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Voting Delegates - Attention Region Chairs


See link below this text or the download page for information about the submission of your region's voting delegates for FLC. 

Reminder - each region also needs to have a Region Advisor (or proxy)  assigned to the caucus at FLC (please indicate on list).

Deadline for receipt of the delegates list is October 16, 2019.

Also, as you elect your region president in the coming weeks, please be sure to pass that info along to me.

New Badge to Order with FLC registration materials

Fall Leadership Conference Information

FLC 2019 is going to be a terrific event to get your chapter motivated for a successful year with BPA! 

MN Fall Leadership Conference

MN BPA will host the 2019 FLC, October 27 & 28, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.  Conference registration fee will be $35 and includes a conference t-shirt with all new BPA logo and branding. 

Attached is a an overview to start planning.  Complete information packet as well as some additional hotel information will in the next few days.  The online system is open for registration.  You should have received and email from the system with your passcode for our online registration system at that time.  Your passcode does not change from last year. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS PASSCODE, especially if you are a new chapter or new advisor please contact  


Please keep in mind that the agenda is a work in progress - there will probably be minor changes to time frames after we see numbers attending as well as numbers of candidates.  MN BPA is particularly pleased to incorporate an offsite experiential learning opportunity for all attendees!  This will be an offsite corporate experience – details will be revealed in the next day or two!!  You won’t want your students to miss this!

We take great care and are to providing a fresh experience for students including new content, new activities, and new delivery methods.

Plus there will be opportunities for advisors to network!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER - October 1, 2019 

Watch for more FLASH UPDATES TO INFORM YOU!  See you at FLC!

State Officer Elections


Attached above is the packet with State Officer Candidate Information.  Elections will take place at the 2019 Fall Leadership Conference, October 27 & 28, 2019.  Deadline for RECEIPT of all application materials is October 1, 2019. 

Please be aware all candidates running for state office need to have a navy blazer with BPA patch by FLC to wear during FLC.  Please pay attention to making certain it fits appropriately for a well-groomed appearance.  


This year we are asking candidates to submit a photo electronically to as well as being included in their application materials.  This photo, in addition to the 100 word statements, will be put into document for members and voting delegates to review prior to FLC.

Please remember the following:

  • The campaign manager may not serve as a voting delegate or alternate voting delegate.
  • Application is not accepted electronically - must be submitted as outlined in the packet.  No piece by piece applications nor hard copy by US Mail or other means will be accepted.
  • The campaign manager is allowed to use business cards.


All newly elected officers are required to participate in the State Officer Training which will be held Friday and Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2019 in Minneapolis.  Training will start at 5:30 pm on Friday and conclude on Saturday afternoon no later than 4 pm.  Please make certain that your candidates are aware of this requirement.   

We look forward to the upcoming elections and encourage your chapter’s participation in the process!

Welcome Back

Welcome back!  We look forward to an exciting year with BPA.  Over the next few days as well as into next week, you will receive many emails to get us back at it including this membership info, state officer candidate info and FLC.  Please keep them and digest as time permits!  Keep in mind that for your convenience everything is posted on the advisor announcement page on our state website ( so that you are able to go back and reference if you misplace an email. 


When the pass codes to register are generated, I will send you an email as a heads up to watch for it.  Hang onto this email with subject as BPA Fall Leadership Conference - System Log-In Information, please check your spam. If it is not there, please let me know so that we can generate pass code information for you.  If you had access to the system last year as an advisor, your passcode info does not change.


Membership for the 2019-2020 BPA Year is now open. Please make plans to register your members for the start of the new school year. Members must be registered prior to participation in BPA activities including Fall Leadership Conferences.

BPA Dues (both state and national) are submitted online through the National Membership System and payment is to National BPA for complete dues invoice.  Attached are instructions.  Register your members online at  Remember, state dues increase from $8 to $9 ON the 1st Monday of December.  



The WSAP changes can be found under Competitive Events on our Downloads page.

If you have questions, please contact our CEAC Representative, Lynn O'Driscoll.

Job Opening in Shakopee

The Academies of Shakopee High School has an opening for a full time business education teacher!  

Rebranded in 2018 as the Academies of Shakopee, Shakopee High School is proud to offer students within our community a dedicated Business & Entrepreneurship program of study.  Students in the B&E Academy complete a business related program of study, including a capstone course that will be developed for the Fall of 2020.  For more information on the Academies of Shakopee, please visit

Our new, state of the art facility is located within one of the fastest growing, southwest communities...just minutes away from the Twin Cities. 

We are seeking team-oriented business educators who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative, and authentic learning environment. We are seeking someone who is willing to help with our Academy Team, DECA, School Store and National Business Honor Society.  The Shakopee School District is dedicated to supporting CTE and business education.

