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Career and Technical Student Leaders participate in BASIC Training and build Momentum

By Paige Nielebeck October 31, 2017

Between September 24th and October 9th, 637 student leaders from the 7 Career and Technical Student Organizations (Business Professionals of America, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Technology Student Association, SkillsUSA, HOSA-Future Health Professionals, FFA, and DECA) attended Building & Achieving Success in Idaho Chapters (BASIC) Training held at 3 locations across the state (Idaho Falls, Boise, and Moscow).

During this training, chapter officers had the opportunity to participate in team building and critical thinking activities.  Student leaders participated in leadership training presented by Lisa Costa where they learned how to lead with purpose by being an example of positive leadership, advocating for their chapters, and teaching others to become the future leaders of their chapter.

While the students were learning about leadership, advisors had the opportunity to learn about how to be a more effective mentor and ways to integrate student organization information in the classroom.  One teacher said of the training “This allowed me to have time to communicate our needs for this year and work with my very new chapter”

To wrap up the training, students and advisors worked with their Career and Technical Organization to share best practices and develop their chapter’s momentum as they plan and prepare to implement their chapter’s program of activities.

One student leader had the following to say regarding how BASIC helped prepare them for the year. “The guest speaker was great and very helpful to remind me what I need to do this year as a leader. This year as president, it’s great to come to these training to help me prepare to serve my chapter and be the best I can for them. Working with our own organization really helped to plan for fundraisers, service projects, and a way to lead.” Due to the success of the first BASIC, we will be adding a 4th location. Mark your calendars!

Pocatello-September 16-17
Boise-September 30-October 1
Twin Falls-September 23-24
Lewiston-October 14-15