Orlando Fall Leadership Institute

Join a select group of FCCLA Members and their Advisers for the first ever FCCLA Fall Leadership Institute that will take place in Orlando, FL over October 18-21, 2024. This meeting will focus on expanding your leadership and teamwork skills using the Disney methodology.

Attendees will attend two half-day Disney-led courses during their stay. These courses occur within the park and held in small groups to maximize your experience:

  • Leadership the Disney Way: Students will learn the principles for how Disney leaders create cast excellence, exceed guest expectations, and achieve holistic business results and gain invaluable real-world business experience as they interact with Disney leaders.
  • Teamwork the Disney Way: Students will discover the Disney philosophy and strategies behind high performing teams. They’ll experience firsthand how collaboration and openness enable teams to overcome obstacles and achieve the ultimate goal...making magic for Disney’s guests every day.


Registration takes place in the FCCLA Portal and is required to participate in all sessions. Registration is limited to 240 affiliated members so register early. Advisers must register and are not included in the 240 limit. A limited number of advisers will be able to attend the sessions as official chaperones.

  • 2024 Orlando Fall Leadership Institute Registration Rates


    Regular Rate 

    All Attendees*


    Rate Includes:


    • Two Disney Leadership Sessions
    • Three-Day Disney Park Hopper Pass
    • Two Disney Lunch Meal Cards
    • FCCLA Leadership Sessions
    • Two Custom FCCLA T-Shirts


    *Students and Advisers must be fully affiliated with a status of “Affiliated” for the 2023-2024 school year and be on an affiliation invoice with the status of “Pending” or “Affiliated” by September 20, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.

    **Registration is non-refundable but may be substituted to another person.

  • Registration Policies


    • Registration is non-refundable due to advance ticket and meal card purchases.
    • Requests for refunds will not be honored for cancellations
    • Refunds for “no-shows” will not be honored, and the registrant and/or chapter will still be responsible for all registration fees. Please note your chapter will not be eligible to register for future FCCLA National Conferences/Meetings or affiliate until the balance has been paid in full.
    • Name changes/substitutions must be submitted online through the FCCLA Portal by September 20, 2024. Telephone, email, and fax changes will not be accepted.
    • FCCLA will process the name change/substitution without penalty until September 20, 2024.
    • All requests for name changes/substitutions received after September 20, 2024, will incur a $25 administrative fee.

    Conference Registration Payment Policies

    Full payment must be received at National Headquarters by September 20, 2024. Invoices not paid in full by this date will incur a $25 late fee per invoice. Payments for hotel reservations should not be mailed to FCCLA National Headquarters.

    An invoice can be paid with a credit card on the FCCLA Portal by selecting the Invoice(s) tab and the red ‘Pay Invoices’ button.

    Please remit the registration payment to:
    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
    13241 Woodland Park Road, Suite 100
    Herndon, VA 20171
    ATTN: FLI Registration


Please see the proposed agenda below and specific conference deadlines.

  • Agenda

    Day & Date


    Friday, October 18

    • Arrive in Orlando
    • FCCLA Evening Opening Session

    Saturday, October 19

    • One ½ Day Workshop
    • ½ Day Park Time
    • FCCLA Review Session

    Sunday, October 20

    • One ½ Day Workshop
    •  ½ Day Park Time
    • FCCLA Review & Presentations

    Monday, October 21

    • Whole Day in Park
    •  Take Home Applications

    Tuesday, October 22

    • Travel Home
  • Conference Deadlines

    Please Note: Conference deadlines have been updated to accommodate pre-purchasing Disney tickets.

    August 9, 2024

    • Registration deadline

    September 20, 2024

    • Attendees must be on an affiliation invoice by this date
    • Substitutions must be submitted through the FCCLA portal to be processed at no charge. Requests made after this date will incur a $25 administrative fee per substitution.
    • Housing reservations deadline. Requests for hotel reservations after this date cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate or within the FCCLA hotel block.
    • Registration payment deadline. Open invoices after this date will be assessed a $25 late fee.


All attendees are required to stay at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel at Disney Springs.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs Hotel 
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

Disney Springs is just a short walk across the pedestrian sky bridge. Disney Springs offers more than 150 dining, shopping, and entertainment venues.

  • Room Rates

    $219.00 per room night (1-4-person occupancy) plus state and local taxes*
    plus a $25 Resort Fee plus state and local taxes per night.

    Resort Fee includes:

    • In room Wi-Fi
    • Shuttle transportation to/from the Disney World Theme Parks
    • Two (2) daily vouchers for 16 oz. Starbucks coffees, redeemable at Mainstreet Market
    • Two (2) daily vouchers for 16 oz. bottled water (Nestle Pure Life), redeemable at Mainstreet Market
    • A voucher for a $5.00 discount attraction tickets sold at the concierge desk
    • DVDNow movie rentals
    • Local/1-800 calls up to 60 minutes

    *Current tax rate = 12.50%, subject to change

  • Room Reservations

    Hotel reservations must be made on the official FCCLA housing reservation site or by calling the central reservations line with the Group Code. After submitting your registration in the FCCLA Portal, the primary chapter adviser will automatically receive an email confirmation with instructions to make hotel reservations. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email within 48 hours, email meetings@fcclainc.org. Check your spam or junk mail folder for the email as well.