Job Description/Summary:

1.0 FTE Business Teacher at Shakopee High School for the 2019-20 school year. Teach a variety of Business Education courses, which may include Accounting and Personal Finance (exact courses to be determined).  DECA or BPA experience is preferred.

The official district posting is online at

Callon SiebenahlerBusiness Teacher


New National Theme for 2019-20

From Heather Bunning, Director of Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement, National BPA Office

After further consideration following the announcement made on Friday, May 31st, the National Officer Team chose to re-open discussions around the 2019-2020 Membership Theme. I would like to introduce you to the new membership theme: Capitalize Your Future.

The National Officer Team has already begun work on the theme identity which they hope to be able to share at summer meeting in Washington, D.C. This is also when our National Presidents, Emily White and Cassandra Lindo will share the news with our entire membership via LIVE STREAM on Facebook ( and Periscope (through Twitter) (@National_BPA) from National Harbor, MD  the week of July 22nd. More information regarding exact date and time for this live announcement will be forthcoming.

JOB OPENING IN Mound Westonka

Mound Westonka Business Ed Opening

A part-time position (.80 FTE) as a Business Education Teacher (.50 FTE) and Math Teacher (.30 FTE) is available for the 2019-20 school year at Mound Westonka High School - Westonka Public Schools. MN licensure in Business Education is required. 

Courses Include:


Personal Finance 

Please contact Mr. Mark McIlmoyle, Principal, Mound Westoka High School: Phone - 952-491-8101, Email -

Continuing Education Opportunity


Innovative, inspirational sessions led by business professionals and educators like you are the reason educators return to Conclave year after year. 
We invite you to present at the 2019 MBA Conclave Curriculum & Teaching Conference (October 4-7) in Louisville, Kentucky.
All session topics will be considered, but there are seven focus areas for sessions this year

  • Instruction (including elearning, flipped classrooms, project-based learning, substantive projects, project management, and integrated technology)
  • Positioning and communication strategies
  • Unique partnerships between secondary/postsecondary/business and industry
  • Use of data for program management and improvement
  • Integration of and support for 21st Century Skills
  • Student engagement strategies
  • Credentialing


Act now! The deadline to submit is August 1.



Stipends available. Details at



The Premier Gathering of
Business, Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Management Educators! 

Conclave provides teachers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of
contemporary curricula, pedagogy, and program development strategies.

Register at


MBA Research and Curriculum Center
A not-for-profit organization
1375 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212

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Future Dates of Conferences - FLC, SLC, NLC

Some of you have inquired for future dates as you look ahead to next year’s school calendars.

FLC 2019:  October 27 & 28, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Mpls.

SLC 2020:  March 5-7, 2020 – Hyatt Regency Mpls.

NLC 2019:  May 6-10, 2020 – Baltimore/Washington DC

And for additional planning for NLC’s – here are the dates for several years.


Orlando, FL

May 5-9


Dallas, TX

May 4-8


Anaheim, CA

April 26-30


Chicago, IL

April 25-29


Eden Prairie High School will be hiring 1.583 teachers for next year in primarily Careers and Introduction to Technology.  We anticipate 1-2 retirements in the next couple of years and we’re growing so there is a lot of opportunity to get involved in many classes.  

Applications will be available on the website and interested candidates can also reach out to Mark Anderson, CTE Director and Department Chair,

Wayzata Business Education Teacher Opening

Wayzata High School is hiring a full-time Business teacher!

Click here to apply

Contact with any questions.

Why Wayzata?

  • High student achievement
  • Instructional Technology: technology levy has increased the number of computers and other technology available for use in the classroom.
  • Alternate Compensation: this program provides teachers with additional professional development opportunities through peer coaches, courses and study groups.
  • Competitive salary and benefits: our benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability and employee assistance program.
  • Professional support and development: first year teachers are provided a mentor and on-going professional development opportunities.
  • Good People: we strive to hire good people that work well together and have fun doing it!

Position Description

  • Candidates selected to fill the role of "High School Business Teacher" will be given the great responsibility of continuing our long standing commitment to academic excellence.  
  • This will be achieved through the design and delivery of classroom instruction that ensures the success of a diverse population of learners. 
  • In addition, you will be responsible for building positive relationships and working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff members to foster a positive experience for the entire learning community.


  • Must have a valid MN teaching license.
  • Ideal candidates should have experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated strategies that support diverse learners.
  • Must have strong classroom management skills with the ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Must have the ability to build positive working relationships with students, parents, and staff.
  • Must be proficient with current technology used to support communication, academics, and student progress monitoring.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with teaching Microsoft Office applications, Website Design, Computer Hardware / Software / Troubleshooting, and Animation.

Job Opening in Grand Rapids for 2019-20

Business Education position starting for the 2019-2020 school year.  .6 middle school and .4 high school.  Please see Ed Post for more details.

Jim Scherping