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The FBLA-PBL Professional Division Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Business World Purpose of the Professional Division The FBLA-PBL Professional Division is for businesspeople, educators, parents, former members, and anyone who supports the goals of the association.

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the fbla pbl professional division
The FBLA-PBL

Professional Division

Preparing Students for

Tomorrow’s Business World

purpose of the professional division
Purpose of the Professional Division
  • The FBLA-PBL Professional Division is for businesspeople, educators, parents, former members, and anyone who supports the goals of the association.
  • Established business professionals can help, teach, and encourage the rising generation of business leaders. Professional members give students the chance to work one-on-one with experienced leaders.
history of the professional division
History of the Professional Division
  • In 1979, The Alumni Division was formed to allow FBLA-PBL alumni a chance to continue supporting the organization
  • In 1989, the Alumni Division was changed to the Professional Division to include advisers and business leaders. It allowed our organization to reach a greater audience.
who are professional division members
Who are Professional Division members?
  • Alumni
  • Educators/Administrators
  • Business Professionals
  • Parents
  • Government Officials
goals objectives
Goals & Objectives
  • Like the other divisions of FBLA-PBL, we follow the same philosophy of Service, Education & Progress.
    • Service – PD members support the associations programs and serve as liaisons between the workplace and classroom.
    • Education – PD members mentor FBLA-PBL members to strengthen leadership abilities and provide career counseling.
    • Progress – PD members keep the other divisions informed & up to date on current business trends.
what can pd members do for your chapter
What can PD Members do for your chapter?
  • Serve as a liaison between business and the classroom
  • Share real life experiences at meetings and workshops
  • Provide professional development training through workshops
  • Arrange tours of local businesses
what can pd members do for your chapter cont
What can PD Members do for your chapter? – Cont.
  • Guide members as they prepare for competitive events.
  • Judge at local, state and national competitions.
  • Help chapters with fundraising
  • Create internship and job shadowing opportunities
  • Offer scholarships and other financial support
pd membership benefits
PD Membership Benefits
  • Receive The Professional Edge, a newsletter exclusively for PD members
  • Receive Tomorrow’s Business Leader or PBL Business Leader (depending on affiliation)
  • Discounts at car rentals, stores, and hotels nationwide
pd membership benefits cont
PD Membership Benefits, Cont.
  • Discounts at hotels, car rental facilities and stores nationwide.
membership dues options
Membership Dues Options
  • One Year
    • $23 with $8 rebate to the state chapter
  • Lifetime
    • $350 with $50 rebate to the state chapter
retaining members
Retaining Members

Now that you have PD members, how do you get them to comeback each year?

  • At the start of the year, request a copy of the PD members designated to your chapter or state from the FBLA-PBL National Center.
  • Send out renewal letters at the beginning of the membership year. Samples letters are available on the national website.
retaining members cont
Retaining Members, Cont.
  • Provide one on one contact with PD members. The personal contact goes far when asking members to renew.
  • Take examples of publications to PD members, especially ones that highlight your chapters activities. Who wouldn’t want to work with winners & leaders in the community?
integrate pd members into chapter activities
Integrate PD Members into Chapter Activities
  • Promote PD members in local and state chapter newsletters/websites.
  • Celebrate American Enterprise Day on November 15 with PD members,
  • Serve on a panel discussion focusing on current business topics, trends, and issues.
  • Send letters to the PD member’s manager or boss letting them know what the PD member has done for your chapter.
  • During FBLA-PBL Week, celebrate your PD members for their support of your chapter.
some recommendations
Some Recommendations
  • Using the How to Kit, start recruiting PD Members—Alumni, Advisers, and Business Community
  • Develop program plans and start asking for help from PD Members
  • Create Directory of PD Members’ Strengths and Area of Concentration
  • Call/Contact PD Members Regularly
professional division members

Professional Division Members-

A Valuable and Priceless asset for your chapter.

presented by
Presented by

FBLA-PBL Professional DivisionNational Officer Team

Tod Reinhart – National President

[email protected]

Juan Soto – National Vice-President

[email protected]

Angela McCallie – National Sec./Treasurer

[email protected]

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