National Cluster Meetings


Mark your calendars for the 2017 National Cluster Meetings!


November 10-12, 2017, Washington, D.C.


November 17-19, 2017, Oklahoma City, OK


Combine your Capitol Leadership and NCM attendee experience in Washington, D.C.! These two meetings will take place at the same location in Washington, D.C.



2017 NCM Guide

2017 NCM Schedule-At-A-Glance

2017 NCM Special Events

2017 NCM Housing Information

2017 NCM FAQ


NCM Speakers



Friday Keynote Speaker
David Edward Garcia


David is the only 5-language-speaking-motivational-comedian on the planet! David empathizes with diverse students who face challenges because he was once considered an "at-risk student" himself before defying the odds and graduating with a bachelor's degree and then earning his Master’s Degree. He has motivated children and mature adults in some of the greatest metropolitan cities of the world: Los Angeles, New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and London.


“Flip the Script"
This keynote talks about how to write (or re-write) the script of your life and how to help others do the same! David will give three keys that will undoubtedly give you success, turn your pain into power, your past in positivity, and find the gift in your disappointments! This presentation will teach you how to focus your energy, ensure success and happiness, and transcend all limits! For more information on David click here.



Saturday Keynote Speaker
Jessie Funk


Jessie Funk holds a leadership certification from the University of Notre Dame, is a certified life-coach and holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, emphasizing in child and adolescent behavior. She is a 5-time published author with her 6th book specifically for teen girls, called, “The Lost Art of Ladyhood.” Her passion to help teens led her to start a national non-profit organization called “The Ivy Girl Academy,” a confidence and leadership training program for teen ladies.


As a professional vocalist she has released five solo albums, toured 36 states with the Broadway musical “Footloose,” and has also been hired for hundreds of recording sessions as a studio vocalist including songs heard on TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” ESPN and “The Biggest Loser.” Jessie’s favorite role in life is that of adored wife and mother to two.


“Leadership Ignition!”
The top 3 skills FCCLA teens need to ignite their personal and positional leadership journey will be the focus of this presentation. Leaders need to master personal leadership skills (personal character), interpersonal skills, and how to create real synergy as a positional leader (student body officer, captain of the soccer team, CEO, etc.). Through powerful stories of hope, bravery, and resilience as well as inspiring pop music at the beginning and end of her presentation, Jessie will ignite the energy at the cluster meetings, leaving every FCCLA attendee with new knowledge, new ideas of how they can improve their own leadership skills, and rekindled passion for their own goals. For more information on Jessie click here.



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