Heartland FBLA members attending Fall Leadership Conference: Front row (left to right) – Ava Stebbing, Isabel Johnson, Hayden Mierau, Lydia Jahnke, Kaylee Goertzen. Back row – Nick Thieszen, Hudson Regier, Hunter Perez, Austin Schmidt, Brady Goertzen.
The Nebraska FBLA Fall Leadership Conference was held on September 26th in Kearney at the Younes Conference Center. The conference was a one-day workshop for FBLA officers and members. The Nebraska state officers shared the 2023-2024 state goals during the Opening General Session.
The keynote speaker was Coach VJ – Vera Jo Bustos, a College Basketball Coach, Mental Performance Coach, Former Pro Basketball Player, and author. Her presentation focused on self-talk and the difference between Powerful self-talk and Poisonous self-talk, and ways to manage these mindsets.
After the Opening General Sessions, the officers and members attended workshops presented by the FBLA state officers, Building the Gap, Build the Future, Champion Chapter, March of Dimes, Maximize your Experience, AI in Business, Social Media 101, and many more.
The following members attended the conference: Austin Schmidt – President; Ava Stebbing – Reporter; Hayden Mierau – Parliamentarian; Hudson Regier – Treasurer; Isabel Johnson – Committee Representative; Kaylee Goertzen – Vice President; Nicholas Thieszen – Secretary; and three additional members, Brady Goertzen, Hunter Perez, and Lydia Jahnke as well as James McCartney, Advisor.