July 2021
BPA Updates from Nationals
The National Board of Trustees is currently reviewing recommendations and will be sending out updates and news about the coming year. As soon as information is available, advisors will receive an email with all the information from the State Advisor. Our National theme for 2021-22 will be, "Go Beyond Your Limits!" We look forward to the new theme artwork to be revealed in the coming weeks. All new resources and items will be added to the new Texas BPA shared folder. The new link will be sent to all registered Texas BPA chapter advisors. If you need access to the shared folder, please contact Diana Weber @ mrsweberbpa@gmail.com.
November 2020
Student Leadership Summit Registration Open through Nov. 13
Don't miss out on having your students attend this one-of-a-kind National BPA Student Leadership Summit! We have an amazing lineup of presenters consisting of nationally recognized speakers, highly successful former State and National Officers, as well as other BPA ambassadors. These sessions are designed to motivate, educate and inspire BPA student members to Envision, Empower and Ignite their future! Students can take this opportunity to learn more about:

  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Competition Preparation
  • Project Management
  • Advocating for BPA
  • Embracing Diversity & Inclusion
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Running Effective Meetings

This event will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
To learn more and register visit members.bpa.org/fallconferences or contact Director of Member Services, Mark Burch, at mburch@bpa.org
November 2020
Chapter Social Media Week

Daily Themes Announced
The National Officer Team is excited to announce the daily themes for this year's Chapter Social Media Week and can't wait for BPA members to participate.

Additional information on each daily theme will be shared by the National Officer Team on social media, so be sure that you're following both the National BPA Social Media handles as well as each National Officer's official Twitter accounts.

This year's Chapter Social Media Week Challenge will take place from Monday, November 9 through Sunday, November 15 and all BPA chapters and student members are invited to participate across the Instagram, Twitter and Facebook social media platforms.

Mark your calendar for the 2020-2021 Chapter Social Media Week Challenge and make plans to participate.

November 2020
National Virtual Events Deadline Extended
New Registration Deadline is November 15th!

In an effort to offer students more opportunity to participate in this year’s National Virtual Events, the registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

The National Virtual Events offer the chance to compete in over ten (10) direct to National Leadership Conference competitions. If you have students interested in competing in one of the ten National Virtual Events, be sure to get them registered soon.

Registering is easy: just click on the Conference tab in the Member Registration System (register.bpa.org), add the entry fees for each one of the teams or contestants interested in competing and submit an invoice.

If you need more information about the Virtual Competitive Events, visit the WSAP Download Center and download the contest guidelines. Questions about registration can be directed to Director of Technology Integration, Patrick Schultz, at pschultz@bpa.org.

November 2020
Expert Webinar: How to Bring Data Analytics to Your Classroom
We are pleased to share the following information about a free webinar being offered by our Presenting Sponsor, AICPA.

Data analytics is a critical part of having success in the business world. With automation, big data and emerging technologies are coming to the forefront, skillsets required by employers are being redefined and students must be ready to compete.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET, the AICPA will be hosting a live webinar session with data analytics experts on how to help your students become skilled in data analytics and prepare for data-driven careers.

In this webinar, AICPA experts will share resources that will help business educators introduce the topic of data analytics in their introductory accounting courses. The discussion will include what data analytics is, the impact of analytics on the accounting profession and how to describe analytics to your students.

A data analytics case that uses Google Sheets will then be shared for use in class. The case includes a step-by-step tutorial video, case handout for students, check figures, and teaching notes. The case is also available in Excel for proficiency requirements.

You can register online at: https://bit.ly/3e8ONsz.

If you have any questions about our partnership with the AICPA, or this free event, please contact Heather Bunning, Director of Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement, at hbunning@bpa.org.

November 2020
Advisor Professional Development Post-Conference Opportunity
Last month, National BPA brought together BPA Advisors and an engaging set of industry presenters during the first annual Advisor Professional Development Conference.

Attendees described the conference as “One of the most valuable and directly relevant professional development conferences I have ever attended,” and “One of the best PD conferences I have ever attended! Extremely relevant to what I need NOW to support my classroom and my chapter. I have already started adding some of the resources to my existing courses! WOW!”

For a limited time, we are offering an opportunity for advisors to register, take advantage of the recorded sessions and gain access to the numerous immediate takeaways from AICPA, Stukent, HP, YouScience, Certiport and other many high profile industry partners for implementation in your classroom! Your registration will provide immediate access to:

  • Recordings of all conference sessions
  • A Certificate of Engagement highlighting Post-Conference involvement and awarding ten (10) professional development hours to use as Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
  • One (1) free course from MindEdge Learning Solutions to use for additional professional development via certificates of completion

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to gain access to ALL of the Professional Development Conference resources. GAIN ACCESS BY REGISTERING TODAY.

For questions regarding the Advisor Professional Development Conference, please contact Patrick Schultz, Director of Technology Integration, at: pschultz@bpa.org.

November 2020
Virtual Events: Mark Your Calendar for These Key Dates
  • November 15, 2020 - Virtual Events Registration Deadline | 11:59 PM ET
  • January 15, 2021 - Final Project Submission Deadline | 11:59 PM ET
  • March 1, 2021 - Virtual Events Finalists (Top 10) Announcement Deadline