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Leadership Development

Leadership is a primary focus of FCCLA.  As students take responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating chapter projects and activities, they develop the skills needed to take the lead in their families, careers, and communities.

Introduction to Leadership

All members have leadership potential whether or not they hold formal chapter leadership positions.  It often comes down to exploring abilities, taking risks, and developing a personal leadership style.  A successful chapter will recognize that it needs different kinds of leaders for different experiences and will encourage leadership diversity.

Are you a member looking for FCCLA leadership opportunities?  Are you an officer looking for information to use in your state?  You've come to the right place!  Here you can find information on trainings and/or workshop ideas, national and state level opportunities, fundraising projects, and other exciting new ideas.

National Opportunities

Capitol Leadership

Join youth leaders from across the country at the nation's Capitol to meet to develop your leadership skills, learn about government relations, and meet with elected officials.

FCCLA Leadership Academy

Gain leadership training and be recognized for your self-improvement efforts.  There's an option for everyone through the academy's four concentrations:

  • FCCLA Ultimate Leader
  • Student Leadership Challenge Achiever
  • Expert Advocate
  • Master State Officer

State Officer Training

Network with other officers from across the nation and learn the skills and information that will empower you to lead your state association with confidence.

National Team Trainings

Connect with members and advisers filling similar roles in other states and gain training and updates from the national organization to help you be successful throughout the year.  Team Training members must be appointed by their state adviser.

  • National Connection Network
  • National Competitive Events Network
  • National Finance Network
  • National Membership Network
  • National Program Network
  • State Presidents Network


Check out the FCCLA publication written specifically for officers by past officers. The Ultimate Officer Handbook & Training Manual is now available.  Get your copy from the FCCLA Store today!

Questions? Contact: Edie Doane,


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