    Reservations made by third-party booking sites (Expedia, Orbitz, Kayak, etc.) or directly with the hotel will not be included in the FCCLA hotel block. They will not qualify as staying within the FCCLA housing block. FCCLA cannot accept responsibility for reservations booked improperly.

  • Housing Policies

    Room rates and the cost of meeting space are based on an anticipated room pick‐up. It is important that FCCLA attendees stay within the official meeting/conference hotel block when attending the meeting/conference.

    Attendees not staying within the official meeting/conference hotel block will be assessed a $125 fee per registration. This policy will not be implemented once the hotel block is sold out. The availability of a preferred room type will not provide an exemption from this policy.

    Only registered conference attendees can take advantage of the FCCLA-negotiated conference room rates within the FCCLA housing block dates. To accommodate FCCLA members and for the safety of all attendees, every guest staying within the FCCLA conference block must be registered for the conference.

    If you wish to arrive early or stay longer, the FCCLA rate will be good for up to three nights before and after the conference dates.

    It is important that you make your hotel reservations before booking travel arrangements.

  • Housing Payments

    A credit card is required when making your room reservations to guarantee the room(s). The card on file will not be charged unless the room is canceled inside of 72 hours of arrival. If paying your final bill with another credit card or check, see the specific instructions below.
    If paying the final bill by check, the hotel must receive a check for the full payment at least 14 days prior to your arrival.  If the hotel receives the check less than 14 days of your arrival, then a credit card will need to be provided at check-in. Once the check clears, you can initiate a request for reimbursement with the hotel to the credit card charged. All checks must be made payable to Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Hotel and mailed to the address below. Please use a tracking number so you can confirm the check was received and please include room names/confirmation numbers with the check.
    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Hotel
        ATTN: Accounts Receivable
        1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
        Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

    If paying the final bill with a credit card not in your possession or does not list your name, please email the hotel billing department at usotchelpdesk@hilton.com or call 1-855-274-1414 (available Monday – Friday between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET). The billing department will setup a quick BillPay link to allow the school to securely pay for the room. This process must be complete at least 5 business days prior to arrival.

    Payments for hotel reservations should not be mailed to FCCLA National Headquarters. In the event payment for housing is inadvertently sent to FCCLA, it will be returned to you. These payments will not be forwarded to the hotel.

    Tax exemption:
    The hotel will only accept Federal or Florida tax exemption certificates. If you have one of these, you will need to provide the tax certificate and attestation form to the front desk or email both forms to usotchelpdesk@hilton.com

    Hotel W9:
    If your school’s bookkeeping office requires a W9 for payments to the hotel, please find a copy of the W9 under resources on the top right of the page. 


Travel times and cost estimates noted are approximate and may vary significantly depending on local traffic during commuter rush hours.

Airport Information

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
One Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL  32827


Orlando International Airport is approximately 25 miles from the hotel.

  • Local Transportation

    Ground transportation options to the hotel include:

    Transportation Method

    Estimated Rates



    Local Bus - Lynx

    $2 per person

    Terminal A on Level 1

    Approximately 1 hour 30-minute ride and 1 transfer. Check the trip planner at golynx.com

    Shared Shuttle  - Mears Connect

    $16 - 23 per person/one way


    Follow signs to Ground Transportation Curb on Level 1

    Reserve at mearsconnect.com. Safe family transportation to Disney area hotels.


    $47-55 per trip/one-way

    Follow signs to Ground Transportation Curb on Level 1

    Fares determined by taximeter.

    Ride Share

    Uber: $36 - $49

    Lyft: $33-48

    Head to the Arrivals curb of your terminal

    Pricing depends on time of day and size of vehicle.


    Disney Park Shuttles

    Board one of the shuttle buses for a hassle free ride from the hotel to one of the Walt Disney World theme parks. The hotel offers round-trip transportation to all four Disney parks. See the schedule below for a complete list of departure and return times. Departures from the hotel begin 90 minutes before parks open and returns will run up to 60 minutes after the parks close.

    Please Note: Reservations for park shuttles are recommended. Reserve your shuttle after FCCLA provides your designated workshop schedule to determine the Disney park you will be attending each workshop day. Reservations can be booked 72 hours in advance. More information will be sent to registered attendees.



    • Schedule subject to change without notice due to weather, traffic delays, & unforeseen events.
    • Guests who require ADA accommodations must select an ADA Wheelchair or ADA Scooter reservation when booking.
  • Hotel Parking
    • Self-Parking is available for $25 + tax per car per day with in and out privileges
    • Valet Parking is available for $35 + tax per car per day
    • All parking is in a secured outdoor lot
    • All parking charges are taxable at 6.5%

Questions? Please email the conferences department at meetings@fcclainc.org.

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