been uploaded. (Business communication is now correctly listed under performance, the new events for this year have been added to the form).
Congratulations to the November 2010 Members of the Month
Member of the Month is awarded monthly to members who have made a significant, positive contribution to the development of California PBL.
Chapter: University of California, San Diego
Major: Management Science
Paul has been one of the most valuable members of Phi Beta Lambda, UC San Diego Chapter. Although he has just joined PBL since fall 2010, he has proved to be very active and dedicated. He participated in all PBL’s events, from general body meetings to socials, fundraising activities, and community services. Paul is very willing to help people out. For example, in the Fall Korean BBQ fundraising event, everyone got surprised at what a fabulous cook he was! He also did another major contribution at the Fall 2010 California State Conference. As a member of UC San Diego case study group, he helped bring the First Award to the chapter. As a result, UC San Diego Phi Beta Lambda unanimously selected him as the Member of the Month of November 2010.
All nominations should be emailed to Yvonne Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org with the MoM 2010 – 2011 Submission Form (click to download). On this form you will need to write a 100 word summary detailing the members’ explicit contribution to California PBL as well as including a picture. Nominations are due the 4th of the next month. (Example: MoM of November, nomination due by December 4th) Thank you for MAKING WAVES California!
Questions? Please contact Yvonne Nguyen at email@example.com