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Leadership in Career Development. Objectives 1.00-4.00. Parts of a program. 1. Classroom and laboratory instruction 2. Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) 3. FFA. Ceremonies and traditions. FFA mission

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Leadership in career development

Leadership in Career Development

Objectives 1.00-4.00

Parts of a program

Parts of a program

1. Classroom and laboratory instruction

2. Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)

3. FFA.

Ceremonies and traditions

Ceremonies and traditions

  • FFA mission

    • “To make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.”

  • Strategies

    • Know the ways to accomplish the mission

Ceremonies and traditions1

Ceremonies and Traditions

Opening and closing ceremonies are rituals that add dignity to a meeting and explain the meaning of certain traditional emblems.



  • Officers and Committees

    • Know duties and how those experiences can be used in the biotech/agricultural research industry.

    • Examples

      • President – preside of industry board meetings

      • Secretary – keep minutes of meetings for research teams

      • Treasurer – Keep financial records for a research project, or develop a budget for a research proposal.

      • Reporter – serve on NC Biotech Center Public Relations Committee, etc.



  • Program of Activities

    • Helps in setting goals and developing plans and steps to reach those goals

  • Career Development Events

    • Speaking events, parliamentary procedure to learn how to participate in business meetings, skills events such as Food Science



  • Proficiency Awards

    • Entrepreneurship or individual placement awards growing out of a student’s SAE program.

  • Banquets, conventions, conferences, social events, community service, etc.

Parliamentary procedure

Parliamentary Procedure

  • Main Objectives

    • Focus on one item at a time

      • Helps prevent confusion

    • Extend courtesy to everyone

      • Recognition before speaking

    • Observe the rule of the majority

      • Keeps unpopular ideas from being adopted

    • Ensure the rights of the minority

      • All sides can make motions, second motions, discuss and vote.

Principles of parliamentary law

Principles of Parliamentary Law

  • Definition

    • Using well-defined rules from the book of authority, Roberts Rules of Order, to conduct business using a formal, organized approach.

  • The “second” guarantees more than one person agrees that the group should consider a motion.



  • Discussion/Debate

    • Requires a 2/3 majority vote to stop discussion

  • Presiding Officer

    • Should be fair and impartial

    • Should leave the chairman’s station and relinquish chairman’s duties to discuss or present a point of view.

Symbol of authority

Symbol of Authority

  • Gavel

    • 1 tap = Sit down

    • 2 taps = Call to order

    • 3 taps = Stand up

    • Series of taps = Restore Order



  • An agenda or list of what will be done at a business meeting should be prepared before the meeting.

  • Parliamentary Procedure CDE

    • A team leadership activity, whereas; creed, extemporaneous speaking and prepared public speaking are individual leadership activities

Main motion

Main Motion

  • Purpose is to present a new idea or item of business

    • Only one main motion can be on floor or before the group at the same time.

I move to or i move that

“I move to” or “I move that”

  • To make a motion, a member must:

    • Address the presiding officer

    • Receive recognition to speak

    • State the motion – “I move to…” or “I move that..”

    • Another member seconds the motion

    • Motion is discussed

    • Vote on motion

    • Chair announces result of vote.

Other motions

Other Motions

  • Adjourn (privileged motion)

    • To close the meeting

    • Requires simple majority vote

  • Refer to Committee

    • Places the motion in a committee and motion should include:

      • Number of committee

      • How appointed

      • Powers and duties

      • When to report back

Other motions1

Other Motions

  • Point of Order

    • Used to correct a parliamentary mistake

  • Division of assembly or house

    • To get a counted vote

  • Amendment

    • To change a motion (requires simple majority vote

  • Previous question

    • To stop discussion (requires 2/3 majority vote

Public speaking

Public Speaking

  • Parts of a speech

    • Introduction

      • Tell the audience what you are going to tell them

    • Body

      • Tell the audience

    • Conclusion

      • Tell the audience what you just told them



Presented first in the speech

Used to catch the audience’s attention

Relatively short

Always clearly state the thesis statement or main idea of the speech

Leadership in career development


Main part of the speech

Presented after the introduction

Longest part of the speech

Contains the major points and information



Short and to the point, providing a peak or climax in the intensity of the speech

Used to restate the major points and wrap up your remarks

Usually relatively short

A good public speaker

A Good Public Speaker

  • 1. Practice

    • Use a mirror, recorder, etc. to observe appearance and develop confidence for good stage presence

    • Use a recorder to determine adjustments needed for voice and power of expression

    • Eye contact helps involve and focus the audience and should be spread throughout the room

    • Facial expressions help emphasize content, but can become a distraction.

A good public speaker1

A Good Public Speaker

  • 2. Preparation

    • The most important thing in writing a speech is organization

      • Always start with a good outline

    • Know your material

      • Gives confidence and makes delivery easier

      • Gives credibility with the audience

      • Never read a speech

A good public speaker2

A Good Public Speaker

  • 3. Perseverance

    • Don’t give up

    • Success equals preparation time

    • Speaking becomes easier with practice.



  • Answer Self Evaluation questions on page 114-115 (Unit 6 – new book), pg 106-107 (old book)



  • Create a table or chart for the motions from your starter. Tell me the following about each.

    • Does it need to be seconded?

    • Is it debatable?

    • Can it be amended?

    • What vote is required?

    • What is the purpose of the motion?

Mock parli pro

Mock Parli Pro

  • Need

    • President/Chairman

    • Secretary

    • 3 other officers/members

  • Must carry out the following motions

    • Main motion

    • Amendment

    • Point of order

    • Division of the house

    • Refer to a committee

    • Adjourn

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